Six Summer Staples

June 23, 2016

With summer camp around the corner, kids will need some great gear to keep them cool. Our friends at Readi Set Go have some ideas to meet all their summer needs

1.    Take a Superbreak
Stash your swimsuit, towel, flipflops, a hearty lunch, and more in your Jansport Superbreak backpack. Make a statement with your favourite colour and print. Our summer camp pick is the cheery Stickers print, shown here. Parents will appreciate the Superbreak price, $36.95, and Jansport’s lifetime warranty.

2.    Spork  Buddy
Grab your Spork and be ready for whatever summer camp dishes out. Spoon, knife and fork all in one utensil, available in a rainbow of colours. $3.95 each or $7.95 for the three-set pack for smaller campers, serrated edge not included.

3.    Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Readi Set Go stocks the biggest selection of water bottles in Ottawa. Along with other top-name brands, we recommend Camelbak for their superior quality and easy-to-use designs. From the 400 ml Eddy Kids spill-proof bite-valve bottle with fun graphics, $19.95, to the more grown-up insulated 750 ml Podium Big Chill, $20.95, you’ll find the best choice for keeping your camper hydrated.

4.    Some rain must fall
Be prepared with Go Travel’s emergency hooded rain poncho for kids. Lightweight, ultra-compact and reusable, it comes with two one-size-fits-all ponchos and a handy pouch that can attach to a bag or a belt, $14.95.

 5.    Sit on it
Monkey Mat is one of the top new innovative products to arrive at Readi Set Go. This small pouch holds a 152.4 cm by 152.4 cm water-repellent, machine-washable mat suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Its weighted corners also have loops for stakes for windy days. The perfect accessory at $38.95 for all your summer outings.

 6.    Outdoor fridge
PackIt is the only lunch bag that chills like a fridge and keeps food fresh for hours. The secret is its patented freezable gel liner. Once the bag is frozen, its walls generate waves of cold air that chill from all sides. The bag also folds up for convenient ready-when-you-need-it storage in your freezer. $25.95 for the Lunch Bag, $21.95 for the Mini Lunch Bag.

Readi Set Go has all the gear you need — whether you’re travelling across the country, across town, or just down the street to the park. Visit them in the Glebe at 793 Bank Street or