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    30 Products Anyone Who Loves The Outdoors Will Likely Want

    Just some things to help you have fun in the sun.

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    1. A tinted mineral face sunscreen with SPF 30 formulated to protect faces of all skintones without leaving behind a ghostly residue. You can wear it on its own, or even use it as a primer under makeup that'll help minimize pores and moisturize skin, using a blend of natural extracts you'll feel good about.,

    Promising review: "I love Unsun and use it daily! It truly is the best sun protection I’ve ever encountered. The benefits of Unsun are visible, and that’s not just the sunscreen aspect of it. I love the affect of the minerals on my skin. After years of unprotected exposure to the sun, I’ve been converted to a daily user of Unsun for its multitude of benefits." —Kim Flemming

    Get it from Unsun for $29 (available in a Light/Medium shade and a Medium/Dark shade).

    2. A Lifestraw personal water filter that uses a microfiltration membrane to eliminate bacteria and parasites so you can safely drink from any water source in case you run out of clean H2O while camping or hiking.

    reviewer drinking out of a stream from a lifestraw

    Promising review: "Used it on a hike recently; tried different configurations as shown, with the drinking straight out of the river, and out of a wide-mouth bottle. The flow-rate through the LifeStraw is a little reminiscent of drinking a really thick milkshake, which is understandable considering the filter basically gets everything. When I filled up my Nalgene with water from the stream, I could see the sediment start to settle; I even made sure to get some with the straw just to see. Worked like a charm. You just need to remember to blow into it afterwards to clear out the straw." —Kingston

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    3. An inflatable lounge chair – it requires no electricity or pumps! Just whip it in the wind to blow it up, and enjoy having somewhere comfy to lounge, even if you're in the middle of nowhere.

    reviewer laying in purple inflated chair

    Promising review: "I'm not a small person, and I wasn't sure how it would hold me, but this chair is wonderful. I have used it all over! I took it camping, I took it to the beach, and I even sometimes blow it up and use it in my living room while watching TV. The hardest part is getting out of it gracefully!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $38.98+ (available in 16 colors/patterns).

    4. A large beach bag designed to let sand fall through its mesh fabric so you don't have to deal with a big mess after a day of catching some rays by the ocean.

    reviewer holding pink white and blue beach bag made of mesh

    Promising review: "Thank you for making this beach bag! It is exactly as described. The outer pockets are roomy and deep enough to keep things like sunblock from falling out, and the bag itself has tons of room without being bulky. The mesh material keeps your things in, but helps you get rid of the sand so you don't bring home half of the beach. The straps are the perfect length and very comfortable, even when the bag is loaded down. I was able to get rid of the sand toy bag and the main beach bag to use only this one. So happy with this purchase." —Life is Short

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in 10 colors).

    5. A mini soccer net for anyone who wants to bring a little World Cup energy to their own backyard.

    small soccer net in yard

    Need a soccer ball? Here's one.

    Promising review: "This is a great size goal that’s very sturdy when constructed but easy to take apart and pack away. Ideal for taking to the park for practice or get two for setting up your own soccer matches. Material is all of a very high quality that’s well made and I like that it comes with metal loops so you can fasten into the ground for extra support. Great value for money, lightweight for transport and my kids love it." —Kate E Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    6. Some melt-resistant lip balm with SPF 30 so you can keep the sun's hot kiss from burning up your lips after a long day out in the elements.

    black tube of orange lip balm
    SlimPickins Outfitters

    SlimPickins Outfitters is a small business and the first Black-owned outdoor gear shop in the United States!

    Get it from SlimPickins Outfitters for $9.

    7. An over-fire camp grill to take your outdoor cooking to the next level.

    metal grate over campfire with two pans and a coffee percolator on top

    Promising review: "It's a fire grate — nothing fancy, but I've cooked many a meal on it, from grilling burgers and brats to using it to support my cast iron cookware for more complex meals. I can fit a 15-inch skillet and my dutch oven, or the skillet and a griddle for cooking breakfast. It folds easy for packing and has held up through multiple uses now." —Carl Shipley

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in four sizes).

    8. Or a tabletop barbecue if you don't have the space for a campfire or full-sized grill, but still wanna enjoy some meats and veggies over an open flame.

    People grilling meat and potatoes on the white barbecue
    Bespoke Post

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $230.

