The ultimate list of outdoor gear for Miami’s ocean minded travelers:
Beyond Coastal is the only brand that receives the Environmental Working Group’s top rating for all of its mineral and non-mineral sunscreens. This safe, clean, and non-irritating natural sunscreen is great for kids, is reef-friendly, and cruelty free. It contains no parabens, petroleum, or fragrance. Minerals, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, are what protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Compared to other chemial ingredients in sunscreens, these mineral-based ingredients have not been found to be harmful to corals. Natural ingredients including organic shea butter, Acai, grape seed, algae yerba mate extracts and aloe vera help to nourish, repair, and hydrate your skin.
Coral Isles is the latest reef-friendly sunscreen on the market–going a step further. They believe that by eliminating Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide all together, they have built a perfect formula to help protect coral reefs. Mineral compounds “reflect” UV rays instead of absorbing them. As nanoparticles, they can be toxic to corals, fish, and other reef organisms. Though most of the non-nanotized Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide in commercial sunscreens do not readily exhibit acute toxicities, it is unknown at what point these minerals are also damaging to coral reefs.
Laguna Herbals products are “created by herbalists who care about you.” Their water-proof, non-nanotized Zinc Oxide SPF 50 sunscreen protects your skin from UVA/UVB rays and is reef safe. It is also biodegradable and family-friendly as it is easy to rub in and won’t run into eyes.
A custom headwear and apparel company for outdoor sports and travel, Pukka provides seriously cool shade for cool brands.
Lewis N Clark is a leader in travel and outdoor gear and accessories for over 25 years, so they know how to make it easier for you to get away. Their drybag line doesn’t disappoint. It’s reassuring knowing that all of your belongings are safe from the elements. Plus, multiple openings in their bags make for easy access in hectic situations.
With their ever expanding line of waterproof and outdoor gear, geckobrand knows that “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear.” Their waterproof backpack is incredibly light weight for its large 30L capacity storage. Perfect for treks through rainforests or commuting through Midtown during those unexpected rain showers.
Fydelity is bringing back the fanny pack and this time, they are boldly visiting colors and patterns never before seen in the original 1980’s design. Made from polyester, these convenient little cases keep all of your essentials handy even when the music from III Points Music Festival in Wynwood has your hands up in the air.
Avex is a community of adventurers turned makers who use the natural world they love for inspiration to make great water bottle designs. Committed to making a difference for water resources, Avex allows its customers to choose what organizations they will support. Giving back to our blue planet with every purchase.
BeautifulBeaches BYO makes ocean-inspired eco-products that keep plastic waste out of the oceans, worldwide. The “Traveler” water bottle is a double walled insulated stainless steel bottle that comes with a carabiner and neoprene carrying case. This water bottle is super easy to carry around and always keeps your beverage cold (or hot!). What is “best for you, is now best for the environment, and best for our future.”