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41 Beach Essentials: The Ultimate List


Nothing beats a hot summer day at the beach. All you really need is a towel and a pair of sunglasses to have a killer beach day, but there’s a whole ton of gear that can be a blast to bring along. When you’re hitting the beach for a full day with the family or with friends, it’s always fun to come prepared to play, eat and lounge to the max.

We’ve put together a top list of some seriously rad beach items to bring along with you this summer to the salt and sand. The beach is a place of both play and of pure tranquility, so we’ve included items that will both add excitement to your beach day as well as some gear that will assist you in winding allll the way down.

Sawyer Products Premium Insect Repellent with 20% Picaridin

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Depending on where you beach, insect repellent might be an absolute must.

Sawyer Product’s Premium Insect Repellent with 20% Picaridin is a great family-friendly option for bug defense that repels against mosquitos, gnats, sand flies ticks, chiggers and more.

The formula won’t damage, discolor or harm clothing, fabrics, fishing line or sunglasses, so it’s a great effective alternative to some of those nasty, DEET dominant formulas! When the bugs come out but you’re not ready to pack it up, your beach day can go on with a bit of Sawyer’s Repellent!

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May 4, 2022

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While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.

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The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

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SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan

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