How to extend the time you spend outdoors

It’s no secret that fall comes with cooler weather and less daylight. Maximize your time outside with these essential items that will help you extend the lifestyle you became accustomed to in summer.

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Wondering how you can stay outside longer even though the evenings are getting chillier and daylight is dwindling? This list will have you enjoying a steamy cup of apple cider on your patio, making s’mores over a fire with your friends, or spending the night looking up at the twinkling stars long into the season.

Infrared Electric Patio Heater

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Stay outside as long as possible with this infrared patio heater this autumn. It’s built to withstand the elements like rain and snow (yes, we said snow!) and can also be used in your garage or shed on chilly fall days. Using carbon infrared technology, this heater produces warmth similar to the sun, keeping you cozy with radiant heat. It has ample safety features, remote control and timer, and three heat levels you can adjust to your preferred intensity. For extra convenience, you can mount this heater to a wall or use the tripod stand it comes with.

Why you need this:

  • Adds warmth to your space when the temperature drops

  • Built-in safety sensor that will automatically shut off the unit if it’s tipped over

  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 based on more than 1,000 reviews

Wool Blanket

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This is going to be your warmest blanket option for the chilliest nights. In fact, this blanket is so thick it weighs nearly five pounds. The natural wool will keep you warm even when wet, which makes this a good option to take camping or add to your emergency kit as well. Not only is this blanket washable, but it will also become softer with each spin in the machine. It’s available in eight colours and we’re recommending the red buffalo plaid, which is trendy for autumn outings!

Why you need this:

  • Natural fibres in wool will keep you warm and dry

  • Wool is fire-resistant, which makes it a safer option for use at bonfires

  • Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on more than 2,300 reviews

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Outdoor String Lights

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Adding a little twinkle to your patio will not only make it a special look when twilight hits but it will give you some extra lighting considering the sun is dropping earlier by the minute now that it’s fall. Complete with a weather-resistant design, these string lights come in three lengths up to 100 feet. It’s important to note they are electric, so they would be best suited for use in your own backyard where an outlet is available.

Why you need this:

  • Provides soft outdoor lighting when it’s darker earlier

  • Tested to withstand extreme temperatures, rain, wind, and damp climates

  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 based on more than 8,800 reviews

Solo Stove Bonfire

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If you’re looking to maximize your outdoor time this fall and into the winter, a fire pit is a good option because it will help illuminate your space and keep you warm when the forecast calls for cool temperatures. This stainless steel bonfire is designed to burn wood with almost no smoke because of its unique ventilation system. It’s also portable so you can take it from your backyard patio to the campsite and anywhere in between!

Why you need this:

  • Provides both warmth and light outdoors in autumn

  • Customer reviews indicate the quality is worth the high price point

  • Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on more than 1,900 reviews

YETI Travel Mug

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This insulated stainless steel mug from reputable brand YETI will help you out in a couple of ways when the weather starts to change. Firstly, it will keep your beverage warm on chilly mornings and secondly, you can spend more time outside with this mug that’s designed for travel. It holds a generous 20 ounces and features a stronghold lid and comfortable grip handle. You won’t want to put this coffee mug down since it will keep your hands warm too!

Why you need this:

  • Have your morning coffee outside in the crisp fall air

  • Available in 13 colours to suit your personal style

  • Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on more than 9,900 reviews

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