As the spring days get warmer, dreams of lounging in a tropical destination influence our travel itineraries. Sure, we can visit destinations like Hawaiʻi and Tahiti any time of year, but I find that when I’m wearing shorts at home, I pretty much want to wear them everywhere. And that makes me seek out warm-destination trips.
The Roark + Hinano Collection includes a variety of T-shirts, hoodies, collared shirts, shorts, and hats that are inspired by the islands of French Polynesia and Hinano beer. Think tropical, casual designs to wear in sunny weather—or even back at home. I’ve spent the past few weeks testing out three items from the collection.
The Bless Up Breathable Stretch Shirt (pictured) is a performance-style version of the tropical print shirt. Made with durable, Tactel nylon fibers and 4-way blended stretch fabric, the shirt moves with you, whether you’re hiking through the steamy forest, or finding the best seat at the bar. The button-down collared shirt has a lightweight, perforated construction, which lets your skin breathe and also dry quickly when the shirt gets wet. This is the perfect dress-up, dress-down shirt for vacation.
The Shorey Boardshorts 16” are solid adventure shorts, in or out of the water. Made from a recycled polyester/hemp 4-way stretch blend with a DWR fabric finish, the shorts are ideal for kicking back and enjoying a Hinano in the sun, or diving in the electric blue water and finding the perfect wave. An elastic waist, side seam pockets, and a back patch pocket made for comfort and convenience.
The Hinano Luau Packable Bucket hat keeps the sun off your face while you’re out exploring. The adjustable strap helps keep the hat on your head whether you’re leaning down to get another beer out of the refrigerator, or wiping out on that perfect wave you found. My husband has been testing this out while surfing and hiking, and likes it so much that I can’t get it back from him.
The Bless Up Breathable Stretch Shirt comes in a dark navy tropical print and lists for $89. The Shorey Boardshorts 16” come in a light blue print and list for $66. The Hinano Luau Packable Bucket hat comes in the same light blue print and lists for $55.