Summer is almost over, but outdoor socializing doesn’t have to end. So before you light up the firepit, here are some nifty things to keep the wood pile stocked and the company warm.


Blanket Jacket, $148

A shirt jacket is an ideal transitional item. This one, by the sustainable brand co-founded by the surfer Kelly Slater, is made from tough but breathable twill. Comes in 30 colors; California Street Plaid pictured.

Made by a Swedish foundry in operation since 1697, this hand-forged axe will make quick work of any tree. Feel free to mount it on the wall if your arms need a rest.

Norse x Hestra Utsjö, $120

Constructed of supple elk leather and lined with micro fleece, these gloves will keep your hands toasty while gathering firewood.

Smart Splitter, $129

Safety first. This hand-operated log splitter, designed by a Swedish toolmaker, makes it easy for anyone to split wood, whether it’s for the firepit or the pizza oven.

Created by two Norwegian brothers obsessed with baseball caps, this modern variation is made from virgin wool and sports a viscose lining.

Echecs et Trames blanket, $1,575

Woven with jacquard wool and cashmere, this blanket is perfect for snuggling by an open fire. Comes in three colors; terre cuite pictured.