Keeping your cool during the Mojave summer isn’t easy. Luckily, these new and notable items, some sporting a cooling touch of blue, are designed with sunny days in mind.
They also travel well, should you decide not to swelter in place.
Naturopathica, carried by some of Las Vegas’ most elite spas, relies on sustainable organic ingredients. Its Daily UV Defense Cream SPF 50 uses zinc oxide to block 99 percent of UVA and UVB rays, and green tea extract and deep sea enzymes to fortify your skin. Bonus: Unlike chemical sunscreen, it won’t harm coral reefs. $58, naturopathica.com
Stay outside all you like — you’ll still have a cold one at the ready in one of Yeti’s renowned leakproof, long-lasting, soft-sided coolers. Find the updated Hopper Two 30 ($299) at Bass Pro Shops; for the new ergonomic backpack version, the Hopper BackFlip 24 ($299, shown), order direct from Yeti. basspro.com
OL’ BLUE EYES
Maui Jim’s new polarized Barrier Reef wrap sunglasses provide ample yet artful protection on land or sea. Go for the blue and turquoise frames, which boast the brand’s recently introduced Blue Hawaii mirror-coated lenses — lightweight glass, heavy-duty clarity and style. $299, mauijim.com
Teddy Roosevelt dubbed it a Panama hat, but Ecuador is where artisans turn dried palm leaves into toppers graded and priced by the number of finely woven fibers per square inch. In summer, a handmade Gamboa Montecristi fedora (as pictured, $320-$350) can make you feel like a man with a plan, too. panamahatmall.com
Always have a drop to drink with a Roamer from S’well. Crafted of 18/8 stainless steel, these 40- and 60-ounce bottles keep drinks cold for 24 hours (and hot for 12). The new 40-ounce Herringbone Tweed, an online exclusive, offers a soft matte finish. $80, swellbottle.com