Essential Gear for Waiting Hours in Line

Although no recent college graduate should declare themselves an expert in anything, I know a thing or two about waiting in lines. At my alma mater, Duke, I’ve held a spot in line for weeks—five weeks one year, and over two weeks another—to get tickets to a basketball game against the University of North Carolina. Rain, wind, snow, sleet, sun: You name it, I’ve waited through it. Bringing along the right Wirecutter picks can make it worth the wait.