The Best of Guys Summer Gear

The sun is out, toilet paper is back in stock, Las Vegas has reopened its doors, and the bikinis are in full bloom. All you need now is the best Summer gear to make the most of it. This Summer we are moving beyond the Mazda Miata MX-5, G-Shock GPW1000 Hybrid GPS watch, Laybeany Air Lounges, and Happy Lens sunglasses into a realm of electric waterboards, sea drones, inflatable tropical islands, and much more.

Flite Series 2 Electric Waterboard

Only rivaled by the experience of riding on a dolphin’s back, the Flite Series 2 offers the experience of a lifetime. And as long as you’ve got access to a plug-in socket, that once in a lifetime can keep on giving (and giving and giving).

Get more info here.

QYSEA 4K Self Lighted (330 ft.) Underwater Drone

Do you remember the old days when a drone was simply a landlocked camera of flight? Welcome to the world of underwater exploration with this QYSEA underwater drone. This features just about everything that you’ve ever seen in your favorite sci-fi movie flicks, including 4K video, 3 Knots of propelling strength (with internal cooling), 4000 lumens LED light, 6-hour battery life, front mounted robotic arm, and VR glasses. Sharks not included (awe!).

Get yours here.

Razor Ripstik Dryland Surfboard

Somewhere around 30 percent of the American population lives on the coastline, which means that 70 percent of us have no access to the pleasure of surfing the great white. But Razor challenges that fact with the option of surfing the ever-growing great grey asphalt jungles of Urbasmia. The Razor Ripstik does the same amazing transformation as inline roller blades did for the old roller skate by using a one-piece torsion technology and only two caster wheels.

Get yours here.

Yamaha 2-Speed Seascooter

Why should a drone have all the fun when a pair of handlebars, a stronger motor can put you literally in the driver’s seat of the ocean floor. This seascooter by Yamaha has been designed for saltwater, it will power you around any body of saltwater up to 4.5 mph for 30 minutes or longer with its rechargeable 2-speed motor. We use to complain that these recreational gadgets seemed slow, and then we were informed that non-James Bond types used to get around the ocean using only their hands and kicking feet (so we don’t complain anymore).

Get one here.

Waterwolf MPX 3 Waveless Surfboard

Okay, so let’s say that you don’t live within access to a coastline, your weary of road/asphalt rash, but you’ve got plenty of bodies of water around you. Well, that sounds like your a candidate for the Waterwolf MPX 3 waveless surfboard. It has an electric motor to substitute for the lack of waves. But not to worry, you’ll be soon creating your own waves as you’re hurling across that flat motionless water at speeds up to 20 mph with only your hands and balance to guide you.

Made in Germany; more information here.

Intex Inflatable Tropical Island Lounging Pool/Lake Float

Having access to a pool, lake, or oceanfront property was maybe cool back in 2019. This year you need to have your own island, but unless you’ve got a couple million to spend, this Intex inflatable version will get you enough of the perks for around $300. What we like about it is the generous seating area (roughly 10′ x 10′, 5 adults), mesh netting on the floor (to keep your tootsies wet), built-in cooler/cup holders, and two sets of handles for getting on and off the island.

Get yours here.

Truck Surf Hotel

What could be better than your own island? Well, how about your own hotel that travels where you need it. Yeah, we’ve heard RVs described in this way, but we’re talking about a turnkey experience without the nagging from your GPS, the arguing about who can drive better, the year-round maintenance, and the lack of a second-story view. The Truck Surf Hotel is a two-story converted Mercedes Actros with expandable walls. It comes with a fully furnished living room, kitchen, and bathroom. It also has a lounge terrace with bean bags (and that’s just the first floor). The second floor holds access to 5 rooms (4 shared double rooms and one private), all air-conditioned.

And if you think all that sounds interesting, we’ve intentionally left out a few things for you to discover yourself, here.

The Anthenea Smart Floating Space

A Truck Hotel is awesome, but there is still the potential aggravation of dealing with annoying hotel mates. We get it, so let’s get back to the idea of your own floating island, but this time we’re going to make it a bit more of a floating luxury alcove with a solarium (12 person capacity), kitchen, bedroom suite, and 360° live undersea show 24/7. These cozy little getaways are available for both rent and private ownership, and yes it is actually capable of ‘sailing’ in what they call a “slow discovery mode”.

Find out more here.

The Grillbot

By a show of overly charred Summer burgers, who likes to clean a grill? We’re not sure if this statement is exactly politically correct, but we’re going to say it anyway, “Cleaning a grill is robot’s work.” Or at least it should be. Let’s just say if you have $100 on hand and you don’t need it to pay for anything important, like bills, this cleaner robot should be a worthy investment towards your free time. It cleans both hot and cold grills, and its brushes are dishwasher safe, which pretty much leaves you out of the entire process of cleaning your dirty grill. All you do is set the bot on the grill, close the lid, and wait for the alarm to sound, letting you know that your grill is ready to go.

Get yours here.

