Here are some great finds we found around town to get you ready for the water!
Oh My Gosh! I want one! That’s what you’re gonna hear when your child sees the HEAD Sea Pals Junior Dry Snorkel Set. Heck, we’re saying it and we’re adults. They have Turtles & Clown Fish and other cute sea critters to choose from! Get them at Ski Scuba right here in Knoxville! 2543 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919 or visit www.skiscuba.com
Can’t forget Rover! Astral’s Bird Dog is designed to provide safety and style for the canine athlete. A perfect option for both active swimmers looking to take on new rapids; or newbies learning their doggie paddle in calmer waters. $75 at Little River Trading Co 2408 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804
Want your Classic Sandals with pillow-top comfort? These Z/Cloud series Chacos, feature custom adjustable strap system, performance ChacoGrip™ rubber outsole, and a top layer of ultra-soft PU for instant-cushion underfoot. Every pair comes standard with our podiatrist-certified LUVSEAT™ PU footbed for all-day comfort and support. Get yours at Bluff Mountain Outfitters located on the Appalachian Trail Marker 271 at 151 Bridges Str. Hot Springs, NC 28743. 828-622-7162
<I’d Rather Be Kayaking- A journal. Quiet moments on the lake deserve to be recorded. Keep this journal in your kayak for writing down your inspirational thoughts as they occur. Perfect gift for the paddle enthusiast. $6.99 Amazon!
[below] We’re fan-girling over here with the Mirage iTrek 11 by Hobie! Built for everything from day trips to overnight escapes, this inflatable kayak with perched seating is the perfect choice for any adventure. Its high-performance lightweight construction boasts the speed, stability, and tracking of a rigid kayak without the extra weight. With a fitted weight of only 28 pounds, this lightweight inflatable easily packs away in a roller duffle bag. Powered by the MirageDrive GT with Kick-Up Fins and integrated rudder for dual steering, the iTrek 11 is fun, nimble, and lightning-fast. Ultra-stable with a 400 lbs. carrying capacity. $2979, find this and more at Frontier Outdoors -Fishing Kayak Superstore! 1218 Gallaher Rd Kingston, TN 37763
Astral has a variety of vests designed for maximum comfort and usability, the E-Linda offers a highly functional pocket layout and incorporates industry first technologies Thin-Vent Back design and bluesign certified 100% recycled polyester shell. $135 at Little River Trading Co 2408 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804
Check out this awesome space saver for all the kayak-ers in your family! Magellan Outdoors 3-Tier Kayak Rack for $154.99 can be found at Academy Sports +Outdoors right here in Knoxville! After a fun day out on the water, store your boat on the Magellan Outdoors 3-Tier Kayak Rack. This powder-coat steel rack can hold up to 3 kayaks, along with extra gear and paddles, to keep everything organized in between trips. Use the rack as a freestanding unit, or save space by mounting the rack to a wall.
While you’re there at Academy Sports +Outdoors, grab one of these Magellan Outdoors Waterproof Floating Phone Case for just $6.99! This case is 100% waterproof to help keep water from affecting your device, and the pouch allows you to use your device’s touchscreen while it is inside the case.
Stay organized & make carrying your gear easier with the BlackPak Pro Kayak Fishing Crate by YakAttack for just $125. Features include: 3 Rod Holders with built-in rod leashes, Hinged lid with secure latches, Rubberized feet and built in noise dampening features, 6.9 lbs. without TetherTubes and 8.2 lbs. with included three TetherTubes, Built for use in harsh marine conditions, Includes stainless steel hardware, Made in the USA with Built for Life Guarantee, PLUS MORE!