Want to be the Spring Break Hero? The person who's prepared and ready for any party situation on this great week? Spring break is almost here. Guys are packing out the gym, girls are hopelessly out jogging believing this will get them in shape in 3 weeks. This is every student's week to completely abandon any irresponsibility's for a (well deserved?) va-ca rampage. Most of us will be heading to the sunny shores of PCB, Cabo, or the Caribbean. This is your all inclusive list for the best gear you need to have for an epic spring break.
Through out this week you will loose, damage, or destroy a number of items you bring along. THIS IS UNAVOIDABLE. If things are not getting broken then you are not having a fun enough spring break. That being said, you will need some clutch gear to make you the Spring Break Hero. These are the prime objects I've needed the most on my spring break journeys. While the actual brands don't really matter, a least some type of gear will give you the edge of the 'wannabe' suckers.
Epic Gear 1. Water proof speaker
For the love of all things music have one of these. I've lost too many portable speakers to the sands of the Bahamas to not recommend this. You will be by water spring break and you will want music. Do you know how much it sucks when your $80 speaker gets (accidentally?) knocked in the pool/ocean. Either because that punk is too drunk or he just really hates your Jimmy Buffet music. Here's a link to some.
Epic Gear 2. Beach Canopy
I know what your thinking, "Dude, Why would I need a beach canopy. I wanna enjoy the sun!". Okay first off, your ass is going to get burnt to crisp on the first day of spring break and you'll be miserable the next few days. Second, this is to establish a base camp. This is to ensure you are the center of the party. Have the supplies stored here, as well as any fallen comrades. Girls will love it, guys will want to take naps in it. This is the beginning of your spring break fortress. Link
Epic Gear 3. Chill Cooler
The lifeblood of any spring break trip. A proper cooler is what separates a miserable from an epic one. You don't need a bulky, plastic one to do the trick either. This is more for loss prevention. You want to be on the beach as long as possible. Make sure you get one with plenty of storage and can carry it around for awhile. That's why I usually go with the more comfortable mesh ones. Link
Epic Gear 4. Inflatable Cooler HEROES
Epic Gear 5. Tacky Beach TOwel
Yes, you can buy these when you get there. But ain't nobody got time for that! Be ready to go and bring along that towel that you will end up loosing anyway. Usually the more tacky the better. If mine doesn't get lost or trampled by the end it gets fumigated. Link
Epic Gear 6. Sandals with bottle opener
Sandals are a required staple of spring break. Why not put them to good use? There are several brands that have openers but Reef has been my go to the last few years. Just knowing at any time you can unleash bottle freedom is a comforting feeling. Link
Epic Gear 7. GOPro Hero
All the shenanigans of spring break will be expertly documented from your POV. I've always wanted to have one of these on my shoulder during this time. I've seen it before and you will definitely have something to watch on the trip home. Link
Epic Gear 8. Fit extreme gym
You're gonna want to keep those muscles bulging through out the week and you may not have access to a gym. These are super portable and still deliver a decent pump. Let's face it, your diet is going to be horrible so at least gets some cardio and burn a little to keep that body doing it's job. Link
Epic Gear 9. BUllhorn Hero
This will either turn out very, very well or just horrible. It's a great way to get your point across, win any argument, or just shout out to that hottie wayyy over there. Pretty sure this will end up being the centerpiece of a post spring break story either way. Link
Epic Gear 10. Radio Heroes
This is not a joke. Radios have been clutch to me in sooo many situations. Your phone could die or not have service (like in the Caribbean). These are super easy to stay in constant contact with your crew and help you to stand out among the crowd. I still have people come up to me saying, "You're the radio guy right?!' I prefer this over a phone and take them to the beach instead. Link
Epic gear Bonus- Energy motherload
Better stock up.... Link
Have any gear of your own? Leave it in the comments below!