Gear, gadgets and apparel as vibrant as your backcountry pursuits.
This gal was made for comfort more than speed, with a color palette that screams Cali-style. Phat Cycles makes both men’s and women’s frames in a rainbow of fun colors, but painted rims are the cherry on top! Adventure Earth • Phat Cycles Seawind 26” in Pink with Orange Rims • $185
With dozens of bold colors and wacky patterns, these helmets will protect your noggin through every bump and stumble. The watermelon rind and Evel Knievel-inspired designs are especially fun. It has innovative, adjustable cooling vents so staying safe is no sweat. Adventure Earth • Nutcase Bike and Skate Helmet in Aurora Green • $70
IN THE BAG
This must-have backpack was, ironically, designed for Swedish schoolchildren in the 1970s. It’s now graduated into the fashion and outdoors mainstream and is available in literally dozens of bold colors. Red Beard’s Outfitter • Fjällräven Kanken Backpack in Burnt Orange • $75
TAKE A SEAT
The perfect outdoor chair is born, with a solid base that won’t sink in the sand or leave you topsy turvy. It folds completely into its base for easy packing. It’s regulation height for music festivals, and it’s crazy comfy. Red Beard’s Outfitter • Thermarest Uno Camp Chair in Citron • $90
HE'S A CUT UP
Utility and beauty are not mutually exclusive. This handy dandy knife is available in unexpected shades like hot pink, neon yellow or cool blue. Red Beard’s Outfitter • Morakniv Basic 511 Knife in blue • $20
Every adventure deserves a soundtrack, and this suction mount Bluetooth speaker is packed and ready. It’s waterproof, sand proof, buoyant and darn near indestructible. It’s also just plain cute. Adrenaline • Speaqua Barnacle Waterproof Speaker in Aloha Blue • $40
Orca coolers guarantee up to 10 days of cold, so even your longest backcountry treks will be well provisioned. They come with a lifetime warranty and are made in a dazzling array of colors. (We can’t help ourselves with this pink!) McCoy Outdoors • Orca 20 Qt. Cooler in Pink • $189
Shoes as fast as your six-minute mile, these innovative joggers are lightweight and made for high performance. The vibrant color options add a little extra spring to your step. Running Wild • Brooks Launch 4 Running Shoe in Purple Cactus Flower / Diva Pink • $110
OK, here’s one place that color is a no-go this summer! Avoid the burn with one of the hottest new sunscreens, created by a couple of Florida surfers with active folks in mind.
Adrenaline • Sun Bum SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion • $16
GET UP, STAND UP
Make a bold splash on a board that is just plain fun. Paddleboards provide a low-impact (and low-hassle) workout with a built-in waterfront view. Fresh air is included with the price. Coastal Paddle Company • YOLO Standup PaddleBoard in Candyland • $935
Adrenaline • 328 Fairhope Ave. 990-0699
Adventure Earth • 2039 Airport Blvd. 478-1000
McCoy Outdoors • 3498 Springhill Ave. 473-1080
Running Wild • 214 Fairhope Ave. 990-4412
Red Beard’s Outfitter • 4354 Old Shell Road. 217-7466
Coastal Paddle Company • 314 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze.