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21 Things That'll Help You Stay Cool All Summer Long

Beat the heat before you turn into a puddle. The products in this post were updated in June 2018.

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1. A handheld fan with a water reservoir to mist your face for an instant cool down.

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Plus you can charge it via USB.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+. Available in two colors.

Promising review: "I love this fan! I think it'll be great when I go on vacation to Florida and it's stifling hot. It really puts out a lot of air for as small as it is. The misting part is perfect. Would definitely recommend to anyone, especially for ladies in menopause." β€”Ms Grass

2. An outdoor cooling system that'll release a fine mist of water to cool the surrounding air by up to 20 degrees.

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And it installs in less than 10 minutes.

Get it from Amazon for $37.76.

3. A cooling mat to keep your pupper refreshed and ready to play during even the ~dog days~ of summer.

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Get it from Amazon for $21.97+ (available in five sizes).

Promising review: "My dog always had issues with being overly heated because of her thick, fluffy coat. Even with the air conditioning on, she'd lie there and pant. I bought this mat and put it in her favorite spot (the tile in front of the fire place.) For a few days, she was suspicious of it and avoided it, and I started to think I'd have to return it, but then she started lying on it, and wow, what a difference! She's comfortable! Occasionally, I'll see her turn over as if one side is 'done' and sigh with contentment. I think it must be the same feeling I have at night when I flip over to the cool side of the pillow. The mat is only about half an inch thick, but I think it gives some padding for her elderly bones, too. It's right beside her water bowl, so its waterproof covering has gotten a test and passed with flying colors." β€”Lissa Bryan

4. A setting spray perfect for the sweatiest of days; just spritz it on and it'll cool your face, hydrate your skin, and keep your makeup from melting off.

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Get it from Sephora for $32.

Promising review: "I live in Hawaii. IT IS HOT. My face tends to get shiny and oily throughout the day. My makeup also tends to melt off of my face. NOT with this. Let me give you an example β€” I went on a hike, then I went into the ocean. I went completely underwater and my makeup stayed intact because of this setting spray. I have used the all-nighter setting spray by Urban Decay, but I like Chill better. Highly recommend." β€”eyeslipsface

5. A cooling bandana you can tie around your neck or forehead β€” just run it under cold water, and it'll last up to four hours on just one soak!

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Get it from Amazon for $5.10+ (available in five styles).

Promising review: "Stays cool for hours. Just as described. I wore it around my neck on a bike ride. It CERTAINLY made a difference! I was able to go much further on my bike ride as this and some other items helped cool me down in the 100 degree heat. Would certainly recommend." β€”Eddie

6. A cold-brew coffee maker for a perfect morning brew to perk you up without heating you up.

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It has an airtight lid so your coffee tastes like coffee; no fridge taste here!

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

Promising review: "I love cold-brewed coffee! The biggest problem with making iced or cold coffee was the watered down taste that I had when I added ice to freshly brewed coffee. This solved that problem! This product is incredibly easy to use, and the coffee is delicious! While I missed the smell of fresh coffee brewing the next morning, I got over it pretty fast when I tasted the cold brew. So happy to be able to enjoy my favorite hazelnut brew without the acidic taste. I am thinking about buying a second one so that I can have a cup or two in the afternoon." β€”TennisVol

7. A memory foam pillow with a top layer that allows airflow to keep you cool and comfortable all night.

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Get it from Amazon for $38.52.

Promising review: "I hate the humidity in the summer. This pillow does all it is supposed to do. It supports my neck. It is made of a good, quality memory foam. It DOES stay cool all night. It's not freezing, but very refreshing and seems to 'reenergize' by fluffing it a little. The removable cover it comes with is a super soft terry that is better than velvet. I am going to get another for myself and more for the house!" β€”Tracey V. Lupejkis

8. A futuristic cup that turns any soda, juice, or alcoholic drink into a delicious slushie right before your eyes.

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When you're not using it, keep the inner core in the freezer, and then when you're in the mood for a frozen treat, pop the core into the outer cup, pour in your liquid, and watch the magic happen.

