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The Inertia

Is it summer already? Well the days are just about as long as they’ll ever be, the weather’s warm, and so is the water, so it must be! If you’re looking to invest in some Fun, like a soft top or a new pair of boardshorts, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite items to treat yourself to a summery good time that, coincidentally, are also solid gifts for Father’s Day, summer birthdays, and graduations. To view the full 2022 Summer Gear Guide, click through the gallery above.

Rece sunglasses RAEN

Rece Sunglasses by RAEN

RAEN’s Rece in Absinthe is a quintessential square Modern Classic frame. Designed in California and constructed with a premium acetate, these handcrafted sunglasses are hand polished and feature sturdy triple-dot rivets on the temples. The design itself is inspired by their best-selling Wiley frame, pushing the familiar angular silhouette into a bold-yet-wearable shape that’s wide enough to work on a range of face shapes. The cool Absinthe color is perfectly complemented by the Vibrant Brown Polarized lenses, providing a look that’s timeless and sophisticated. Sign up for RAEN’s newsletter and get 20% off your first order.

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Aventon Pace ebike

Next-Gen Pace Ebike by Aventon

Meet the Next-Gen Pace 350 and 500. The Pace was Aventon’s first-ever ebike, and one that put them on the map. The Next-Gen Pace is still Aventon’s popular and comfortable cruiser, but with some added features such as integrated front and rear lights and an upgraded battery. It is also now available in both step-over and step-through frames.

One of Aventon’s lighter ebikes to date, The Next Gen Pace doesn’t sacrifice power or performance. For anyone who’s looking for that extra punch, the 500 variant has a top speed of 28 mph, and both the 500 and 350 have an average range of 40 miles, plenty of power to make it around the block, and then some.

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Waiakea Bundle

15L Spouted Box and Refillable Aluminum Bottles Bundle by Waiākea

Waiākea’s Hana Hou aluminum is the ideal bottle whether you’re on the go or taking it easy at home. Refillable over 100 times, it matches perfectly with the Pahu Nunui 15L box, to ensure you’ll stay hydrated with their naturally alkaline water throughout the day.

Sustainably sourced from a deep well on the side of the Mauna Loa Volcano on the Big Island of Hawai’i, Waiākea Hawaiian Volcanic Water starts as rain and snowmelt before filtering through thousands of feet of volcanic rock, re-emerging at the surface as refreshingly crisp, naturally alkaline water. Save an additional 20% off with the code ‘INERTIA20’ from June 1 – 15.

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highlite arch boardshort zeke lau

Highlite Arch 19′ Boardshorts by Quiksilver

Function comes first for the performance-focused Highlite Arch Boardshort for men. Engineered with Quik’s recycled Highlite™ fabric, the stretch is supreme and the breathability is exceptional, thanks to micro-perforated arch side panels. No dragging, no restrictions, no problems. Plus, a plant-based hydrophobic coating has these exceptional surf trunks drying in lightning-fast time. Zeke Lau Approved.

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Jolyn Eryn Krouse collection

Jolyn x Eryn Krouse Collection

“The Alanna high waisted bottoms with the Eryn top are definitely my go-to for bigger wave scenarios,” says surfer and content creator Eryn Krouse.

The JOLYN x Eryn Krouse Collection was created to meet a surfer’s needs. Design elements include clean finishes (no chafing) and adjustable straps for a custom fit. Furthermore, the entire collection is made from recycled Sea-Flex fabric, a fabric that is supportive with the right amount of stretch for optimal movement while staying put.

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Meta LS 2/2 Free Picture

Meta LS 2/2 Free by Picture

Picture’s Meta 2/2 Free was developed with a no-compromise mentality – use the most sustainable technologies available, and match or beat fit and stretch of the leading neoprene suits on the market. Check, check, and check. Made with Eicoprene – a petroleum-free synthetic foam derived from limestone and recycled tires, the suit is remarkably comfortable and soft, fitting like a second skin. The 4-way stretch Flexskin technology at the chest and arms makes the suit easy to get on and off and provides maximum mobility when paddling, while the recycled polyester lining retains body heat so you can stay out longer.

Known more for their unique combination of technical and steezy outerwear for skiing and snowboarding, Picture is bringing their philosophy to the lineup with a full line of wetsuits that can now be found in the US.

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Etnies Jameson 2 Eco

Etnies Jameson 2 Eco

As etnies’ best-selling silhouette, the Jameson 2 Eco is made using recycled rubber. This low-top shoe features a faux-vulc cup sole construction with a recycled foam insole and a thinly padded tongue and collar. Etnies is proud to stand with Trees For The Future, planting over 2 million trees since 2011 through their Buy a Shoe Plant a Tree project. For every Jameson 2 Eco sold, one tree will be planted to aid reforestation efforts in East and West Africa. Thank you for your help in making our world a better place.

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SOLE Baja Flip

SOLE Baja Flip

The Baja Flip by Canadian-based eco-footwear brand SOLE is a flop that’s good for you and the environment, made from BLOOM Algae foam with a wear-moldable, cushioning footbed in SOLE’s Signature Supportive Shape.

The BLOOM Algae foam is produced from harmful algae blooms in freshwater systems and the ocean, which are harvested and repurposed into high-quality materials that have 40% less environmental impact than competing petroleum-based products. As for you, signature arch support, metatarsal support, and a deep heel cup make this a flip flop that will help your feet rather than hurt them. Find the Women’s version here.

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Almond Joy Lifestyle

R-Series Joy by Almond Surfboards

Beat the crowd with The Joy, Almond’s most popular, and most versatile, surfboard model. At 8’0 long and 22″ wide, the low-rocker and substantial volume will help you to catch more waves, and get into those waves earlier. Pintail and slight vee (bottom contour) help it turn with ease, even from the middle of the board.

Other boards in the R-series lineup include the 6’4″ Pleasant Pheasant, 5’4″ Secret Menu, and 9’2″ Surf Thump. ‘INERTIA15’ gets you 15% off of any of them.

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clean ocean designs mariner mat

Clean Ocean Designs Mariner Mat

For cold-water surfers, a wetsuit changing mat is a must, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one that’s better for you or the environment than the Mariner Mat from Clean Ocean Designs.

At 29.5 by 19 inches, each mat is made from 31 grams of algae biomass, returning 155 liters of fresh water to the habitat, and 97 cubic meters of air to the atmosphere. With handles on both sides, it can be used to rinse off gear, and fits perfectly as a cushion between boards. Beyond surfing, the Mariner Mat makes a great addition to any outdoor shower setup, and can also function as a stylish door mat. Multifunctional doesn’t quite cover it.

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Trenches Icon Hydro Melin

Trenches Icon HYDRO by Melin

Melin’s most popular flat visor, deeper fitting shape, the Trenches Icon HYDRO is designed to stand up to your hardest workouts and wildest adventures. Built for work and play, the hat is engineered with a hydrophobic technology on the crown panels designed to bead away water and prevent absorption. Constructed with durable materials the hat is water repellant, floatable, and breathable.

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Matador Towel Poncho

Volcom x Matador Packable Towel Poncho

Combining Volcom’s heritage in the surf community with Matador’s expertise in lightweight travel, the Volcom x Matador Packable Surf Poncho is a compact and absorbent solution to minimize your bulky beach kit. Specialty nanofiber material absorbs 2.3x its weight in water, and dries quickly between uses for convenient pack up. While in use, the zipper pocket is the perfect stash spot for important items. When not in use, the poncho packs into the same pocket for efficient packing and travel.

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