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Top 5 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

When the humidity is high, you don’t need to hide. Stay cool this summer by planning ahead. If the forecast looks like a heatwave is in your future, start thinking of activities that will help you make the most out of your longer days without breaking a sweat.

What are a few quick ways to stay cool?

  • Hydrate consistently. Drink more water than you usually do, and add an electrolyte drink or powder in the mix to achieve peak hydration.
  • Take breaks. Even if you love the sun, take breaks in the shade under an umbrella or indoors.
  • Wear the right fabrics. We recommend our line of polos, which are built to create an extra breeze. Our material is moisture-wicking and built with our trusted UV ray protective coating. 
Now that you have the basics down, see our activities guide below, paired with Cutter and Buck cooling clothing for summer, including men’s polos and women’s polos.

How to Stay Cool this Summer

1. Go kayaking on a lake

A safe bet for beating the summer sun? Head to the water. There are a ton of water sports to try out, whether it be practicing your butterfly stroke, paddle boarding or bodysurfing. Our personal favorite is kayaking since it adds in a great arm workout, and you can get a tour of the area you’re exploring. 

Polo Pick: Cutter & Buck Pike Micro Floral Print Stretch Mens Polo

Man in Cutter & Buck floral print polo

One of our most playful prints for summer, this polo is easy to pair with your swimsuit. It also offers strong UPF 50+ UV sun protection so you’ll deflect rays for long kayak routes. If you want an extra layer to block splashes, you can pair this under a water-resistant windbreaker. 

Product Features: 

  • 94% polyester, 6% spandex
  • UPF 50+ UV Sun Protection
  • Self-fabric collar

Price: $85.00 - Ships free!

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2. Take a slow and shady hike 

While we know you want to get your steps in, don’t overdo it on hotter days. If you’re into hiking, find a hike that offers optimal tree coverage, and doesn’t have a high incline. And if possible, head to the trailhead in the early morning or evening to avoid peak temperatures in the middle of the day.

Polo Pick: Cutter & Buck Prospect Textured Stretch Womens Short Sleeve Polo 

Woman in Cutter & Buck short sleeve polo

Bold and breathable, this polo is blended with our ultimate ultra-fine pique fabric. Cool to the touch, our durable DryTec material will deflect sweat no matter how many twists and turns you take throughout the trail. 

Product Features:

  • 92% polyester, 8% spandex
  • UPF 50+ UV Sun Protection
  • Jacquard texture

Price: $45.00 

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3. Cast a fishing rod

Once again, avoiding land is a smart way to stay cool. Pack a picnic and head out to sea for a fishing day trip. Although it will be windier on the water, don’t be fooled by the chilly ocean spray. Be sure to keep reapplying sunscreen so you come back with the epic catch of the day, not the epic burn. 

Polo Pick: Cutter & Buck Virtue Eco Pique Stripe Recycled Mens Polo 

Man in Cutter & Buck Virtue polo

Designed to stand out at sea, this striped polo is offered in more than a dozen eye-catching summer shades. An eco-friendly find, this is crafted with nearly 7 recycled plastic bottles. The material also offers a cooling effect and great stretch so you can reel in your line with ease.

Product Features:

  • 48% Recycled Polyester, 47% Polyester, 5% Spandex Pique
  • Contains an average of 7 recycled plastic bottles
  • UPF 25+ UV Sun Protection

Price: $55.00 - Ships free!

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4. Make a beach bonfire 

The beach is where you want to be in the summer. As temperatures drop at sunset, the sand cools, finally becoming tolerable to walk on again. Which means it’s the perfect time to grab your hotdogs and smores materials to make a beach bonfire.

Polo Pick:  Womens Advantage Polo Sleeveless 

Woman in sleeveless Cutter & Buck polo

This sleeveless style is what summer dreams are made of. Known for its soft cotton-blend pique knit fabric, this polo is a great staple for year-round wear. Pairs well with khaki or white bottoms, or a cardigan to stay warm as temperatures drop at night by the water. 

Product Features:

  • 55% Cotton, 42% Polyester, 3% Spandex
  • CB DryTec Cotton fabric
  • UPF 35+ UV protection

Price: $60.00 - Ships free!

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5. Have a backyard movie night 

Sometimes, the best summer nights are the ones spent right in your backyard. Grab your popcorn, candy, blankets and whatever else you need to have a feel-good movie night under the stars. Pro tip, set up your laptop, TV, or projector in the backyard. 

Polo Pick: Forge Polo Tailored Fit 

Man in Cutter & Buck Forge Polo

Simple and clean, this polo creates a sleek silhouette, which makes it a great pick for hosting guests. If it’s chilly at night, this also fits nicely underneath a v-neck sweater.

Product Features:

  • 96% polyester, 4% spandex
  • CB DryTec 50+UPF fabric
  • UPF 50+ with excellent UV protection

Price: $70.00 - Ships free!

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Looking for more clothing for summer? Dive into our new summer arrivals here.