Review: Basecamp Bartending Gear

6 products to keep you boozin’ in the backcountry

This story originally appeared in the March 2015 issue of our print edition.

backcountry bartending gear review

A backcountry adventure is highlighted by the activities of the day, the activities that leave you beat and battered and desperate for some R&R. While you may have focused the majority of your planning on the main event, the post-adventure campsite chill session deserves attention too. Take a look at these 6 products that will maximize the experience and make the post-sufferfest relaxation that much more rewarding.

Cool, Cylindrical Storage

mountainsmith cooler tube

Review: Mountainsmith Cooler Tube
It holds a six-pack of beer with the cans stacked on top of one another, and it will keep pre-chilled drinks cold all day. Read the full review.

Measure in the Frontcountry, Mix in the Backcountry

blender bottle gostacks

Review: Blender Bottle Gostacks
Made of Eastman Tritan plastic, these jars don’t hold odor or taste, so after a rinse they won’t leave you with an odd flavor. Read the full review. 

Backcountry Brew-Kit

pats backcountry beverages

Review: Pat’s Backcountry Beverages
Fill the bottle with drinkable water, squeeze in a brew concentrate packet, add carbonation activators, shake it, let it sit a few minutes, and boom—Beer! Read the full review.

Made for the Wild

Yeti Hopper 30

Review: Yeti Hopper 30
This cooler is unbeatable for short jaunts, car camping, plane travel, and anywhere a hard-sided cooler is more frustration than its contents are worth. Read the full review. 

An Insulated Classic

hydroflask true pint

Review: HydroFlask True Pint
This Bend, Oregon company has taken the excellence of their burly insulating water bottles and applied it to a pint glass. Read the full review.

Never Waste a Drop

Vargo Titanium flask

Review: Vargo Titanium Funnel Flask
What’s the main problem with a flask of any size? Getting that liquid gold into the flask! Vargo has a simple but ingenious solution: a funnel that stays attached to the flask. Read the full review.