Packlist: The 5 items we’re bringing to Dew Tour Long Beach 2017

Dew Tour Long Beach is just two days away, and if you’re like us, you left packing until the last minute.


Dew Tour 2017 is shaping up to be an epic event. Photo: Dew Tour

The four-day contest series features some of the best skate athletes on the planet. On top of some epic skateboarding, the event also offers a free skate zone, concert and more.

It’s going to be a sunny weekend up in Long Beach with plenty to do, so you’re going to want to pack light and efficient.

From the skate competition to the pump track and custom skate-able sculptures designed by Steven Harrington, breathable fabrics that keep you cool during activity are a must, as well as classic pieces that can transition from day to night without a wardrobe change.

Here’s what to pack:

Brixton Langley Cap ($30)

The Langley is one of Brixton’s best sellers for a reason: classic and comfy, you’ll want to wear it all weekend long, and beyond. Photo: Brixton

You’re going to want to keep the sun off your face, and you’re going to want to look good doing it.

We suggest the Brixton Langley Cap – it’s low profile enough where it won’t get in your way, and so comfortable that you may not even remember you’re wearing it.

RAEN Wiley sunglasses ($170)

Pro tip: If you only pack one thing for this weekend, make sure it’s your sunnies. Perfect for bright days and hungover mornings. Photo: RAEN

Everyone knows the terrible feeling of showing up at an event, only to realize you’ve forgotten your sunglasses. Squinting into the bright sun all day is about as annoying as anything.

The RAEN Wiley shades are a classic shape for the modern adventurer, but we love Raen’s entire line.

RVCA That’ll Do Stretch Short Sleeve Shirt ($55)

Go a step above the expected t-shirt with this RVCA option. Photo: RVCA

Wovens are key for temperature control, and they stand out from a crowd of plain t-shirts.

We’re into the RVCA That’ll Do Stretch Short Sleeve Shirt because it’s basically two shirts in one – wear it to skate, and then head to dinner. Just make sure it looks semi-clean.

Classic Dot Santa Cruz deck ($56)

Nothing like a fresh deck. Photo: Santa Cruz

Trust us: If there’s one thing you’re going to want to Dew Tour, it’s going to be a skateboard. There’s going to be so much to skate, you’re not going to know what to do with yourself.

We recommend the Santa Cruz Classic Dot. Whether you’re skating the streets on the way to the event or trying out the free skate zone once you’re there, the tried-and-true deck will hold its own.

Vans Old Skool Pro ($65)

Old school style, modern performance. Photo: Vans

There’s really nothing like a classic pair of Vans: timeless style, durability and performance all blended into one shoe.

We’ve always been a fan of the Old Skool, but this time we suggest going with the Pro.

It’s got all the same style of the original Old Skool, with added features like suede, UltrCush HD sockliners to keep you as close to the board as possible, and Duracap rubber inlays that provide all the reinforcement you’re going to need this weekend.

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