This post was sponsored by Monoprice as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Last week, a heat wave swept across most of the country. Even places like Minnesota were experiencing mid-90s temperatures. The social media memes were everywhere. Those of us in Florida just kind of smiled and said “bless yall’s heart” as we went outside to mow the lawn in our 90 percent humidity.
As a native Floridian, we’ve just sort of come to expect 90-degree heat as the default. While most of the continental states were freaking out about how hot it was, those of us here in Florida went about our lives since we’ve been dealing with those temperatures since Christmas. And while most people tend to hunker down in the air conditioning and eat ice cream for a week straight, we know that isn’t an option. There’s baseball games to be attended, beaches to lounge on, fish to be caught and, of course, lawns to be mowed.
With a little help from Monoprice, we are going to tell you some surefire tricks from a Sunshine State when it comes to dealing with the summer heat. Monoprice is a leading e-commerce retailer that specializes in offering more than 6,500 high-quality, affordable electronics and accessories, including portable solar chargers and to consumers at a fraction of marketplace prices.
A Dependable Cooler: One of the most important things for any Floridian who plans on venturing out into the heat is a cooler that can ensure that all of your drinks and other items stay frosty. Most coolers just don’t cut it in this Florida heat, especially when multiple people are constantly opening and closing them to fetch a beverage. The Pure Outdoor Emperor Cooler 25 is anything but ordinary and is built to take the abuse that comes with the way you play. Built with extra-thick walls, the main body and lid are each manufactured using pressure-injected, commercial-grade polyurethane foam in a stress-free, low-pressure rotomold. Each cooler features slots on each side for tie-down straps to keep your cooler from sliding around in the back of your truck or boat. The coolers pack additional touches that set them apart from the competition, including steel-reinforced, lockable corners, an extra thick rubber seal, and a convenient bottle opener! The best part, it is priced about half of what some of the other premium coolers cost.
Lightweight Clothing: While it may seem counterintuitive to wear long sleeve, and even hooded, shirts in the middle of summertime, it is actually one of those secrets that most Floridians have long since figured out. Approximately three-quarters of my summer apparel consist of long sleeve shirts made of a polyester or light cotton blend. The more body surface that you can keep from being exposed to sunlight, the better. Make sure that they are baggy as well so that they have a billowing effect that allows air to flow through freely and help evaporate moisture.
Large Umbrellas: A lot of our outdoors activities like beaches or rivers, and even boating, don’t always provide a lot of protection from direct sunlight. If that’s the case, you can always bring your own shade. We have an assortment of umbrellas for every situation, even smaller ones that can even be placed into the rod holders of a kayak. The idea is to avoid the sun and not the outdoors.
Pop-up Canopies: If you have a larger group of people, you are going to need even more shade. In that case, you should always have a place that can accommodate multiple people. These can be lifesavers when you are tailgating at a sporting event or parked up along the shoreline.
Outdoors Chairs: If you are outdoors for any length of time, you are probably going to need a place to sit down for a bit. The Pure Outdoor Tall Camp Chairs are a perfect choice if you don’t feel like carrying big, bulky folding chairs.
The collapsible aluminum frame on this full-sized camp chair folds to a compact 16.5” x 6.1” x 5.2”, allowing you to comfortably carry several chairs in a daypack or large tote. The lightweight, yet sturdy aluminum frame can support up to 265 lbs., yet weighs only 2.6 lbs., making it well suited for day hikes, backpacking, or anything where carry weight is an issue. The 600d polyester fabric and mesh seat material won’t soak up water and dries quickly.
So as you brave the infernal heat, make sure to check out Monoprice and their line of Pure Outdoor products. While you are there, check out there other products from categories such as mobile, cable, audio, computer accessories, 3D printing, home appliances, outdoor and home theater, just to name a few. And if you really can’t go without air conditioning, Monoprice has those too. To shop Monoprice’s full list of products, visit monoprice.com.
What do you do over the summer? What are your must-have essentials?
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