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    27 Things From Walmart That Will Inspire You To Go Outside

    Going outside? In the summer? Revolutionary.

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    1. A heavy duty cooler so your drinks and snacks always stay cold, no matter how sweltering it is outside. Doubles as a nice place to sit, and let's face it, chilled drinks and sitting down are two of the greatest things about being alive.


    The cooler holds 55 quarts, features a spout for easy emptying, and can keep things ice cold for days.

    Promising review: "We were camping in excessive heat warnings over 90° F. We had made our own ice in half gallon milk jugs, left on a Thursday, came home on Monday, and we still had ice in the jugs. The bag of ice (only bought one bag) had melted, but the water was ice cold. 100% satisfied with our purchase." —LouLou

    Price: $97 (originally $129)

    2. A lightweight cornhole set, because cornhole is America's TRUE pastime. The people, they love it, yourself included, just admit it.


    The set comes with two PVC boards, eight bean bags, and a carrying case.

    Promising review: "Bought the game for an adult outdoor party. Party is next week, but my teenage son and his girlfriend played for hours already. I was a bit shocked. Normally, you can't get them to put their cell phones down. It was very easy to put together and good quality. I highly recommend." —Nichole

    Price: $30.99

    3. An inflatable kayak so you can enjoy the calm of open waters without all the heavy lugging and intense commitment of a traditional kayak.


    The kayak features an inflatable floor, grab lines on both ends, and adjustable or removable inflatable seats with backrests. The kayak comes with two oars, an air pump, a repair patch, and has a weight limit of 400 pounds.

    Promising review: "We needed a raft to cross a small distance of ocean to visit an uninhabited island. We had never kayaked before and were nervous about the tides and current strength, but this raft was very secure and easy to assemble right on the beachside. It worked perfectly, and we can't wait to do it again this weekend!" —JodyS

    Price: $79.99 (originally $85)

    4. A hanging patio umbrella and stand that will inspire you to ~hang~ in the backyard a little more often.


    The umbrella stands 10 feet tall, can be angled, and the offset base allows for more shaded area underneath.

    Promising review: "Right off the bat, I was impressed with the quality and ease of assembling this umbrella. I put it together in less than 15 minutes and presented to my wife as a Mother's Day present since we were on our way to completely renovating our backyard. She loved it!" —Sceiya

    Price: $69.99 (originally $154.99, available in seven colors) for the umbrella and $62.99 (originally $114.99) for the stand

    5. A good ole 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!


    Price: $7.83

    6. 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!


    Promising review: "This soccer goal is exactly what we were hoping for. It was easy to assemble, and is light enough that my 8-year-old can move it around the yard, if needed. So far it is sturdy and stays in place with the pins provided. This is perfect for practice in the yard, and is small enough that it can be stored in the garage. Great product for the money compared to a lot of the PVC goals out there." —CaligirlinNC

    Price: $19.99+ (available in three colors)

    7. A lighted canopy, which is the perfect inspiration to throw an outdoor soirée. Think of the joy you'll bring to your friends when you invite them over to hang in your outdoor living room.


    The tent is 14' by 14', and the lights that are included are the ones inside the tent, pictured on the right. But if you're into the string lights in the display photo on the left, check out these.

    Promising review: "The hit of the party! I love the the mood it sets at night with the lights on. I dubbed the area the living room. I am very impressed and satisfied with my purchase." —MBarb

    Price: $168 (originally $199.99)

    8. String lights that are a staggering 48 feet long so you can transform your patio space into a private outdoor bistro. Nothing will get your booty outside faster than the hilarious and casually chic promise of dining al fresco.


    The lights are weatherproof!

    Promising review: "SO cute. They are sturdy, and I like that each light has a place for a hook on it so they're easy to hang!" —Moriah

    Price: $40.99 (originally $95.99)

    9. A dramatic floppy hat, because "just to flex" is a completely valid reason to venture outside, and I completely support you.


    Price: $10.50 (originally $26, available in two colors)

    10. A birdhouse and birdseed so you can birdwatch in your very own yard. Look, a cardinal! Oh wait, that's just a dying leaf, but one will definitely come soon.


    Promising review (birdhouse): "I am very pleased with this bird house. I have five on my property that I've been using for over four years now. I have had Chickadees, Bluebirds and Titmice build nests and fledge their young. I like it above others I have seen because you open it from the top. With this bird house you can VERY carefully open the top and peek in to take pictures which I have done over and over again quickly and quietly so as not to disturb the babies. It's cedar so it holds up well and is easy to clean. Just open fully and wipe out the nest and insides. They are also very affordable." —Stitch

    Price: $9.93 for the birdhouse and $9.88 for the birdseed

    11. And a pair of binoculars for fully experiencing the birds in all their glory. Birdwatching in your thing now — own it!


    Price: $7.86

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

    Veggiesplanted / Via, Ron

    Promising review: "This was super easy to assemble. I think it took me max 15 minutes. Sure, the boards aren't as thick as you can buy at a home improvement store, but the cost and the time saved or totally worth it. We have built our own before, and it was much more expensive and took a ton of time." —Rachel

    Price: $63.03+ (available in five sizes)

    13. Or if you don't already have a green thumb, Gardening Basics for Dummies which might actually help you not kill every living plant you touch.


    Price: $13.29

    14. A fishing pole so you have an excuse to go sit on a boat in silence for four hours. Finally, a moment of peace.


    The pole is made partially of graphite for lightness, and features stainless steel guides. Features depend a lot on which model you select, so make sure you check 'em all out!

