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    Updated on Jul 31, 2020. Posted on Jul 20, 2020

    27 Summer Products Reviewers Gave Over 1,000 Five-Star Reviews

    Spoiler: The dog bed may turn your pet into a gymnast. ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿฟ

    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 โ€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A mini sprinkler pool that'll be easy to set up in the yard so the kids โ€” or dogs, per the reviews โ€” will get plenty of water time at the house this summer. Plus, it's got cartoon letters and animals at the bottom of it so kids can get a little learning done in between splashes.

    A small inflatable pool with water shooting up from the squirters all around the rim of it. It's sitting in a yard, attached to a hose.
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    Several reviewers shared that this little pool kept their kids engaged for hours.

    Five-star reviews: 1,360+

    Promising review: "My kids love this. It is soo easy to plug the hose into and turn the water on and the kids can have hours of fun. Once the kids are done playing, I disconnect the hose let the water drain, and hang it over the porch." โ€”Austin

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    2. A cooling elevated pet bed designed to let air in so your fur baby can ~chill~ with you all summer with zero probs. (Warning: Your pet may decide that this is actually factually a trampoline and treat it as such. Is your Instagram even read for that level of adorable fun?)

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    The off-the-ground design and breathable fabric are meant to increase airflow and eliminate hot spots on your pet's fur. Also, the bed is supposed to support your pet's joints and pressure points. It's flea-, mite-, mold-, and mildew-resistant. Several reviewers noted that the bed doesn't hold odors like other beds they've used and also, survives even their toughest chewers.

    Five-star reviews: 10,850+

    Promising review: "My dog is a chewer and this bed prevents me from coming home to a pile of bedding insides. I was nervous he wouldn't like it since it is elevated and doesn't look that comfortable but I was wrong! My dog loves this bed more than any bed he's ever had (and he's had a lot in his one year of life). He loves laying on the floor but since finding this bed, you'll only catch him on this and never the floor. He loved the floor because of how cold it gets and with all his fur I know he's overheated all the time. This bed lets him get airflow and comfort at the same time. I know it has to be way better for his body and it holds him up just fine and he has room to stretch out and still has extra inches. He's a 55-pound Australian shepherd. I cannot recommend this bed more for those who love laying on the floor and can't quite handle a bed because they tear them apart." โ€”Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in six colors and three sizes; free shipping).

    3. Plant-based bug repellent that smells so good, you may think it won't actually do its ~real~ job of blocking the bugs โ€” but per the reviews? This stuff will be equal parts effective and nose-friendly.

    a reviewer's hand holding the bug spray bottle
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    Five-star reviews: 3,700+

    Promising review: "This stuff works fantastic. It lasts for hours and no chemical smell. It has a definite lemon smell but not like a furniture polish lemon smell. I had no bites and I was out for about three hours. Bugs didn't bug me at all and it has no DEET. You would need to reapply if you're getting in and out of the water so just keep that in mind. Mosquitoes LOVE me so if it works on me, then it should work on anyone." โ€”Gina Central

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    4. A bodycon dress made jussst for those of us who'll always appreciate a super comfortable, one-and-done piece to wear as our OOTD.

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    Five-star reviews: 1,140+

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress! I will be getting it in other colors. The material is really thick and stretchy. I bought it in black and it is NOT see-through whatsoever. After reading the reviews, I ordered an XL but the next one I order will be a large size. It fits just fine but was a little loose in the back. For reference, I am 5-foot-2, 160 pounds, and a 38D. I typically wear a medium or large in clothing. I can pull this dress down and it goes to my knees if I wear it to the office, or I can pull it up to show off the ruching for a night out. It's very versatile. 10/10. I would MOST DEFINITELY recommend! It's a very versatile piece and a must-have!" โ€”Lacey Thornhill

    Get it from Amazon for $28.39+ (available in sizes S-XL and nine colors).

    5. Yankee Candles that come in so many great summer-appropriate scents that you prob won't be able to just snag one. Want your home to forever smell like a romantic beach getaway ("Pink Sands") or "Flowers In The Sun" (apple blossoms and citrus)? Your ~wick~ is my command!

    A reviewer's hand holding the biggest jar of the "Pink Sands" Yankee Candle
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    There's literally a scent for your every mood and fantasy and even the smallest size in the bunch is meant to burn between 35 to 45 hours.

    Five-star reviews: 2,410+

    Promising review: "I love my candles and I love the beach. I put one in my bedroom and one in the living room. This is a great size and it's a great product for the price." โ€”Danny Quimby

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in six sizes and numerous scents).

