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    Just 40 Summer Products That Reviewers Really Love

    Mosquito repellent that actually works. You're welcome.

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    1. A Takeya cold brew maker so you can drink your favorite caffeinated beverage whenever you please without the $5+ charge (NYC coffee = so damn expensive). This is cleverly designed with an airtight lid and stainless-steel filter to keep coffee fresh for up to two weeks.

    2. An Eyeko waterproof mascara that makes ~waves~ because it really, truly, 100% delivers on its no raccoon eyes promise. So go ahead and watch Titanic or walk your dog during a torrential downpour — black smudges gracing your under-eyes are officially a problem of the past.

    hand holding the tube of waterproof mascara

    3. A Cutter bug control concentrate because I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of avoiding my backyard for fear of being bitten ALIVE. This spray effectively wards off mosquitoes, ants, beetles, and more for up to four weeks, so you'll be able to sit outside without looking like caviar to every mosquito within a 500-mile radius.

    reviewer photo of the large bottle labeled "Cutter backyard bug control"

    4. A scoop neck top and high-cut bottom meant for frolicking on sandy beaches and sipping champagne on a private yacht. Do you own a private yacht? Sadly, no. But if you did... this is what you'd be wearing so let's dub it the "next best thing."

    5. A draft-blocker to keep all that precious, cold air from escaping your bedroom. Not only will this save $$ because you won't have to blast the AC on its strongest setting, but it's also fantastic for blocking outside noises (loud roommates + quarantine = not great, not fun).

    reviewer photo of the white draft blocker

    6. Strappy sandals designed with supportive leather straps, a cushioned midsole, and a timeless silhouette that ensure the following: They will be worn every. damn. day. Plus, reviewers swear they're comfortable straight out of the box.

    models wearing brown and white sandals

    7. A game of Kan Jam, an outdoor flying disc toss that guarantees an afternoon more competitive than the Olympics. This no-frills lawn game is simple: stop your opponent from hitting the "kan" on your side.

    two black Kan Jam targets with a big yellow disc

    8. An insulated tumbler to elevate your ~vino~ experience. How? It's simple: Keep this glass in the fridge or freezer until you're ready for some red and it'll keep wine at the *perfect* temperature (goodbye, melted ice cubes and diluted drinks!), plus the silicone gripper means it's easy to hold.

    the white glasses with gray silicone grippers

    9. A Homech inflatable pool that will hold us all over until our dreams of an in-ground come true (one day!). This is surprisingly deep and can comfortably fit two adults or up to five kids, plus durable PVC means it won't leak or pop after exactly one encounter with a mildly sharp object.

    the blue pool filled with water and a float inside

    10. A tank top and shorts combo if "hot sleeper" doesn't even begin to describe the pool of sweat that's bubbled around your body by the time you're hitting snooze. This set gives humidity problems the boot due to how breathable and lightweight it is.

    11. A Sun Bum leave-in spray that enlists the hydrating benefits of coconut and sunflower seed oil to give hair what it needs this right this second: MOISTURE. Not only will this counteract the drying effects of sun and chlorine, but it even works as a lightweight de-tangler to help your brush glide right through each thin strand.

    hand holding bottle with yellow spray nozzle labeled "sun bum"

    12. A suction-cup window garden if growing tomatoes in your backyard isn't a possibility due to, well, not having a yard (shoutout to fellow city dwellers). This kit comes with bean and squash seeds and a water spout, plus makes for the perfect summertime activity for the kiddos.

    13. Sanuk flip flops with a cushioning that mimics yoga mat material, aka these babies are really 👏 darn 👏 comfy 👏. Plus, reviewers swear that they last forever — even with constant wear.

    two pairs of black flip flops side-by-side labeled "7 year old flip flops and their twin replacements"

    14. A shatterproof Corkcicle bottle so great, it'll leave you thinking "where has this been all my life?" A triple-insulated stainless steel means your drink will be ice cold for 25 hours or hot, hot, hot for 12.

    the bottle in white, pink, blue, and purple

    15. A color-block swimsuit one reviewer claimed makes them feel "like a goddess," which wow — Percy Jackson me up and get this into my cart right now. I, too, am trying to exude Aphrodite vibes this season.

    model wearing the colorblock bathing suit

    16. Outdoor string lights that can zhuzh up any setting and make it romantic. Simply throw this on above your gross outdoor seating area and you've got yourself a patio worthy of Instagram posts and Pinterest saves. Joanna Gaines, I hear you're hiring?

    outdoor patio with bulb string lights hung up

    17. A bug bite suction tool for anyone who feels like an all-you-can-eat buffet for mosquitoes ("why me?" — me every summer). This promptly eases itching and swelling by removing insect saliva, venom, and other irritants, so rest assured you won't spend the night scratching at your legs and cursing the brief time you spent in your backyard.

    18. A sleeved T-shirt for scenic walks and long hikes. This top enlists the help of a lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric that also provides sun protection and prevents any smelly odors from forming (because all deodorant effectiveness goes right out the window the moment you start to sweat, that's not up for debate).

    reviewer wearing the sleeved top in blue

    19. A Tower 28 facial spray – it revitalizes and refreshes skin with three simple ingredients: hypochlorous acid, water, and sodium chloride. Give your complexion a spritz of this trio to cleanse, soothe redness, and calm irritation. Reviewers even *swear* by this product for combatting maskne!

    model holding the clear spray bottle with white cap labeled "Tower 28"

    20. A purposely oversized blanket that deserves a standing ovation from hot sleepers. Temp-regulating technology and a 100% Muslin cotton means you *won't* wake up drenched in sweat, plus you can wave those 3 a.m. "If I have one leg outside of the comforter...." thoughts goodbye. No more overheating.

