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Summer Gear
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Whether your summer involves international air travel, a drive to Long Island, a walk to Central Park, or an hour on tar beach, here are some tools, supplies, gadgets, and accessories to improve the season.


Coola Suncare products have no paba, paraben, petroleum or phthalate, and they smell good. Available here.

Maui Jim Sunglasses are expensive and worth it. Here's why.

Anthisan Bite & Sting Cream will take the sting out—but you've got to apply asap.

Keep the biters and stingers at bay with Citronella.

Curl up for a nap in this Mayan hammock, handcrafted in Nicaragua.

Summer doesn't have to be one long bad hair day: spritz with Oribe Anti-Humidity Spray.

Gather ye rosebuds, ye fruits, and yer veggies with a garden hod; its steel mesh bottom allows for easy rinsing.

The Aerobie Orbiter Boomerang was developed by a Stanford engineer and flies out 90 feet or so before making the roundtrip.


10 Summer Reads

A Drop of the Hard Stuff
by Lawrence Block

The Year We Left Home
by Jean Thompson

Orientation and Other Stories
by Daniel Orozco

The Hypnotist
by Lars Kepler

Vaclav & Lena
by Haley Tanner

The Dog Who Came in From the Cold
by Alexander McCall Smith

The Man in the Rockefeller Suit
by Mark Seal

Caleb's Crossing
by Geraldine Brooks

The Murder of the Century
by Paul Collins

Untold Story
by Monica Ali


May your summer be filled with only sunny days. But just in case: throw in this ultra-portable umbrella.

After the the stars come out, after the spliff and the toasted marshmallows, time for a little stargazing. Keep this Stellarscope handy for IDs.

Protect your feet from splinters, hot tar and sand with these foldable slippers from Muji.


Fun, funny board game: Sounds Like a Plan.

The Infinitely Adjustable Umbrella Sports Chair—chair, ottoman, shade, and cupholder. Oh, yeah.














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