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Gear Preview: Surfersvillage Summer Gear Ideas

XSories, Poler, Indosole, Spy, etnies, Nixon, Smith, GoldCoast Skateboards, Electric, EcoXGear, Patagonia



Gear Preview

Shoes, Sunnies, Speakers and Selfie Accesories Highlight the Fun Season

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 May, 2015 - We’ve just collected a bevy of new products in the 'softgoods' category to showcase for you. The items are available this summer at your local surf shop and online through each brands' respective website. The purpose of this guide is to provide the reader with information on the seemingly endless supply of goods hitting surf shop shelves. At the very least, it's a fun online window-shopping distraction. 

Check our Gear section for a host of other surf-related products

Editor's Note: Products are grouped by brand. All accompanying gear descriptions are provided by the product's makers. Enjoy




We like playing in water and we love to film this but watching your camera sink isn’t much fun. U-Float is perfect for capturing your story in on or around the water. The silicone grip retains its tackiness when wet while the adjustable neoprene strap holds it tight against your palm.

Silicone grip 1/4” universal screw Ergonomic design – feel what direction the camera is pointing Bright colours – easy to spot Camera tether loop Extra silicone screw washer Dimensions: 165x45x38mm / 8.19x2.28x1.50 inches Weight: 68g / 0.149 lb Materials: ABS PE Silicone Neoprene Max. Load: 1kg / 2.20 lb Max. Floatable load: ~200g / 0.44 lb INCLUDED: Adjustable neoprene strap 2 silicone screw washers Camera tether loop Important To avoid sinking happiness as you watch your camera go down we recommend testing your desired action camera set-up will actually float before heading out into the water. Not suitable for scuba-diving.


Stuffler 23L

Stuffler keeps your gear dry when you aren’t. Rain or shine, mountain or ocean, new-found paradise or just drifting about town, keep on going no matter the weather or path. It’s the perfect partner for your journey to and through the great outdoors.

Technical Specifications Extremely water-resistant duffle bag Mesh outer pocket with drawtring closure Roll-top closure with Fastex Clip Durable PVC coated tarpaulin Two internal pockets for smart devices & other essentials Dimensions: 9.34x27.56 inches Capacity: 23 L Materials: PVC, nylon, tarpaulin Included: adjustable shoulder strap Colorways: blue, orange, yellow




Kota – meaning city in Indonesian – is designed to be your new go-to hightop when cruising the big city. Aside from our signature tire soles, this shoe is unique in featuring repurposed tire innertube on the toe cap and voxing, making it durable for all your wild adventures – biking, skating or being out and about on the town.

100% Handcrafted with re-purposed tire sole No animals, and no fuel powered machinery. High quality stitching 2 mm soft EVA foam insole with arch support Embroidered, woven logo labels Innertube voxing and toe cap - Made from bicycle tire innetubes Zipper on side for easy on and off, and breathability. Custom dyed organic canvas uppers Machine washable - dry in the sunshine For this style please size down. For example if you are a 10.5, size down to a 10 when ordering.



The SPY Beacon

This Bluetooth speaker from SPY can take a punch and keep on ticking. Approved for fun, it’ll fit nicely in your bike’s water bottle cage and comes with a handy carabiner for taking it on adventures off the bike. Other features include: IPX6 water-resistant • 1.2 meters drop proof • Dual 400mm speaker drivers • Dual passive radiator for enhanced bass and superior sound quality • Rated power 6W, 360° surround stereo sound • Molded outer silicone shell for increased durability • 15 hours of continuous music playback at max volume • Mic and speakerphone for hands-free talking • Built-in 2200 mAh class A high capacity rechargeable lithium battery • Maximum transmission distance over 20 meters • Frequency response: 90Hz-20kHz