    9. A floppy hat for anyone looking for a fashionable method of keeping the hot sun off of their face.

    reviewer wears the hat

    Promising review: "Went kayaking on a bright summer day last weekend and not only did it keep me protected from the harmful sun, but it provided SO much shade. Incredibly stylish, too. I was skeptical about the hat being damaged or creased from packaging/shipping but it was perfect!" —Pberry

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in 15 colors and styles).

    10. A nature-inspired accent pillow so you have a gorgeous view even if you're just taking a snooze at home between hikes.

    round hook pillow with a minimalist sun and mountain scene

    Get it from Jungalow for $52.

    11. A waterproof Bluetooth speaker so you can soundtrack all of your adventures with stellar playlists!

    round speaker with carabiner in palm of reviewer's hand

    Promising review: "I’ve had this speaker for two years and it still sounds and holds battery life like it did when I first purchased it. I’ve used it at the beach, in my shower, and even had a kid accidentally drop it in the pool, and it’s still in great shape. The sound is crystal clear and it’s surprisingly loud for how small the actual speaker is." —Alex Lipford

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    12. A cot and air mattress for anyone who loves the outdoors, but would prefer a little more of a ~glamping~ experience.

    two models sitting on a queen-size inflatable mattress on a cot inside a tall tent

    Promising review: "This is the most AMAZING camping bed I've ever used, and I've camped my entire life. Not only is it up off of the ground, so my 36-year-old disabled ass doesn't have to cry every time I get in and out of my sleeping bag, my suitcase FITS UNDERNEATH THE BED. Then, there's the cot itself. Mmm...comfy. There's an included air mattress! But won't that just fall off of the cot? That's where the Genius of Coleman comes in, kids. They added a pocket made out of super soft microfiber material that feels like your favorite Grandmammy's sheets and zippers open to slide the PREMIUM COLEMAN AIR MATTRESS WITH DOUBLE AIR LOCK MAGICALNESS inside and then you ZIPPER IT SHUT AGAIN. But wait. There's more. HOW CAN THERE POSSIBLY BE MORE?! YOU'VE ALREADY GIVEN US SO MUCH, COLEMAN! MotherLoving Side Tables, Batman. They snap on right where you want them. With holes for all of your beverage-holding needs. And just enough room for a kindle, a phone, and an adult beverage." —LieslGeneva

    Get it from Amazon for $121.15+ (available in twin and queen sizes).

    13. A bocce ball set so you always have a fun game to play, no matter where you are!

    four yellow and four blue bocce balls with one small white ball in grass

    Promising review: "Finally a good set at a reasonable price. My family enjoys playing bocce ball and this set filled our needs for a good set at a good price. I like the storage and carrying case. There are two sleeves that each set of bocce balls slides in to very nicely. I can now store them without worrying that balls will be lost in storage. This set got my family outdoors again — that's what I was looking for and I got it with this set." —jmart141

    Get it from Amazon for $55.71.

    14. A pair of waterproof Vasque Breeze LT boots made specifically for long hikes, and designed for long-lasting comfort, moisture-wicking sweat reduction, and shock-absorbing support — all without feeling bulky.

    plum and black thick-soled mid-height hiking boots

    Promising review: "Wonderful shoe for everything, hiking on even terrain, uneven terrain or hours-long walks on hard pavement. I injured my ankle last winter, and it's been a slow mend. When I wear these, nothing hurts either during or after. I have not found a single other shoe I can say that about, despite buying and returning over a dozen. I get to forget my feet and focus on the beauty or adventure of the moment. Even long periods standing have been fine, and that has been my biggest challenge in healing. Cannot recommend highly enough." —VDG37

    Get them from REI for $179.95 (available in sizes 6–11 and two colors).

    15. A camping chair loveseat that'll add a little romance to your next adventure with your partner.

    camping chair that looks like two camping chairs melded together with no middle arm rests

    Promising review: "This double chair we purchased is perfect and we love it. The carrying case makes it so convenient to carry like a backpack. It’s very comfortable to sit in for two people, and our dog can lay across both our laps. It’s very sturdy. You will enjoy this purchase." —Angela Mauricio

    Get it from Amazon for $99.97.

