4 Things to Pack for Your Summer Vacay
Cuyana Folding Panama Hat You will not only look cool on the beach wearing this classic Panama hat, but you’ll feel good about it, too. Handwoven in Ecuador by women using heritage techniques identified by UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the hat is made from toquilla straw, a renewable resource made from young palm fronds that are harvested without harming the main tree. The hat is packable, and you can adjust the interior band so it fits comfortably. Comes with either a black or navy grosgrain ribbon. $75
Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 In 1966, Sir Francis Chichester was the first man to sail around the world by himself, and he did it while wearing a Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Since then, the legendary watchmaker has become the sponsor of some of the most competitive yacht races in the world, and the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 (pictured above) has become the watch of choice for yachties. The two-directional bezel allows sailors to make complicated calculations. It is waterproof to a depth of 330 feet, and the Chromalight display makes it easy to see in all conditions. $12,000
Nomadix Towel Made from post-consumer recycled plastics, this microfiber towel is the best quick-dry beach towel you can find. It weighs a little over a pound, so it packs up small, and it resists the sand (you can easily shake it off). The ultralight version (54” x 30”) is perfect for drying off after surfing. Choose from a variety of fun colors and patterns. $39.95+
Persol 714 Steve McQueen Sunglasses Set the scene this summer with a pair of these new sunglasses by Persol. The original model worn by actor Steve McQueen was introduced in the 1960s as a folding version of the 649. McQueen perfected his effortless cool wearing these pilot-shape sunglasses with a keyhole bridge. Crafted by hand in Italy using acetates from cotton and powdery pigments, each pair has unique variations. Select your own combination of frame and lens, perhaps the honey-colored Meile with polar gradient blue lenses ($480) or tortoise-shelled Havana with platinum-plated lenses.