    21. A stainless-steel slicer so that you can cut up your 🍉 favorite fruit 🍉 without googling "how to properly cut a watermelon." This one tool cuts up perfectly symmetrical watermelon cubes every use, saving you tons of time and several tears shed.

    a reviewer pic of stainless steel cutter slicing through watermelon and creating cubes

    22. An "air" cami crafted with ultra breathable 100% cotton. Plus, bra wearers can rejoice: a curved hem and slightly wider straps mean no 👏 underwire 👏 peekage. 👏

    model wearing the tank

    23. A Coleman pressure-activated mat that stays up to 10 degrees cooler than room temperature. This prevents your pup from feeling overheated (cue panting), keeps 'em extra comfy on hot summer days, and can even be used outdoors.

    dog laying on top of a red mat

    24. Tend solution because ingrown hairs and razor bumps are truly the ~pits~. Simply spread this lotion on before waxing or shaving (and yes, it's safe for the bikini area — I know that's the question haunting your pretty little mind) and POOF! No skin irritation or bumps.

    before-and-after photo of reviewer on left with razor bumps on armpit labeled "before" and the same reviewer with no razor bumps on the right labeled "after"

    25. A halter swim-dress taking notes from the retro styles of decades past (cc: lemon prints and nautical themes). This is perfect for backyard volleyball by the pool, an eventual trip to that water theme park, and so on.

    reviewer wearing the red and white striped top and navy blue bottom swimdress

    26. An electric pressure washer, because the time to deep clean your outdoor spaces has arrived 🎵at laaaast 🎵. Prepare for satisfying results on everything from wood decks and outdoor cushions to driveway pavement and house siding.

    27. An OXO cocktail shaker to ~shake up~ your at-home mixologist game. This design, with its jigger lid and double-walled insulation, makes it easy to master your favorite summer cocktails. *immediately envisions a margarita*

    model pouring liquid from the stainless steel silver shaker into a glass

    28. A pair of anti-chafing bands that'll prevent the painful rubbing together of your thighs — the dreaded result of wearing summer dresses and skirts. These bands are comfortable, stay put, are available in solid and lace designs (#meow), and can even be worn during your morning run.

    29. A daily SPF 35 sunscreen bound to become your skincare holy grail. This water-gel formula is hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, vegan, works well under makeup, doesn't leave your forehead looking like a vat of grease, *and* it won't leave behind a white cast.

    hand holding white tube with yellow cap labeled "glossier invisible shield"

    30. Or! A reef-safe SPF50 ThinkBaby sunscreen perfect for face and body, plus is specifically formulated with kiddos in mind because it's water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. This means coming back from a day at the beach = no longer having to scoop out buckets of soothing aloe.

    the sunscreen

    31. A leak-proof champagne stopper to keep your favorite beverage as fizzy as the day it was popped. This built-in pressure pump preserves bubbles and therefore preserves champagne, meaning it won't go to waste if you don't finish an entire bottle the day it's opened. Now without further ado, can I get an ice cold mimosa please?

    on the left, the stainless steel and black stopper labeled "seal it" and on the right, a hand pressing down labeled "pump it"

    32. A swing chair that turns any backyard into a vacation-like oasis. Picture it: a good book, your morning coffee, and a citronella candle burning to ward off the mosquitoes. Bliss, am I right?

    free-floating wicker chair with white cushion and metal stand

    33. A floral print romper if you love the look of dresses but are terrified of sudden gusts of wind. This give you the silhouette of a short mini *but* the flowy shorts mean you can cartwheel in public without panic. *attempts a cartwheel at 26* *is in pain for a week straight*

    reviewer wearing a green floral romper

    34. A stainless-steel corer that turns cutting up pineapple into a much less intimidating experience. It's foolproof: Cut off the top of the fruit, twist the corer inside, then pull it out. Delicious, spiral-cut pineapple is yours — minimal effort required, several frustrated tears saved.

    stainless steel corer next to empty pineapple with cut pineapple slices next to it

    35. A Vanicream lip balm to keep your pout protected from the ☀️. This contains broad spectrum SPF30 and is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, meaning sunburnt lips? A problem of the past.

    model holding white tube labeled "Vanicream"

    36. A machine-washable mat towel, because nothing says "I'm never doing yoga again" quite like your sweaty hands sliding down your sweaty mat to ruin what little stability you have in downward dog. If you know, you know.

    37. A handmade candle that is basically summer in soy form. This coconut and lime combo will remind you of beach days, salty hair, and the feel of being outdoors — even if you're stuck in your home office attending a meeting that could have been an email.

    candle in clear jar with brown lid labeled "Grand Candles coconut + lime"

    38. Charcoal oil blotters for quickly and conveniently removing the grease that's taken residence on your T-zone. These inexpensive sheets are safe for acne-prone complexions, plus they don't ruin your makeup in the process.

    39. A plant-derived BodyGlide anti-blister balm to stop blisters from forming (#duh), as well preventing back-of-heel chafing that would otherwise turn your new sandals into a painful, bloody mess.

    hand holding purple tube labeled "foot anti blister balm"

    40. Paul Mitchell shampoo to reverse the havoc that swimming pools have on your hair. This removes chlorine remnants and other build-up from your tresses, but doesn't leave it scraggly and dried-out in the process — in fact, it strengthens each strand.

    hand holding white bottle with blue cap labeled "Paul Mitchell"

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