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Own The Beach Or Pool Scene With These 8 Must-Haves

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I recently moved into a new apartment building near downtown Austin that has an absolutely electric pool scene. Moving all your shit from the burbs to the urbs makes you realize some things. One of them was that I was totally ill-prepared for the pool life. But now, in the midst of pool and beach season, is no time to set up on the beachside chaise lounge or at the poolside cabana with nothing but a towel and some ear buds.

Here are eight pool and beach essentials.

The Mariner by MVMT

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Did MVMT do it again or did MVMT do it again? You now have your go-to watch for all things aquatic for the low price of $145. The Mariner is a modern take on a traditional dive watch, and at 10 ATM waterproof (that’s 100 meters in watch talk), it’s functional, as well. Sharp looking and perfect to wear to the pool or beach. TFM readers save 15% at checkout with the promocode: TFM15.

ECEEN Swimming Speaker

A floating bluetooth speaker. It’s a speaker that floats. You turn it on, you connect your phone to it, you hit play on “Despacito,” and you toss it in the pool. Imagine me skying over the net and spiking one down hard in your stupid face while Biebs supplies the apartment pool ambience with his angelic voice.

YETI Hopper

You have to bring adult beverages to the beach or pool, and nothing else on the market is A) as effective at keeping your drinks cold, or B) as easy to carry long distances as the YETI Hopper. It’s a YETI too, so it’s nice to know that, as long as you don’t lose it, you’ll never have to buy another cooler again. Shit is high quality.

The Legends by MVMT

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These make me think of JFK. He wore something similar I’m pretty sure, which makes sense because the dude had style and these are retro looking frames. Show up looking like you’re ready to party but you’re also prepared to block out the sunlight on the patio as you brunch with a hangover the following morning. And they start at only 70 bucks. Save 15% at checkout with the promocode: TFM15.

‘Chacabuco’ 30L Backpack by Patagonia


You have to carry all this new shit in something, don’t you? Patagonia backpacks are well made and very versatile. Plus you need at least one free hand to carry your Hopper.

Dockside Swim Shorts – 6″ Inseam by Southern Marsh


Are those belt loops on swim trunks? They’re belt loops, right? They look like belt loops. Are people wearing belts with swim trunks in 2017? What kind of belt goes with swim trunks anyway? Well fuck, I don’t know what’s going on here but these are some great looking trunks at a very reasonable price.

‘Dunes’ Sandals by Hari Mari


Uhhhhhhh so these are currently 60% off at Man Outfitters for the stupid fucking low price of just $18. If these aren’t in your e-cart in the next 30 seconds, it’s because you’re a badass who intentionally doesn’t shop for deals.

Pineapple Pool Float

You could fuck on this thing.

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Dillon Cheverere

Dillon Cheverere (@DCheverere) is the Vice President of Media for Grandex, Inc. Email:

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