    6. A 4-in-1 pool float for when you get to steal away to the water for some R&R. It'll convert into a drifter, hammock, exercise saddle, and chair.

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    This baby may look flimsy but per the description, it'll hold up to 250 pounds. Several pregnant reviewers noted that this was a comfortable float. ALSO, while it labeled a "4-in-1" โ€” one reviewer noted that he found a fifth use: a headrest when draped over an outdoor chaise!

    Five-star reviews: 3,060+

    Promising review: "These are the best floaties!! They are perfect for vacation because they take up no room to pack. You can also sit on them a few ways like laying back or sitting upright with the floats on either side. I bring them on vacation and people always ask where I got them. They're perfect for laying back with a cool drink." โ€”Jenna DiPaolo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 17 styles; free shipping).

    7. An anti-frizz microfiber towel that'll dry your hair after a good wash. It'll be the perfect, healthy substitution for anyone who hates sitting under hooded dryer heat in the summer. The towel will also be less abrasive than the traditional towel so you'll minimize breakage.

    A reviewer's head with the microfiber towel wrapped around it
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    Five-star reviews: 2,820+

    Peep what BuzzFeed editor Kayla Boyd has to say about this towel.

    "Ever since I started using a microfiber hair towel, I hardly ever use a blow-dryer anymore. I'd rather not add heat to my curly hair unless totally necessary, so I'll wash my hair at night, wrap it in a microfiber towel and let it dry on its own. It helps my curls feel much healthier โ€” and it keeps my hair out of the way while I'm doing my skincare routine."

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two sizes).

    8. High-waist workout shorts to help you achieve your fitness (or lounging ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‹!) goals in something stretchy and comfortable this summer ~or~ to wear underneath your dresses if you hate wearing slips. They've got the moisture-wicking fabric and have a pocket for safely storing your phone.

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    Multiple reviewers noted that they wear the shorts underneath dresses to prevent chafing on their thighs. Reviewers also shared that they wore these for everything from running marathons to running errands ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ.

    Five-star reviews: 2,640+

    Promising review: "These shorts are amazing! I ordered a pair to wear under a dress and wound up wearing them a lot more! I played in a throwback softball tournament and wore them to our practices. Half of our team ended up ordering a pair! They donโ€™t roll down and the pocket is awesome. They are my go-to shorts! Iโ€™m a bigger girl. I normally wear a size 18 or 20 in pants and these feel like they hold you in and donโ€™t show too much. They're the perfect length and very comfortable too. Be sure to use their sizing chart!! I would normally wear an XL but luckily, I measured and ordered an XXXL. We wore them for three back-to-back games in 90-degree weather and no chafing occurred!" โ€”Tiffany

    Get them from Amazon for $14.89+ (available in sizes XS-5XL; free shipping on any pairs $25 or more).

    9. Waterproof workout socks for anyone who'll spend a lot of time being active in- or outdoors. Reviewers raved about how good these shoes will be for A TON OF THINGS including yoga, hydrotherapy, water aerobics, grocery store runs, gardening, working in hospitals and classrooms, hiking, walking on the beach, chilling around the house, etc.

    Three reviewers' feet wearing the workout socks in blue, light blue, and pink
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    Five-star reviews: 3,740+

    Promising review: "I purchased these with the intention of wearing them just for kayaking. Now, they've become my favorite house shoe. I couldn't take them off after trying them on. They were so comfortable and fit so well. I can't stand the feeling of being barefoot in the house and with spring being upon us, slippers are out of the question... So far so good in the house and they survived their first trip through the washing machine as well. I will most likely be buying more of these. Excellent!" โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $6.68+ (available in 4-13 in women's and 3-12 in men; comes in 44 color options; free shipping).

    10. A facial ice roller to put to your skin when you need an immediate cool-down sesh. It's also designed to address puffiness, fine lines, migraines, and other minor pains.

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    Just keep the roller in the fridge or freezer to enjoy the cooling sensation.

    Five-star reviews: 2,370+

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this product. I wasn't sure how it was much different than rolling any other frozen thing on your body. I'm beyond pleasantly surprised. I've used it for sinus pain, migraines, swollen neck glands, under-eye circles/bags, inflamed acne, TMJ pain, etc. Not to mention, when I used it on my face, it leaves my skin feeling tight and wakes me up in the mornings. It also stays cold for forever but never sweats or leaves water behind. It's like magic. I also bought one for my mom who suffers from nerve damage in her arms and legs. I think it'll really help when she has bad pain days." โ€”Jessica McRee

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in seven colors).

    11. A Ninja air fryer for the dog days when you really don't feel like standing in front of a hot stove but still want something yummy and home-cooked.

