Utilizing double-walled stainless steel to keep drinks cold (or warm), Denver & Liely’s “Traveller” marries the spirit of a flask to the utility of an insulating thermos. Coupled with a handy carabiner, the vessel can tackle many outdoor adventures. Made in an edition of 1000, each one is numbered and can hold eight fluid ounces of your chosen poison.
Made from Baltic birch and cork, Fredericks and Mae’s beach tennis set includes everything you need to get your game going: two rackets, a cork ball and a cotton drawstring bag to carry it all. Make up your own rules, or follow the official instructions for the game (aka Kadima, Matkot or Frescoball) whether on the beach, park or backyard.
Made in Colorado from 1000D Cordura® and 400D nylon, this Topo Designs bike bag is made to be strapped to your handlebars, but doubles as a mini tote. Weatherproof all the way down to its waterproof zipper, the nifty triangle-shaped bag will hold bike tools, as well as a couple small items. With a secret interior pocket and daisy-chain webbing on the outside (making attaching a light easy), it even has a padded base to keep your possessions safer.
Super-absorbent, Sunnylife’s Crocodile Rock towel features plenty of contrasts—including color and also texture, thanks to its soft velour front and terry back. Made from heavyweight 520 GSM cotton, it will hold up after repeated use—even on the sand and through exposure to salt water.
Made in Japan, Snow Peak’s Take! chair is a six-pound, collapsible seat that’s easy to transport on all your summer adventures. Constructed from laminated bamboo and aluminum, it’s lightweight but still sturdy—and that goes for canvas seat covering too. Available in two sizes.
Seemingly simple at first glance, Slowtide’s Rook towel features a black and white checkered pattern, but at the center, the design shifts and the checks reorient themselves. Best of all, this product is made from material sourced from the Cotton LEADS Program, an initiative dedicated to responsible and sustainable agricultural practices, research and tech.
Part perverse, part playful, the art on this 100% cotton towel—from Paris-based Carne Bollente—is printed on just one side, so you can flip it over if you happen to be spending time with puritans. Sex-positive and a little silly, this delightfully colorful towel measures 130cm by 65cm. Price is in Euros.
Crafted from borosilicate glass, this Closca bottle is an eco-friendly water vessel you can wear. Thanks to its secure proprietary “FidLock” system, a silicone wrap exterior can be latched onto a bike, stroller, bag, and more. The BPA-free bottle comes with an infuser for those who want to flavor their water, and also offers dual openings (at the lip and the base) for easy washing. Further, the Closca Water App offers information on closest fill-up stations so users can avoid single-use plastic at all times.
Thick, soft and cozy, Bathing Culture’s Cosmic Rainbow Towel is made for use in the bathroom or at the beach. Super-absorbent, each of the colorful Turkish-style towels is hand-loomed—so washing them with a gentle soap is ideal. The SF-based company is dedicated to making high-quality products that aren’t harmful to their consumers or the planet.
Extra big (180cm by 100cm) the 100% French terry cotton “Handmaiden” towel from Australian brand Perks and Mini is fit for those looking to lay out—and stand out. The design is available in black and white or black and blue, it’s soft but bold. Price is in AUD.
By designer and textile expert Michele Rondelli, the Tokio 2 towel/blanket is an elegant take on the humble polka dot. The cheerful but sophisticated product is crafted from woven cotton jacquard—unlike most beach towels. Plus, no crowd needs to see the same side twice since it’s reversible, featuring blue and orange spots on two different background colors.
This Noragi-style shell, made from a blend of three fabrics, is a lightweight and sophisticated jacket (albeit not 100% practical for rainy days). Since it’s produced without a hood and the sleeves are a tad shorter, you may need another layer below or a cap, but style is guaranteed. The exterior is water-repellant and abrasion-resistant, while the interior is made from featherweight Dyneema.
Limited to 200, this hemp set by Back To The Roots includes everything you need to pot, plant and grow your own hemp—though it shouldn’t be used commercially or industrially. The kit features a handy informational booklet, organic and non-GMO seeds, as well as soil and five pots. Since the passing of the USA’s farm bill, industrial hemp cultivation is legal and fruitful—and this at-home kit is an easy way to get in on the fun.
Reversible and made in Turkey from 100% terry cotton, this Dusen Dusen weave towel is a cheerfully patterned but sophisticated option for beach and pool days. At 650 GSM, this towel is heavier than those intended for the bathroom, so it’s extra absorbent and comfy atop poolside tiles.
With a jacquard woven woodgrain graphic, the aptly named Woodgrain towel from Bless features a predominantly black pattern on one side and an inverted, mostly white version on the other. The swirling graphic piece has white trims and is made from a mid-weight terrycloth cotton.
Incorporating a pattern by Indianapolis-based artist and musician Nathaniel Russell, this Tidepool towel (from Mollusk Surf Shop) is made in California from 100% pre-shrunk cotton. With a decidedly ’60s aesthetic, this floral pattern—with its gold and orange hues—evokes a retro surf vibe.