Vacation Gear Under $100 The hot months are here and that means packing up the car and going on vacation. Don't worry, we've got the gear. BY STEVE COOPER
You know summer is in full swing when you take off your sunglasses and you look like a reverse raccoon. It's okay, it happens to everybody. If you want to be a stylish raccoon, however, check out Oakley's Fives 3.0. These bad boys use patented lens material to improve clarity, have a 3-point fit for comfort and provide 100% UV filtering. Plus, these shades come in six different colors to match your personal style. $70
Eagle Creek www.eaglecreek.com
When you finally arrive at your destination—even if you're "roughing it"—you've got to keep up with good hygiene, unless of course you're Bigfoot. This means you have to tote around all your smell good, teeth cleaning supplies. Thankfully, Eagle Creek has a toiletry bag that's not too big, nor too small. You can stuff a total of 270 cubic-inches of hair-spiking goodness in there. Some of the convenient features include a hanging swivel hook, stain and water-resistant lining and a removable mirror.
Infrared Motion-Sensor Clock
Lewis N. Clark www.lewisnclark.com
You’ve saved up all year to get away with your spouse, you don't want to spend the whole vacation in bed do you? Okay, maybe you do, which makes it even more important to have a good alarm clock so you don’t miss your flight back home after you're completely exhausted. The beauty of this alarm clock from Lewis N. Clark is that the backlight illuminates with just a wave of the hand within 12 inches of the clock (this function can be turned off). In addition to showing just the time, it also shows the date and temperature so you know if the sunshine is even worth getting out of bed for.
The North Face www.thenorthface.com
Not every vacation spot stays toasty at night, which is where the Bighorn sleeping bag comes in handy. This mummy-style sack from The North Face protects against weather above 20 degrees. The bag is put together so that the stuffing stays where it's supposed to. Because of this, the bag is able to evenly distribute heat. To make sure you stay snuggly, Bighorn has easy-grab zipper pull tabs.
Ozone Sport Sunblock SPF 60+
Hawaiian Tropics www.hawaiiantropic.com
If you're a couple who's active, then you understand the importance of protection against the suns rays. Hawaiian Tropic has introduced new sunblocks called Ozone Sport. These cancer protectors come in non-slip bottles, are sweatproof, waterproof, oil free and are even recommended by the The Skin Cancer Foundation. Going with the SPF 60+ gives you virtually all-day protection with just one coat. This sport line also uses Hawaiian Tropic Sunsure Technology, which has anti-aging benefits and moisturizes among other things.