The Wirecutter's 2013 Summertime Gear Guide

By Norman Chan

Go outside, enjoy the sun, and have some fun!

It's officially the longest day of the year, and Brian over at The Wirecutter wanted to pass along their annual Summertime Gear Guide, a fantastic list of equipment, apparel, and accessories that are ripe for the summer sun. From the perfect flip flops that'll last you a lifetime to the water gun that'll serve as heavy artillery at your next family picnic, this list includes summertime essentials that you know you'll be hunting for and many surprise products that you didn't even know existed. My favorite example, steel straws for milkshakes.