Packing List: Hot Stuff

  1. Bocce to go With the Sanuk Sof-Bocce set, Hacky Sack-like balls sub for the usual wooden clunkers, so you can play the old-school Italian game anywhere. wetsandsurfshop.com, $30. (Levi Brown)
  2. Collapsible grill Like a laptop that cooks six burgers at a time, Direct Designs' stainless-steel Notebook Portable Grill folds into a one-inch tablet. aplusrstore.com, $68. (Levi Brown)
  3. Waterproof camcorder Sanyo's Xacti E2 lets you shoot an hourlong movie five feet underwater. Then, download your epic to a video-enabled iPod. Doubles as an eight-megapixel digital camera, in or out of the water. us.sanyo.com, $250. (Levi Brown)
  4. Perfect flops Okabashi's waterproof Flip-Flops are no ordinary beach thongs. They come with a two-year warranty and an endorsement from the American Chiropractic Association for superior foot support. Available in 12 colors. okabashi.com, $14. (Levi Brown)
  5. MP3 speaker After plugging this two-inch iHome speaker into your iPod, just twist and it will pop up to produce even more bass. ihomeaudio.com, from $20. (Levi Brown)
  6. Easy bug protection Using vitamin B1, the waterproof Don't Bite Me stick-on patch repels insects for up to 36 hours. dontbitemepatch.com, five patches for $5. (Levi Brown)
  7. Picnic helper The Lunchbox, courtesy of the Dutch designers at Santa Fe-based Oots, has inserts that are dishwasher- and microwave-safe—and handy for keeping bites separate. madebyoots.com, $45. (Levi Brown)
  8. In the bag Sea to Summit's Ultra-Sil Shopping Bags unfold from a pouch the size of a lemon into a super-size tote that can hold over 250 pounds of summer gear—not bad for under two ounces of material that you can snap to your keychain. seatosummit.com, $18. (Levi Brown)
  9. Aqua lounge Unzip the mesh carrying case, and the Kelsyus Floating Hammock springs to three times its folded size in seconds. Only the pillow and perimeter inflate, so assembly is a cinch. amazon.com, recently $29. (Levi Brown)
  10. Squeezable toiletries Designer Chris Miksovsky's GoToob squishy bottles have wide mouths, making them easier to fill with your favorite shampoo. And since these ultra-soft-silicone containers are transparent and less than three ounces, the TSA will like them, too. humangear.com, from $6.50. (Levi Brown)
  11. Still waters At under four ounces, the world's smallest and lightest digital waterproof camera can be dunked up to 10 feet. Fancy extras, such as auto-sizing and in-camera editing, make the 10-megapixel FujiFilm FinePix Z33WP more than just a bathing beauty. shopfujifilm.com, $200. (Levi Brown)

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