Cabin Fever

Beachwear for the seasonally affected

Photographed on location at G&I Homes, Oneonta, New York. Models: Joe DeSalvo and Curtis Dexter.     Photo: Chris Buck

LEFT: Save your eyes with the 100 percent UV protection of CHOPPER sunglasses by SMITH SPORT OPTICS ($60; 800-635-4401, www.smithsport.com).

A polyester polo that repels mosquitos? That's right, EX OFFICIO's BUGAWAY CRICKET shirt ($54; 800-833-0831) gives skeeters the heebie-jeebies.

The gusseted nylon FIJI boardshorts by PRANA ($49; 800-557-7262, www.prana.com) won't make you Kelly Slater, but they still feel nice.

Chart a course for sunnier weather with help from TIMEX's HELIX compass/watch ($80; 800-448-4639, www.timex.com), or at least figure out where you are right now.

BANSHEE V shoes by ADIDAS ($80; 800-289-2724, www.adidas.com) combine the support of a running shoe with the airy freedom of a sandal.

RIGHT: Morph from lowly turista to a supertourist with a silk CAMP SHIRT by Tommy Bahama ($95; 800-647-8688, www.tommybahama.com).

If the swanky yet tough INFANTRY watch from SWISS ARMY BY VICTORINOX ($195; 800-243-4057, www.swissarmy.com) is any indication of the sort of gear their troops wear, sign us up.

Leave the jeans at home and instead pack PRANA's TITAN cotton-and-nylon travel pants ($58; 800-557-7262, www.prana.com). Unlike denim, they'll last longer than you.

Thankfully, ROOTS sandals by BITE FOOTWEAR ($40; 800-248-3465, www.biteshoes.com) don't make that "snap-snap" sound heard from flip-flops. A nice feature when sneaking up on the wildlife.

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