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    31 Things Reviewers Described As “Lightweight” For People Who Hate Feeling Sweaty

    Including breathable bike shorts, a lightweight setting spray, and an inflatable pool because sometimes the only way to beat the sweat is to take dip.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pair of high-waisted biker shorts with over 33,000 5-star reviews to do just about anything in — lounge, exercise, wear under dresses, or don alone with your favorite top for a casual everyday look that won't leave you sweating bullets.

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    Promising review: "I love these shorts for running! I am 58 and need a little more coverage than what traditional running shorts provide me. They are so lightweight but offer some control, too. Love them!" —Ronald E. Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and in 42 colors).

    2. These breathable bamboo bed sheets that are cool to the touch and wick away moisture for hot sleepers who are tired of tossing and turning.

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    Promising review: "My husband is always hot so I thought I would try these. I’m so glad I did!! He loves them. They are soft and lightweight and definitely keep you cool. I’m always cold so I’m not a fan but I just pile on the blankets. I would absolutely recommend these sheets for those who want to be cool at night and sweat free. Plus they are great to keep any bugs at bay as they don’t like the cool so I can rest knowing no creatures will find there way into our bed." —Amber Gonsalves

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes Twin–Cal. King and in eight colors).

    3. A fast-drying matte finishing spray if you want ALL-day flawless makeup without suffocating your face with more goopy layers.

    Comparison of reviewer's makeup, half of which looks good thanks to the setting spray and half of which has rubbed off without the spray
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    Promising review: "This is great! Doesn't feel heavy and helps makeup last all day! Very lightweight compared to other products." —brooke

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

    4. A hot air brush so you can give yourself a salon-quality blowout without the arm aches and sweat that make doing your hair feel like a proper workout. This gadget combines the heat of a blowdryer with the shape and bristles of a round brush so you can say goodbye to juggling both at once.

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    Fellow BuzzFeed editor Rachel Dunkel (looking adorable in the pictures above) has had major success styling with it. Check out her hot air brush review for more deets!

    Promising review: "This does a shockingly great job. Like, other reviewers stated, I used a 'regular' blow-dryer to dry 80% of my hair, then sectioned off portions and used this magic tool for the perfect smooth and silky curl. I don't need to use any type of heated straightener or iron to get a sleek look and the curl lasts for days. It's also very lightweight so your arm doesn't get tired and you don't need to do that awkward left hand/right hand juggle between a dryer and a round brush. I am beyond thrilled with the results." —LeelaDow

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two sizes).

    5. A compact Dash rapid egg cooker that'll make your morning egg prep 1,000x easier. Get boiled, poached, or scrambled eggs in only a couple of minutes with just ONE pan that you don't have to stand (and sweat) over.

    The egg cooker in black filled with six eggs
    Amazon

    In need of an egg cooker deep dive? Check out BuzzFeed editor Marquaysa Battle's Dash Egg Cooker review.

    This cooker includes the base, clear lid, measuring cup, poaching tray, omelet bowl, boiling tray, and a handy little recipe book!

    Promising review: "An absolute must! Perfect eggs quickly, no boiling water on the stove top, no extra pans to clean up. Small, lightweight, easy to store in kitchen cupboard. Everyone needs this!!!!😍" —Smart Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in five colors).

    6. A 100% muslin bath sheet because life's too short for too-small towels that barely manage to dry you off before succumbing to the dreaded funky towel stench. This extra-large option is lightweight, moisture-wicking, and will only get softer with every wash.

    Muslin Comfort

    Muslin Comfort is a woman-owned small biz based in California. After her own experience with post-partum night sweats (and becoming increasingly jealous of her son's breathable muslin blanket), Shyla created an adult-sized prototype and hasn't turned back since, expanding into designing other high-quality home linen essentials out of muslin.

    Promising review: "Nice light weight, generous size and the texture and color are great. They are absorbent and soft and lightly exfoliating as you dry off. Washed perfectly and shipped quickly. I placed a second order right after trying my first!" —Jodi

    Get it from Muslin Comfort for $79.99 (available in six colors).

    7. An ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid serum to plump, brighten, smooth, and soften skin with a lightweight layer that'll bring out your natural *glow* without resorting to too-heavy moisturizers.

