School is out, the pool is open, and the beach is waiting. Have the best play-cation ever with these summer essentials for fun in the sun.
First Class Lounger
Lean back and relax in style with the new Rock And Roll Lounge from Sportsstuff. Contoured for comfort, this ergonomically designed heavy-gauge PVC float is perfect for the pool, beach, lake or a calm river. For loungers up to 200 pounds. $109. www.sportsstuff.com and www.airhead.com
Blow, Blow your Boat
Don’t go dizzy blowing up pool toys. Let the Airhead Hi-Pressure Air Pump do the work to inflate — and even deflate — boats, rafts, tubes, balls, pool toys, airbeds and other inflatable items. The 120-volt pump features a pressure-release valve to prevent over inflating, a lock-on accordion-style hose, four universal valves to fit all popular valve types, a carry handle and a 10 ft. long power cord. $49.99. www.sportsstuff.com and www.airhead.com
Ready, Aim, Water!
Get wild and wet with the Aqua Zooka, a quick-siphoning water soaker that shoots a stream up to 60 feet. The comfortable EVA handles keep the bazooka afloat in water and help you keep your grip, even with wet hands in the heat of battle. 12 to 32 inch barrel inches $8.99 to $14.99.
www.sportsstuff.com and www.airhead.com
Fish are Friends
Adorable Opa Cove Sea Squirts swim-assist vests and Coast Guard-certified life jackets keep kids swimming safe and in style. The comfy vests are designed with a fun flexible fin on the back that can be used to pluck little swimmers out of the water if needed. Styles include Clownfish, Great White Shark, Pink Dolphin, Blue Dolphin and Killa Whale. $59.95 to $69.95. www.opacove.com
This summer get the kids out of the house, and into their own Easy Playhouse, a portable, collapsible cardboard fort kit that kids can decorate themselves. Easily assembled in minutes, the two-piece blank cardboard sides and roof become a canvas for creativity. Kids can make it into a castle, a fortress, a clubhouse or anything they can imagine. The 100-percent recycled cardboard is reversible, so it’s two playhouses in one. $39.99. www.easyplayhouse.com
Tiny travelers can road trip to summer adventures comfy in the Safety 1st Rumi Air Harnessed Booster Car Seat. This high-tech car seat features an adjustable headrest, side impact protection and an air truss design engineered to absorb and lessen external force or impact, so children have more support and protection in the event of a crash. It also sports an integrated cup holder and snack tray so kids can have drinks and munchies handy during the ride. Babies â€œRâ€ Us and Toys â€œRâ€ Us. $179.99.
Get kids outdoors to explore in Vasque Juxt cross-training shoes. These stylish trail runners are ready for adventure, with rubber treads for all-around traction, durable nubuck leather uppers, cushioned and molded footbeds for all-day comfort, wicking nylon lining to keep feet cool, and dry and quick-pull laces for easy on and off. Kids sizes 10-13, Youth 1-6. $60. REI retailers and at www.backcountry.com