Product reviews

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

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

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

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

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...

The best protein to get ready for the beach

Being in shape is key for beach volleyball. Good nutrition is key for being in shape. But what is good nutrition?If you’ve checked out our recent post on the best nutrition blogs for beach volleyball, I don’t need to tell you that one nutrition component is huge –...

How we ended up with a ridiculously fancy water bottle for the beach

Ok, we admit it. When we ordered the Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Sports Water Bottle at Amazon, everybody thought the same. Why the f… are we buying a stupid water bottle for around $40? We are just looking to test a water bottle for the beach when playing volleyball....

Sprites Sand Socks – the low-top alternative

Sand socks are great when playing beach volleyball in extreme temperatures. On hot days or when winter creeps in, they can prove very helpful. They do also provide protection against sun and in rough sand conditions due to their neoprene sole. We have already tested...

The budget option: Mikasa VX20 Beach Classic Volleyball

We have already done reviews for beach volleyball balls and if you have followed them, you know that we recommend the Mikasa VLS300 Beach Champ. Yes, we do know that this not the cheapest option. We think it is still the best ball out there. But if you are running on...

How to Keep Volleyball Shorts From Riding Up

My daughter has recently gotten into volleyball and last night I managed to catch a game of theirs. The first thing that caught my attention was the fact that around 2/3 of the girls playing were spending their time between pitches adjusting their shorts that would...

Surprisingly good: cycling sunglasses for beach volleyball

We know it is the end of the season but perhaps that’s a great time for getting some good online deals. We recently stumbled upon these outdoor sunglasses by Carfia. We know that these are no sunglasses specifically developed for beach volleyball. But nevertheless,...