SPY Flynn Ken Block Livery with Happy Lens

You can’t drive like Ken Block, but you can rock shades that match his livery kit for 2015. Ken’s signature SPY colorway, these oversized shields come with the SPY Happy Lens™, the only color and contrast enhancing lens technology that maximizes the transmission of the sun's "good" rays—while still blocking out its "bad" rays—which studies suggest fosters an uplift in mood and alertness. SPY Happy Lens™ Built from virtually indestructible Grilamid® Pin hinges 4-base polycarbonate ARC® mono-lens 100% UV protection FRAME MEASURES: 134-00-140



etnies’ Jameson 2 Eco

Part of etnies' Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree reforestation program, our best-selling shoe, the Jameson 2 Eco, is made using recycled rubber in the outsole and recycled plastic in the creation of the PET shoe laces. This lowtop also features a faux-vulc cupsole construction and a thinly padded tongue and collar for protection and added comfort. Plus, the STI Foam Lite Level 1 footbeds showcase the BASPAT logo.


Women’s Scout by etnies

The Scout brings the comfort, with a breathable mesh upper, a fully-lined interior, an elastic heel support, an STI Foam Lite Level 1 footbed, and an exposed STI Evolution Foam midsole with rubber pods. It's part of etnies' Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree reforestation program.




Ultratide Surf Watch

Today Nixon unveiled their new Ultratide surf watch, powered by Surfline. This new surf wacth delivers all of Surfline's over 3,300 surf reports directly to your wrist. And it looks pretty great, too. Here's the details, from Nixon: POWERED BY SURFLINE: The Ultratide is the result of an exclusive partnership between Nixon and Surfline.  All of the Surf Report Data is provided by Surfline, the world’s largest and most credible surf report agency.

10X the DATA:  Traditional surf watches feature just one single data point:  tide info (predicted and pre-programmed).  With the Ultratide you can quickly reference 10x more data than ever available before. REAL TIME:  Via a Bluetooth connection, the Ultratide provides all of its data live and in real time. You’ll always stay connected to what’s happening at your favorite surf spots.

TRACK & SHARE YOUR SESSIONS:  Connect with and follow your friends. Record, rate, and share your sessions. CUSTOM SURF ALERTS:  Program your Ultratide to notify you when Surfine rates the conditions at your favorite spots “GOOD” or “EPIC”, or select your perfect conditions including: wave height, swell direction, tide, water temp, air temp, wind speed and direction, etc. and the Ultratide will alert you when you should go surf.

WIRELESS The Ultratide is 100% battery-powered,  you never need to plug it in and recharge it.  The Ultratide battery is designed to last 1-2 years (depending on usage).  Nearly all other smart watches in the market require recharging via USB cables. LIFETIME BATTERY SERVICE In addition to a long-lasting battery, Nixon will service your Ultratide and replace the battery for free, for life.

TEAM TESTED, APPROVED & CUSTOM BUILT  The Ultratide is a result of nearly three years of extensive research and development, and rigorous team-testing by some of the world’s best surfers. WATERPROOF A smart watch you can surf in, waterproof to 100 meters.




The Shark Aloha Series

An ode to the surf gods, Freestyle is proud to release the Shark Aloha Series. Fitted with a silicone band which is more durable and fade resistant than polyurethane, not to mention also has increased flexibility for an improved fit.  Features include dual time, alarm, stop watch, countdown timer, and night vision backlight. The 38mm case width is best for fitting medium to large sized wrists, and like all Freestyle Watches, the Shark Classic is water resistant to 100 meters.



200 Lap Tide Trainer Series

Come hell or high water!  Maximize your surf session by preparing for performance with the 200 Lap Tide Trainer.  Crossover from the gym to the surf with a single watch loaded with everything you need featuring  a 100 hour chronograph,  200 lap workout memory with dated training log , (5) interval timers + preset heat timers, customizable alarms for training reminders (such as nutrition and hydration) 
and of course sunrise/sunset and tide information for 150 beaches worldwide.  Amplify your fun meter with the new Tide Trainer – Train smarter, catch more waves, and surf longer!




