Kids' Summer Essentials
There's a lot to consider when it comes to the kids getting out and about in the summer -and staying safe while they're at it. You'll want to make sure they're protected from the sun but, at the same time, you want them to have as much fun as possible without feeling restricted in movement and activity options.
Here are some things you may want to put on your kids' summer essentials list to keep them entertained - and sun smart - all summer long.
Aqua shoes - also known as water shoes or dive shoes - allow the kids to get up to all kinds of summer fun and adventure without injuring vulnerable feet.
Durable and versatile, aqua shoes are constructed from neoprene for quick drying, and feature high traction rubber outsoles for added grip. Quick-release ankle bungees allow for hassle-free on-and-off functionality.
Aqua shoes really show their worth when kids are in beach water treading on coral and stones, out of the water on jagged rocks and hot sand, or on the deck of a boat.
You can feel extra confident that young skin is being protected from the harsh summer sun with UPF swimwear. This swimwear boasts the kind of ultra-violet protection (UVP) ratings active kids need to stay sun-savvy all summer long.
Made from fast-drying materials and highly breathable stretch fabric, the kids will stay cool and comfortable no matter what the conditions, and the 50+ UPF rating gives you both peace-of-mind and outstanding sun protection.
Summer clothing and rash vests are the perfect complement to other UHP swimwear.
As with most of our summer clothing range, rash vests boast 50+ UPF sun protection. They are also made from recycled materials, easy to maintain and come in a range of contemporary designs and styles. Paired with jammer shorts or swim shorts, the kids will be fitted out for summer fun from top to bottom.
Additionally, you should check out our activity and adventure clothing for kids. Engineered from quality materials that are durable enough to take whatever the most active of kids can dish out, these hardwearing clothing items are great value for money and easy to launder when you head off to your favourite summer campsite.
For families that love being around the water in summer, a quality personal floatation device (PFD) could be the best investment you ever make for your kids' safety.
Choose from a selection of PFDs that are suitable for every water activity - from boating and fishing to water-skiing, tubing, kayaking, wakeboarding and everything in-between. With multiple adjustment points and large armholes, the kids can continue to enjoy flexibility and freedom of movement, so their fun won't be compromised by the safety aspects.
Just make sure the PFDs you buy offer the highest quality safety ratings, meet important international standards, and are made to last.
As a parent, you're undoubtedly well-aware of the importance of hats when sending the kids out in the summer sun. From fishing to playing in the shallows at the beach, to kayaking to hiking and any other number of activities, you need to equip the younger members of your family with headwear that keeps them cool and protected from the elements.
Choose from boys' and girls' wide-brim and bucket hats for everyday use, including breathable straw-weave construction for enhanced comfort and drawstring chin straps to make sure they stay in place. There's also lightweight, stretch fabric caps with legionnaire covering to prevent neck sunburn in a range of fashionable designs and stylish looks.
Amp up the water fun this summer with a range of essential pool and beach toys.
The kids might like to stage their own beach cricket tournament, volleyball competition, Bluey dive ring challenge or simply laze away the hours with colourful, quirky and engaging inflatable devices.
But remember, these beach toys are not just for the kids, they're also the perfect excuse for bringing the whole family together for some summertime fun that you'll still be talking about in years to come.
Bodyboarding is awesome summer fun, and our range includes an array of contemporary, eye-catching designs that are sure to appeal to the kids - and the kids at heart!
Featuring HDPE slick bottoms for greater performance and added thrills in the water, the XPE topdecks give you a bodyboard tough enough to handle a variety of conditions, while maintaining density and shock-absorbing features for added value and long-term durability.
There are different size bodyboards too, which means there's something for everyone in the family so nobody is left on the sidelines.