Kid-Tested Toy & Product Review

Beach/Pool Product Review

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Beach and Pool Products! Headed to the beach, pool or waterpark this summer? Check out these cool new products to make your trip easy and fun.


Beachmate is an all-in-one stackable storage system that consolidates all your beach products in one easy to pack bag. There is a place for everything, giving you hands-free convenience in a stylish way you simply carry over your shoulder. The Beachmate is complete with durable buckets, shovels and a soft cooler all in a tote bag with plenty of storage pockets. With all of it's multi-functional pieces and a unique, thoughtful design, Beachmate is the essential family beach bag that will totally change the way you beach. "Everything I need is in here!" says Shana. "This makes it so easy to pack up and head to the beach."



Features a rugged, durable construction and high quality audio with up-firing Omni-directional sound to send music in all directions. Boasts a 3W 50mm high quality speaker and passive radiator to produce rich, clear sound while camping or enjoying a day at the pool. IP67-rated dust and waterproof speaker also features a buoyant construction that allows it to float in water. Integrated side panel control buttons for easy play/pause, skipping tracks and volume control. Integrated carbineer conveniently attaches the speaker to a backpack for on-the-go listening. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery provides up to seven hours of playtime. "Great sound and you can take it in the pool with you!" says Grady.


Real Shades “Switch” Sunglasses

Pool time made better with color changing shades. New "Switch" style available now. Frames change color with UV intensity and offer 100% UVA/UVB protection.


Cabana Microfiber Towel

Dock & Bay offers a line of cabana, round, yoga and sport towels that are absorbent, lightweight, quick-drying and stylish. At 75 inches in diameter, the brand’s round towels come in at the largest, but – like all the towels in the line – they fold up the size of a standard book, making them the perfect travel and active lifestyle companion. However, due to their microfiber material, all their towels fold into a size not much bigger than a standard book, making them the perfect travel and active lifestyle companion. Top that with their handy carry bag and you won’t look back. "Really nice towels that pack really small," says Julie.

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Women’s Short Sleeve Rash Guard
Fashionable swim shirt, two-tone, high neck, logo at front. Regular fit for optimal comfort and sun protection. Rash guards offer UPF 50+ sun protection, blocking 98% of UVA+UVB rays. "Really comfortable rash guard for adults," says Trish.

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Vapor Gravels Boardshorts

Features a 19" out seam, 360 drawstring waist, contrast waistband and side stripe, no fly, back patch pocket, and key loop. With four-way stretch and a secret sauce that makes them water repellent and incredibly quick to dry, the Vapor is Body Glove’s premier high performance board short. Whether surfing or going for a run, these shorts will move with you as you bend, flex, or get the barrel of your life. "Really comfortable, they dry fast and they look really cool," says Davis.


Artistry Ideal Radiance Illuminating CC Cream Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50

Artistry Ideal Radiance Illuminating CC Cream combines the benefits of an advanced skincare cream that brightens and protects in one simple step for beautiful, even-toned skin. The exclusive technology and specially combined ingredients of Artistry Ideal Radiance Illuminating CC Cream create a highly advanced formula for a unique, breakthrough CC cream that fits easily into your beauty routine. "Just apply in the morning and you are done!" says Trisha.

towelFlip Flips Beach Towel in Magenta

Bring jaunty, sassy fun with you on your vacation with the Flip Flops Beach Towel. This bright and exciting towel features a pattern of rows and rows of flip flops on a magenta background rendered in soft 100% cotton. "I love the bright colors and cool design," says Sydney.


Sparkle Screen

Sparkle Screen offers a variety of SPF 30+ broad spectrum sunscreens with fresh scents, all loaded with anti-oxidants and most importantly – glitter. Fun for toddlers, tweens, teens, moms and everyone in between, this sunscreen is perfect for anyone looking to add some sparkle to their skin while shielding it from sun damage. Made in the USA, the smooth application is FDA approved and independently tested for efficacy, using only the highest quality ingredients. "My daughter always wants to wear sunscreen now!" says Janet.

towelBeach Towel

A soft, cotton beach towel perfect for a day at the pool or by the sea. The towel has a functional signature orange rubber corner, making it easy to hang up. Machine washable. "Super big towel and really soft," says Jeff. "And the hook on the corner is great for hanging when wet."


Classic Board Shorts

Nautical stripes in slate, aqua and red feature on our classic style board shorts, making these a favorite for hanging at the beach or pool. Quick drying, lightweight and breathable these shorts are great to wear both in and out of the water. Match with short or long sleeve UV50+ rash tops for greater sun protection. "Nice fit and great selection!" says Keith.


Locals Only Rashguard

Featuring cool surfer graphics, these rashguards are exactly what kids need for catching some waves and protection from the sun. Complete with raglan sleeves and mock neck, pair with cool trunks and sandals to complete the beach look. "My son loves the look of this shark rash guard and I love the protection," says Michelle.


Safego is the best way to stash your valuables. With its heavy-duty lock and unique flexible steel cable, SAFEGO is a lock box that can attach to almost any secure fixture. Attach it to your beach chair and keep your phone, keys, cash, wallet, camera, sunglasses, jewelry and other personal belongings safe while you play in the water or go for a stroll on the beach. SAFEGO has a custom combination and key access with a rust-resistant zinc alloy lock. "I use this to lock my cash and my phone to a beach chair at the waterpark," says Tracy. "Works great and gives me peace of mind."


The Doodle Pants Swim Collection
$21.99 for boys swim; $28.99 for girls swim;

The Pink Monster two-piece for girls comes with a mixed print tankini halter top with a chevron and polka dot pattern and a cute white bow at front. The matching swim bottoms have a happy monster face on the back and decorative ties on the sides. The boys' Blue Monster swim trunks also feature a mixed chevron and polka dot pattern and a monster face on the back. Ages: 12 months to 3T. "These are the cutest swim suits I have ever seen," says Jennifer. "My daughter loves the adorable monster face on her bottoms."

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Isabella Red Beach Tote

Indulge in a picnic in the park with this bold and beautiful soft canvas tote bag. This tote is topped with comfortable double handles, features a white 100% cotton lining, two interior pockets, one zipped, and a tie closure for added security. “Great size bag for the beach or pool,” says Tammy. “The round bottom allows it to hold almost everything!”


Snappy Towels Kids Beach Towel


Snappy Towels was born out of my family's love of the beach and two young kids with big imaginations. Everyone, at some point in life, has turned a towel into a cape, hood, fort, shield, robe, gown, etc. as part of a playtime adventure. Snappy Towels takes it one step further and provides an easy, quick way to turn an ordinary beach or bath towel into a great toy. "My son loves coming up with new ways to attach this to his body and to objects," says Mary.

board short

Women’s Board Short
Mid-thigh length with Velcro fly and mock-tie front with partial elastic waistband at back, back pocket at back, unlined. Shorts offer UPF 50+ sun protection, blocking 98% of UVA+UVB rays. "These fit great!" says Janet. "I plan to get them in several different colors for the beach."

pinkPink & White Stripe Towel

Complete your beach look with a plush cotton towel in a fun pink and white stripe, features matching pink binding at both ends. "Perfect for my daughter to take to the pool or beach," says Rachel.

Updated: April 2017