Mikasa VLS300 Official FIVB Game Ball ($65)
Even we will admit that there is only so much you can say about a beach volleyball. What we do know is that this one features a soft composite cover, double cloth backing for shape retention, and a three-year warranty. Also, it’s the official ball of the 2012 London Olympics. In other words, if your goal is to be the next Phil Dalhausser (or Misty May) this ball will get you a lot further than, say, watching the movie Sideout yet again.