Illustration by Anand Duncan
1. Lens Crafted
Most high-tech sunglasses scream “extreme sports,” but all a beachgoer needs is protection with style. These rimless shield shades by Prada feature lenses that block all UVA and UVB radiation. » $290 at saksfifthavenue.com.
2. Pitch Perfect
Infinita’s “Island Shade Tent and Beach Shack” is a classy cabana-on-the-go that’s lightweight, pops up easily, and has a shoulder strap for toting. » $116 at hayneedle.com.
3. No Sweat
The “Handy Cooler” moves around the house with you or can be taken on the road. The mini air conditioner uses AA batteries; it can also be hooked up to your laptop. » $40 at amazon.com.
4. Laid Back
This ultralounger by LoungePac comes with footrest, umbrella, cooler, thermal cup holders, and a digital amp that plugs into most phones. » $229 at loungepac.com.
5. Time’s Up
The “Suntimer” by Minox keeps track of UV radiation, so you can concentrate on spiking that volleyball. After you program your skin type and SPF, an alarm sounds when it’s time for more protection. » $49 at amazon.com.
This feature originally appears in the June 2013 issue of Los Angeles magazine