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    42 Products Reviewers Swear By For Outdoor Problems

    These $12 quick-dry water shoes are about to *extremely* up your beach and pool game.

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    1. A waterproof pouch to keep your phone and other "doesn't play well with water"-type gadgets safe. Not only does this keep it safe, but you can still use the touchscreen with it, meaning you can take underwater photos galore 🐠🐟🐡.

    2. A set of cooling towels that get chilly the moment you soak them in water and wring them out — a godsend for when you're looking for quick ways to cool down when the temperature outside starts to spike.

    A blue, pink, green, and gray cooling towel rolled up next to their carrying cases, which come with keychains

    3. An appropriately named "Butt Be Dry," which is basically a lightweight fanny pack that unfurls into a small waterproof, mud-proof tarp for your tush, so you can park it wherever you need. Basically, wet benches and muddy grass at parks or sporting events just became free sitting game again.

    A model sitting on a blue small tarp on a wet bench

    4. A pair of dreamy polarized aviator sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection against the harsh rays of the sun (plus that air of ~maybe I own a motorbike, maybe I don't~ mystery).

    A reviewer in the sunglasses

    5. A 3D mouth bracket you can clip to the inside of your face mask to keep you from breathing in fabric, which is *especially* handy if you get spring allergies.

    6. Or a popular water-resistant Under Armour face mask designed to sit off your lips, giving you plenty of room to breathe without getting fabric sucked into your mouth mid-run, whether you're in the heat or the rain. It's also made with the company's Iso-Chill fabric, so it doesn't overheat despite being bulkier than other masks.

    BuzzFeed editor in a black face mask that protrudes slightly off the face

    7. A delightful little tool called the "Bug Bite Thing" that suctions on all kinds of bug bites to reduce swelling, itchiness, and redness.

    A BuzzFeed editor's arm with a bite on it "before," a pic of the bug bite tool, and a pic of the editor's arm after it's been suctioned with swelling/redness reduced

    8. A pair of popular quick-dry water shoes that reviewers love for everything from walking on rockier beaches to kayaking to washing their cars. They're flexible and comfy like a sock, but protective against nefarious objects like sharp rocks and stray Legos.

    9. A UV-blocking canopy shade you can easily install on an uncovered porch to keep things from getting too toasty for you and your furriest friends.

    A beige canopy shade over a small outdoor porch

    10. A "sport-brella," which is an SPF 50+ maneuverable personal umbrella with a universal clamp that'll latch onto any chair you own. Boom, instant shade no matter where you've parked your human self, whether it's the porch, the beach, or the park.

    11. A DEET-free plant-based bug repellent to repel mosquitos for up to six hours *without* repelling all the humans in your general vicinity, because unlike other popular repellents, this has a lovely lemon eucalyptus smell.

    a reviewer's hand holding the bug spray bottle

    12. A handy dandy lightweight water bottle attachment that cinches right onto your backpack strap so you can lock and load with extra water on hot days without sacrificing even more room in your pack.

    13. A popular streak-free anti-fog spray you can quickly apply to eyeglasses, sunglasses, and face shields to prevent them from fogging up while you're wearing a mask, which is *particularly* annoying in humidity.

    14. A chic BruMate insulated can cooler so all your beloved White Claws, Red Bulls, and LaCroixs can stay cool as a cucumber in the sun, and you can enjoy them while taking your sweet time.

    15. Or a freezable wineglass for those of us who are less "no laws while you're drinking claws" and more "rosé all day."

    A transparent wine glass with freezable liquid in it

    16. A LifeStraw, aka a personal water filter perfect for hiking, camping, or accidentally getting drafted into The Hunger Games. This compact gizmo cleans up to 1,000 gallons of water *without* using any chemicals or batteries, so you can safely stay hydrated wherever you roam.

    17. A portable George Foreman grill for anyone whose heart says "BURGERS IN THE SUNSHINE!!" but whose outside space says "I am so small." This has a nonstick coating and a removable stand, so you can cook on a table top or in the grass.

    18. A durable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker so you can have some tunes for picnics or outdoor workouts without worrying about its wires getting fried by unexpected downpours.

    A black triangle-shaped Bluetooth speaker

    19. A set of popular wickaway sweatbands perfect for long runs in the sunshine — these stop the sweat from stinging your eyes (or worse, from leaking sunscreen into your eyes).

    20. *And* a moisturizing, sweat-resistant sunscreen designed not to leave a white cast on darker skin tones, so you can get that sweet, sweet UV protection without spending half an hour rubbing it in.

    A model putting sunscreen on their hand

    21. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have over 135,000 5-star reviews) waterproof wireless Bluetooth earbuds so you can queue up all your bops and enjoy them on your outdoor runs or workouts without worrying about drowning them in sweat or rain.

    Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case

    22. A reusable bamboo pee rag (dubbed a "Wander Wipe") you can use on long hikes or camping trips to avoid wasting toilet paper — it's specially designed with a waterproof exterior to keep your hand from getting wet, and a foldable interior to keep the inside from getting exposed.

    23. A handy as heck sunburn soother that's a true investment for the sunnier parts of the year — it's made with aloe and coconut oil to hydrate skin and gently relieve pain from the sun's unforgiving rays within just a few hours.

    A reviewer image of a burnt back and an "after" image of their back without any redness

    24. A pair of lacy thigh bands that'll stay in place all through the warm weather months, so you don't have to worry about that dreaded thigh chafe whenever you want to flounce around in dresses.

    Reviewer in beige colored lace thigh bands under a dress

    25. Or a stick of Body Glide anti-chafing balm you can apply between your thighs to avoid all that skin irritation you get from running or hiking in the heat.

    A model applying the balm to their inner thigh

    26. A portable, rechargeable bedside lamp for maneuvering around campsites in the dark that comes with touch ability, so you can tap-tap-tap your way through different brightness levels and colors depending on your tent's vibe.

    27. A waterproof and portable inflatable lounger so easy to use that it'll feel like you found a cheat code for life — you literally just hold onto it and snap it into the air, letting the wind fill it up. Boom, instant cozy chair in any socially distanced spot you can find.

    28. A satin-lined Hairbrella that's got your back through any kind of nonsense weather Poseidon throws your way — it protects against rain, snow, and humidity while perfectly preserving your hairdo.

    29. A flip-top lid for your wineglass you can use to save your vino during spring nights on the patio instead of halfheartedly batting away flies and fishing them out later. All you do is secure it to the base and the rim of your glass and then you can flip it on and off at your leisure — 100% fewer bugs in your diet, guaranteed.

    30. A rechargeable, flameless electric lighter to replace all your old gas ones — a real game-changer for campers looking for a safe and effective way to light campfires (especially because these are designed to be windproof!).

    31. A hands-free portable neck fan you can charge with a USB, because you know what?? Staying cool is the new fashion and fans are the hottest accessory.

    Models using the fan propped up on a desk, around their neck on a hike, and around their neck on a walk

    32. A water-resistant, durable picnic blanket designed to be *super* easy to clean, with a fabric that lets you easily brush off crumbs, dirt, and sand. Reviewers also mention how soft and comfy it is, and how nicely if rolls up to take on the go.

    33. Plus a rolling cutlery holder for picnics so you can stop wasting plastic pairs (and actually carry a decent knife *worthy* of the baguette and cheese you're enjoying in the great outdoors).

    34. A blister-preventing balm that basically magics an extra layer between your skin and your shoe, so you can go on all your summer hikes without worrying about breaking in your new boots.

    A model rubbing balm on their heel

    35. A facial cooling spray for some sweeeeet, sweet and immediate relief when the sun starts treating all of us like cookie dough in an oven.

    reviewer's hand holding the spray bottle

    36. A portable paw cleaner with soft silicone bristles to help gently remove mud and dirt from your doggo's paws. All you have to do is add a little water to it, insert your dog's paw, twist, then pat the paw dry and repeat.

    dog's muddy paw next to a pic of the same paw clean

    37. An allergy relief rollerball made with a blend of grapeseed, tea tree oil, and lemon oil that may help ease allergy symptoms when your regular solutions aren't quite cutting it. Excuse you very MUCH, pollen.

    Small black rollerballs with different purposes, including an allergy relief one

    38. A set of moisture-wicking exercise socks to keep your feet cool and help prevent blisters on long, sweaty runs in the heat.

    The white socks modeled on feet

    39. A set of body cleansing wipes to instantly remove sweat, dirt, and all the smells that come with 'em if you're biking or walking to socially distanced hangs in the heat.

    A box of wipes

    40. A UPF 50+ protective running hat for shielding your face from sunburns and keeping the sweat out of your unsuspecting eyeballs.

    41. A Geekey multitool for camping, which looks impressive at first glance, but functions as *deep breath* a coring tip, serrated edge, can opener, wire stripper, smoking pipe, file, imperial and metric ruler, protractor, bottle opener, multi-head fit driver, lanyard hole, bike spoke key, screw driver tip, wrench, *and* bit driver all at once. Basically, the great outdoors has nothing on you now.

    A small steel key-shaped tool with various grooves and measurements

    42. A cooling elevated pet bed made of a breathable fabric that prevents "hot spots" and increases air flow, so your doggo can safely people-watch with you outdoors all summer long.

    Two dogs perched on an elevated red cooling mat in the sun

    All of us out here daring mosquitos to try it now that we're equipped with spray and the Bug Bite Thing:

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