Hot Catch: Do you know how much the beach sucks? It’s always too hot, you get all sandy and end up with a nasty sunburn, no matter how careful you are with it. reapplying sunscreen? And, once you’ve committed to a day
in hell down the shore no one really wants to go swimming and participate in the only good part of the beach (the ocean) because “the North Atlantic is too cold at the end of September” or some other soft nonsense that shows an obvious lack of strong minded ? Well, that all changes today, dear beach friends, because this summer we’re getting the only non-alcoholic item that can turn any day at the beach into the one who does not fear the ass a fun day in the sun. Meet your new best beach buddy: the metal detector.
Go ahead: take a screenshot, post it on Twitter, caption it with a misspelled phrase, something like “Oh look at VICE their [sic] shilling for Big Metal Detector now!!! 1!” Come on, I’ll wait. Once you’re done, however, think about it. Metal detectors are, in fact, sweet. Even if you don’t find real buried treasure (although you can certainly, and you don’t have to be a pro to do it), you’ll still have fun while you search. Plus, finding metal antiques that someone might have dropped in a field or on the beach over a century ago can transport you back in time, which I think is priceless. . Or, you can always help friendly old Italian men find their lost rings. (Skip to 6:25 for this.) While metal detectors are, admittedly, a bit cheesy, who cares? It’s 2022, and this year we’re not letting the opinions of others (especially those who are probably just jealous of your sweet metal detector) get to us.
Now, metal detectors are certainly great for combing the beach, but you don’t have to live near the water to enjoy it. Take your hot rod to a public park, field, or even your own backyard – if you’re lucky enough to have one – and go in search of buried treasure. (Or, you know, vintage beer cans and 19th century coins. Still cool!) From affordable entry-level models to high-end professional detecting tools, here’s a short list of some of the best detectors. game metals.
What’s up, Dog?
Boasting an average of 4.5 stars out of 11,226 reviews, the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV metal detector is affordable, accessible, and about as highly rated as it gets. It detects coin-sized targets up to six inches deep, can find larger targets up to two feet deep, and alerts you to the presence of all metals, including gold, silver, and gold. silver, brass, aluminum, iron and steel.
Get in the fast lane
The Fast Tracker metal detector features a lightweight rod with a comfortable grip, a built-in speaker and headphone jack, and technology that can distinguish between different metals, making your job easier. budding treasure hunter (read: very budding).
The beginner’s detector
With an ergonomic design, the KENTOKTOOL Metal Detector allows you to locate your targets with different settings that allow you to discern metals, lock down a single item or search for multiple underground rooms. It also comes with a shovel and packs into a handy travel case for on-the-go detecting. “Overall a great starter kit for this new hobby,” writes one reviewer. “I can’t wait to hit the beach this holiday season and see what crazy things I find!”
Your ace in the hole
If you’re looking for a metal detector that features increased iron resolution, adjustable frequency to help eliminate interference, and new cam locks for increased rod stability, look no further. farther than the Garrett Ace 300 metal detector. “This is my dry land use machine,” writes one satisfied customer. “This beauty can find a bb shot 8 inches deep.”
Blub, blub, blub
For underwater adventurers, the PANCKY metal detector is perfect for hunting on the beach, in shallow rivers and streams, and on rainy days. It’s waterproof, which means it’s easy to clean, and you can find hidden treasures at the bottom of bodies of water. We would stay away from the public pool, however.
Take things up a notch
The foldable, compact and lightweight construction of the Minelab Vanquish 340 metal detector has three distinct search modes (coin, relic and all-metal), and is pre-programmed and optimized for the best performance in the field. It’s simple, powerful, and perfect for anyone looking to step up their detecting game.
Hats on, coins down
The Nokta Makro Simplex+ Metal Detector comes with headphones and a hat, so everyone will know you mean business when you show up at the local playground looking for old coins. It’s waterproof to 10 feet for underwater detection and comes with a two-year limited warranty.
See you at the beach! [Beep… beep… beep…]
Rec Room staff independently curated all items featured in this story.