High-tech solutions that will simplify your next trip to the ocean.
For many travelers, a day at the beach requires little gear. A chic swimsuit, an oversized beach towel, and a reliable sunscreen are essentials, of course. But even the most modest, hassle-free beachgoer might discover that the right gadget can seriously upgrade — and even simplify — a weekend by the shore.
Take the Yeti Hopper Cooler, which (despite a $300 price tag) is becoming something of a cult favorite. Instead of fishing drinks out of a lukewarm puddle in your cheap lunch bag, the Yeti Cooler will keep them cool for more than 48 hours of sunbathing and tide-chasing.
And instead of your standard shades — which you were going to bring anyway and probably lose or ruin— travelers can opt for a pair of anti-scratch sunglasses made with 100 percent UV protection and a lightweight, TPX material that enables them to float.
Of course, there’s no end to the number of always fun, usually practical gadgets to bring with you on your next ocean outing. Turn your phone into an underwater camera, track your swim strokes with a fashion-forward fitness tracker, and keep your beach blanket (and bag) completely sand-free.
This is the high- and low-tech gear that will change the way you spend your summer. And we’re willing to bet these accessories will quickly feel like must-packs.