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In our product review section we recommend products that we have purchased, thoroughly tested and reviewed.

Time to start running – ASICS Gel Excite 6 Twist

Time to start running – ASICS Gel Excite 6 Twist

It is quite a challenge to stay in shape in these times. One of the easy ways to do so is to go for a run in the park or in the woods. Running is a great activity to improve your overall fitness level, burn some calories and get your daily dose of oxygen and...

Earphones for the beach – Sony MDR-XB50AP Extra Bass

Earphones for the beach – Sony MDR-XB50AP Extra Bass

When I go to the beach, I like to bring some nice headphones, especially when going by myself to relax. In recent years, I have been trying out quite a few models, either because I didn’t like my current ones or because I lost my previous ones. Finally I have found my...

Dedicated to beach volleyball – Pepper Swimwear Bikinis

Dedicated to beach volleyball – Pepper Swimwear Bikinis

When it comes to beach volleyball bikinis, there are not that many dedicated beach volleyball brands out there. One of them is Pepper Swimwear, a Californian brand whose products include bikinis, boardshorts and shirts. Based on their own claim, their products “stand...

Notebook & Volleyball – The Under Armour Hustle 4.0 Backpack

Notebook & Volleyball – The Under Armour Hustle 4.0 Backpack

One important item of your beach volleyball equipment is a bag or backpack. In a previous review of volleyball backpacks, we recommended the Mizuno Lightning Volleyball Backpack. We think it is a high-quality backpack that is highly convenient for the beach. However,...

Guest post: Fashion blogger Eva on her favorite beach volleyball bikinis

Guest post: Fashion blogger Eva on her favorite beach volleyball bikinis

Are you looking for a beach volleyball bikini and are totally lost? Most products are either no good fit, not stylish or way too expensive? Female beach volleyball players often find it hard to spot well-fitting, fashionable and affordable beach volleyball gear. In...

Next level AVP beach volleyball – The Wilson Optx game ball

Next level AVP beach volleyball – The Wilson Optx game ball

We have already collected a few inputs regarding the new AVP Optx game ball when it was officially launched in January. The pro players tested the ball at last September’s AVP Hawaii event. Their feedback mostly went along the lines that the new model is not that much...

Be protected at all times – sand socks for beach volleyball

Be protected at all times – sand socks for beach volleyball

It is great to play beach volleyball on a sunny and moderately warm day. But what if on a hot day temperatures rise and the sand is burning? Or temperatures drop (e.g. in fall) and instantly you have cold feet? Not only is it no fun to play but it can also cause...

Challenging the hidden champion – Julbo Sunglasses Review

Challenging the hidden champion – Julbo Sunglasses Review

When it comes to choosing rather high-end sunglasses for the beach, many beach volleyball players would probably go for some Oakley model. Only a few know about Julbo, a French manufacturer of sunglasses that has been there for way more than a 100 years. Originated in...

Going pro with the official Wilson AVP game volleyball

Going pro with the official Wilson AVP game volleyball

The Wilson AVP is the official beach volleyball of the American AVP Tour and probably the most popular outdoor volleyball in the US. And for good reason. It is a high quality product from a well-respected brand. There used to be some discussions regarding production...

Being King of the Beach with the KOB Spalding Volleyball.

Being King of the Beach with the KOB Spalding Volleyball.

We have already done reviews for beach volleyballs and generally we recommend Mikasa or Wilson balls, e.g. the Mikasa VLS300 Beach Champ. Mikasa is very popular in Europe & Asia and Wilson in the US but both can be a bit pricey at times. So if you are looking for...

Face the Sun – Polarized Sunglasses for the Beach

Face the Sun – Polarized Sunglasses for the Beach

It always gets a bit tricky when trying to buy sunglasses for the beach volleyball court. Since you are going to use them in the sand while jumping and digging, you probably don’t want to use your rather expensive pair of Oakleys or Ray-Bans. But you still want to...

Your companion for the beach court – Mizuno Lightning Volleyball Backpack

Your companion for the beach court – Mizuno Lightning Volleyball Backpack

When I pack my stuff for the beach court, I don’t like to have a big bag because it’s a hassle to carry big baggage to the beach. But when I choose a small bag, I never know where to put the ball. Recently I found the Mizuno Lightning Volleyball Backpack which pretty...

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