    16. An ultra-light reusable set of utensils you can clip to your backpack for meals on the wide open trail.

    A set of utencils

    Promising review: "My friend has these and after watching him use them over the past 5+ years I bought a set. They're a solidly constructed set, very light weight and with the d-ring clip they are stored easily in camp or on the go. The only drawback I experienced was sometimes getting them on and off the D-ring as they catch on the notch and when all three are on the d-ring getting them to easily lay flat would take a little extra effort. The three utensils themselves work fabulously though!" —CanoeItAll

    Get it from Cabela's for $22.99

    17. Some incredible tasting instant coffee that manages to fit six cups in one tiny box so you can bring it along on your next adventure without it taking up a bunch of space in your maxed-out backpack.

    a mug filled with coffee next to a small box and an open packet of the Mountain sunrise coffee mix
    @cascadiacoffeeroasters / Via

    Cascadia Coffee Roasters is a Portland, Oregon-based small biz run by Jason and Susan, an adorable husband-and-wife duo who create high-quality, adventure-ready instant coffee blends.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite flavor of the instant collection. Great tasting, dissolves well, and super light-weight to throw into your pack (especially for those of us who won't bother with the hassle and weight of special coffee contraptions). I won't leave my sleeping bag without a cup!" —Colleen

    Get a six-pack from Cascadia Coffee Roasters for $14 (also available in a pack of 20).

    18. A pair of binoculars so you can get a closer look at the gorgeous wildlife around you without having to get ~too~ close.

    hands holding small black binoculars

    Remember, do NOT disturb any wildlife while exploring!

    Promising review: "I use these for hiking, exploration, and just overall when I am camping or walking around somewhere and want to see things far away. I really think the compact size, and the quality of the image is unparalleled. Definitely worth the price for me." —Kyle Giffin

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99.

    19. A subscription to Huppy that'll provide you with toothpaste tablets in the flavor of your choice that come in biodegradable and recyclable packaging, making them easy to use on the go.

    Model pouring the tablets out of the bag and into a container

    Huppy is an Asian-owned small business on a mission to provide sustainable options for ~fresh breath~.

    What you'll get: 62 tablets (available in two flavors) in a container color of your choice. You can even pick a minimal packaging option and store the tablets in your own container at home.

    Promising review: "Couldn’t imagine giving up the toothpaste I grew up with, despite everything else in my household being organic or at least all natural and mostly environmentally friendly . Gave Huppy a try and loved it. Used two tablets and brushed away. Just one more small step to do my part. Thank you Huppy." —Andrew C.

    Get them from Huppy starting at $12 (available for delivery every four months).

    20. A Rumpl indoor/outdoor blanket – it's waterproof and dirt resistant so you can stay warm, cozy, *and* dry even if you're snoozin' under the stars.


    Rumpl is a Portland, OR-based small business that 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!

    The Rumpl blanket is also machine washable and dryer-safe!

    Promising review: "We took this king-size blanket with us on our camping trip to New Zealand. At first I thought it might have been too overkill since it took up a lot of space in my luggage and a duvet was included in our camper van rental. But we ended up using this every night, enjoying the warmth and breathable comfort even on fairly warmly evenings. It was definitely large enough for two even with tossing and turning, we both had enough Rumpl to sleep well throughout the night. Great purchase, totally worth it." —Becca606

    Get it from Amazon for $99+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    21. A custom landscape watercolor to remind you of the great outdoors even when you're stuck inside.


    CatFlowerVintage is a small business! The paintings are handmade by the artist to order. And shipping is free!

    Promising review: "Valerie was absolutely wonderful to work with! I sent a few photos and she was able to blend them perfectly to capture exactly what I was looking for. I looked around at several similar listings on Etsy and am so happy that I chose this one. It was a perfect gift and I highly recommend!" —hannward

    Get it from CatFlowerVintage on Etsy for $110+ (available in three sizes).

    22. An easy-to-assemble Helinox ultra-light chair so you have a comfy place to take a load off after a long day on your feet.

    review image of dog next to short bucket seat chair

    Promising review: "I have two of these — one for myself and one for my girlfriend. We've used them on several 12-plus-mile-a-day backpacking trips now on and around the AT. We really look forward to sitting in these things after hiking all day. We cook and eat our dinners and breakfasts in these things and really enjoy relaxing in them drinking whiskey or coffee to end or start the day. They appear to be holding up well and I anticipate they should last several backpacking seasons." —Roth C.

    Get it from Amazon for $119.95 (available in three colors).

