Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means a three-day weekend for fun in the sun. This means water, sand, beaches, trees, sun, and all the other outdoor activities there are finally ready to be enjoyed after a long winter. But what do you need to be able to enjoy the long weekend? Here at Skis.com, we’ve got you covered with all the essentials for a weekend outside. Check out our favorites below:
Okay let’s be honest, Memorial Day is really a day for drinking. Whether it be a cold one, some white wine, or whatever mixer tickles your fancy, a three-day weekend is pretty much made for day drinking. And what better way to enjoy your drink of choice than with a Yeti 20oz Rambler Tumbler? These things will keep your drink cold for hours, or hot if you so choose. It’s the perfect accessory for long days on the boat or at the beach and a must have for this upcoming Memorial Day.
If you plan on spending any time outside, the most important item you can have this Memorial Day weekend is sunscreen. Sure, it’s not always super sunny and maybe you won’t be in a bathing suit all day. But if you are outdoors at all, no matter what the temperature, you should be wearing sunscreen. Our favorite is the spray on kind, like this.
Speaking of sun protection, a good pair of sunglasses are vital for enjoying time outdoors. The sun has damaging UV rays that can affect your eyes and lead to cataracts, but sunglasses help protect your eyes. If you’re spending time on the water or road tripping, you should really consider a pair of polarized sunglasses. Polarized glasses protect against reflected light, which is especially prevalent on the water or off a road. Our top pick for polarized sunglasses this season are the Oakley Mainlink Prizm Sunglasses. They combine a stylish frame with fully polarized protection for the best all-around outdoor eyewear.
If you’re planning on a long day outside, you’re going to need something to keep your drinks cold. Most plastic coolers do an okay job of keeping drinks and food cold, but only for a while and then you end up with a whole mess of water and melted stuff at the bottom of the cooler. But with a yeti, you can bring food for a campfire to last a whole weekend, or stuff it full of drinks on even a 90-degree day and have fresh cold beverages available well into the night. There’s a reason everyone’s talking about Yeti coolers and can’t wait to get their hands on one. Our recommendation would be the Yeti Roadie 20 for this Memorial Day. It’s just the right size for a day outside without being too big and cumbersome to carry around with you.
What’s a holiday weekend with some jams? The answer is nothing. Well, not nothing, but certainly not as fun. And, if you plan on enjoying your weekend outside, you’re going to need a portable speaker to rock out wherever you go. Our top pick for a durable outdoor compatible Bluetooth speak is the Outdoor Tech Big Turtle Shell. This speaker is hefty enough to play tunes for everyone around to enjoy, perfect for a bonfire or beach party gathering. It even has a battery with an additional charging port so you can charge your phone while you jam. It’s also shockproof and water resistant, making it the perfect choice for getting your groove on outside.
You can call it a beach bag, a purse, a shoulder sling, or just a stuff sack, but if you’re headed out for the day you’re going to need something to carry all your stuff. Kavu bags are well known in the outdoor world for the unique styling and durability, making them a great choice for a Memorial Day Weekend bag. Their most well-known and popular bag is the Kavu Rope Bag, a one shoulder sling bag that’s perfect for a go bag or day bag for some fun in the sun.
It’s finally time to set your feet free! It’s warm outside and that means it’s flip flop season, and everybody needs a good pair of sandals or flip-flops for the summer season. And this Memorial Day weekend is a great time to break out a new pair for this summer. Our eyes are on Rainbow sandals this year. They are the comfiest pair of flip flops that will last for years to come and break in perfectly to fit your feet. If you’re a woman looking for something with a little more of an updated style, check out the Rainbow Sandals Califia Sandal. These sandals are an adorable change from regular flip flops with an updated gladiator style. Pick up a pair now and break them in just in time for the holiday.
Many people are planning on spending their Memorial Day Weekend out on the water, whether it be a beach, pool, river, or lake. And if this is the case, you’re going to need a good pair of boardshorts. Luckily, here at Skis.com, we have an extensive selection of boardshorts available. One of our most popular boardshorts is the O’Neill Hyperfreak Men’s Boardshort. It’s a classic high-performance board short with quick-dry capabilities, no rash in-seams, and stretch fabric. Plus, its flashy style is on trend for the 2017 season. But board shorts aren’t just for men. Skis.com offers a selection of women’s boardshorts too to keep you covered and protected for water-side fun this year. They’re perfect for paddleboarding or kayaking, or even just as an easy cover up over your suit. Our favorite pair for this season is the Patagonia Wayfarer Women’s Boardshort. These boardshorts come in Aztec patterns and a solid black to match back to your suit and the contoured waistband will fit perfectly on your hips. These also have quick drying abilities and stretch fabric to keep you dry and comfortable all day long.
There you have it, everything you need for an awesome Memorial Day Weekend, now get out there and have some fun!