Lowdown XL by Smith

The oversized eye wire of the Lowdown XL has been carefully considered to balance its scale with pantoscopic angle and rake to ensure a superior fit for a wide range of face sizes and shapes. The largest of the Lowdown family, the frame is made from our feather-light, Evolve eco-material and includes megol nose pads for a precision fit



Infinitas Drop-Through Longboard

-40.5" Long x 10.5" Wide -31.75" Wheelbase 8 Ply Canadian Maple Die Cut Grip Tape Shred Broot Wheels, 70mm, 85A Century C80 Reverse Pivot Trucks 86A Barreled Bushings GoldCoast Rolliroid Bearings



Electric Knoxville

Few things are truly classic. That being said, the Knoxville wasn't born "classic", he was raised right. Born and bred with hard lines, timeless design traits and Italian quality, think of it like this: Where did our bestselling Hardknox grow up? That's right, Knoxville. Unisex Design 100% UV Protection 98% Blue Light Protection 6 Base Melanin Infused Polycarbonate Lens 6 Base Mold Injected Grilamid Frame 3 Barrel Hinge California Design. Hand Crafted In Italy


Electric ED01 - T NATO

MOVEMENT: Digital module with simple tide and tide prediction, moon phase, calendar, alarm, countdown/heat time, chronograph with 30 lap recall, and light functions.
CASE: 40MM polycarbonate case with raised bezel, hardened acrylic crystal. Water resistant up to 10 ATM / 100 meters / 300 FT.  BAND: Polyester nato style band with custom stainless steel buckle and velcro closure



Mountable & Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker from EcoXGear

The most fearless speaker on Earth: 100% waterproof, shockproof, compact, lightweight and it floats, allowing you to add your soundtrack to life’s most extreme adventures. 100% waterproof & fully submersible that’s IPX7 approved   It Floats – listen at the lake, river, pool or campsite with no worries Play music from any Bluetooth enabled devices and answer incoming calls over the built-in speakerphone Top panel controls for power, pairing, volume, skip, play, pause, and speakerphone answer Mounting Options via ¼ 20” Camera mount screw post Built-in auxiliary in jack for an optional wired connection 2.8” Cube is available in blue, orange and black Weighs 8 ounces and has a Lithium rechargeable battery with 7 hours of playtime



Patagonia Men's Stretch Terre Planing Pullover

Charge Cloudbreak all morning, kite Swimming Pools all afternoon—the Fiji timetable ain’t half bad. Protecting you from the elements in any warm-water activity, the new Stretch Terre Planing Pullover is made from the same quick-drying fabric as our Stretch Planing Board Shorts. The lightweight, 2.8-oz 100% recycled polyester has 2-way mechanical stretch, 50+ UPF sun protection and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish; the fixed 3-panel hood with adjustable drawcords protects from sun and wind and has a snap tab for easy stowing.

In a half-zip pullover design that can be worn in or out of the water, it also has a single-pull drawcord hem and hidden entry detail at the placket bottom for kite-harness compatibility. Durable elastic cuffs have thumb loops for security while paddling or kiting, and the storm flap has snaps for maximum protection from spray and wind. Self-draining front marsupial pocket is Surf Dry Bag-compatible and has two noncorroding, recyclable plastic zippers with added pulls for ease of use. Stuffs into its own pocket for easy packing or for an emergency pillow while traveling.      



The Rolltop Pack

Poler's take on the classic roll top features enough space to fit your lunch, computer and a change of clothes, or whatever else you can dream up. We added a front zip that opens to a separate pocket and compression straps to tie down stuff or keep your deliveries snug. Campdura body fabric / Nylon lined / Nylon webbing is seat belt webbing, super high tensile strength / Cyclops logo embossed on all our snaps / Camp Vibes embossed leather pull tabs / Custom Poler clip / Dimensions: 27" x 16" x 4"

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