Pure Outdoor Games & Gear
Monoprice's Pure Outdoor Games and Gear are great for end-of-summer gatherings. The cooler, ring toss, and yard bowling game are well-made and a great value. The yard bowling is quite small and doesn't sit up well in grassy areas, but it's fun to play on the right surface.
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Get the most out of your end-of-summer parties with these Pure Outdoor products!
As the summer comes to an end, many people are looking for fun outdoor activities to do with family and friends over the Labor Day weekend. Although BBQs and picnics are always a classic go-to, 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 features premium outdoor products at value prices. Some of the products included in this brand are tents, dry bags, water bottles, coolers, weatherproof cases, and outdoor games. The items are durable as well as affordable. We’ve hand-picked a few items to highlight from the Pure Outdoor collection that might enhance your end-of-summer festivities.
Emperor 80 Cooler (15640)
This massive 21.1-gallon cooler is designed 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 unwanted critters or neighbors. The cooler also comes equipped with tie-down holes so that the unit can be locked down from sliding 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 liters, 50 liters, 80 liters, or 160 liters. Each size has four color options — Gray, Pale Turquoise, Tan, and White. I have the 80-liter version in Gray. This thing is no joke. It weighs 44.1 pounds when it’s empty and its exterior measures 30.8″ x 22.0″ x 20.7″. When the cooler arrived, it was packaged in a very large box. Even though I knew it was a very large cooler, I still wasn’t prepared for how large it would be in person. It’s massive. A family of four could easily pack everything they would need inside the cooler for a weekend getaway.
The construction of the cooler is impressive. It’s very sturdy and feels solid. Even though it’s a very large cooler and weighs a substantial amount when it is empty, it’s surprisingly easy to carry thanks to its rope handles. I would recommend this as a team lift though considering that it could weigh upwards of 100 pounds with just a few 12-packs of soda.
Because this cooler is so bulky, it takes some planning to make sure you can pack with it appropriately. My fiance and I both have Ford Escapes, which are mid-sized crossover vehicles. They have a sizeable cargo area, but this cooler takes up most of that space. One of the benefits of its size though is the fact that you can store all your food goods inside while you travel. The Emperor 80 Cooler — or any of its other variants — seems like a good investment especially if you travel or go camping frequently.
The only flaw I found with it is that the Pure Outdoor label on the front is peeling off. This is immaterial since it has nothing to do with the function of the cooler. The price is appropriate considering the size of the cooler and how well it is built. The different colors are different prices — Gray ($191.99), Pale Turquoise ($139.99), Tan ($178.99), and White ($199.99).
Large Ring Toss Game
This ring toss game is made with pine and hemp rope. It comes with a lightweight carrying tote. The pieces fit together and then the pegs screw into the baseboards. 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 is easy to cart around from party to party.
The game ships in a box that is wrapped up in the carrying case. Assembling the game only takes a few minutes. I like that it is made with real wood because that helps to weigh it down while it’s sitting in a grassy area. The rope rings are a little hard to toss since they have the wood loop on them. I tossed them a few times when I first got it and since the rope was stiff out of the box, it was hard to aim for the pegs. After the rope loosened up a bit, it was a little easier, but I still had to compensate for the wood that was on the rope.
Even though I had a little trouble with the ring toss game at the beginning, it is fun to play and very easy to assemble. The list price is $29.99 but it can be found at a discount. At the time of publishing this article, Monoprice has it listed for $25.49.
This classic game is perfect for tailgating, BBQs, camping, parties, and other outdoor events. The game includes ten bowling pins, two balls, and a mesh carrying pouch. The pins and the balls are made with wood so they are very sturdy and weighted well for outdoor activities. Aside from unwrapping the pins and balls from the shipping box, there is no assembly required.
Even though the set is very well built and polished, it is substantially smaller than I expected. Last summer I purchased a yard bowling game and it was slightly oversized. That set was super lightweight and didn’t sit well on the grass. This set has a good weight to it and it sets up easily — but it’s small. Even though the wood has the pins weighted well, since their base is so small, they don’t sit up well on grass. Monoprice lists this game’s price at $24.99, but it’s currently (at the time of publishing) being sold for $13.99 on monoprice.com. The price is fair given the quality of the set. I just expected it to be closer to full-sized 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’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Pure Outdoor’s product offerings provide a good time for all. So gather up your friends and family, and head outside for some fun this Labor Day weekend!