5 beach bum essentials
1. OluKai 'Ohana Beach Sandals ($65)
These "ridiculously comfortable" flip-flops could convert a lot of haters. With their snug fit and cushioned, arched, quick-drying footbed, these are slip-ons built for years of easy strolls. Buy them at Amazon.
2. ExOfficio Next-to-Nothing Shirt ($65)
This "super soft" Hawaiian shirt is made of cotton and Tencel, a wood-sourced fiber that wicks moisture to cool your skin. Cooler than linen, the fabric also has a UPF 40 rating, protecting you from the sun's harmful rays. Buy it at Amazon.
3. Bose Frames ($200)
"Perfect for a day at the beach," Bose Frames have built-in Bluetooth speakers that direct "crystal-clear" music to your ears only. Pausing or skipping songs is easy, and only you will know what you're grooving to. Buy it at Amazon.
4. Kapital 'Old Man' Hat ($181)
Bucket hats observe no borders. This artisanal denim twill for men and women comes from a Japanese brand that took inspiration from the Cuban fisherman in Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. Buy it at Canoe Club.
5. Teknetics Patriot ($449)
Step up your treasure hunting with a metal detector that can find rings or coins up to a foot underground. Because the screen display indicates the probable material and depth, you won't waste energy digging up bottle caps. Buy it at Amazon.
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