Lake Gear

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You have a great lake—now you need great gear! We round up some water-friendly products.

Chaco River Pro Collection

Hanging out on and around the water is much easier with proper footwear. Whether you’re walking along the wet rocks or getting in and out of your kayak or canoe, you need good grip. The River Pro collection from Chaco features Vibram soles, which give you much better traction on slippery, wet surfaces. A variety of styles, with or without big toe straps or heel straps, give you options as you navigate the lakeside terrain. $105.

Aquapac Stormproof Compact Camera Pouches

Protect your camera from the sand, mud, and spray you encounter in and around the lake, with these waterproof pounces. The hefty, padded pouches are pretty rugged, and do their best to protect your expensive camera and other electronic equipment. The small pouch (ideal for point-and-shoots) retails for $35 and the medium (for SLRs) for $50.

Sierra Design Wicked Jacket (for women)

Waterproof, yet stretchy Nanolite fabric makes this jacket perfect for on-water activities like sailing or fishing; or hanging lakeside. At just 10 ounces and available in flattering colors such as beet and Poseidon, this jacket will keep you dry and active. $149.