Summer Gear Guide
View Travel Channel's picks for hot summer gear and gadgets.
Planning a trip this summer? Check out Travel Channel's picks for summer gear and gadgets, including gear to protect your mp3 player from getting waterlogged and the perfect all-in-one safety gadget for your next outdoor excursion.
Breeze through the airport on wheels! The Kick is a hard shell travel bag that’s also a scooter. It has a running board, handlebar and third wheel. The Kick fits in the overhead compartment of most jetliners and is security-checkpoint compliant.
Garmin’s GTU 10 is a waterproof tracking box, fitted with a GPS chip, that triggers an email or text message alert when the tracker moves outside a virtual boundary. Use it to keep up with your children, pet, car or anything else that might wander away.
Tired of taking shaking vacation video shots? The GorillaPod is an on-the-go tripod that allows you to follow the action seamlessly with smooth pan and tilt. It’s perfect for pocket-sized video cameras and flip cams.
The TikTok fits seamlessly with iPod Nano, making it look like a watch first and media player second. It’s durable with a thick, flexible hard plastic mount to hold your iPod in place. Just snap it in and you’re ready to go.
Get a tricked-out road trip grill created by Paul Jr. Designs. He normally designs motorcycles, but this unique grill includes 285 square inches of cooking space, dual 10,000 BTU burners and detachable side tables. Check out this grill, and get cookin’ this summer!
This backpack is designed to carry any pet under that weighs below 15 pounds. It’s super durable, waterproof and its easy-to-clean fabric-backed tarpaulin holds up against claws and drool. The mesh side panels keep your pet well-ventilated.
The Minox Suntimer UV Radiation Monitor Watch provides outdoor enthusiasts with an estimate of the maximum amount of time you should be exposed to sunlight. So go hiking or lay out on the beach without over doing it with this compact gadget.
This waterproof and shockproof camera shoots HD video and high-resolution photos. It only weighs 3 ounces, making it great for outdoor enthusiasts to mount it to their surf board or helmet to capture those perfect point-of-view moments.
This portable shower allows you to heat more than 60 gallons of water, and you can adjust its temperature. It also comes with accessories, including the privacy shelter so you can enjoy a hot shower without all eyes on you.
This gadget meets Military Standards 810G for altitude, rain, extreme temps, solar radiation, humidity and even salt fog. The Commando comes equipped with an Earth compass, walking counter, GPS, camera/camcorder with LED flash and more!
This solar-powered, waterproof gadget includes almost everything you need for your next outdoor excursion, including a compass, USB cell phone charger, AM/FM digital radio tuner, NOAA Weather Alerts and digital alarm clock.
Solio is the perfect charger. It stores power from the sun or a socket, allowing you the freedom to recharge your mobile phone or other the handheld devices anywhere, anytime. Fully charged, you can keep your mp3 player powered for 15 hours.
This waterproof case is built to keep your tunes safe in the sand, sun and water. The Eco Extreme has a 3-inch, full-range speaker and works with various Smartphones. The casing also has room for your keys, credit cards and cash.
Protect yourself from harmful sun rays with this beach gadget. This Oregon Scientific gadget monitors the current UV index and temperature, and calculates your recommended exposure time based on UV, SPF and your personal skin type.
Here are Samantha Brown's tips to help you keep your cool on your next family vacation.