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Grillin' Up a Good Time: 5 Outdoor Products to Level Up Your BBQ Game this Summer

Well friends, we’ve almost made it. Summertime is just around the corner. And with it brings warmer weather, longer days, and more time spent in the great outdoors. But there’s also a certain smell in the air. What is it you might ask? It’s the smell of your grill fired up and loaded with food for a good old-fashioned BBQ. Whether it’s for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or just because it’s a day that ends in “Y”, grilling out with friends and family is one of the best summertime traditions – at least in our opinion.

Here at Westfield Outdoors®, we’ve designed a good portion of our products and brands, like Timber Ridge®, around camping, but a lot of those same items are perfectly suitable for other outdoor activities like a cookout. So, with that in mind, here are 5 outdoor products we think will help you take your summer BBQs to the next level.

Cool(er) Comfort: Add a Cooler Chair to your Cookout

By far one of the worst parts of being at a cookout is having to get up out of your chair and go over to the cooler to get a beverage. OK … maybe that was a little too dramatic and infomercial-esque. But what if you could ensure a cooler would be next to you no matter what. That was the idea behind the Laurel Director’s Chair with Cooler. This chair features the classic, comfortable director’s chair design, but with the added benefit of having a cooler by your side at all times. It also has a fold-out table with cup holder so once you get your plate, you'll have everything you need to enjoy your food within reach.

Grab the Laurel Director's Chair with Cooler and a cold beverage will always been in reach.

Now that we’ve added some comfort to your cookout seating, let’s look at a product you can use to make your BBQ operation a little smoother.

Workstation, Storage, Organization: The Many Uses of the Robinia Quick-Fold Pantry

From ingredients and spices to cooking utensils, condiments, plates and more, hosting a cookout, depending on the size, can mean you’ll have a lot of things to keep track of. And for those of us without a fully decked out outdoor kitchen, finding a place to store and organize all these items can be a little tricky.

That’s where the Robinia Quick-Fold Pantry comes in. Usually thought of as a way to organize items at a campsite, this product actually fits in quite well as an outdoor cooking storage/organizer. First off, it has three internal shelves perfect for housing all your cookout items like spices, cooking utensils, cleaning products, silverware/plates and anything else you might need while manning the grill. It is also designed with a hard MDF tabletop that you can use as a prep station or as a spot to hold the next round of burgers or hot dogs you’re about to toss on the grill. This whole pantry also folds down compactly making it extremely easy to store during the offseason.

The Robinia Pantry is perfect as a grilling workstation.

Next up, let’s talk about a product that can make hauling and setting up/tearing down your next cookout a breeze.

Easy Haulin’: Add a Wagon to your Arsenal

When setting up your next cookout, you’ll probably have at least a few items like chairs, tables, or shade tents to haul out of your shed, garage or wherever you keep them.

Depending on how many people you’re having over, that can mean at least a few trips. But with the Timber Ridge® Tailgate Wagon, you’ll be able to load it up and haul all your important items to and from their destinations with ease. This large capacity wagon features a tailgate to accommodate longer items, side pockets, and all-terrain wheels. In short, this wagon is perfect do-it-all product to have around the house.

Power Your Party with Power Ridge®

Between phones, Bluetooth speakers and other devices, there are always quite a few electronics at any cookout. So, imagine if you could have a charging station set up outside for your guests to use to keep phones for family photos, tablets for the kiddos or any other devices fully charged. And with Power Ridge® products, you can do exactly that. The X-100 is a smaller power bank with plenty of charging ports so multiple phones and devices can be plugged in at a time. And if you need to add even more juice to your party, pick up the X-300, a larger power station that is capable of running items like lights or blenders (mobile margarita station anyone?) while still offering plenty of plug-ins for devices.

We weren't kidding about the margarita station (X-300 also pictured).

Whichever product you choose, you can trust Power Ridge® to keep your party fully charged.

Get to Grillin’: Visit the Westfield Outdoors® Online Store for all your Summertime Essentials

We hope these products have given you some ideas of how to make your BBQs this summer even more enjoyable, or at the least got you excited for warm weather and good vibes (and food). So, whether you’re the grill master or a guest, Westfield Outdoors® and our family of brands have everything you need to make the most of your summertime cookouts. For more information about our brands and products, head on over to Shop Westfield Outdoors®.

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