Women’s Beach Gear Essentials

May 21, 2008
Outside Magazine
Women’s Beach Gear Essentials

1. WILSON AVP REPLICA BALL You might not be able to spike like Misty May-Treanor, but you won't be able to blame the ball. This soft, composite-leather volleyball is a facsimile of what the pros use. $15; wilson.com

2. LOLË IBIZA TOP AND IXTAPA BOTTOM Well-endowed women will appreciate the supportive cut of the halter and the full-coverage bottoms. $38 (top), $32 (bottom); lolewomen.com

3. ROXY EGG BEATER BOARD Lightweight yet durable, this 7'5" epoxy women's board feels nimble in everything from knee-high to head-high surf. $570; roxy.com

4. REEF STASH BLUE FLIP-FLOPS Pull out the compartment and store your popsicle money before flopping down the boardwalk. $49; reefusa.com

5. CARVE DESIGNS SUNSET RAGLAN RASHGUARD Take the chafing edge off surf sessions with this silky, sun-blocking rashy. $48; carvedesigns.com

6. LOLË BEACH SHORTS Hang ten or just hang out in these quick-drying baggies. $48

7. PATAGONIA TEA GARDEN MAKEBA TOP AND TEA GARDEN ADOUR BOTTOMS This stretchy nylon-and-spandex bikini stays with you in the surf. $44 (top), $36 (bottom); patagonia.com

8. REEF MARY JANE DRESS The buttery cotton fabric makes this the perfect post-sun pullover. $40

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