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    The air fryer can cook raw and frozen foods and it's good for preparing french fries, sweet potato nuggets, chicken wings, and more.

    Five-star reviews: 2,690+

    Promising review: "So far, I love it and my husband does too. At first, he laughed at yet another kitchen appliance. Now, he's using it daily and ready to retire his deep fryer. This is so much cleaner, healthier, and faster. I told him I need to purchase another one for his-and-her air fryers." โ€”Alliecatkatie

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (free shipping).

    12. AND! A rapid egg cooker so you can continue your no-hot-stove summer and make a week's worth of eggs in mere minutes.

    An egg cooker with a transparent dome plastic top, where six eggs are cooking inside
    Amazon

    I own this but you can't tell my mother that because she's kind of taken over it for our household. It's so easy to use (literally, there's ONE button) and we like not having to stand in front of the stove to make sure our eggs don't overcook. Some reviewers noted that the alarm is a bit loud but the newer models (like what I have) have significantly decreased the volume and it sings a cute song instead!

    Five-star reviews: 7,390+

    Promising review: "Literally, this is the best gadget I own. Six hard-boiled eggs in 15 minutes and they cook perfectly each time. The yolks are picture-perfect yellow with no grey/green halo. The heating plate cleans so easily with the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (recommended in the instructions). I tried two poached eggs today. Again, they turned out perfect. This is the best $20 I've spent in a long time!" โ€”Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    13. Lightweight joggers โ€“ with pockets, baby! โ€” that'll be a cool, comfy pick for kicking your feet up while at home or running errands. They're also mostly made of cotton so they'll be breathable in the high temps. No weird leg sweat.

    A reviewer taking a mirror selfie wearing a black pair of the pants. They cup above the waist right under the belly button and have cuffs at the ankles.
    amazon.com

    Five-star reviews: 1,100+

    Promising review: "I love these sweatpants so much I bought a second pair! The ones in this picture are the gray mediums. I am 5-foot-6 and 140 pounds, and the medium fits me awesome. They're definitely not tight but fit more like a jogger and less like baggy sweatpants which is what I was going for anyway. I am on the taller side and most of it comes from my legs and I thought the length was great. I didn't love how the regular ankle looked and it hit right at the top of my foot and it's been warm out, so I rolled them up once where the ankle is that tight jogger style and they look so cute rolled! One last note: I really like these because they don't stretch out as I wear them. I have been working from home and living in these babies and the butt hasn't begun to droop and the legs and ankles haven't stretched out with wear over the days without washing/drying them. That's easily one of the top aspects for me, so these get an A+! I also purchased the light pink because I loved the grey so much. I'm so excited for those and I donated the rest of my other sweats because I finally have the pair I've been hunting for!" โ€”Monica

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in 24 colors and women's sizes XS-5XL).

    14. A classic Hanes tee to easily mix and match with other summer wardrobe pieces. Its 100% cotton material will also make sure you stay as airy as possible.

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    A few reviewers noted they grabbed these to create their own graphic tees so you feel free to get creative and cool in these.

    Five-star reviews: 1,590+

    Promising review: "These are great. I work in a warehouse where I am constantly moving and lifting things. It's summer and I needed comfortable shirts that would keep me cool. These did the job. I usually have to change my shirts because of the sweat but now I can finally wear one shirt a day, feel dry, and not worry about odor. They also fit very nicely on the body like a regular fitted plain tee so you can be cute and dry." โ€”Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $5.10+ (available in 25 colors and sizes S-3XL).

    15. A vegan Bali natural roll-on deodorant that'll keep you smelling fresh no matter how sweaty you get. There's even an unscented version for people who are sensitive to fragrance.

    five bottles of deodorant in different scents
    Amazon

    Five-star reviews: 3,420+

    Promising review: "I first purchased the Original Essence and the scent was not for me. However, Martin was GREAT, and sent the Aloe Delight to replace it! The Aloe Delight is a much lighter scent and it suits me much better. Now, on to the product review. First of all, this is NOT an antiperspirant. It isn't supposed to keep you dry. If you are looking for that, then this will not work for you. If you are looking for an all-natural deodorant to keep you stink-free throughout the day, look no further!! I live in the South where 90 degree days with 80% humidity are normal in the summer. I break a sweat going to the mailbox but this keeps me smelling fresh all day! I can honestly say I feel like I smell fresher than when I used prescription-strength antiperspirant. When I first started using this deodorant, I did break out a little bit. However, I did some research, and that is normal when switching to natural deodorants. After just a few days, it cleared up, and all is well! And there are no funky chemicals to worry about!! What's not to love?" โ€”MelissaAmazon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five scents).

