5 REI Deals to Kick Off Summer at the Beach

Summer’s around the corner and it’s about to get hot. Do you have your suit, sunnies, and water toys ready to roll? Well, get it in gear right here.

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What beach gear are you looking for when you hit the beach this summer? photo courtesy of Pexels

Hitting the sand and surf this summer? Make sure you’re prepared with these five deals that round out any beach bag.

Smith Lowdown 2.0 ChromaPop Sunglasses: $111 (20% off)

These classically shaped sunnies come with a modern pop of color that’s just plain fun to strut at the beach. But it’s Smith’s ChromaPop lens technology that helps you see just the right wave – or navigate variable terrain when you’re in the trees rather than the sea. Smith says the lens tech makes colors more vibrant. It’s a subjective claim, but we’ve tried them and agree these are some great sunglasses.

Carve Designs Hoku Swim Skirt: $48 (25% off)

Why the Hoku over your bikini bottoms, or even the boy shorts? Because when you want to play hard in the water – paddle, skim, or boogie board – you might want something to cover your ass. This side-cincher also has ruching to keep you tight where you want. And the swim skirt has 50+ UPF for those sensitive areas that never see the light of day. Tattoo not included.

O’Neill Sandbar Cruzer Board Shorts: $45 (25% off)

This vintage-stripe board short gets an updated look with a quad-covering 20-inch outseam and surf-style closures. Plus, it has anti-rash agents and activity-friendly “Hyperfreak Stretch,” which comes in handy when you overextend in the ocean – or at the beach bar.

Werner Camano Straight 2-Piece Paddle: $220 (20% off)

Yes, the two-piece design on this travel-savvy paddle makes it easy to break down and pack out. But it’s the art on this asymmetrical powerhouse that will make a splash, even next to your beached sea kayak.

Patagonia P6 LoPro Trucker Hat: $22 (25% off)

Can’t you just feel the sea breezes through your mesh-back trucker hat? These beautifully ventilated, go-anywhere, do-anything lids never sacrifice style – and will never let your next adventure down. For this summer in the sand, we’re feeling the beryl-green, pictured.

Looking for more REI gear deals? We did the hard work for you! Check out all of our REI Anniversary Sale gear deals here.