Ultimate setup – holiday

Cliff "Summer Holiday" Richard’s vacation supplies consisted of a double decker bus and Una Stubbs. We're packing this lot instead

Kodak Playsport Zx5

£150, kodak.co.uk

This amphibious pocket camcorder is the perfect memory-grabber for the beach or poolside. It captures decent-looking 1080p and 720p HD movies with a minimum of fuss and is pretty much impossible to break unless you REALLY want to destroy it.

Lonely Planet Travel Guides

Free (in-app purchases required), App Store

Want to do more than just lounge around on holiday? Then whack this app on your iDevice of choice: it lets you buy Lonely Planet city guides and phrasebooks, clueing you in as to what to do and how to tell the cab driver to take you there.

Oliver Peoples Daddy B sunglasses

$310, oliverpeoples.com

Protect your peepers from UV rays while looking cool as the proverbial cucumber with these gloriously Superfly-inspired specs.

Philips Fidelio Docking speaker

£180, philips.com

This portable speaker doesn’t just dock your iPhone or iPod touch – it’s also compatible with the iPad, so you can pump music no matter your preference of iOS device. There’s Bluetooth too, letting you wirelessly pump through sounds from a laptop or mobile, and a rechargeable battery for alfresco tunage.

Nike 6.0 Mavrk Low 2 trainers

£55, asos.com

These sleek sneakers will have you making like Elvis, telling friends “don’t you step on my blue suede shoes”. Simple, lightweight and perfect for an evening stroll along the boardwalk.