As summer fades, we welcome September – the best month to be a surfer. In an ode to the changing surf season, we’ve compiled the ultimate kit you need this Autumn. From socks to hoodies, 4/3’s to Pancho’s, here are five items that can keep you high, dry, and handsome as the earth turns away from the sun.
Stance X John John Florence
John John Florence loves socks. He sails his boats in them! Rumour has it that he has sex in them. He even wears them at home, in Hawaii, on the beach. The kid is sock mad. No wonder he has a Stance signature sock inspired by his native North Shore of Oahu called the Florence Floral Crew. He loves the targeted cushioning and will bore you for days on the engineered arch support and seamless toe closure. Be like John, and wear his socks this September.
UltraRange EXO Hi MTE-1
The UltraRange EXO Hi MTE-1 is Vans’ all-new, all-weather shoe. This new design combines UltraCush foam cushioning mid-sole with traction from MTE’s reverse lug outsole, built using Vans’ classic all-condition rubber. However, it is the breathable Old Skool-inspired high-top upper that catches the eye. Comfort, style, and an optimal fit that doesn’t sacrifice Vans’ design DNA. In these bad boys rain, sleet, snow, mud, and wind aren’t going to stand between you and your next adventure. Or a trip to the local shops.
Women’s Hoy Favourite Organic Hoody
Kids, you won’t believe this, but there was a time when hoodies were banned. Could you imagine being told by the man that you weren’t allowed to wear this hoodie made from 320g, brushed 3 ply, 100% combed organic cotton with a water-based Hoy logo screen printed at the chest? Being climate neutral, screen printed in Cornwall, and available in mango and dusk (below), this hoodie defies all rules. Wear at home, wear it out, where it ever you want. When it comes to hoodies, this is top of the season’s hit list. And no one can take that away from you.
Vissla 7 Seas Comp 4/3 Chest Zip Full Suit
Okay, we can’t quite extend the wall of positive noise to the move to full-length wetsuits. Yet, as the Atlantic’s water temperature drops, the thought of a brand new 4/3 can spark some real excitement deep down in the nether regions. And the Vissla 7 Seas Comp 4/3 Chest Zip Fullsuit is the suit to make you tremble in all the right places. It’s a high-performance surfing wetsuit, at a great price with the least restriction possible. The 7 Seas has been a consistent winner for years, and the Comp is its most flexible model yet. The 100% super stretch Japanese limestone-based neoprene is lighter, warmer, softer, stretchier, easier to put on and take off, and allows for more freedom of movement. In a post-Brexit world, that’s exactly what we need.
Poler Reversible Camp Poncho – Yellow / Tropicana
It is a blanket? Is it a poncho? Oh, you fools, life isn’t linear, or black and white. It’s a rich tapestry of intermingling ideas and solutions. The Poler Reversible Camp Poncho can be anything you want it to be. Though mainly it can be a blanket or a poncho. Fully reversible with snaps at sides, and made from Thermastuff synthetic insulation, unsnap to use as a blanket, or snap up to use as a poncho. Add some large kangaroo pockets and stuff sack, this lightweight, one-size-fits-most, tropicana-luminous piece of kit can be a refuge from the rain or the platform for a perfect picnic.