What hits you when you hear the word summer? As for me, it reminds me of beach body, soaking up the sun or singing to the tune “Summer” from Frozen. And to quote, here’s my favorite line:
“Relaxing in the summer sun, just letting off steam” ~ Summer from Frozen
But am I truly prepared for summer? Not at all. Minnesota has really long winter and short summer. Thus, we don’t have the opportunity to do outdoorsy stuff too frequent and we always “blame it on the weather”. Now that summer is here, it’s definitely time to gear up and party – I mean doing outdoorsy stuff.
Summer in Minnesota is gorgeous and there are endless things to do. Some of the outdoor pursuits include but not limited to fishing, biking, boating, camping, hiking, and many more. One of my favorite things to do is to head out to State Parks and camp. If you like to camp and use mobile devices, we definitely recommend you gearing up with a portable external battery charger such as GreatShield PowerTank.
GreatShield PowerTank is packed with 10,000mAh battery capacity, and it has the capability to charge your phone at least twice (when your phone is less than 15%) – of course ultimately it depends on your mobile phone’s battery capacity. It weighs less than 10oz (lighter than one pack of Oreo) and is very compact and portable. Plus, you can charge two mobile devices simultaneously without worrying about it getting over-heated because GreatShield PowerTank is built with over-heat, over-current and short-circuit protection. This will definitely come in handy when you are on the go.
GreatShield Clip-Grip Bike Mount
Biking is another favorite activity for a lot of Minnesotans – or at least within the Twin Cities Metro Area. Minneapolis is one of America’s Top 20 Healthiest Cities, as featured in Forbes, because it is among the first few cities in Amerika to add bike trails and ban smoking in public places; and people cares a lot about exercising and keeping their weight down. If you enjoy biking but worry that you might not know where you are heading to, don’t forget to equip yourself with a GreatShield Clip-Grip Handlebar Bike Mount for your phone. With that, you can turn on the GPS on your smartphone and you will never get lost (unless you lose reception).
Another summer must-do activity for many, including yours truly is to head out to the waters and soak up the sun. Some people enjoy swimming, boating, kayaking, paddleboard and the list goes on. But there are also many, among these individuals, who does all the water activities and take photos with their smartphone without any protection. Some people uses ZipLoc or similar reusable zipper storage bags to store their phone while doing all these water activities. Well, I have been there and done that; it was the cheapest option (because I don’t feel like paying $100 for a waterproof case), but soon after I realize it was definitely not the smartest option. Another cheaper option you could definitely go with is to get a waterproof pouch and here’s what I recommend – GreatShield Mariner . Available in three different sizes and colors, you can choose whichever one you are comfortable with. I remember going for water sports in Florida, and they were charging me $30 for a similar pouch. Definitely regretted not getting it earlier or sooner.
There you have it. These are the three summer must-have items from GreatShield.