Top Gear: Locally-made items for a perfect day on the lake

For the best sun proof and waterproof gear out there, look no further than these South Carolina-based companies. Cliffs Living crafted a guide to some of the best local products that will keep you looking good and feeling good out on the lake.


TRITON 10’6” SUP paddleboard —designed for use by all sizes and ages. It’s perfect for short trips and a relaxing experience. Boardworks paddleboards are made by Confluence Outdoor in Greenville, South Carolina. You can buy them at a variety of local retailers like Half Moon Outfitters.







FISHING SHIRT by Prodoh—this shirt keeps kids cool and dry with its vented back panel and the UPF 50 fabric keeps them protected from the sun. Prodoh was created by two dads, both avid fishermen, who couldn’t find quality fishing apparel for their kids—so they made it themselves! Prodoh products can be found at

PERFORMANCE SHORT by  Prodoh—a quick-dry, UPF 50 performance short that will keep your child looking good and feeling good on the lake. Prodoh, an outdoor apparel company headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, offers a variety of swimwear, clothing, and accessories for kids and adults. Products are available at local retailers and at


WADERS by RHEOS Nautical Eyewear—a floating, polarized pair of sunglasses that are made to be used on the water. Sunglasses from the Charleston-based company, which offers options for men, women, and children, can be purchased at or at local retailers like Fowler’s Pharmacy.



LONG-SLEEVED 8 WEIGHT T-SHIRT by Free Fly—with this extra soft, tri-blend T-shirt, you’ll look good with the custom graphics and feel good, too. The long sleeves will keep you warm on cooler mornings on the lake and can help protect you from the hot afternoon sun. Free Fly products are available at local retailers and at

WAVE SNAPBACK TRUCKER HAT by Free Fly—like all performance apparel by this Charleston-based company, this hat was designed with comfort in mind so the focus can be on outdoor adventures. The cotton-mesh combo makes for easy cleaning. Free Fly products are available at local retailers and at




NON-TIPPING SLIM CAN COOLER by Toadfish—this beverage cooler is specifically designed for slim 12 ounce cans. It uses smart-grip technology to adhere to any smooth surface. The double-wall vacuum insulation keeps drinks cool for long boating trips. All products from Charleston-based Toadfish are available at







THE ANCHOR UNIVERSAL NON-TIPPING CUP by Toadfish—the best part of this cup holder is that it anchors to any smooth surface, which means sharp turns on the boat won’t cause your drink to spill! Even with the airtight suction, the cup holder still lifts easily. Purchase the cup holder at






THE POUCH by Kanga—this iceless cooler, which gained fame on TV’s Shark Tank, will keep your drinks cold for up to seven hours. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Kanga offers coolers in a variety of colors and sizes, all of which are designed to easily slide in a six- or 12-pack of drinks or a case of beer. Kanga products are available at local retailers and at






THE PERFORMANCE ROOSKI by Kanga—a double-walled, vacuum-sealed can cooler that will keep your beverage cold all day while staying free of condensation. The elastic “no drop” grip helps you comfortably hold on to your drink while outon the water. Kanga products are available at local retailers and at







JOYRIDE 10.0 KAYAK by Perception Kayaks—this kayak is designed to maximize your experience with superior stability, super comfortable seating, and accessible storage — including a slot for a cell phone. Perception Kayaks are manufactured by Confluence Outdoor, based in Greenville, South Carolina, and can be found at or your local Half Moon Outfitters.

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