Pure outdoor games and equipment
Monoprice’s Pure Outdoor games and equipment are perfect for late summer gatherings. The cooler, ring toss and yard bowling set are well made and great value. The backyard bowling is quite small and doesn’t sit well in grassy areas, but it’s fun to play on the right surface.
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Make the most of your late summer evenings with these Pure Outdoor products!
As summer draws to a close, many people are looking for fun outdoor activities to do with family and friends over Labor Day weekend. Although barbecues and picnics are always a must, sometimes you need a little something extra to keep everyone entertained. Here are some great outdoor games and gear from Monoprice that might make your weekend more enjoyable.
Pure Outdoor by Monoprice offers premium outdoor products at great prices. Some of the products included under this brand are tents, dry bags, water bottles, coolers, weatherproof cases, and outdoor games. The items are durable and affordable. We’ve carefully selected a few highlight items from the Pure Outdoor collection that could liven up your end-of-summer festivities.
Emperor 80 cooler (15640)
This massive 21.1 gallon cooler is built for adventure. They can be used in the hottest and coldest conditions and can keep stored items temperature controlled for up to 150 hours. The cooler is securely sealed with rubber anchor latches. Steel reinforced padlock holes are included to keep your food and drinks safe from critters or unwanted neighbors. The cooler is also equipped with tie down holes so the unit can be locked down and won’t slide around in your vehicle. The Emperor 50 cooler features low pressure rotomolded construction. This makes it durable and virtually indestructible.
The Emperor Cooler actually has four different size variations – 25 litres, 50 litres, 80 liters or 160 litres. Each size has four color options: grey, pale turquoise, beige and white. I have the 80 liter version in grey. This thing is no joke. It weighs 44.1 pounds when empty and its exterior measures 30.8″ x 22.0″ x 20.7″. When the cooler arrived it was packed in a very large box. Even though I knew it was a very large cooler, I still wasn’t prepared for its size in person. It’s massive. A family of four could easily fit everything they need in the cooler for a weekend getaway.
The construction of the cooler is impressive. It is very sturdy and seems sturdy. Even though it is a very large cooler and weighs a significant amount when empty, it is surprisingly easy to carry thanks to its rope handles. I would recommend it as a team lift, considering it could weigh over 100 pounds with just a few 12-packs of sodas.
Because this cooler is so bulky, it takes a bit of planning to make sure you can pack it appropriately. My fiancé and I both have Ford Escapes, which are mid-size crossovers. They have a sizable cargo area, but this cooler takes up most of that space. One of the advantages of its size however is the fact that you can store all your groceries inside during your trip. The Emperor 80 Cooler – or one of its other variants – seems like a good investment, especially if you travel or go camping frequently.
The only flaw I found is that the Pure Outdoor label on the front is peeling off. This is irrelevant as it has nothing to do with the function of the chiller. The price is appropriate considering the size of the cooler and the quality of its construction. Different colors are priced differently – Gray ($191.99), Pale Turquoise ($139.99), Tan ($178.99), and White ($199.99).
Great ring toss game
This ring toss game is made of pine rope and hemp. It comes with a lightweight carry bag. The pieces fit together then the dowels are screwed into the plinths. The rings are made with hemp rope and have a colored wood marked on them. When the game is assembled, it measures 29.1″ x 29.1″ x 7.6″. The kit weighs 3.5 pounds, so it’s easy to transport from party to party.
The game comes in a box which is wrapped in the carrying case. Assembling the game only takes a few minutes. I like that it’s made with real wood as it helps weigh it down when sitting in a grassy area. The rope rings are a bit tricky to throw because they have the wooden loop on them. I threw them a few times when I first got it and since the rope was tight out of the box it was hard to aim for the pegs. After the string loosened up a bit it was a little easier, but I still had to compensate for the wood that was on the string.
Although I struggled a bit with the ring toss game at first, it’s fun to play and very easy to put together. The list price is $29.99, but it can be found discounted. At the time of this article’s publication, Monoprice has it listed for $25.49.
Bowling in the yard
This classic game is perfect for tailgating, barbecues, camping, parties and other outdoor events. The game includes ten pins, two balls and a mesh carrying pouch. The pins and balls are made of wood, so they are very sturdy and well weighted for outdoor activities. Other than unpacking the pins and balls from the shipping box, no assembly is required.
Even though the set is very well built and polished, it is definitely smaller than I expected. Last summer I bought a backyard bowling set and it was slightly oversized. This set was super light and didn’t sit well on grass. This set has a good weight and installs easily, but it is small. Even though the wood has the pins well weighted, since their base is so small, they don’t hold up well on the grass. Monoprice lists the price of this game as $24.99, but it is currently (at the time of publication) sold for $13.99 on monoprice.com. The price is right considering the quality of the set. I just expected it to be closer to full size bowling pins than it is.
When it comes to celebrating the end of summer, there are plenty of outdoor games that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. From classic games like frisbee and tag to more active games like capture the flag and water balloon toss, there is sure to be something for everyone. Pure Outdoor’s product offerings provide a good time for everyone. So get your friends and family together and get out there and have some fun this Labor Day weekend!
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