Is there anything that says summer more than the beach? I don’t think so. Most of my beach gear consists of old hand-me-downs and stuff I picked up from garage sales and second hand stores. Some of my items are real gems but a lot of them are junk.
That’s why I’m going to pick up some new beach side gear from The Gadget Flow. I’ll probably head to the beach first and enjoy the day under the sun. That way, I’ll figure out what I really need. Regardless, here’s a list of gear that has already caught my eye.
1. Waterproof iPod shuffle Swimbuds SPORT Bundle
Generally, I leave my smartphone in a ziplock bag to protect it from sand and water. If I want tunes at the beach or around the pool, I usually go with a waterproof speaker. However, I wouldn’t mind having a bit more privacy, perhaps to listen to an audio book or simply to withdraw into my own little world.
That’s why the Waterproof iPod shuffle Swimbuds SPORT Bundle is interesting. The iPod Shuffle and ear buds are both waterproof. This means you’ll get hundreds of songs and 15 hours of battery life in a small, waterproof package. For anyone looking for privacy at the beach or music while engaged in water sports, the Waterproof iPod shuffle Swimbuds SPORT Bundle is a great option.
2. Flamingo Towel Clips
Why didn’t I think of this? Whenever I bust out a towel to throw over a beach chair, I know I’m in for an afternoon of adjusting and re-adjusting my beach towel. With the Flamingo Towel Clips adjust no more. At just $12.99 there’s no reason not to pick up some clips.
3. Scorkl Underwater Breathing Device
I’ve always wanted a James Bond style water-to-oxygen filter but technologically, these will be immensely complex to build, perhaps even impossible. Until some genius scientist creates such a filter, the Scorkl Underwater Breathing Device might just be the next best thing.
More or less, the Scorkl Underwater Breathing Device is a small oxygen tank with a built in breathing mouthpiece. If you’re out snorkeling but want to take a quick dive, you’ll get up to ten minutes of underwater time with the Scorkl. Being lightweight and compact, it’s not hard to bring the Scorkl along with you. Perfect when hitting the beach in Fiji.
4. Outback Shoes by PaleoBarefoots
Who hasn’t had their feet burned by hot sand? It’s basically a summer rite of passage, albeit a painful one. Usually, I keep a pair or two of cheap flip flops around but they’re often just a notch above bare feet. The flip flops tend to cut into my feet and the sand still manages to burn me.
With the Outback Shoes by PaleoBarefoots I don’t think I’ll have to worry about burned or chaffed feet. These shoes will allow walkers to still feel the natural ground while also ensuring that your feet won’t be damaged by rough terrain or sand. Best of all, if you need to wash out the stink, just toss em in the washing machine or dishwasher.
5. TRONO Premium Inflatable Chair
Most beach chairs suck. Many of them are flat out uncomfortable, itching at your backs, seeming to soak in every ray of the sun and transferring every bit of heat into your skin. Even the best beach chairs are still a pain to lug around and store.
The TRONO Premium Inflatable Chair offers a much better solution. As you’ve already figured out, it’s inflatable and weighs less than 2 pounds. This means it’s both soft and comfortable. The suede cover also means it’ll be more skin friendly under the summer sun.
6. PLOOTA Sensor-Controlled Swimming Safety Device
Back when I was a kid, we used to go on boat rides with grandpa several times throughout the summer. I enjoyed the boat rides but hated the life-vests they made me wear. They were large, clunky and I always felt embarrassed wearing them. At the same time, I wasn’t and still am not the best swimmer.
That makes the PLOOTA Sensor-Controlled Swimming Safety Device an interesting option. It’s basically a necklace inlaid with sensors that can detect if you’re in trouble. If you get in a bad spot, the necklace will inflate two air pouches, keeping you afloat.