    23. A lantern and fan hybrid that'll help keep it cool and bright in your tent without taking up a whole bunch of much-needed space.

    light and fan combo hanging inside a tent

    Promising review: "I went camping this week, and I just hate when it's sooooo darn hot in the tent, and of course there's no place to put a fan AND a light. This one worked perfectly. It hung by it's built in hook to the top of the tent, the light was just right, and the fan was quiet and effective for a two-person tent. Happy I bought it." —Kevin Gaither

    Get it from Amazon for $20.84.

    24. A huge umbrella for maximum coverage and stability so you can avoid it being swept up by strong ocean winds.

    models on beach under big umbrella with two staked-down side flaps

    This umbrella even has wind flaps so you stay EXTRA protected against any flying sand! It comes with stakes for security and a carrying bag for easy transport.

    Promising review: "At the beach, the wind was fairly strong (around 8–10mph), but the Sport-Brella held up great for our weekend trip! I found that putting sand around the edges of the umbrella, to help support the anchors was helpful. The flaps that allow wind kept me shaded, cool, and breezy. I've used other cheap beach umbrellas that would have buckled under the wind gusts that we had today. It even rained for a few minutes, but my wife and I stayed nice and chill under the Brella. We loved it! We're the kind of folks who love to sit on the beach from 9 a.m. until the sun goes down and this made the beach THAT much more enjoyable." —Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in two colors).

    25. Some extra long string lights that'll add some magical ambience to any campsite, patio, or backyard.

    backyard patio with stringlights

    Promising review: "These LED string lights are easy to install, and make any outdoor area feel special. The wire and fixtures are well-made." —Jo Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    26. A raised garden bed because there's nothing like a fresh salad made from veggies you grew yourself! Plus, having more plants to care for means you get to spend a little more time in the great outdoors.

    white garden bed next to others on patio full of dirt and growing plants

    Promising review: "These raised beds are very easy to assemble and are very sturdy after assembly. I have several of these beds and grow tomatoes, green onions, beets, and green beans. The raised beds are going on the fourth year of service and I have not had any problems with bowing of the sides. The amount of vegetables harvested from these raised beds is plentiful. I have been very satisfied with this product." —suzicutieee

    Get it from Amazon for $81.17+ (available in two sizes).

    27. And a raised barrel planter handcrafted from reclaimed wine barrels if you wanna add a conversation piece to your thriving garden.

    half of a wine barrel on three legs

    Eco Wine Furniture is a Santa Barbara, California-based small business handcrafting gorgeous, high-quality furniture from reclaimed wine barrels mostly sourced from local wineries around the Central Coast Valley.

    Get it from Eco Wine Furniture on Amazon Handmade for $219.

    28. A pack of TaylorMade Distance+ golf balls so you always have some extras around when all you wanna do is practice your swing under blue skies and have a little you-time.

    pack of white golf balls

    Promising review: "Not only looks good, nice luminescent touch, but my drive was surprisingly better. My buddies commented that my drives seemed more consistent and a little farther than normal. I have a hard time seeing a while golf ball so this distance plus is a must!" —Dwight A. Kaneshiro

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $11.97.

    29. An eight-piece mess kit that includes everything you need for a successful outdoor meal. These waterproof, versatile, and tight-locking designs also pack together efficiently so they are easy to transport to your favorite picnic location!


    The kit comes with a lid that functions as a plate, a deep bowl, a SnapBox Original food storage container, a SnapBox Oval storage container, a collapsable cup, a cutting board/strainer and a spork.

    Promising review: "This is a GREAT addition to any long hike! The containers all tightly close and are lightweight enough to toss in a backpack. As an aside, I also used them to bring to work so it's great for everyday use as well!" —Barbara51472

    Get it from REI for $29.95.

    30. And finally, a KiwiCo monthly crate for kids that sends fun and enriching projects for all ages and interests to spark discovery and creativity in young minds, combining learning and entertainment into something they'll enjoy and benefit from in the long run. Now your little ones will be prepared for some adventures of their own!

    The contents of Kiwi Co.'s Atlas geography crate spread out

    KiwiCo sends fun and enriching projects for all ages and interests to spark discovery and creativity in young minds, combining learning and entertainment into something they'll enjoy and benefit from.

    What does it include? Depending on which subscription you choose (there are eight to pick), they'll receive a box with a carefully planned, hands-on project to keep their creative and curious minds busy. Not only that, but it's a great box for parents, guardians, siblings, and other loved ones to work on with the kids!

    Get it from KiwiCo starting at $19.95/month.

    Learn more about their crates and different age groups here!

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