If you’re on the fence about whether or not to get our new On The Water Pack for the lake, pond, river or beach enthusiast in your life, consider the dire consequences of venturing to the waterfront without essential items, such as a dry bag with cooler insert, floating sunglasses, a waterproof Bluetooth speaker and a waterproof phone sleeve. We've broken it down for you Sliding Doors-style, by telling the story of a day on the water with and without all of these innovative aquatic enhancers.
ONE DAY AT THE LAKE, TWO VERY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES
WITH THE KAWARTHA DRY BAG AND COOLER INSERT
The aqua-loving man and his friends carry the perfect number of soda pops and brews in a lightweight, collapsible waterproof bag, also using it to protect valuables after the beverages are depleted.
WITHOUT THE DRY BAG
He’s forced to load a heavy plastic cooler with more bottles and cans than he needs, only to pull a neck muscle while hauling it to the beach, rendering himself useless for the entire weekend. At work on Monday, his boss can only shake her head when hearing the reason for the neck brace was not using a lightweight Kawartha Dry Bag and Cooler Insert during a trip to the lake.
“Hey, what’s that over there to the left? Oh, sorry. Never mind.”
WITH THE WAVES UNSINKABLE SUNGLASSES
Not only are his eyes shielded from the treacherous UV-spewing star at the center of our solar system (100% UVA and UVB protection, no big deal), but the stylish, seaworthy guy has a built-in party trick to break the ice with acquaintances on the water: “How much you wanna bet I can throw these sunglasses over them mountains?” (Cut to sunglasses landing in lake, floating, and everyone cheering in amazement.)
WITHOUT THE FLOATING SUNGLASSES
His shades fly off during a spirited bout of chicken and sink like a rock to the algae-laden lake floor. The group spends the better part of the next hour taking deep breaths and diving down on a fruitless recovery expedition.
WITH THE FRESHETECH ALL-TERRAIN BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
His favorite summer-on-the-lake playlist—which may or may not be Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long” and Don Henley’s “Boys Of Summer” alternating on repeat for 12 hours—sticks with him wherever he goes: In the sand, on the water or suctioned to the boat windshield.
WITHOUT THE SPEAKER
A friend’s acquaintance’s brother busts out the acoustic guitar and takes a stab at some Vertical Horizon, which backfires horribly when he mistakenly mixes that melody with the lyrics to “Drops of Jupiter” by Train. Memories of middle school dances are ruined for everyone in attendance.
WITH THE KIKKERLAND WATERPROOF PHONE SLEEVE
That all-important connection to the outside world is protected from torrential rain, cooler ice, murky lake water and just about every other liquid you may encounter in the biome.
WITHOUT THE PHONE SLEEVE
His invaluable device is destroyed when a friend accidentally knocks it off the boat. Without the GPS app, the group can’t find its way back home and is forced to survive off the land for weeks like Brian in Hatchet. Plus, he can’t respond to his mother’s text, and that worries her very much.
To recap, the On The Water Pack is the perfect gift for men in need of:
Sound like the perfect pack for anyone you know? Maybe…your dad? Good thing there’s an upcoming holiday just for him!
If your dad loves the water just as much as he appreciates peace of mind, then the On The Water Pack is a no-brainer for Father’s Day.