Gadgets and Gear That’ll Make You King of the Beach

dakine coast cooler packDakine Coast Cooler Pack ($55)

If James Bond needed to get plowed with an ice-cold twelver of Hamm’s while chillaxing at the beach, this is the backpack Q would design to help Bond accomplish his mission. The bottom half  zips open to reveal an insulated cooler pocket that keeps about a dozen canned or bottled brewskis frosty. Once the beers are gone, you can stash any wet clothes you have in the same pouch so that all your other gear stays dry. There’s also a fleece-lined sunglasses sleeve, a big top pocket for everything from surf wax to sunscreen, and straps to secure a towel or your deflated water wings.