    16. Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes for anyone with goals for becoming the best plant parent they can be this summer. Just pop these sticks into the soil of your hungry plants and watch them โ€” and your green thumb โ€” flourish!

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    The spikes will feed each plant for up to two months.

    Five-star reviews: 1,320+

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this product. When I first got my coleus plant, I seriously thought it was going to die in less than a week and I was just searching on Google for like a quick fix and I came across these plant food sticks... I honestly didnโ€™t think they were going to help but my plant is amazing now. I just stuck it In the soil and watered it regularly and two weeks later, it was ready to move into a bigger pot. It is growing, beautiful, and vibrant โ€” every positive word you can think of basically. Thank you so much, Miracle-Gro, for giving me a green thumb. Update (10/05/19): My plant is brilliantly humongous and just still growing as an indoor plant. I love it. I have to use a ruler to make a path in my planter now because I transferred it to a 16-inch pot. Itโ€™s still growing in my apartment by the window. I know itโ€™s going to make it through winter. Now, I use it for my other plants (parlor palm and Josephโ€™s coat croton) and they are growing beautifully as well. I just ordered more." โ€”Suttonkae

    Get them from Amazon for $2.99 (available in a pack of 24 spikes).

    17. A rechargeable handheld fan that may be small but will deliver a mighty wind, according to reviews. It has three speed settings and folds up by the handle so you can store it easier or prop it up when you don't want to hold it.

    reviewer's hand holding the fan which is circular on the fan end has a handle
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    It also operates on a 2600mAh battery which comes with the fan.

    Five-star reviews: 3,700+

    Promising review: "It's very useful and portable anywhere at any time. The battery is good and the air is cool. It is very handy and lightweight. I love it. Summer days and nights have become so easy now. Plus, it comes with a charger!" โ€”Sammi

    Get it from Amazon for $14.39+ (available in five colors).

    18. Velvet hair scrunchies because ponytails and high buns will def help prevent your hair from causing a sweaty neck.

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    You get 60! SIXTY! One mom even noted in her review that having so many scrunchies available in her house stops the fights between her daughters over who gets what, which we can only imagine makes mornings so much smoother in their household.

    Five-star reviews: 5,000+

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these scrunchies. Theyโ€™re extremely soft, cause zero shedding, extremely bright, and are very durable. I have very curly and coily hair and this purchase was one of the best that Iโ€™ve ever made. I will never go back to hair ties. These scrunchies are A1." โ€”Rickya Castro

    Get them from Amazon for $8.45 (available in a 60-pack).

    19. Urban Decay setting spray for makeup wearers who tend to get oilier in the warmer months. Per the reviews, your makeup will NOT be engaging in the slip 'n' slide if you set it with this spray.

    model's hand holding the spray bottle
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    Also, I use this spray and will swear by it for the rest of my days. I definitely have oilier skin in the summer months and over the years, I've tried a number of drugstore setting sprays that did absolutely nothing. This spray is worth the extra coins. I even wore it to Puerto Rico. Through the blazing sun and lots of ocean splashes, my makeup did NOT budge.

    Five-star reviews: 7,120+

    Promising review: "I love this setting spray so much! It makes my makeup last all day even through hot temperatures. I will definitely purchase it again in the normal size!" โ€”Lily98765

    Get it from Sephora for $33 (for the standard size) or $15 (for the mini travel-size bottle).

    20. A time-marked water bottle so you can hold yourself to staying hydrated throughout the day.

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    This bb also comes with a no-leak lid and the ability to infuse your water with fruit to jazz things up, if that's your speed.

    Five-star reviews: 1,150+

    Promising review: "Bought this water bottle for my dad since heโ€™s delivery personnel and has to work during this pandemic. Needed a water bottle that latched and unlatched so he doesnโ€™t have to touch the spout and get it dirty โ€” he loves it and uses it all the time!" โ€”Joselyn Sanchez

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in 14 colors).

    21. Ice pop molds to make all cold, sweet treats your taste buds can handle.

    four popsicle containers filled with the fruit mix. Two have the tops on them that will serve as the sticks
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    These'll def be a hit in a household with kids but anyone with a sweet tooth will do. The set will come with one ice pop stand, six drip trays that double as the ice pop sticks, a collapsible funnel for getting the mixture into the ice pop holders, and a tiny cleaning brush.

