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    30 Products Anyone Who Loves The Outdoors Will Likely Want

    Gear, games, and decor that'll speak to your truest outdoorsy self.

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    1. A tinted mineral face sunscreen with SPF 30 to keep faces of all skintones protected with no unsightly white cast or residue.,

    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 allows you to safely drink from any water source. When you're camping and hiking a ton, it's just good to have reassurance that you won't run out of clean water.

    reviewer drinking out of a stream from a lifestraw

    The straw's microfiltration membrane eliminates bacteria and parasites so you can safely drink from any available water source without worry.

    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 $17.47.

    3. An inflatable lounge chair you inflate just by whipping it in the wind, meaning no pesky hand pumps or electricity needed to get the perfect comfy resting place wherever you may roam.

    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 $46.98 (available in 10 colors).

    4. Some all-natural bug spray to keep pesky flying critters away, without using a bunch of chemicals and an aerosol can to do so.

    brown spray bottle
    Pur Home

    The spray is made with organic witch hazel, organic apple cider vinegar, citronella, eucalyptus, cedarwood, lemongrass, lavender, tea tree, litsea and patchouli.

    Get it from Pur Home for $8.

    5. A large mesh beach bag that'll hold E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G you could possibly need, but lets sand fall right through. Good riddance!

    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 $24.95 (available in 13 colors).

    6. A good ol' soccer ball — ya know — for kicking. Get out there and practice your rainbow, I think this is the year you're finally gonna get it!

    the ball

    Promising review: "This was a perfect purchase for my kiddos first season in soccer. It held up fantastically and was very well priced. Would recommend this purchase to anyone who needs a soccer ball!" —Elisa Gail Kinley

    Get it from Amazon for $15.27+ (available in sizes 3–5).

    7. And a backyard soccer net — ya know — for kicking things into. I know you're 27 and haven't played soccer since high school, but I don't think it's too late for you to make the national team!

    small soccer net in yard

    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 $39.99.

    8. A dramatic floppy hat, because "showing off a new accessory" is wonderful reason to venture outside if you ask me.

    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).

    9. Some melt-resistant lip balm with SPF 30 that'll ensure your pout won't get burned no matter how long you're out on the lake.

    black tube of orange lip balm
    SlimPickins Outfitters

    Get it from SlimPickins Outfitters for $9.

    10. An over-fire camp grill so it's easier to cook an entire meal over a campfire — no more trying to figure out how to cook everything on a stick.

    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 $29.33+ (available in two sizes).

    11. An accent pillow that'll remind you of all your grand adventures — even if you're not gonna be able to hit the old dusty trail for a while.

    round hook pillow with a minimalist sun and mountain scene

    Get it from Jungalow for $52.

    12. A waterproof Bluetooth speaker so you can have a personal little outdoor dance party.

    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 $49.95 (available in five colors).

    13. A bocce ball set so you can learn a classic game that's easy to play anywhere and have a ton of fun while doing it. Just ask me and my group of friends who roll these things endlessly all summer only *occasionally* fighting about points.

    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 $63.60.

    14. A cot and air mattress if the only thing keeping you from sleeping outdoors more is discomfort laying on the ground. Sleeping under the stars is rad, but sleeping in a BED under the stars? Unbeatable.

    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 $83.99+ (available in twin and queen sizes).

    15. A pair of Vasque Breeze LT boots that will cradle your feet as you hike. I have these and adore them — they're the perfect boot/sneaker crossover and have ample support without feeling too 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 three colors).

    16. A camping chair loveseat so you can snuggle up and share your love of adventure with your boo.

    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 $79.97.

    17. A pair of binoculars for getting a closer look at the local flora and fauna. Is that a cardinal?! Oh, nope, just a weird leaf.

    hands holding small black binoculars

    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 $25.99.

    18. A Rumpl indoor/outdoor blanket to keep you warm and cozy all through the night. Its smooth surface is waterproof and resistant to dirt, so there are no worries about exposing it to the elements.


    The Rumpl blanket is also machine washable and dryer-safe! I have one and absolutely adore it.

    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 $74.25+ (available in two sizes and nine colors).