Lampuga Air Inflatable Jetboard

Oh, Lampuga, you had us at ‘inflatable’. Let us break this down for you in as few words as possible. You get yourself a powerful 14 horsepower electric motor and sandwich it between air and your two feet. Place on top of a large body of water and make sure that your medical insurance is up to date. The Lampuga Jetboard has a top speed of around 30 mph and a runtime of approximately 45 minutes.

Check them out here.

Hammocraft Floating Hammock

A man nap on a hammock is among the 15 activities we try to accomplish every summer. Why limit yourself to two perfectly spaced trees when it comes to your hammock enjoyment. Heck, why limit yourself to dry land, period, when you’ve got the Hammocraft as an option. These Multi-Hammock frame systems fit on a variety of boats and kayaks, offering a plentitude of options for bringing your relaxation time out to the open water. Whether it’s the rapids, a lazy river, or an ocean swell there is most likely a way to include a hammock with your fun.

Get creative here.

Atoll 11-Foot Inflatable Lightweight Paddleboard

Standup full-size paddle boards have been around for a while, and they are awesome so long as you have the means to transport them. Yeah, you could always settle for one of those smaller, flabby, inflatable models, but may we highly recommend one of the newest 11-foot models from Atoll that comes with its own backpack, pump, leash, oar, and it weighs only 21 lbs in travel mode. These have been designed with an extra layer of PVC to create a true rigid board between its 6-inch layer of air. These also come with a tri-fin design for true tracking and can hold a 700 lb gorilla.

Get yours here.

Tommy Bahama Backpack Beach Chair

You supply the atmosphere and this chair will offer up five recline positions (including flat), an insulated pouch for your kelp beer, another pocket, and weighs only 9 lbs. This aluminum chair is the humble beach gadget you never knew that you needed. It slings on your back, goes wherever your two feet will take you, and will never go out of style.

Get one here.

Anker Soundcore Flare 2 Bluetooth Speaker with Lightshow

Anker has some great Bluetooth speakers, but the Flare 2 has Summertime fun written all over it. It features a driving 360 degree sound tube with 20 watts of power and a 12-hour battery. It is fully submersible, features equalizer settings, and comes with several modes of light synchronized settings that will light up both the floor/water and ceiling/sky.

Check it out here.

World of Watersports Super Slide

Do you remember those old slides you used to set up in your backyard with your Dad? Then you’d turn on the sprinklers and do your best to pretend that your backyard was a Stage 3 waterpark. Well, we at Urbasm have dug out those old slides, and they just don’t live up to the fun we remembered. So we invested in two of these Watersports Super Slides, which connect in unison creating a massive 50-foot slide with two inflatable sleds. This comes with a bumper system to keep you on the straight and narrow, and the bumpers also spray water the entire distance, giving this child’s toys some serious adult potential.

Get yours here.

Timbuk2 Parker Minimalist Commuter Backpack

We fell in like with the Timbuk2 Prospect backpack on a wintery morning of 2014. This Summer we’re retiring that old prospect in favor of a new one, the Parker Commuter. It comes with a full 36 Liter capacity in a minimalist design, which means that it does not travel as bulky as that capacity might lead you to believe. It comes with dual side pockets (with drainage holes), a couple quick access pockets in front, a lined pocket for sensitive electronics, and compression straps for simple expansion. It is slim, weatherproof, durable (Cordura Nylon), and looks sleek and modern too.

Get yours here.

BBQ Tool Box

When it comes to grills, some people think the bigger the better, others prefer the most innovative and green. We are kind of keen on novelty, space-saving, and the element of surprise. Check out this BBQ Tool Box by Suck UK. It folds out to one 16″ x 9″ stainless cooking area, a smaller warming rack, and a storage tray for all your condiments and tools. We can’t vouch for longevity, but the idea and execution of this is solid!

Check them out here.

Xelfly Submersible Inflatable Backpack

There is something very confidence building about a travel backpack that holds air (inflatable), is fully submersible, and advertises itself as the perfect companion (floating right along side of you) during your next Summer excursion. We’ve used those watertight pouches to keep our sensitive items safe during kayak trips, but an entire backpack would be better. These come with up to 25-liters of storage space, which sure beats any zip lock bag.

Get one here.

OLIGHT 2.5″ Baton3 1200 Lumens Led Flashlight

Our Cube multi-light has been coaxed into retirement by the new and upgraded OLIGHT Baton3. With up to 1200 lumens at your fingertips, and we do mean ‘fingertips’ considering this light is just a scant 2.5-inches long. It is forged out of 100 percent aluminum and comes with a mini charger that will allow you to charge it for up to three cycles without needing an outlet.

Check it out here.

Dango Dapper Bifold RFID EDC Wallet

Here at Urbasm, we’ve enjoyed minimalist wallets made of leather and stainless steel, and even one with a 2 oz. built-in flask, but this year we can’t stop admiring our Dango Bifold. Forged with a combination of quality leather and aerospace aluminum, these rigid wallets hold a lot (up to 14 cards), and feature the craftsmanship and cleaver design of a fine watch.

Get one here.

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