It’s a delicate balancing act, the old British weather. Play it too safe when you head out the door in the morning and you could find yourself sweltering at your desk by lunch. Approach it too optimistically, and you’ll be freezing your way through the day, sunglasses taunting you from pocket.
One thing you can rely on, though, is man’s love for grilled meat (or vegetables if you’re that way inclined) and the urge to gather round a barbecue as soon as the temperature tops 15 degrees.
That disposable in the park, however, isn’t the strongest look, which is where Napoleon Grills can help. With 40 years experience making charcoal and gas barbecues to withstand the extreme temperatures of its native Canada, Napoleon Grills are more than a match for the peaks and troughs of British summer time.
Because the company has the best interests of you and your summer garden party at heart, it's giving one Esquire reader the chance to win a Triumph T495 model barbecue, worth £599.99.
A top of the range gas model with four stainless steel bottom burners and porcelain coated cast iron grates, it’s the perfect tool for grilling, baking or roasting.
It also features a side burner for preparing sauces, an integrated bottle opener and the all-important jet-fire ignition, which thankfully negates the need for a sweary half hour spent struggling with firelighters.
To stand a chance of winning, enter the competition below. Delicious meat not included.