If you're anything like me, once summer hits—or really, any new season or otherwise vaguely seminal event—your first reaction is to start stockpiling. It's just good sense, if you care about your own survival. Or even if you just care about looking good at the beach or not leaving every barbecue you attend with legs dotted in terrible swollen bug bites.
The point is, there's a lot of gear you end up needing this time of year that doesn't often come up in your day-to-day during the less-sweaty months. And, if you're arming yourself for three months of unending heat with products that are made or sold (or both) right here in Brooklyn? All the better.