Get it from Amazon for $23.01.

Promising review: "I bought this for my son who loves slushies, but I never let him have them because of the normally bad ingredients. This is the perfect solution. You store the inside part in the freezer and it is ready to go. Just fill it with whatever liquid you like (we use fresh-squeezed juice with pulp, like strawberries or pineapple) and use the included spoon to start moving it off the sides. It works very quickly and easily. Very happy with it!" β€”Laura I.

9. Or an instant rolled ice cream maker to satisfy your craving ~without~ having to leave the house.

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Like those videos you've seen on Facebook, but AT HOME. In your own AC.

Get it from Amazon for $38.45+ (available in two colors).

Promising review: "Great product. Was looking for an ice cream maker that was compact and came across this product on the internet. This is compact and fits in my freezer easily. You can make a small amount of ice cream in just a few minutes, and it works better than the electric ice cream makers without the noise and bulkiness. Very highly recommended." β€”ARCME

10. A spray-on sunscreen that cools and refreshes your skin so you'll actually WANT to reapply that SPF.

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Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.34.

Promising review: "Wow! This really does cool you down! I'm super-impressed with this product. I thought the cooling action was going to be a flop, but it really works. My kids get a kick out of it, and obviously the sunscreen factor works, too. Very happy with this lotion." β€”Kristin R.

11. Or if you've already been burned, a bottle of aloe cooling gel to instantly cool and soothe your skin and help hydrate and repair it faster than ever.

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Get it from Amazon for $12.14.

Promising review: "Other than pure aloe straight off the plant, this is the best cure for too much sun. It heals burns fast and is cool and soothing to take the edge off. Also great for hydrating a tan." β€”Sarah

12. A tower fan with a programmable thermostat and eight speed settings that seems w a y more like an air conditioner than a fan (without the cost of AC).

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Get it from Amazon for $54.14.

Promising review: "Bought this for the living room. I live in a hot spot in summer with all days in 90s and quite a few reaching 100. I don't want to always run the air conditioning, so I bought this to cool off on those hot days. It had many settings for fan speed, oscillates, and had a remote to change the settings. It is quiet. Especially the first several speeds. Has enough power to feel the breeze from about 12 feet away which is where I have it placed. Super easy set up which is just clicking in the base and putting in a couple of screws. Two minute set up. Pretty happy so far." β€”Paul

13. A wine-chilling stick that *also* aerates your vino as you pour it. Hello, perfect porch + prosecco evenings.

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Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

Promising review: "Terrific chiller. Keeps your wine chilled for hours. Nice addition to an evening out on the deck!!" β€”NLG

14. Or a cooling sleeve to chill your beverage from room temperature to ice cold in just five minutes and keep it cold for up to three hours.

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Get it from Amazon for $9.24+.

Promising review: "I have to say I was skeptical that it could chill wine as fast as it claims to. But it actually does. I bought one for my mom and she loved it so much that I bought one for myself. I would say that it takes about 20 minutes for the wine to get to the perfect temperature. If you put it on a cold bottle I would say that it will last you a few hours (but lets be honest no bottle will last that long). It folds flat so it can fit in even the smallest freezer space. I consider this a must if you want to leave a bottle of wine out and keep it cold at the same time. It works just as well as a wine ice bucket but is a lot cheaper and less cumbersome." β€”Darcey

15. A HyperChiller that turns HOT coffee into perfect iced coffee in 60 seconds β€” WITHOUT diluting it.

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You can also use it for other beverages you want to chill and not water down, like tea, whiskey, and wine.

Get it from Amazon for $21.69.

