The Must-Have Gear of the Summer!

Summer is here and so is the hottest new gear! Don’t be silly, our infatuation with outdoor gear doesn’t stop in the skiing world.  We have been reviewing all this Summer’s best items – from Coalatree’s fresh, hyped-up waterproof blanket to Forsake’s hiking boots that will put the pep in your step!  Remember, life’s too short to have crappy gear – you NEED this stuff!

Forsake Shoes:

Hiking boots don’t have to be ugly.  Forsake makes durable kicks that won't compromise your comfort, performance or style.  These shoes are built for adventure, keeping your feet happy anywhere from the peaks to the pavement!  The new Men’s Hiker ($130) features a waterproof membrane and enhanced breathability while still being stylish as hell!  It's safe to say that we are in LOVE with the Women’s Contour ($115) slip-on-shoe!  These weather-resistant beauts are made for a life of spontaneity.  Whether it be for athleisure or off the grid, you will be ready with the Contour!  

Jaybird Sport: The X3

The new X3 ($130) from Jaybird Sport is the bluetooth headphone that you’ve been waiting for!  These sleek, sweatproof earbuds fit securely in your ear and provide elite sound quality and signal strength.   Worried about your battery dying halfway through your workout? Fear not - these Jaybirds will stay charged for at least 8 hours!  Perfect for trail running, biking, and skiing!

Crazy Creek: Crazy Legs Quad Chair

A quality chair is probably the most underrated piece of gear you can buy.  You need to rest your seat in something neat!  That's why we would like to introduce the Crazy Legs Quad Festival Chair ($47). Crazy Creek has outdone itself with this go-anywhere, breathable low-rider .  Whether you're jamming at an outdoor concert or taking a load off at the river -  this chair will have your back (literally).

Hydro Flask Bottles:

Don't settle for lukewarm, buy a Hydro Flask!  These insulated bottles were made for adventurers who cherish a hot cup of coffee and savor water (or a stiff drink) as cold as the Rockies.  While you will pay a pretty penny for them [24 oz Standard: $35, 15 oz Coffee: $25], it's worth the splurge!  Hydro Flasks feature a TempShield double walled insulation that keeps your hot drinks steaming for up to 6 hours and your cold drinks frosty for up to 24 hours!

Dakine: Drafter 14L

If you aren't biking with a Dakine Backpack, you need to reconsider your hydration priorities.  The Dakine Drafter 14L ($135) is the perfect pack for those of us on the move!  It carries a 3L Hydrapak reservoir on the lumbar of your back and provides multiple pockets for optimal organization.   This pack has a perfect arched fit for biking and is equipped with a breathable, mesh air suspension that keeps the pack off your back!

Electric Sunglasses: The Stacker

Electric's new Stacker ($220) is the most versatile pair of sunglasses on the market!  These specs feature an ultra-lightweight frame with uncomprimised durability.  The Stacker was built for performance with it's removable mask that is perfect for blocking wind and debris!  

Electric Sunglasses: The Encelia

Ladies - if you're not rocking the Electric Encelia ($120) this Summer you are missing out!  The Grilamid frame offers a durable yet lightweight component with added flexibility.  These specs are inspired by the 1970's with a SoCal style that will surely complete any look you will be sporting!    

Coalatree: Kachula Blanket

This is Coalatree's new Kachula ($79) and it is the ULTIMATE adventure blanket!  This water-resistant, packable, and versatile piece of gear is a must have this Summer. Best feature: Endure a passing rainstorm by snapping this bad boy into a water-resistant, hooded poncho!

Outdoor Technology: Turtle Shell 3.0

We all know the tunes are important.  Outdoor Tech's Turtle Shell ($99) is the bluetooth speaker made for you -  water-proof, shock-proof, dust-proof and party-proof.  These rugged boom boxes give you 20 hours of play and have the ability to act as a portable power bank for your phone!

Outdoor Technology: Kodiak 2.0

Whether you are out in the desert or on a 12-hour flight - one phone charge is never enough.  Stay juiced when your on the move or off the grid with Outdoor Tech's Kodiak 2.0 Portable Charger!  This light-weight charger features dual usb ports, a 6000 mAh lithium polymer battery and a A 6-LED light with High, Low, and Emergency Strobe modes!

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