    19. A custom landscape watercolor so you can appreciate your favorite outdoor scene for what it is: art.


    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 $100+ (available in three sizes).

    20. A Helinox ultra-light chair, because after a long day of putting on the miles, the last thing you want to do is perch on a rock.

    review image of dog next to short bucket seat chair

    I have this chair and it's great! It really is super-duper light and easy to put together. A perfect outdoor luxury item.

    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.

    21. A lantern and fan hybrid that's as close as you're gonna get to sweet, sweet AC in your tent. And who doesn't need an extra hands-free light around?

    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 $20.99.

    22. An Ugly Stik fishing pole and Penn Battle II reel so you can give fishing a go if you're in want of some quiet time and perhaps a fresh caught meal.


    Promising review (pole): "This Ugly Stik is absolutely amazing. I have caught trout from less than a pound to 28 pound salmon to European Cats weighting almost 100 pounds on this rod in 18 countries and it has never failed me. I have convinced everyone I have fished with and alongside on this rod! This will always be my rod of choice." —Family

    Promising review (reel): "Have several of these and use them for shore fishing on the ocean. As long as you religiously clean them after each use and grease/oil them, they’ll last. I’ve had them for several years with not a single issue and they are smoother than any reel I’ve ever had. I’m sure there’s more expensive reels that may be better, but for the money and then some, these are hands down the best reels out there." —Mit

    Get them from Amazon: the pole for $49.95+ (available in 16 sizes and weights) and the reel for $95.75+ (available in eight sizes).

    23. A huge umbrella that's actually sturdy enough to hold up to the ocean breeze. We've all seen someone chase their umbrella in the wind and vowed not to repeat their mistakes.

    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 $51.07+ (available in two colors).

    24. A Nalgene so you always have a hydrating sidekick when you need one. Large, durable, and easy to clip to a carabiner, they're the perfect outdoor bottle.

    Rachel Dunkel / Via BuzzFeed,

    ^As you can clearly see in the photo above, I love all my Nalgenes passionately. There's truly one for every occasion, but I find the 32-ounce to be the sweet spot.

    Get a 32-ounce bottle from REI for $11.95 (available in four colors), from Amazon for $10.49 (available in 36 colors), and check out all of REI and Amazon's Nalgene options.

    Head to "Here's Why I Won't Stop Telling People How Much I Love My Nalgenes" for even MORE detail on why I love these perfect vessels and yes, more indulgent photos of myself with water bottles as well.

    25. String lights that are a staggering 48 feet long so you can transform your patio space into a private outdoor bistro. Nothing better than hilarious and casually chic promise of dining al fresco.

    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 $54.99.

    26. A raised garden bed so you can cultivate your very own plant babies. Totally worth getting a bit dirty if it means your little seedlings thrive!

    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 $67.78.

    27. An "inside sucks" dishtowel that pretty much sums up your whole philosophy.

    green towel with simple illustration of a tent and someone grilling in the forest reading "inside sucks"
    Rachel Dunkel / Via BuzzFeed

    I have this! I got it as a little gift (thanks, Josie!) and it's great.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    28. A collapsible, lightweight cornhole set, because as much as it hurts to admit fun. The people love it, yourself included, just admit it.

    Promising review: "It was surprising to see everything come in such a portable package. Once you take the boards out of the carrying case, they will spring to their full size. They aren't the official tournament size, but it's more than enough for a quick pick-up game in the backyard or at the park. Once you figure out how to fold the boards back up (instructions included), you can have everything packed up again in a few seconds. My friends and I played a few rounds over the weekend after a barbecue, and we could not have been more pleased. I'll definitely be keeping this set in my trunk in preparation for any future impromptu backyard cornhole tourneys." —Alexander Byun

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    29. A pack of TaylorMade Distance+ golf balls so you always have enough on-hand in case you plunk a few into the water. And hey, doesn't hurt to get a few more yards on your drive.

    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.

    30. An eight-piece mess kit for making packing an outdoor lunch simple as can be. Most importantly, it all packs together tightly and efficiently, so it's easy to throw in a backpack and go.


    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 (available in two colors).

    Enjoy your glorious time in the sun, folks!

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

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