Promising review: "This product is absolutely remarkable. The fact that it makes piping hot coffee so cold in 60 seconds without watering it down is amazing. I was just as impressed with its easy setup and easy clean up. I would recommend it to anyone as a gift, and since it melts some of the ice while cooling the coffee, I would purchase two for an additional cup while your first Hyperchiller refreezes..." β€”Keith J. Flowers

16. Cooling soap cubes to turn your morning shower into a refreshing and invigorating experience on even the hottest mornings.

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Get a pack from Amazon for $10.09.

Promising review: "I love these cubes!!! I feel so fresh...so clean...and so refreshed after I get out of the shower. And that's nice when it's 115 degrees in Vegas already!" β€”Marshall

17. A lightweight and breathable towel you can soak with cold water to keep your cool for hours on end, no matter how high the heat index climbs.

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Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

Promising review: "This thing works, trust me. I play tennis in the a.m. in South Carolina and it is hot. Like 105 heat index in the afternoon. I bring this with me to the court, after I've soaked it in the sink with ice cubes, wring it out gently, fold it and put it back into it's sleeve. I hang it around my neck during play time, and it doesn't fall off, just hangs low enough to stay on. My teammates, if they are lucky, get a sample of what it's like and they are all buying one! I hang it on a hanger when I get home, it dries stiff, but when I soak it again, it's perfect. Highly recommend this invention." β€”GoozieMom

18. A mini fan that plugs right into your iPhone for a perfect breeze wherever you go.

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Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two colors).

Promising review: "This is the greatest little fan ever! As much as I use my phone, in the heat of Florida it will be a wonder! Simply plug it in and it gives off the best breeze ever!! Small, compact, easy to take anywhere and durable! Great stocking stuffer idea for next Christmas!" β€”Nancy Mortensen

19. A water balloon–filling jug to make your very own backyard water fight so much easier. It fills the balloons with a few quick pumps AND has an easy tying stick to make knotting them a breeze.

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It also comes with a set of water balloons, too!

Get it from Amazon for $10.94.

Promising review: "This is seriously a fabulous summer toy! The best part: My 5-year-old can knot his own balloons, thanks to the design built in! That's right, folks β€” my kids will fill and tie their own balloons for HOURS! An added bonus β€” the balloons really are biodegradable like it says. It takes time of course, but I feel a little bit better about bits and pieces left in the grass! This pump held up to heavy use all last summer, and something gave out the following June. I did not hesitate to purchase another immediately, knowing it would be put to good use again. Once again the kids (and adults!) have been enjoying it ever since! In fact, everyone who uses it asks questions so they can buy their own. This will be a permanent feature around our house." β€”Champlin Mom

20. A plush sleep mask with a gel insert you can toss in the fridge or freezer for perfectly restful nights all summer long.

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Get it from Amazon for $7.30 (available in seven colors).

Promising review: "This eye mask is my favorite. I have tried several on Amazon and this is by far my favorite. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! I leave mine in the fridge in a ziplock bag. I take it out right before bed and put it back in the fridge in the morning. The gel stays cold for the exact amount of time it should. I look at a computer all day and this mask really does the trick to help me relax, sleep, and my eyes feel renewed in the morning. It is also large enough that it covers my eyes, around the eyes, and a bit of the forehead, upper cheek, and temples." β€”J. Edwards

21. And a clip-on desk fan for when Linda from accounting keeps meddling with the thermostat.

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Linda, can you NOT?!

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Promising review: "This fan is amazing. You can leave it standing or clip it onto your monitor. The motor is very powerful. It comes with a rechargeable battery and a charging cable. I bought this for my office because once it starts to get hotter outside, my office gets warm. You will not believe the power this little fan has. It is also adjustable so you can set it to whatever breeze you are looking for. The fan swivels and rotates so you can point it in any direction that you desire. The fan even works with no battery and just using the USB cable. If you are looking for a good-quality desk fan for your office then this is the fan for you. Very satisfied." β€”Anthony B.

Summer's already here, guys. Gotta get ready.

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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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