    A two-paneled reviewer photo showing a face with red acne on the cheeks on the left, and a face with a clear complexion on the right.
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    Promising review: "I was skeptical about using this. I read through the reviews and decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. I have combination skin, and it's hard to find a product that not only moisturizes dry skin, but also fights oil. It's lightweight, easy to use, and is lightening up the dark spots on my neck. Try this. You won't be disappointed!!" —ablooming1

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    8. A patented pet hair remover so you don't have to lug the heavy vacuum cleaner out of the closet every time you want to clean up after Fido. This roller uses bristles, not sticky tape, to catch lint, meaning you can clean and reuse it over and over and over again.

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    Because it doesn't rely on adhesive paper, you only have to buy it once and can reuse it — cleaning the hair off the brush when it gets clogged, of course!

    Promising reviews: "HOLY. HAIR. This thing is INCREDIBLE!!! We have a Pyrenees mix dog who loves to sleep in the bed with us. I love having him in the bed but was feeling fed up with having to get the whole vacuum out once or twice a week to try and suck up all the hair he shed. I really wanted something lightweight, simple, and effective for getting the hair off of our comforter. When I found this product, I was doubtful that it could be THAT amazing...I was SO WRONG. This little thing picks up hair you didn’t even know was there, traps it all in a convenient little tray for disposal, and is reusable! No more expensive sticky lint rollers or heavy vacuum cleaners needed! I get excited every time I get to use it because it continues to blow my mind. Highly recommend for all pet owners!!!!" —Carson

    Get one from Amazon for $24.95.

    9. A hair-taming instant de-frizzer spray with a conditioning five-oil blend for taming the bedhead beast without weighing down your hair with thick gels.

    Living Proof

    Promising review: "Seriously struggle with frizzy hair from southern summer humidity. This product is the perfect lightweight solution that really works. I’ve used many smoothing tinctures and oils in the past, but this is by far the best. It does not leave your hair feeling greasy or heavy." —Samantha C.

    Get it from Living Proof $15+ (available in two sizes).

    10. A pair of Adidas Cloudfoam sneakers if you're tired of ending your walks on an uncomfortable note with hot, swollen feet.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    FYI, these is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give them a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I bought a pair of these in black at DSW and loved them so much I wanted another pair. They are slip on (which I like), but tie to make more snug if needed. I feel like my feet are supported and yet these are lightweight, don't make my feet sweat and I can wear them all day. (As a shoes off and slippers on in the house person, sometimes I forget to take these off!) I love the maroon color to spice up my footwear palette. (I am not a runner, but I do wear these for walking, power walking, and playing with the kids and they have been perfect for that.)" —Joyellastaff

    Get it from Amazon for $33.42+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in 40 styles).

    11. A gluten- and cruelty-free lengthening mascara that delivers a voluminous fake lashes look without the cumbersome fake lashes weight.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying I’ve been looking for a GOOD (cruelty-free) mascara for years. This one is just prefect. So lightweight, easy to take off, and is pretty natural unless you add several coats then you have a fake eyelashes look. Very versatile and CRUELTY-FREE!!" —Alizee

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    12. A nonstick microwave pasta cooker so you can have some pasta without dragging out any heavy cookware and getting a face full of steam. This lightweight container cooks and drains so you get perfect al dente pasta every time without dirtying multiple dishes!

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    Promising review: "Tried this out with pasta, then with steamed veggies. Works very well. Handles do not get hot. It is easy and lightweight to get in and out of the microwave." —NannyKathy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98.

    13. A wildly popular Bio-Oil because real-life magic (aka science) has gifted us this powerful blend of nourishing oils and vitamins to help fade scars and lock in moisture without feeling heavy on the skin and clogging pores

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "After just about three weeks of use I’ve seen such a positive change in both the evenness of time and of the texture of my skin. Melasma and acne scarring have faded pretty dramatically — I don’t even bother putting on foundation when I do my makeup in the morning. The oil is so lightweight and doesn’t exacerbate my already oily complexion." —L T C

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in three sizes).

