I recently asked Pam and Dave, two people who have the best product knowledge of outdoor gear (hard goods and apparel) of anyone I know, to give me a handful of the best current deals on summer items at Tahoe Mountain Sports. Here’s a list of some of the best ‘bangs for your buck’ you can find online or at our store in Kings Beach on the north shore of majestic Lake Tahoe:
One of KAVU‘s best selling bags, the Kavu Keeper is either an every day purse or an over-the-shoulder-bag. With five separate storage pockets, you’re sure to stay organized. Plus, the print patterns are absolutely fabulous!
The North Face V Class Racerback Top is perfect for ladies who climb, run, paddle, and enjoy outdoor sports in warm weather. The stretch jersey fabric dries fast and moves with your body, and an internal bra shelf provides great support. The North Face women’s workout gear doesn’t slack on performance or comfort – the V Class Racerback is a great top for active women.
This Lole swim top is great for a swim in your favorite lake or just riding your cruiser to the deli up the street. It will stay in place through heavy surf and during extreme volleyball matches on the beach. The Lanai Halter Top is fully lined with comfortable stretch nylon and boasts UV protection from harmful sun rays. Every woman can use a good sports swim top, and Lole makes some of the cutest swimwear out there!
The Prana Dune Short is a great go-to cotton short for any activity. Appreciate their comfort during a yoga session or after a long day in the water, and boost your style points at the pub or the park. These Prana men’s shorts are so comfortable you’ll end up wearing them several days per week, all summer long.
These men’s Kuhl pants are burly, comfortable and scream “style!”. Five well-placed pockets stash your phone, wallet, keys and other items without feeling bulky. Articulated seams at the knees and butt help promote movement when you’re taking big steps uphill or scrambling rocks, but the Kuhl Fugitiv also looks great as a casual pant you can wear from the workplace to the trail and back!
This ultralight two person backpacking tent is waterproof and has good living space. The Pheonix 2 Tent has double doors and vestibules with space for both people to stay comfortable and store their gear. The rain fly has a small window for watching the weather, and the tent barely weighs over 3-lbs. You’ll love how durable, comfortable, lightweight and weather-resistant this two person North Face tent is!
The Freia 30 backpack is a great pack for all-day adventures, with plenty of cargo space for extra layers, food and water, a D-SLR camera, tools and more. Gregory‘s ventilated back system keeps you cool and dry when you hike in hot or humid weather and a hip-hugging lumbar belt moves with you, providing more stability and minimizing discomfort around the waist. Trekking pole loops and an external stretch pocket give you quick access to essentials, and the top-lid opens backwards, which makes getting to your goods easier when you set your pack down.
Check out this double wall vacuum insulated food grade stainless steel 64 oz wide mouth water bottle. Did I lose you there? The Hydro Flask Growler is the perfect vessel for hauling a half-gallon of your favorite cold beer into the backcountry or on the river. Pour liquid in and out of the wide mouth opening without spilling any sticky or smelly liquids around your campsite or in the car while road-trippin’. The possibilities are endless with Hydro Flask bottles, especially this lightweight stainless steel growler – it’s up to you to be creative utilizing it!
Adam Broderick manages the web content at Tahoe Mountain Sports. When he is not in the office, he tries his best to be in the field doing something awesome.