We only get a few short months of summer every year, that’s why we need to make sure to make the most of the sunny weather while we can! Here are some hand-picked outdoor products that can help you get outdoors this summer, have memorable adventures, and make the most of your time in the sun.
Get out on the open road
Cruising along and exploring new roads and parks is never more inviting or enjoyable than when the sun is shining. Here are a few different ways you can do that this summer.
Ebikes, escooters, and hoverboards
All types of electric transportation have been rising in popularity in the last few years. They are a fantastic, eco-friendly way get around in the city, as well as being less physically intensive than biking. Ebikes or electric bikes make it easy to zip around with a little bit of motorised help, while electric scooters and hoverboards can be a fun way for the whole family to get out and enjoy a day outdoors.
If you’re thinking of trying a new activity this summer, look no further than rollerskating. With the right protective gear, skating on rollerskates can be an easy and enjoyable way to exercise. It’s a relatively quick activity to pick up with a bit of practice, so bring a couple of friends along to the park this summer and give it a try.
Stay safe on long road trips with a dash camera. Dash cams are packed with amazing features such as parking mode, auto-save, and night vision depending on the model. Some will even send your location to the nearest emergency service in case of an accident. Others can send alerts for lane departure or collision risks. Learn more about what to look for in a dash cam in our buying guide.
Gear up for summer adventures
Summer is the best time of year to get out in nature for an adventure. Here’s some great products that will take your upcoming camping or hiking adventure to the next level.
If you’re spending time in the sun, get the best of both worlds with audio sunglasses. Audio sunglasses let you listen to music or podcasts without needing headphones that cover your ears. This summer, you can combine your sunglasses and headphones into one amazing device!
No matter where you go, you can capture the magic and beauty of nature with a drone. There are drones for all skill levels from hobbyist to professional photographers. Pick one that suits your needs and have fun creating memories.
Solar powered chargers
You might be wondering how the heck you’re going to charge all these devices out in the wilderness. That’s why you need a solar powered charger. No matter how deep in the bush you get, you’ll be able to power up your devices provided there’s enough light to recharge the charger.
To some, summer isn’t summer without a camping trip and a camping trip isn’t very enjoyable if you have no shelter to sleep comfortably. Upgrade to a camping tent that’s suited for all types of weather and make sure you’ve also got all the necessary camping gear to stay safe during your trip.
Cool off this summer with some fun in the water
We all know that summertime means splashing around in the pool, lake, or at the beach. Check out how you can make your beach day a splash.
Waterproof portable Bluetooth speakers
No matter where you’re taking a dip, you can bring the tunes with you with waterproof portable speakers. Make sure to check the battery life and whether or not the speaker can be submerged for hours of entertainment by the pool or at the beach.
Kayaks and paddle boards
Kayaking and paddle boarding are easy water activities that get you out onto the water and let you enjoy the calmness of nature. Kayaks allow you to sit, making it less likely for you to fall into the water, while stand up paddle boards exercise your leg muscles as you balance and paddle. Both kayaks and paddle boards are available as inflatable for ease of transport and many also come with all the accessories you need, including a pump, so you can get started right away!
Sometimes, a day on the water means getting some R&R instead of exercise. If lying down and soaking up the sun sounds like your jam, get a water float. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours and can be used for towing, sun-bathing, or can even serve as an inflatable dock. Water floats make swimming a fun and safer activity for both kids and adults to enjoy.
Yes, you read that right. Underwater scooters exist and make swimming underwater an activity that requires less energy and oxygen. Simply hold onto the scooter handles, use your body to choose a direction, and let the scooter propel you underwater! Underwater scooters are great for snorkeling and exploring by sea or lake and, with supervision, can be an amazing experience for kids too.
Outdoor gear for anywhere
Whether you’re going hiking or spending the day exploring your surroundings, here are a few items to make the most out of any time you spend outside.
No matter which adventure you go on, you’ll need a backpack to bring the gear you need with you. Pick a day pack, a hydration backpack, or a travel backpack depending on your destination and the activities you’re planning to do.
How would you survive a long car trip or camping adventure without a travel mug? Some tumblers are made of insulated stainless steel to keep your drink hot or cold for hours. Just make sure that the lid is leak-proof to avoid accidentally spilling your drink. Some are even stylish enough to be used both when camping and for outdoor dinner parties.
Stargazing, hiking, nature walks—if you’re outside and want to enjoy the view or spot an animal in the wild, you need some high-quality binoculars. Choose a lightweight and compact pair with a higher field of vision so that you can easily find and view objects or animals close-up on your outdoor adventures.
Get outdoors your way
No matter what’s on your horizon, there are tons of great products that can help you get out, explore nature, and journey to new places this summer. Or if you’re still not sure, check out even more outdoor gear to keep the summer inspiration flowing. Enjoy the sunshine!