It’s officially summertime in Alabama! The kids are out of school, college students are home for the summer and it’s time to head to the beach, get on the lake or hang out by the pool. Here’s your guide to summer gear for enjoying the outdoors, rain or shine!
In this life there are few guarantees, but when it comes to Summer in Alabama, you can assume a few things… It’s going to be hot, it’s going to be humid and it’s probably going to rain somewhere in the afternoon.
Summer is the time to break out the sandals, put on some shorts, grab a short sleeve shirt/tank top and live life outdoors. But, what about the rain? Just because we’re older, doesn’t mean that we can’t play in the rain.
Remember as a kid, how much fun it was to run around in the rain on a summer day? Jump in puddles? Let’s make this summer about enjoying ALL the outdoors has to offer here in Alabama.
Just ask Alabama’s favorite meteorologist, James Spann, “it rains just about everyday in the summer…” Where it rains is usually difficult to determine and these showers pop up all over the place at random times. The best way to handle the summer rains? Be prepared!
Hunter Boots – Who ever said that rain boots were just for the rain? These boots are the perfect accessory for your outfit and provide that little bit of “stand out in the crowd” you’re looking for this summer. With many styles, heights and sizes, Hunter Boots are great for parents and kids alike. As a bonus, if it rains, you have an excuse to enjoy it in style.
Chacos – A must have in the summer months for outdoor adventure. Some people even choose to strap them on over a pair of Smartwools and rock their Chacos. Perfect for a game of ultimate frisbee in an afternoon storm, or a beautiful day on the lake, these sandals can take all you throw at them. Check out all the different strap designs and styles today!
A solid rain jacket – The ultimate necessity for playing in the rain. The things to look for in a rain jacket: is it breathable? is it versatile? is it durable? A great rain jacket provides the opportunity to shield yourself from the elements and enjoy the experience all at the same time. With brands like Patagonia and North Face, Alabama Outdoors can help you find the perfect rain jacket to carry with you everywhere.
What are your favorite gear finds for summer weather in Alabama? Let us know!
Check out the great selection of Hunter Boots, Chaco Sandals, Patagonia and North Face rain jackets at Alabama Outdoors online store or in one of our locations today!