5 Essentials for Sunnier Ciders Ahead

by | Apr 5, 2019

Forget winter, spring and summer are coming. (OK, don’t completely forget winter is coming, Game of Thrones premieres next weekend.) Prepare for the season with these five drink products geared at cider enjoyment.



You may be old enough to enjoy a cider, but you’ll always be a child at heart, one fumble away from dropping your pint glass. Proceed gracefully with the Silipint pint glass, made from flexible and unbreakable 100-percent food-grade silicone. The perfect companion for the rowdiest of festivities. A grip-friendly outer surface meets a polished inner layer, equipped to insulate your 16-ounce cider to the perfect temp. Dozens of color options suit the day’s agenda. || $6-15


Photo by K. Morris


While propping your cider on the nearest rock or stump mid-hike may nurture your nomadic spirit, its effectiveness is ultimately reliant on wind speeds and smooth surface availability. Instead of gambling those odds, prop up the Helinox Table One. The world’s first ultra-lightweight packable camp table weighs in at just 1.5 pounds. Assemble it with self-locating shock cord technology, throw down a blanket and relax as your drink nestles safely into one of the table’s two cup holders. || $120



It’s your turn to bring bevvies for the whole crew at the annual camping trip. Don’t panic — the Icemule Pro XL Backpack Cooler quite literally has your back so you can enjoy the journey hands-free. Structured with MuleSkin and PolarLayer Insulation technology, the roll-top soft cooler is sturdy and protective. Bonus: it keeps up to 24 cans, plus ice, frosty for over 24 thirst-quenching hours. Add in the fact that it’s conveniently waterproof and you may find yourself volunteering as pack mule for this summer’s rafting adventure. || $120


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Think ahead of your next road trip and throw a package of Chef’s Cut Real Bacon Applewood Jerky in your travel pack. This jerky is the product of chefs who know that the munchies don’t always hit when you’re conveniently located next to a kitchen, so that part is taken care of. Real uncured bacon is slow-smoked to ideal tenderness and coated with brown sugar, honey and applewood smoke flavors to energize you for the road, and cider, ahead. || $26 for four 2-oz bags


Photo by Matt DeCelles


Sunshine-filled adventures call for stylish new shades; cider-sipping adventures call for a bottle opener. Combine the two and you’re sporting The Hook aerospace-grade titanium sunglasses from William Painter’s signature series. The classic wayfarer look will always be in, which is good considering they’ll likely last you longer than every other pair you’ve owned. Crafted with a built-in bottle opener and sealed with scratch-resistant black armor coating technology, these shades will be poppin’ tops long after the sun goes down. || $165

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