Top 10 Summer Essentials for the Whole Family

Posted by Chloe Ackland on 31st May, 2024


Embrace the sunshine, make a splash and get all the right kit for all your summer holidays (in the UK or abroad!) with our top ten summer essentials. 

Dive into the summer season with our list of summer must-haves, useful essentials and I'm-so-glad-I-packed-that products. Featuring quick-drying swim shoes, airport-friendly bum bags, comfortable flip flops, foldable sunglasses, and lightweight clogs - your top 10 summer essentials start here!


Essential Summer Footwear: Beach Holidays, City Breaks and Weekend Getaways

1. Eden Aquasport Protective Water Shoes

Summer Essentials Water Shoes

Our best selling water shoes for men and women are loved by our customers for wild swimming, paddle boarding, surfing and more. These reliable non-slip shoes are ideal for rocky beaches, slippery boards and freezing lakes. 

Made from four-way stretch neoprene with water-draining panels. We put our Edens to the test in the Lake District - so you know these water shoes are built for all sorts of terrain!

Shop our Eden swim shoes in nine colours for mennine colours for womeneight colours for boys and seven colours for girls.

2. Silloth Lightweight Ventilated Clogs


Our popular Silloth clogs are a classic footwear choice for summer holidays. Made from rinse-clean EVA with a comfortable textured footbed, grippy soles and oval ventilation holes for extra breathability.

You can effortlessly slide into these clogs to get from A to B (ideally from the room to the pool!). The lightweight design makes them a dream to pop into your beach bag or suitcase.

Shop our Silloth clogs in six colours for men, five colours for women and five colours for kids

3. Flimby Neoprene Flip Flops

Great for city breaks or days by the pool, you can keep your feet happy all day with our Flimby neoprene flip flops. Designed for lasting wearability, the flexible neoprene is quick-drying and the soft cotton toe strap feels comfortable between your toes.
Made from rinse-clean and lightweight EVA, the textured footbed helps alleviate aching feet and the sole tread provides grip on wet surfaces.

Shop our Flimby flip flips in six colours for women and three colours for men

4. Lightweight Adjustable Sandals for Men and Women

Womens Mockerkin Sandals

Our Mockerkin adjustable sandals are great for everyday wearing throughout the summer months. The comfortable EVA foam soles won't tire your feet and the quick-drying adjustable touch-and-close straps provide the perfect fit across your midfoot and toes. The textured footbed is designed for comfort so you can easily walk for miles. 

Shop our Mockerkin Sandals



Mens Stonethwaite Sandals

Ideal for days outdoors, our popular Stonethwaite adjustable sandals are a reliable choice for summer. The dual-density sole combines a textured EVA footbed with a rugged outsole featuring geometric tread to provide extra grip on wet and slippery surfaces. Quick-drying touch-and-close straps include soft padding for comfort at key pressure points and can be securely fastened across your midfoot and toes.

 Shop our Stonethwaite Sandals


Essential Summer Bags: Daily Use, Weekends Away & Summer Walks

5. Airport Friendly Skelton Bum Bag


Made from ultra-lightweight water-resistant canvas fabric, our Skelton 15L bum bag is the ideal option for keeping essentials close in the airport. Featuring a zip-fastening main compartment plus two additional zip pockets it is designed to give you the freedom to move.

The clip fastening waist strap is easily adjustable, giving you the versatility to wear it around your waist or across your body. 

Shop our Skelton Bum Bag

6. Spacious and Convertible Ullswater Holdall


Pack all your essentials for Summer adventures in our Ullswater 40L Holdall Comfortable to carry as a classic holdall, it easily converts into a backpack using the quick-release shoulder straps. Made from hard-wearing waterproof fabric with strong laminated seams and a weather-proof flap over the main zip.

The spacious main compartment features a useful easy-access dry store pocket and the wide D-shaped opening gives you full access to pack and organise your gear.

Shop our Ullswater Holdall

7. Lightweight Fellside Backpack


Pack everything you need for your next adventure into our Fellside 20L backpack. Designed for maximum practicality it has a spacious main compartment with 16 inch laptop sleeve and seven useful accessible pockets to store your keys, phone, map and other essentials.

The engineered back panel flexes to fit the shape of your back. Complete with padded shoulder straps, a movable sternum strap, twin mesh bottle pockets and a padded adjustable hip belt with zipped pockets.

Shop our Fellside Backpack


Essential Summer Accessories: Compact and Designed for Holidays

 8. Quick-Dry Patterdale Changing Poncho


Summer Essentials - Drying Changing Robe

Get changed quickly beside the pool with our Patterdale changing poncho/towel. Made from soft and quick-drying microfibre fabric that dries 3 times quicker and takes up 70% less space than a classic cotton towel.

Easy-to-use snap buttons along each side of the poncho give you privacy to get changed. Ideal to use as a roomy changing robe, an oversize towel or a hooded layer to keep warm between activities.

Shop our Patterdale for womenmen and kids. 


9. Handy Hanging Gosforth Toiletry Bag

Our Gosforth hanging toiletry bag has been designed for maximum practicality. Perfect for keeping all your toiletries organised on trips away, it has a large main compartment with internal hanging hook, stretchy mesh pocket organisers, and three useful zip pockets.

The generous size and durable water-resistant 600D fabric makes it ideal for holidays, camping or weekend getawaya. 

Shop our Gosforth Hanging Toiletry Bag

10. Camerton Folding Polarized Sunglasses

Enjoy clear vision on sunny days with our super-practical folding Camerton sunglasses.

Classically styled with unisex frames, they ingeniously fold up to store inside your pocket, backpack or bum bag.

The polarized lenses provide 100% UVA and UVB protection for your eyes and reduce uncomfortable glare from the sun.

Shop our Camerton sunglasses



Shop all of our best selling and popular family summer essentials and get everything you'll need for the summer season. 

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