    Five-star reviews: 1,350+

    Promising review: "This is a great purchase for the summer. The molds hold a good amount of Popsicle material and the little handles do a good job of pulling the pop out, with a little defrost help from a quick blast of warmish water on the outside. The handle has a little drip catch which would work great if my 18-month-old didn't just flip it upside down periodically. The little tray does snap the molds in, so the Popsicles don't just tip over in the freezer. It does take up a fair amount of freezer real estate until they're frozen solid but no worse than most. It comes with a sort-of useful brush to scrub around the inside and an EXTREMELY useful funnel to help pour Popsicle material into the mold. Overall, a good purchase." โ€”Steel_muffins

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99 (lifetime warranty; 100% refund guarantee).

    22. Fenty Beauty foundation for those who turn to a long-lasting matte formula when it gets hot out. It's designed specifically for oily skin and will give you a medium-to-full coverage matte finish. Bye, unwanted shine!

    Sephora / Fenty Beauty

    Five-star reviews: 9,000+

    Promising review: "This is my holy grail foundation, especially for summer. Itโ€™s gorgeous and looks like my skin, but flawless. Once it sets, it doesnโ€™t budge, even in the high heat of summer when Iโ€™m sweating. Will repurchase over and over!" โ€”Gypsy98617

    Get it from Sephora for $35 (available in 50 shades).

    23. Sunglasses that'll have you looking for every possible reason to head outside to show these babies off. These have polarized lenses so they'll reduce the glare reflected off of roads, bodies of water, snow, and other horizontal surfaces.

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    Five-star reviews: 4,270+

    Promising review: "I normally rock a pair of Ray-Bans but my last pair got scratched up and I didn't want to pay $100 for a new pair. I saw MERRYS on Amazon and they looked good in the pictures so I decided to give them a try. I'm happy I did because they are amazing! The glasses were packed in a nice black box with a tiny repair screwdriver, hard case, soft case, and a cloth. I tried them on and within minutes my wife asked me for a pair of her own. I just ordered the red ones for her." โ€”Joseph Atwood

    Get them from Amazon for $12.91 (available in eight colors).

    24. A facial cooling spray so you can treat yourself to a refreshing spritz of thermal spring water when you start to overheat.

    reviewer's hand holding the spray bottle
    amazon.com

    Five-star reviews: 1,160+

    Promising review: "It's great for calming sensitive skin, sunburn, any type of skin irritation, cooling down from being overheated (put it in the fridge for a while and it feels AMAZING) or even just setting your makeup if it's looking too matte. If you have rosacea, then it's a miracle product and you should buy this immediately. Recommended it to my mother, who was experiencing hot flashes due to menopause and she loves it too. You won't regret it." โ€”SP077

    Get it from Amazon for $9+ (available in four sizes).

    25. A cooling towel to toss over your neck when you have to be out and about on the hottest days. Whether you're working out, running errands, washing your car, or whatever else โ€” this towel will help cool you off.

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    The towel's material is made with evaporative technology that'll hold onto cool water you rinse it with. The brand doesn't specify how long it's supposed to keep cool before you have to re-rinse it, BUT one reviewer did note that their towel remained cool through a three-hour desert hike ๐Ÿ˜ณ! Several reviewers noted that they used this for cooling themselves, their babies, and pets.

    Five-star reviews: 1,440+

    Promising review: "This is the best for the summer heat. I even wrap one around my dog in summer in the car. I've bought multiples and gave one to mail carrier and maintenance guy...total game-changer for us/" โ€”Louie1000

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in four colors; free shipping).

    26. Waterproof Birkenstock slides that'll fulfill those Instagram-worthy street style goals this season โ€” minus the sweaty foot situation that would come from socks and sneakers.

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    The Birkenstocks are lightweight and odor-resistant. They also have a contoured footbed so they give your foot total, flexible support when you're walking.

    Five-star reviews: 2,170+

    Promising review: "I wore these in Europe and everyone on the trip had blisters except for me!!! We were walking all day every day and my feet were SO comfortable. The shoes werenโ€™t clunky and ugly. I actually really like these and will continue to wear them." โ€”MUR

    Get it from Amazon for $34.23+ (available in sizes 5-15 and 20 colors).

    27. A portable outdoor rocking chair so you'll get as much sunlight and fresh air as you need โ€” with the comforts of a cupholder, a sturdy frame, and a steady rock.

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    Five-star reviews: 1,390+

    Promising review: "The chair is extremely comfortable โ€” more than any other portable chair I've ever sat in! I'm a big dude โ€” around the 250-pound weight limit. I never felt as though I was too heavy nor that it couldn't support me during normal movement/rocking. It's easy to fold, very portable, and storable. Great product!" โ€”Larry Wade

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99+ (free shipping; available in two colors).

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