    14. A pair of casual cotton linen overalls to layer over sports bras and T-shirts alike for a casual look that's comfy, cool, and channels some serious art teacher-chic vibes.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "The overalls are super cute. I have a short torso so the bib fits on the shortest length for me. I love the weight of the fabric. The fabric is lightweight so it will be comfortable during the summer. The brown color isn't dark brown, but more of a dark caramel brown." —Unpretentious Geek

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in six colors).

    15. A lightweight water-resistant backpack with plenty of space for holding a laptop, chargers, a change of clothes, and more plus cushy, airflow back panels to fight against the dreaded backpack back sweat.

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    The bag has a separate compartment to hold up to a 15.6" laptop, a hidden anti-theft pocket on the back for valuables, a luggage strap, hanging clasps, and an external USB port to hook up to your own power bank.

    Promising review: "Really happy with this backpack. Took it on two flights and walked all over with it. It is just at the limit for TSA guidelines. Many pockets — I kept so much stuff in it and everything was in its place. No damage to things. Lightweight and sturdy. No regrets at all. This was meant for travel but I think I'll use it for work too because I'm so happy with it." —Angela A.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two sizes and in seven colors).

    16. A compact and lightweight carpet shampooer that'll lift years worth of caked-on stains (pet contributions, included) with zero scrubbing required. Plus, you'll cut down on those exorbitant professional carpet-cleaning bills.

    Before: a reviewer's stained corner of carpet and After: no more stains in sight
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    And it only weighs about 13 pounds — heavier-duty carpet cleaners usually weigh around 20 — so you won't feel completely exhausted by the time you're done with your living room.

    Promising review: "Extremely satisfied with the cleaner. Lightweight and small profile. I am shocked at how powerful it is. I vacuumed twice before starting and still got a huge amount of pet hair, dirt, etc out. If you have pets, keep a bag with you as it will spit out hairballs every so often, but the carpet looks great. Refilling the water and soluting is very easy, and dumping the tank is a breeze. Make sure you keep the tank in position, as water will spill out the top. Had to refill and dump one to two times per room, but for storage is great. We have a cat, dog, and two kids. I had no idea how bad the floors were. Just be aware that once you start, you will want to clean every carpet in your home!" —Beth Price

    Get it from Amazon for $90.84 (originally $129.99).

    17. Some comfortable period underwear if wet pads on a hot day are making your period even less enjoyable than usual. These have the ~absorbency powers~ of up to three regular tampons and wick away moisture, making your flow as easy to manage as, well, putting on underwear.

    Target, Danielle Healy / BuzzFeed

    I was SO pleased to see Thinx doing a diffusion line with Target. The price of the original Thinx kept me from purchasing a pair for a long time. It's a risk to spend thirty-something bucks on something that might not work for you! I ended up getting my first pair of Thinx for $17 on sale — and that's the exact sweet spot that they've achieved at full price with this diffusion line. So much more accessible, especially if you're trying to stock up on multiple pairs. I feel no real difference between these and my regular Thinx. They're lightweight and not at all bulky, I've had no leakages (I wear them on my lighter days), they wick moisture relatively well, and wash up like a dream. I have two pairs and have zero complaints. Combined with my one other pair of original Thinx and my Flex Cup, I now have a zero-waste period routine that actually makes my entire period experience better than when I was using pads and tampons, which makes me very very happy.

    Between each wear, just toss your Thinx in the wash on cold (skip the bleach and softener) then line dry!

    Get it from Target for $17 (available in sizes XS–4X and in two colors).

    18. An affordable Coty setting powder so your makeup stays fade- and fine line-free ~all day~ while giving your complexion an overall smoother, softer appearance — without looking (or feeling) cakey.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Kept seeing this in lots of make up tutorials and reviews but could never seem to find in store. I was very happy to find on here and instantly ordered! I love it! The smell is amazing. It’s lightweight and doesn’t look caked on even after adding my normal powder foundation over it for better match in color." —Paola Erives

    Get it from Amazon for $5.72+ (available in six shades).

    19. A pair of satin pillowcases that'll help improve skin and hair hydration, reduce frizz, and has natural cooling properties that hot sleepers will love.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very nice. Washable, lightweight and very nice to sleep on. Feels nice and smooth on my face." —Ahnna

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.97 (available in four sizes and 34 colors).

