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Summer Shopping: Maritime Fun

Jun 1, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Hoist up the sails! It’s time for some summer fun. Nothing says warm weather better than a day on the waves, and we’ve pulled together some Navy inspired looks for a fun day on the Bay—or wherever your water-filled adventures take you! Get shopping for your summer Navy apparel now!

Outfit Your Seaman Recruits

Nothing is quite as cute as a sailor outfit, except maybe a sailor outfit in miniature. At Navyonline, you can find the crisp blue and Navy white sailor uniform that’s sized just right for your baby or toddler. This sailor onesie is particularly perfect for a day on the bay. It’s 100% cotton and 100% adorable. Great for a gift, it comes in 0-12 month sizes, so you can bring your whole baby battalion on board. That’s killing them with cuteness….

Also in the same sizes, you can opt for a sailor infant romper for a more formal cruise. This one features a dapper bow tie and double breasted embroidered buttons, complete with a back design of embroidered stars and flap. The three snap bottom makes on and off well, a snap. Also constructed with soft cotton, it’s ready to report for doodie (sorry), and also makes a great gift for your water-loving friends!

Older kids who crave some seafaring fun can sport the traditional youth “issue” hooded sweatshirt, the mini version of what the midshipmen wear. As the breeze picks up, a Navy sweatshirt with this heft and a hood is helpful to have on hand. It’s made in the USA with a cotton - polyester fleece blend designed for comfort and style. Your young sailor can use the generous kangaroo pocket to stow their gear. Then it’s time to shove off and enjoy the sailing! 

Stock Up for the Cruise

Whether you’re heading out for a few hours or a few days, packing some reliable boat bags onboard makes for smoother sailing for everyone. Here are some fan favorites. 

The can cooler tote is sturdy and leak-proof, with a heat sealed lining and room for sixteen cans plus ice making it the best boat bag. With its boxy build, it’s perfect for tucking away under the table to keep your drinks fresh and cold for 24 hours. The front zippered dry pocket has extra storage for your keys or phone, and the tote has straps for easy transport. Bring this crowd pleaser on your next voyage to keep the party going.

For all your other boating essentials, grab this chart zip top tote bag. You can tuck in your sunscreen, glasses, books and even an extra bathing suit plus cover up. The bathymetric map design is trendy and fun, and the USNA Annapolis text puts the Naval Academy on the map. Constructed with durable canvas, this bag can get tossed around and it will still stand back up. It’s made in the USA, and it’s a wonderful way to bring your Navy pride on board.

If you need more storage, the Rockaway canvas tote is another stylish way to corral all of your boating essentials. It features a flat bottom to avoid spillage, and can easily handle everything you need to go day tripping around the Bay. The tote is made with 100% cotton canvas with a cotton twill lining for sturdiness. With a retro striped design featuring the U.S. Naval Academy and iconic sailboat, this bag will turn heads both offshore and on.

Bring Navy Along for the Ride

There are other ways to say Go Navy! while you go sailing. A trip on the waves wouldn’t be complete without a Navy visor to keep the sun, sweat and spray out of your eyes. This classic Navy visor is constructed with cotton will for durability and is fully adjustable for your comfort. Toss it in one of your bags so you’ll be protected as the conditions shift. A good sailor is always prepared for any weather.

Speaking of good sailors, if you have it (a boat that is), you should flaunt it (your goat that is). This USNA Go Navy boat flag is ready to go. Made with a heavy duty, UV resistant nylon fabric, it will fly and resist fading for years to come. Let everyone out on the water see your Navy pride and fly your colors high! This ensign makes the perfect present for those who love to boat and love the USNA just as much.

Another way to signal your support is with a beautifully designed 100% silk tie, created just for boat lovers. The boating signals necktie is a nice accent for those calm evenings on the Bay, when you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine with your dinner and take in the sights, the sounds and the scents of the lapping water, as you watch the sun slip beyond the horizon. 

The Chesapeake Bay is especially beautiful this time of year. Make sure to make a trip here soon if you can . If you need some gear, Navyonline is where to get summer clothes, accessories, apparel and more! When you shop here, all proceeds from your purchases go directly back to supporting the Brigade. Every purchase you make here and on the Yard not only shows your Navy pride, but supports your Navy midshipmen too. Happy sails to all!

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Bill the Goat
Written by Bill the Goat

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