With summer quickly approaching, skiers are swapping out ski pants for Choco’s and beacons for PFD’s.

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And while most ski bums will have to sift through an avalanche of hoarded gear, chances are they’re still missing some key pieces of summer gear that only the most seasoned veterans still have in their arsenal.

Here are the 10 Must Have Items For All Summer Adventures

10) Pat’s Backcountry Beer Kit

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Pat’s Backcountry Beverages were created to take the beer weight out of people’s backpacks. So in order to keep hikers hydrated without the extra weight or trash to pack out, Pat’s Backcountry Beverages created a portable carbonation kit that allows users to make their own beer in the backcountry.

9) Fugoo Tough Speaker

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The Fugoo Tough Speaker not only sounds good but being snowproof, sandproof, and waterproof makes it the ultimate speaker for any and all summer adventures.

8) New Balance Vazee Pace

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New Balance’s Vazee Pace holds top honors from Outside Online and there’s a reason why. Although it’s not trail specific, the Vazee does great on mellow trail and with a long distance profile built on stability, it’s the perfect summer run around shoe.

7) Lone Wolf Speedster Folding Pocket Knife

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Everyone needs a good knife in their pocket. However, not all pocket knives were created equal. Lone Wolf’s Tac-Force Speedster is a one of a kind knife that boasts a unique look, seamless fold, and durable blade.

6) Patagonia Wavefarer Board Short


The Wavefarer short is the classic, do-it-all board short. However, unlike many other boardshorts, it holds up equally well on land as it does in water. From camping trips in the desert to overnights on the river, the Wavefarer is the way to go.

5) Smith Cornice Sunglasses


This Smith throwback is the ultimate in late 80’s/early 90’s style. Whichever the case, it’s still a good look.

4) Pelican 1060 Waterproof Case


Who hasn’t lost their phone to water-logging? Instead, just throw your valuables in the Pelican and using a carabiner, clip it to any part of the raft, SUP, or whatever– it’ll stay dry.

3) Chaco Men’s Z/1 Yampa Sandal

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It’s been a classic for a while now. There’s just no better sandal on the market.

2) Mountain Hardwear Optic Vue 3.5 Tent

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The Optic Vue 3.5 is one of the best designed tents ever made and its simplicity and durability are matched only by it’s quick and easy packup. Also, it’s lightweight design and extra space make it just as good for car camping as it is for backpacking.

1) Brunton Lightwave Amp

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Shout out to Brunton for brining some serious heady features to the camping mix. People always regret forgetting to bring a lamp for camp. If you get the Brunton Lightwave, you will never forget.

Just remember– Don’t forget the gear…