    20. A billowing oversized midi dress with a slight high-low hem and covetable "I'm unbothered" energy that's truly seasonless.

    ClothesByLockerRoom / Etsy

    ClothesByLockerRoom is a woman-owned Etsy shop run by Poli and Antonia who create contemporary clothing like too-cool tracksuits and statement-making cocktail dresses.

    Promising review: "Awesome customer service and a really cool dress! Fabric is lightweight but not see-through. 10/10 would get again!" —Molly Jensen

    Get it from ClothesByLockerRoom on Etsy for $84 (originally $112; available in sizes XS–4X).

    21. A compact handheld steamer for a quicker, easier alternative to ironing so you don't have to drag out the ironing board or run around looking for a wrinkle-free shirt.

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    In addition to the steamer, you'll get a fabric brush, creaser, and lint brush attachment.

    Promising review: "Best streamer I've ever tried. I sell clothing online and this has been a life-saver. Minimal spitting and the stream output is unmatched. Super lightweight and good water tank size. Heats up super fast. Love that you can lock the trigger. I couldn't ask for anything to be changed." —Rach

    Get it from Amazon for $34.97+ (available in three colors).

    22. A pair of breathable anti-chafe thigh bands because your favorite dress is calling to you from the closet, and you should be able to wear it without dealing with annoying irritation or wearing shorts when it's obviously way too hot for that.

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    And for more intel, check out our full anti-chafe bands deep dive!

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough how amazing these are. Definitely go a size down from what you think you need. I pull these on while standing up straight and then do a little dance to get them in exactly the right spot. If you are a thick thighed friend like me then these will legit change your life. I mean, you can dance all night in these and they stay comfortable. A word of warning: DO NOT PUT IN THE WASHER! this will absolutely ruin them faster than you can say chub rub. These are lightweight, breathable, so cute, and so functional. I need 18 more pairs!" —D. Hyatt

    Get a pair from Amazon for $18.95 (available in sizes S–3XL and in 17 styles).

    23. Teva Tirra sandals with super-supportive molded insoles so you can get sneaker-level comfort without sneaker-level foot overheating in high temps.

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    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give them a trial run if you're a member!

    I cannot say enough wonderful things about these sandals. I got them for my birthday last year, hoping for a 2020 summer filled with more long, hot walks around the city with my friends. Did that happen? NO. But I did have many long, hot walks around the park with a mask on. These sandals required ZERO break-in time and were ready for long-term wear right out of the box. For a hiking sandal, I think they still look sleek enough to pair with a casual sundress. Plus, they're lightweight and keep my feet cool while still managing to put an actually supportive sole between my feet and the sidewalk.

    Get it from Amazon for $52+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 20 colors).

    24. A cropped padded sports bra to cut down on the number of layers you and your boobs have to endure during hot, sweaty workouts.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This lightweight top is perfect for a sweaty workout. Breathes really well. I normally wear a large but upped the size because I have a bigger bust area and it fit as expected! Nice stretch to the material, and is form-fitting but not too tight! It's really nice that it has a built-in bra 'shelf' along with padding. Also, the material makes it almost just look like a casual tank. I pair it with my high-waisted jeans and a cardigan and I'm ready to go. Love the neutral and muted colors they offer and definitely want one in almost every color." —Kara Barry

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 23 colors).

    25. A length-adjustable pet hair broom that's light and easy-to-maneuver for wrangling the fur trapped in your carpet without wrangling with cords and a heavy vacuum. If that wasn't enough, there's also a built-in squeegee for corralling spilled liquids and cleaning glass.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Check out my coworker's FURemover Evrilholder broom review for more deets and some very satisfying hair-removal photos!

