I hate worrying about my stuff at the beach.
I love hanging out at the beach in the summer. Lying in the sun listening to music with a cold beer is pretty much the best thing ever. The part that I don’t like is what happens when I want to go for a swim. My phone, money, bluetooth speaker, and beer is just sitting there. I end up either constantly eyeballing it or cutting the swim short because I’m worried about it.
The cooler makes the bag.
The folks from CoolBag came up with a solution for all of this. They just released generation 2 of their “anti-theft, recreational travel bag.” It’s a large tote full of pockets that has a cooler in the bottom and a handle that doubles as a lock. I like this a lot. I can wrap it around a tree or bench and not worry about it. If I fall asleep, no big deal. If I’m on a floatie for an hour, no big deal. The waterproof, cut-resistant lining means that my valuables are going to right where I left them. The cooler means that the beer and wine will stay chilled all afternoon. You can find this, plus all their other cool (see what I did there?) products, on their website.