Made in Serbia using European enamelware and steel, Best Made Company’s limited edition Polaris Plates “celebrate the mystery of the night sky.” The front side’s illustration, by Ross MacDonald, depicts the night sky’s constellations and proves to be an accurate guide for when you’re eating under the stars. The plates come in sets of two and can withstand both campfire heat and dishwashers.
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.
Made in collaboration by Sun Buddies and Carhartt, these transparent red “Juliette” sunglasses are equal parts retro and timeless. The slightly oversized cat-eye shades boast violet-hued lenses (100% UV protection, of course) and are handmade from Italian acetate. They’re also available in an all-black version.
EVERYBODY.WORLD’s Trash Tee is made from first-of-its-kind 100% recycled cotton. That means discarded and wasted fibers from yarn factories in the US are collected and reworked into new yarn. Then it’s knitted, cut, sewn and dyed in Los Angeles by employees who are earning fair wages. The Trash Tee comes in three shapes (Classic, Boxy or Tailored) and seven colorways. Each cut is available from XS to XXL.
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.
Made in Italy from a lightweight polyamide-blend, this two-tone snake-print swimsuit is equal parts opulent and practical. With a wrap front, it features adjustable shoulder straps that crossover in the back, and is available in yellow or pale blue.
Bright, bold and yet still delicate, these gorgeous fans have been handmade in the same Japanese factory since 1585. Designed by Rikki Sato, this specific iteration is made from bamboo, cotton and polyester. Available in three colorways, they are cheerful accessories for when the weather (and the subway platform) starts heating up.