Spring is the time we start looking for things to improve our paddling quivers. Some you can use on the water, some off. Each one will build up your outdoor mojo, so check these out.
This is something I always forget to pack, which is weird because I’m constantly in the water. This quick-absorbing towel has a hood and arm holes for the paddler or anyone else who needs to get dry quickly or stay warm when the beach is cold. Plus it stuffs itself into a neat sack so it will fit easily in a duffel or tote.
I like sunglasses, especially ones that float. These are a great pair that are also scratch and shatter-resistant. Plus they come in different colors! No more straight black or grey (but you can have that if you like it). These reasonably priced shades are great protection for your eyes. And they are polarized, so they cut through the glare on the water.
One cannot always make it out onto the water. Sometimes weather and winter forces us indoors to the gym. Or maybe you want to cross train and jog or hike. It’s tough finding a case that will allow us to move easily with our bigger and bigger phones. The SlimSlip Case is designed to keep your phone on your waist but also keep the buttons and headphone jack accessible. Plus the case has a sweat barrier which keeps your phone from getting gross!
If you’re like me, your wallet gets a little thick with credit cards, insurance cards, ID, cash, and an assortment of business cards. Sometimes you don’t want to take all this out, especially exercising when you just might want your ID, cash, and a couple of cards. ID wallets are designed to carry a few things well and slip in your pocket, and the Allet Leather ID Wallet is a great choice. It’s slim and classy-looking, something you would look cool if you were to take it out at a smoothie shop or a party.
Advanced Elements, makers of inflatable paddleboards and kayaks, have some great gear for campers and people on the move. If you’re camping and traveling with your board, the 3.0 Gallon Summer Shower is a nifty way to get a hot shower without plumbing. Fill the bag with water, lay it out in the sun for a bit, then you have a hot shower in the go. Privacy curtain not included.