Old Man and the Sea Cap $372
Named after Japan's "jean capital" of Kojima, Kapital crafted this fisherman's cap from heavy duty Japanese cotton and finished it with a tough leather closure. The loose fitting cap is sturdy enough to last through any nautical nightmare.
Yellow Leaf Hammocks
Vineyard Haven Hammock $179
For the serious lounger, slip into one of these high-quality hammocks, handwoven by artisans in rural northern Thailand using yarn that's as soft as cashmere—which also repels mildew and mold, is fade-proof and guaranteed to not fall apart—meaning, it's meant to last. Know that your afternoon nap will make an impact: Yellow Leaf is a social entreprise dedicated to fostering sustainable economic development for its weavers and their families.
Mystic Tarpent $70
For those perfect summer evenings under the stars, when a full-on tent seems a tad too much, we recommend the amazing Mystic Tarpent from Poler. The Tarpent includes two tarps that can be transformed into a myriad of structures for whatever the situation: open-air sleeping arrangement, shelter for both sudden rain and blazing sun, insulating space blanket, reflective search beacon, and even a 100% waterproof ground cover for times when a full-on tent is necessary. Weighing in at a mere two pounds, this miracle-worker belongs in any nature lover's pack.
Part hammock and part suspended sleeping bag, Fatboy's Headdemock makes you feel like you're lying on a gigantic pillow for your al fresco (or indoor) siesta. Non-woven mesh—available in a wide variety of colors—keeps things cool and comfortable.
Bata Tennis Shoe $60
Generations of Indian school kids have had the shoes comprising their traditional phys-ed uniform co-opted for street style. The Bata Tennis is a classic, 100% cotton kick with green pinstripes around a thick sole with simple white laces.
Maslin & Co
Zebra Towel $225
Ditch the threadbare Technicolor rags lying around the linen closet and invest in a sophisticated zebra hide beach towel from Maslin & Co. Complete with its own leather carrying strap, this is an accessory to show fellow beachgoers you mean business with your seaside spread.
Simple Fly Fishing Kit $280
There are many who will say that to introduce someone to fly fishing is to give them a gift for life. Patagonia's SImple Fly Fishing Kit can get anyone started in the art of tenkara, a lo-fi Japanese technique. They'll get a 10-foot rod and line with a box of a dozen flies, a book on the craft and a quick set-up guide. Plus, the company donates $10 of each purchase to Montana's Madison River O'Dell Creek restoration project.
Avail Lip Balm With Sunscreen $19
Aesop's Avail lip balm combines the immediate benefits of an all-natural moisturizer (free of silicone, paraffin, beeswax and other animal-derived ingredients) with a proactive UV filters for the ultimate sun shield. This SPF30 lip balm is one to keep on your person all summer long.
I Love to Kick Foosball Table $85
World Cup only comes once every four years, but you can the energy alive everyday with a competitive (or friendly) game of foosball. Kartoni's affordable cardboard table makes it easy—complete with a wooden ball, customizable players, cup holders and a smartphone speaker, this portable table is ready to go anytime and anywhere you want to play.
Key Log Rolling
The Key Log $2,150
Technological progress like those on a Key Log represent the best of what separates man from beast. Gone are the dark ages of treacherous, splintering logs in the middle of a lake—this 65-pound portable tube simulates the good old-fashioned fun of a log roll with special innovations to help control speed so kids can learn to balance while having a splash.
Authentic New York Hot Dog Vendor Cart $5,500
Ever since 1936 when Oscar Mayer rolled out the Wienermobile, the first mobile hot dog cart, sausage vendors have become an inextricable part of America's urban centers. This high-quality vendor cart is modeled after the same found on the streets of New York City and is perfect for backyards or business opportunities.
EQ Bike Chain Cover $28
Japanese utility bag producer, Master-piece have entered the cycling arena with this EQ bike chain cover made of heavy duty nylon that's designed to keep your chain from scratching your frame.
Rhino Laces $29
Created by wild land firefighters, Rhino's Unbreakable Boot Laces make a mighty claim for a small but significant gear staple: they cannot be burned, torn, cut or destroyed in any way. If some Herculean effort proves them wrong, their guarantee covers a replacement.
Ilan Dei Venice
Cruiser Tea Cart $1,300
Functional, beautiful and understated, Ilan Dei Venice's tea cart—with its powder-coated aluminum frame and corian wheels (with Buna-N tred)—rolls anywhere one might need cocktails. And the four colorways—ice, marigold, mint and pacific—are perfect for a casual but classy afternoon garden party
Watermelon Scarf Blanket $184
Potipoti combines summertime kitsch and whimsy with subtle sophistication in its watermelon blanket that can also serve as a festive scarf. The fun continues with a natural leather carrier, which doubles as a belt.
Mini Hozuki Lantern $40
The Mini Hozuki Lantern brings sharp, modern design to your campsite. The smart and slick little LED bulb emits warm, natural light reminiscent of a candle, and features intuitive controls and a powerful magnetic fastener.