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    24 Things That'll Make Your Outdoor Hangs Even More Enjoyable

    From bike rides to picnics in the park.

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    1. A string of outdoor lights that'll turn your yard into a rustic hangout space. Reviewers love that they emit a soft, warm glow, rather than being super bright and harsh.

    The stringed lights hanging in a backyard
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    Get a 25-foot set on Amazon Canada for $49.99. Also available in longer lengths.

    2. A squishy seat cushion that'll save your booty from your cold, hard saddle. It'll also save you from the fashion police (yes, there are alternatives to padded bike shorts!).

    The padded bike seat cover
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.94+. Available in five colours.

    3. A set of citronella candles that'll keep those pesky mosquitoes at bay. They have lids, so you can easily pop one in your bag to bring with you on your next park hang.

    The jarred citronella candles
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    Get the pack of six on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    4. A water-resistant blanket that'll accompany you on all of your beach excursions and picnics. It conveniently folds into a mini briefcase, so you can transport it easily.

    the picnic blanket folded up into a little briefcase
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    Get on Amazon Canada for $26.99.

    5. A pair of Sheertex shorts that you can count on to keep your derriere covered under your favourite dresses. They'll prevent chafing, too, which will be a godsend for anyone who tends to get extra sweaty.

    a person wearing the sheertex shorts
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    Reviewers say they're light, comfy, and super durable.

    Get them from Sheertex for $87. Available in sizes XS—3XL and in packs of two and three.

    6. A pair of roller skates, because you've seen how cute everyone on TikTok looks when they glide around effortlessly. These babies even light up, so you'll look just as rad as your kid neighbours.

    One of the roller skates with light up wheels and a break on the front
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    Get them on Amazon Canada for $109.99+. Available in sizes 6—11. Also available in black and without lights.

    7. A cordless umbrella light that'll keep your patio table illuminated all night long. It has an adjustable clamp that'll automatically fit around an array of circumferences, so you won't need a screwdriver to take it on and off.

    The umbrella light on a pole
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    You'll need four AA batteries to power it up.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99.

    8. A frisbee, so y'all have an alternative to just sitting around at the park. Your dog will probably love it, too.

    A frisbee with a star on it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17+. Available in 24 colours.

    9. This clever outdoor outlet that'll extend your wifi connection to your backyard, so you can use your laptop while you lounge in the sun. You can pair it with a free app to control it, including scheduled turn ons and shut offs.

    the smart outlet with two sockets hanging against a wall
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    It's also compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and SmartThings, so you can use voice command to control each socket. And yes, it's waterproof.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.09 (originally $29.99).

    10. A deck of waterproof cards, so you can play outside without worrying about 'em getting wrecked by the elements (or spilt beverages).

    Waterproof plastic cards
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.57 (originally $11.02).

    11. This gigantic water bottle that'll make sure you won't run out of aqua on your next outdoor adventure. It comes with a sleeve that'll hold your phone, cards, and keys, so yes, it's basically a purse you can drink out of.

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    It'll hold a whopping 2.2 litres of liquid.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.

    12. A picnic set that comes with everything you need to enjoy an outdoor spread. It'll make planning for park dates or beach days a heck of a lot easier when it comes to packing for your outing!

    The picnic set with food and wine laying about
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    It comes with a wicker picnic basket, a fleece blanket (with a waterproof layer on the bottom), bottle opener, two forks, two spoons, two knives, two plates, two wine glasses, two reusable napkins, and a pair of salt and pepper shakers.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $87.96.

    13. An insulated thermos you can bring along on morning walks or hikes. This thing is big, so you'll definitely be able to share it with your partner.

    A person holding the large Stanely thermos
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    I got this as a Valentine's Day gift for my partner (and myself tbh), but I ended up busting it out early so we could start using it ASAP. We're obsessed with it. It's totally leakproof, so we can just toss it in a backpack without worrying about it spilling or dripping. We were stoked to find out that our leftover coffee from our previous day's like was still hot the next morning, too. It wasn't stupid expensive either, like some other insulated bottles.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.97. Also available in a larger size.

    14. A quick-release wire basket that'll help you carry your picnic supplies and other personal belongings. Reviewers love how easy it is to clip on and off and say that it doesn't rust in the rain whatsoever.

    The metal basket attached to the front of a bike
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.54.

    15. This Spike Ball set that'll spice up your next backyard BBQ. It's an active two-on-two game that requires "spiking" the ball onto the net so it ricochets toward your opponent, so they can hit it back to you.

    A Spike Ball set up that includes a net, its stand, and three balls
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    The net is collapsable, so the whole set fits in the bag it comes with.

    Get the game on Amazon Canada for $79.99 (originally $84.99).

    16. This sleek roll-top backpack that'll help you carry all of your belongings on your next commute. It has an adjustable loop specifically made to hold your bike lock, with a cushioned backside that'll make sure your items don't jab you.

    A person holding the roll-top backpack
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    It's totally waterproof, too.

    Get it from Altitude Sports for $149.99. Available in two colours.

    17. A rimmed sun hat that'll be a heck of a lot less fragile than your pricey sunglasses. Plus, what's hangin' in the sun without a fun (and practical) hat?

    an adidas bucket hat with an adjustable tie
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    Get it from adidas for $35 (originally $45).

    18. A portable espresso maker, so you can still have your Americano even if you're off adventuring in the woods. Just scoop your grinds into the filter basket, pour your boiled water into the tank, and pump out your fresh espresso.

    A person holding the portable espresso maker
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $63.66 ($75).

    19. A set of colourful LED wheel lights that'll significantly increase your night-time visibility (and make you look like a literal rave on wheels). Reviewers say installation is effortless and that the lights are super vibrant.

    Two people riding bikes in the dark with bright lights on their wheels
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    It comes with six AAA batteries you'll need to power 'em up, but you might want to grab a backup pack, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.99 (originally $33.99). Available in ten colours.

    20. A pair of Sorel sandals that won't hurt your feet on long walks this summer. Please, step away from your flip flops and invest in something with some support!

    a person going up a flight of stair in the comfy sandals
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    Get them from Sorel for $140. Available in two colours and sizes 5.5—10.

    21. A waterproof Bluetooth speaker that'll attach to your backpack or handlebars with a super-strong silicone strap. It's mini, but powerful.

    The speaker attached to a bike
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59.99 (originally $79.99). Also available in orange.

    22. A tube of Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen that'll keep the sun from damaging the sensitive skin on your face. It's completely transparent, so it won't leave a weird white cast on your face like a lot of other SPFs.

    Brittany holding up a tube of super goop's unseen sunscreen
    Brittany Barber / Via BuzzFeed

    It's a lightweight gel consistency that is oil free, scentless, waterproof, and won't mess up your makeup if you use it as a primer, either.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $45.

    23. A portable chair, so you'll have somewhere to put your tush when it's wet out. They're great for camping, too, when you want something with back support to 'lax in after a long day of hikes.

    Two people sitting on foldable camping chairs by a dog on a beach
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59.99.

    24. And finally, this crossbody bag that'll carry all of your go-to items when you don't want to lug a backpack around. You can also wear around your waist like a fanny pack, which is perf if you're someone who cycles around town.

    a black fanny pack with two zippered pockets
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    Get it from Indigo for $55.

    Because we love some good, old-fashioned outdoor fun!


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