Summer is coming… Alright so it doesn’t have the same ring as winter is coming, but it’s true! The weather is changing, people are coming out of their indoor cocoons and spending time outside, clothing is being shed, and adventures are being planned. And if you can’t ski or snowboard, the next best thing is summer time adventures. So here at Skis.com, we put together a list of must-have items for the summer to enjoy the outdoors and gear up for the season. Let’s check out some hot new products.
Our first stop on this roller coaster ride of awesomeness is some technology that will literally rock your socks off. Every outdoor adventure needs a soundtrack, and what better way to listen to tunes than with a Bluetooth speaker so everyone can enjoy them? Check out the Outdoor Tech Buckshot Pro Speaker for your summer parties. It’s small and compact, making it easy to pack in a bag, bring to the beach, or even on a camping trip. It is also made to be mobile and outdoors with its shock and water resistance and can last through some rough and tumble activities. It’s also got a built-in flashlight and charging USB port so you can charge your phone, making it the ultimate tech for this summer.
Speaking of technology, let’s talk about phones for a minute. Not everybody can go without a phone for their outdoor adventures. Sure, some people have no problem turning off their tech and getting in touch with nature. For the rest of us, we prefer to have our phones on us all the time for pictures, music, GPS, and more. And the biggest challenge of a long time outside is battery power. Well have no fear, we’ve got a solution with the Goal Zero Flip 10 Recharger. The portable recharging port is small enough to be carried in your pocket and hooks up with any USB charging cords to keep you connected day in and day out.
Alright, now let’s talk carrying and transporting your gear. If you’re looking for something along the technical lines of day excursions, check out the Osprey Talon 22 Daypack. This backpack is more than just a stuff sack to throw your gear in, it’s built for comfort and practicality. It includes a waist and chest strap to take the weight off your back and allows you to load more stuff into your pack. It also has ventilation to keep you from building up a sweat and keeps you cool. It also has all the pockets you need to keep everything organized, and dual zippers to make it easier to get to what you need.
If you’re looking for something on the more casual side for bringing all your gear for a day in the sun, check out the Kavu Rope Bag. Kavu has been making their unique bags for years now, and this is their most popular style. This is a simple over the shoulder sling bag that has room for all your day adventure stuff without being too over the top. It’s the perfect bag for a day on the boat or at the beach. The extra pockets help keep your stuff organized and the shoulder strap is adjustable to your comfort level. And its outdoor prints make sure you’ll stand out in a crowd with this sack.
Alright now let’s talk drinking accessories. Outdoor adventures could always use a few beverages. And first things first, you’re going to need a way to keep your drinks cold. You’ve probably heard about Yeti coolers, and for good reason. They are the ultimate top of the line coolers for keeping your stuff cold for extended periods of time. We’re talking weekends here, bring one on a 3-day camping trip and still have fresh food and drinks well into the 3rd day. Our suggestion is the Yeti Tundra 65. It holds 65 liters of stuff, or 39 cans if you prefer, and is the perfect size for a crowd. It’s got 2 inches of insulation and it’s made from durable plastic that will hold up in any condition, you’ve got to check it out.
But don’t forget about your water intake! A long day out in the sun means you need to stay hydrated. Sure, if you’re only going to your backyard any water bottle will do. But if you’re going to be outdoors and away from civilization at all, it might be a good idea to bring a water bottle that not only stores your water but also filters it as well. If this is the case, check out the Grayl Ultralight Purifier + Filter Water Bottle. This water bottle allows you to fill it up with any fresh water from nature and just press the filter in and voila! You have clean drinking water. It only takes 15 seconds, and it can really save your butt in a pinch. We highly suggest picking one up today just in case.
Last but not least, any good adventure involves your best friend. And by best friend, we’re thinking more along the furry lines. That’s right, summer is a time for bringing your dog on all your outdoor excursions. And if you’re going for a long hike or weekend trip, you might need your pup to carry their own weight. And that means they’re going to need their own little doggy backpack. Take a peek at the Ruffwear Approach Pack. It’s designed to fit your dog perfectly with its even weight distribution, harness design, and various sizes. This means your dog can carry their own food, water, treats, and even some of your stuff if need be. It’s the ultimate accessory for your adventures with your dog because no one wants to leave their best companion behind.