At the end of summer, we welcome September – the best month to be a surfer. In an ode to the changing surf season, we’ve compiled the ultimate kit you need this fall. From socks to hoodies, 4/3s to Panchos, here are five items that can keep you high, dry and looking good as the earth turns away from the sun.
Position X John John Florence
John John Florence loves socks. He sails his boats there! Rumor has it that he had sex with them. He even wears them at his home in Hawaii, on the beach. The kid is crazy about socks. No wonder he has a signature Stance sock inspired by his native North Shore of Oahu called the Florence Floral Crew. It loves the targeted cushioning and will keep you bored for days thanks to the engineered arch support and seamless toe box closure. Be like John and wear his socks in September.
UltraRange EXO Hi MTE-1
The UltraRange EXO Hi MTE-1 is the all-new all-weather shoe from Vans. This new design combines the cushioning UltraCush foam midsole with the traction of MTE’s reverse lug outsole, constructed from Vans’ classic all-conditions rubber. However, it’s the breathable Old Skool-inspired high top upper that catches the eye. Comfort, style and an optimal fit that doesn’t sacrifice Vans design DNA. In these bad boys, rain, sleet, snow, mud and wind won’t stand between you and your next adventure. Or a trip to the local stores.
Hoy Favorite Women’s Organic Hoodie
Kids, you won’t believe this, but there was a time when hoodies were banned. Could you imagine the man telling you you weren’t allowed to wear this 320g, brushed 3-ply, 100% combed organic cotton hoodie with a water-based Hoy logo screen-printed on the chest? Being climate neutral, screen printed in Cornwall and available in Mango and Twilight (below), this hoodie defies all the rules. Wear it at home, wear it, wherever you want. As far as hoodies go, this is the top of the season’s hit list. And no one can take that away from you.
Vissla 7 Seas Comp 4/3 Chest Zip Fullsuit
Okay, we can’t quite extend the positive noise wall to the move to full suits. Yet, as Atlantic water temperatures drop, the idea of an all-new 4/3 can spark real excitement in the deepest depths. And the Vissla 7 Seas Comp 4/3 Chest Zip Fullsuit is the wetsuit that will have you shaking in all the right places. It’s a high performance wetsuit, at a great price with as few restrictions as possible. The 7 Seas has been a consistent winner for years, and the Comp is its most flexible model to date. 100% super-stretch neoprene made from Japanese limestone is lighter, warmer, softer, stretchier, easier to put on and take off, and allows for greater freedom of movement. In a post-Brexit world, this is exactly what we need.
Poler Reversible Camp Poncho – Yellow / Tropicana
Is it a cover? Is it a poncho? Oh fools, life isn’t linear, or black and white. It is a rich tapestry of interwoven ideas and solutions. The Poler Reversible Camp Poncho can be anything you want it to be. Although it can be mainly a blanket or a poncho. Fully reversible with side snaps and made from synthetic Thermastuff insulation, unzip to use as a blanket or fold down to use as a poncho. Add large kangaroo pockets and a stuff sack, this lightweight, one-size-fits-all and bright tropicana kit can be a refuge from the rain or the platform for the perfect picnic.