Even the most devoted gym rat should be questioning their indoor workout routine with the arrival of warm weather and longer, sunny days. If you've been hitting the rowing machine for an all-body workout, now's the time to head outdoors to try out the real thing. We promise the gym will still be there when you get back.

Perception Carolina 12 kayak

You can always rent a kayak on Buffalo Bayou, but if you're ready to invest in some quality equipment to cruise down urban waterways or explore the Gulf Coast, the quick and versatile Carolina kayak offers a little bit of everything. It's roomy, with a comfortable cockpit and dry storage in the hull and rear, and is easy to maneuver at a relatively light 50 pounds, plus it offers superior tracking and looks good in the water.

Buy it: $850 at Austin Canoe & Kayak, 5822 Bissonnet

Roxy Lapped one-piece swimsuit

Kayaking requires serious upper-body movement, so the last thing you want to worry about is a swimsuit that chafes or won't stay put. Roxy's athletic-inpired suits are designed for surfers, with adjustable straps for a perfect fit so you can be comfortable and stylish.

Buy it: $82 at roxy.com

Keen Clearwater CNX sandals

A sandal with the soul of a hiking shoe, the Clearwater's razor siping grips slick surfaces while the open upper keeps feet cool and dry.

Buy it: $99.95 at REI, 7538 Westheimer

Coach Alexa sunglasses

The retro-glam cat-eye shape and playful frosted pink color of Coach's new Alexa sunglasses prove that girly and sporty are not mutually exclusive.

Buy it: $148 at Coach, inside the Galleria

Murad Essential- C Sun Balm

This no-mess balm is quick and easy to apply, with broad-spectrum SPF 35, plus vitamins A, C and E to protect skin and tangerine butter to seal in moisture and leave skin feeling soft.

Buy it: $25 at Sephora

Rachel Zoe woven sun hat

This shady raffia stunner stays put and looks great, with a leather band and oversize gold-buckle accent to add interest, even when you're on dry land.

Buy it: $125 at Nordstrom, in the Galleria.

Astral Buoyancy V-Eight PFD

The PFD, or personal flotation device, is required by law, but that doesn't mean it has to ruin your style (or your tan). The V-Eight vest is low-slung and designed to minimize contact with your torso, and the mesh back keeps you cool and comfortable in your kayak seat.

Buy it: $104.95 at REI