Check out some of our favorite products this June perfect for summer adventures and overseas travel!
LIFESTRAW Personal Water Filter [$17.47, Amazon]
When you’re on the go this summer, remembering to hydrate is key. And even if there’s no water fountain or café nearby, you can still fill up and have fresh, filtered water with LifeStraw. The microfiltration system removes 99.9% of bacteria and parasites (including E. coli and salmonella), so river, lake and stream water is all fair game. One compact, travel-friendly LifeStraw can filter up to 1,000 gallons of water – it’s a tiny investment with big benefits. Plus, you’ll pay it forward. For every LifeStraw product purchased, a school child in need will receive safe drinking water for an entire school year.
BURNOUT SUNCARE [Prices vary by product: $9-$18.00, burnoutsun.com]
We are huge fans of anything from Burnout Suncare; a full line of vegan, cruelty-free and ocean-tested sunscreen and sun care products. This line includes a variety of broad-spectrum sunscreen, lip balms and post-sun soothers and is great for anyone who plays outdoor sports or spends time in the water. Creator & Environmental Scientist, Kevin Dunn created Burnout after his passion for surfing took him to Indonesia where he needed a sun protectant that was strong and truly salt-water proof. He spent months perfecting the formula and we love their eco-friendly approach to all things under the sun.
YOSH Waterproof Phone Pouch [$6.99, Amazon]
Make sure your phone is ready for adventure and the elements with this highly- durable and waterproof pouch from YOSH. Each YOSH phone pouch has passed a 2-hour waterproof test – and they come with a lifetime warranty. These guys are not messing around! Your phone will stay clean and dry all day as you swim, surf, kayak and water-sport your way through summer. We also love it for travel days, outdoor concerts and festivals. It’s a universal size and fits all current cell phone models, plus provides extra room for credit cards, cash or passports. So go on, take crystal clear pics of your SUP lesson, or FaceTime your mom while white-water rafting (okay, maybe save the FaceTime for post activity…).
Seafolly Sunkissed Fedora Hat [$38.00, Seafolly.com]
There’s nothing better than the perfect summer hat – a stylish and super functional accessory. This staple from beach-centric brand SeaFolly is made of all natural materials, and the wide brim offers sun protection for that precious face of yours. We love the Sunkissed embroidery that adds a fun twist on a summer accessory and it pairs well with just about anything!
Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Leave-In Treatment [$14.00 for 8 oz, shop.naturallycurly.com]
Summer means plenty of sunshine and humidity, which can leave hair feeling unruly. We love this all-natural Coconut Water Leave-In Treatment that combines coconut water with natural essential oils to give your hair a silky, shiny texture even in the mid-summer heat. It’s packed with Shea Butter, Hemp Seed Oil, Yuca Root and Flax Seed – giving your hair added nutrients that build strength and control curls!
SIMARI Women’s & Men’s Quick-Dry Water Shoes [$12.69, Amazon]
These are not the aqua socks you grew up with, trust us. We absolutely love the comfort, versatility and awesome colors and patterns from SIMARI. The fabric is super comfortable and lightweight, like a little wetsuit for your foot, while the sole is durable and ergonomically molded, so it offers stability through water, sand, rocks, and a multitude of terrains. Perfect for trekking through any type of hiking terrain, beach volleyball, sailing, boating and even during yoga and Pilates. They are quick dry and machine washable – and since they roll up into a compact shape, you can tuck them away in your backpack for easy access.
*At gaan+co. we look for products that align with our values - brands that are environmentally conscious, sustainable, fun and complimentary to any adventure. And, we love to support small, female-founded enterprises. We are not compensated for endorsing our product picks – but we sure do love ‘em!
- Written by Rachel Levy