    Promising review: "Being a multi-pet owner I was ecstatic on using this product. I have white carpet that meets Koa wood flooring and also a kitchen that has an unevenly grouted tile floor with oak strip inlays. This lightweight broom looks flimsy, but gathers dog hair, cat hair, parrot food and seed debris into piles that can be easily picked up. More than one swipe is sometimes needed on my dense carpeting, but it does the job! And, it is super inexpensive. It easily rinses off under the kitchen faucet if any mess is wet. I am impressed!" —Teresa

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    26. This 100% organic coconut melt if you're into effective, multipurpose products that can do it all without feeling heavy and greasy — moisturize skin, revitalize under-eyes, and nourish hair with one powerhouse product.

    a white and green bottle with a white lotion inside
    Kopari

    Promising review: "I've literally used this for everything from a hair mask to body lotion, to chapstick and face moisturizer. This stuff is amazing and its not super greasy. It's very lightweight and I'll never use anything else. obsessed." —stevee

    Get it from Kopari for $28 (save 10% with subscribe and save).

    27. A durable indoor/outdoor blanket that brings the all-weather warmth of sleeping bag material to a good-looking quilted blanket, so you can stay warm and snuggly without piling on bulky layers.

    Rumpl

    Rumpl was inspired by warm and snuggly sleeping bags, and how much better the material retains heat compared to traditional bedding. The idea of a "sleeping bag blanket" was born, and Rumpl with it. They use only 100% post-consumer recycled materials, and are now recycling over 5 million discarded plastic bottles through their supply chain every year. They also offset all their carbon emissions with carbon credits!

    Promising review: "Big fan. Lightweight and comfy. Keeps you warm without getting hot. Like the attachment loops as well." —Kristofer K.

    Get it from Rumpl for $99 (available in additional colors).

    28. A lightweight and easy-to-set up mini inflatable pool, because you're trying to cool off, not subject yourself to an accidental weight-lifting workout.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Homech’s pool is extremely lightweight when unfilled, so you can easily take it down and move it around your yard with ease or store it for the winter. It is a durable high-quality inflatable pool and it will stay in place when your family is playing in the water. There’s enough room for a family of four to cool off." —Chevy Chase Book Club

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    29. A silky-smooth Huestick to use under foundation as a color corrector or as a breathable, blendable, buildable pigment on lips, cheeks, and eyes.

    Live Tinted

    Live Tinted started with a viral video of founder Deepica Mutyala using red lipstick as a color corrector. Created based on feedback from the subsequent online community, Live Tinted now has a range of Multisticks that can be used as a color corrector to balance discoloration under makeup, and as an eye shadow, blush, and lipstick.

    Promising review: "Covers dark circles and pigmentation better than any product out there. It is soft, lightweight and feels luxurious on the skin. Super versatile products and the colors are fantastic!" —Alisha V.

    Get it from Live Tinted for $24 (available in other colors).

    30. A reusable no-fog face mask for safely taking on your long list of summer activities without tons of lip sweat and inadvertently impairing your vision with thick glasses fog.

    a collage of a model wearing the face masks in three different colors
    CONICOMasks / Etsy

    CONICOMasks is a Torrance, California-based Etsy shop run by Kim that sells a wide variety of high-quality, reusable face masks as well as breezy linen dresses and fake eyelashes.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this mask at first I bought two one for me and my mom and we love them, they are lightweight and breathable, they don’t have a nose wire but are still able to be anti-fog when wearing glasses. I love them so much I just bought three more! Highly recommend! The only downside is that the ear string pieces to hurt your ears after a while! Still love them though!" —Kylie Tracy

    Type Of Fit: Elastic Ear Loops

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Cotton and polyester, linen, or satin.

    Shipping Time: Immediately

    Get it from CONICOMasks on Etsy for $10.99+ (available in multipacks and in 16 styles).

    31. A wire-free contour bra because you've got 99 bra-blems but loads of boob sweat won't be one of them with this bra's cloud-level comfort and lightweight support.

    Amazon

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I recently threw out all my past sports bras and invested in buying these Warner's Cloud 9 bras for everyday wear and going out whenever I need a T-shirt bra. They are really soft as described on the tag and very lightweight!!! They are not tight fitting as my previous bra bands were under the bust area nor loose or too tight bra straps. I really hate tight uncomfortable bras and underwire for everyday. So far I have bought three bras total one white and two grey. I plan to buy more colors soon for my new collection of undergarments.❤️" —Jímena

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in band sizes 32–40, cup sizes A–D, and in 18 colors).

    What do we want? Less sweating! When do we want it? NOW!

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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