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Back To School – Ultimate Must-Haves

By Bhoomi Lengde
Copywriter, SSSPORTS.COM

Back to school is just around the corner and you need to be prepped with all the essentials for your kiddos. Sun & Sand Sports is here to make your life easier giving you our recommendations for the back to school season featuring products like backpacks, bottles, shoes, apparel, swimwear and swim gear with their Play It S’cool campaign.

Let’s jump right into it!



Our top two faves serve different needs but have the same goal for your little one – support for their growing back and spacious compartments for them to organise their day-to-day essentials.

Why is this our favourite?
  • Spacious main compartment with an internal sleeve.
  • Side pockets
  • Mesh backing for ventilation
  • Comfortable and adjustable shoulder straps

Running Shoes

Ensuring your kid’s feet stay dry when they run on the track while ensuring their feet are supported and cushioned is important for their performance. That’s why a breathable upper and a soft midsole are the bases of a sturdy pair.

Why is this our favourite?
  • Mesh upper ensures their feet stay dry
  • Reinforcement in the toe for durability
  • Soft foam cushions their growing feet
  • Lace closure with hook-and-loop fastening keeps their feet locked in

Tops & T-Shirts

Your little one’s comfort will be your priority and what better choice than a cotton tee. Nature fibres will ensure your kiddo stays cool and dry while experiencing comfort.

Why is this our favourite?
  • Lightweight fabric
  • Soft feel
  • Classic crewneck that keeps them comfortable


Give your little one the ultimate freedom of movement when they are wearing shorts. The unrestricted feel makes it easy for them to play sports, run track or just enjoy school life.

Why is this our favourite?
  • Easy elastic waistband makes it comfortable to wear
  • Fabric with stretch gives them a better range of motion
  • Side pockets let them keep their essentials close


More for the sporty kids, these footwear choices give them the freedom to play team sports from basketball to volleyball while keeping their style statement alive.

Why is this our favourite?
  • Simple construction ensures no-fuss
  • Cushioned midsole for impact absorption
  • Variety of fastening options – lace to hook-and-loop closures


Socks are an integral part of ensuring the feet are cushioned. That’s why the right pair of socks for your feet is also important.

Why is this our favourite?
  • Extra padding in high-impact areas
  • Mesh panels that improve ventilation and breathability
  • Built in arch support reduces foot fatigue
  • Available in multi-packs

Caps & Hats

The heat in the Middle East is way too hot and that’s why it’s important that the kids have an option to protect their heads and keep the sun-rays at bay.

Why is this our favourite?
  • Pre-curved visor frames the face and keeps the sun away
  • Embroidered eyelets keep the head ventilated
  • Adjustable back for a custom fit

Tracksuit Sets

Let your little one enter the back to school session in ultimate style. The track sets are perfect to wear on their own or along with their sportswear. With hooded and traditional style jackets your little one can choose the level of warmth they want.

Why is this our favourite?
  • 2 in 1 outfit
  • Can be worn together or with other sportswear
  • Great for layering


Some of the most important items when picking items for your little one’s swim session begin with swimwear and protective gear. Selecting the right swimwear is important to enhance their performance but also keep their bodies protected from the chlorine water while the swim gear helps to keep their eyes and hair shielded.

Why is this our favourite?
  • So many options to choose from – from traditional one-piece to swim sets
  • Swimsuits made with UPF 40+ fabric also offer sun-protection
  • Swim goggles help to keep the water out when swimming
  • Swim caps protect the hair and keep the hair out of the face when swimming

Water Bottles

It’s important to stay hydrated. Pick the right water bottle to ensure your little one is getting a sufficient amount of water. Make it easy for them to increase their water intake with options ranging from chug-tops to options with a straw.

Why is this our favourite?
  • Options to keep the water hot or cold
  • Leak-proof lids
  • BPA-free keeps the plastic nasties away
  • Easy to stow away in their backpacks

So there you go, take a look at our top 20 must-haves that cover everything that you and your little one desire to make this back to school experience the best ever.

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