Forget the gym bag, it’s summatime!! If you plan it right, you’ll be swimming, dancing, and hiking your way through the best season of the summer and won’t have time to mess with the gym. Outdoor yoga fests, trendy 5K runs, and heavy lifting transferring fresh salsa and tortilla chips to your mouth--what more does a girl need this time of year?
We want to see you having fun wherever your pretty little feet may land -- in the river, in the sand, in your hammock. Packing a “beach bag” that goes along on all of your summer adventures ensures you’re at the ready for a good time no matter what.
For starters, The Feminist Activity Book needs to be the first thing you pack. By artist Gemma Correll, it’s filled with activities that fuel “your egalitarian dreams,” like Feminist All-Star Trading Cards and Sexist Social Media Bingo.
If you’re not coloring at the beach, are you even living? You can go super adult with the irreverent Sit the F*ck Down and Color or the more inspiring Good Vibes Coloring Book. Keep these and your favorite pens or pencils close for a coloring timeout anywhere you please.
Of course, if you color an adult coloring book -- or spend any IRL time with friends -- you’ll have to take a picture or it didn’t happen. The Podo camera is hot! Fits in the palm of your hand and sticks to any surface to take a picture of you and your friends living up the summer. It syncs with an app that automatically drops the photos on your phone for instant sharing.
The perfect sipper for sharing at the beach, on a boat, at a concert, or wherever you find yourself is canned wine. It’s delightful, mobile, shareable, and will make your summer 2016 photos look supremely better than 2015. Union Wine Company was the first, and Infinite Monkey Theorem and Sofia also make tasty, widely available options.
A water-resistant zipper pouch is also essential, in case you spill your canned wine or fall victim to a cannonball splash. Cute options are available everywhere to hold your ID, cash, keys, and even your phone. We like this one at Heyden Reis.
Don’t just protect your valuables, though. Your skin needs some coverage, too! This homemade/DIY coconut oil sunscreen smells delicious, makes your skin feel great, and offers and an SPF of up to 25.
Finally, keep your entire body hydrated in the summer heat by never being without water. The Hydro Flask bottles come in a rainbow of striking colors - one sure to match your ENELL SPORT bra - and vacuum insulated to keep your beverage ice cold for up to 24 unbelievable hours!