    Promising review: "Fished with it for the first time today. Great action and it casts 'a country mile.' All of my rods are Ugly Stiks, and this seems to be as good as my 20 plus year old rods." —JimO

    Price: $39.95+ (originally $49.95+, available in 25 sizes and five styles)

    15. A rose gold cruiser bike for tooling around town like you're the coolest kid on the block. But who am I kidding? Of course you are.


    The bike has a phone holder, pull breaks, an aluminum frame, and seven speeds.

    Promising review: "My dream bike! It has gears so you can decide the resistance of your ride, unlike most beach cruisers. The color is perfect and the phone holder is convenient. Assembly was very easy!" —Tash

    Price: $118

    16. A Spikeball set so you can absolutely own your friends in one of the 🔥hottest🔥 new yard games. "Hottest" in the fun and cool way, not in the earth is basically the surface of the sun now way.

    Walmart, GoEatons

    The set includes the net with foldable legs, three balls, a drawstring bag, and a rule book. To play, two teams of two compete to bounce/hit the ball so it cannot be returned — kind of like a mix of foursquare and volleyball.

    Promising review: "Great game for the yard. My husband loves to play with others and I enjoy playing with him, maybe not as competitively as him at times. Good for people to just hit around or get competitive (sweaty)." —GoEatons

    Price: $59.99

    17. A flying disc for some easy entertainment almost anywhere. If you have a good pal and this thing-a-ma-jig on hand, you have all the ingredients you need for a perfect summer day.


    Promising review: "It is the excellent ring I ever played with. I tried different types before, but the ease and comfort of hold and the speed of travel is superb. Even my 6-year-old play with this with utmost comfort." —kiamango

    Price: $12.89

    18. A camping chair so you can post up anywhere outdoors that just looks right. See a dope tree? Sit the hell down. Stumble upon a rolling meadow? Plop your tush down and take it all in!


    Promising review: "Very comfortable and lightweight. Perfect for anywhere on the go. Well-made, and hope they will last a very long time." —trainstar5

    Price: $19.95 (available in five colors)

    19. A Louisville Slugger pitching machine to help you perfect your baseball swing. Practice makes perfect and perfect makes your friends mad they ever agreed to play against you in the first place because you're just too good.


    The machine is mechanical — aka, it doesn't need electricity — and can pitch up to 45 miles per hour.

    Promising review: "My son was a poor hitter at best. With the aid of this pitching machine, my son is now a decent hitter and has also gained self confidence. This is the best money I have spent in a long time! The machine is lightweight and adjustable (speed and height). It is a great way to get the kids outside to play. I highly recommend this product." —lookingforpeace

    Price: $147.97 (originally $219)

    20. A horseshoes set made of rubber so you can play the classic game without the clanking and potential for a broken foot. These are heavy enough to throw well, but, unlike the regular sets, not SO heavy you have to be a professional weightlifter to play more than one game.


    The set comes with the horseshoes, mats with pegs, and dowels and can be used inside or outside.

    Promising review: "This set is just right. We are seniors and the rubber horseshoes are light and quiet. Lots of fun without disturbing others. We use this set for our camping trips." —ConstantlySearchingXXXXX

    Price: $17.99

    21. Some ridiculously strong spray-on sunscreen, because it's SO much easier to convince yourself to head into the great outdoors if you're 100% sure you won't return looking like a lobster.

    This is the sunscreen I used the year I went to all four days of Bonnaroo and left without even the HINT of a sunburn. I think I'm the only person to ever escape a Bonnaroo burn in the history of the festival, and I give full credit to Banana Boat.

    Price: $8.94

    22. A four-person tent so you can give camping a whirl — even (or especially) if it's just in your own backyard.


    Promising review: "This tent was phenomenal! Four of us were camping for a three day concert. There were horrible storms each day! About half tents in the campground were snapped, broken, blown to bits! Our tent stood the entire time. The wind and rain tried its best to knock it down, but the structural supports were flexible enough to get right back up when the storm finally ended. All our sleeping bags and clothes were dry for the most part when we came back to check on them. I'd recommend purchasing 5 stronger stakes, but that's it." —Meow9085

    Price: $34.97

    23. A bocce ball set to bring out your inner Italian grandfather. The Giuseppe within is yearning to get outside and kick some butt at this timeless game.


    The set comes with four red balls, four green balls, the white pallino ball, and a carrying case. To play, teams compete to roll their balls closest to the pallino ball. It sounds not fun, but trust me, it's SUPER fun.

    Promising review: "This is a perfect set. The storage bag is perfect for easy cleanup. Bocce balls has been a family tradition for many years and this set was a perfect gift." —florist2369

    Price: $36.76

    24. An outdoor chaise so you can luxuriate while getting your daily vitamin D, as well as reading, tanning, or anything-ing.


    The chaise has four adjustable heights and comes with the cushion and lumbar pillow.

    Promising review: "I would highly recommend this item. Beautiful. Easy to assemble and it matches my table and four chairs I ordered earlier this year. Can't say enough good about this item! Love it. Looks beautiful on my screened-in porch." —Nana

    Price: $165 (originally $269)

    25. A balance board for practicing your — well — balance. Gotta master this in your land-locked state before you hit the waves in Hawaii on your next vacation!


    Price: $63.36

    26. A boogie board, because if you live anywhere near waves and don't own one, we DEEPLY need to remedy that!


    Promising review: "Best quality boogie board I've seen. Was getting tired of all the beat up ones in the garage at our shore house always coming apart and found these on Walmart. The kids love the fun colors. Make sure you buy two — no one likes to boogie alone!" —jBeans

    Price: $21.99

    27. A Ladderball set perfect for the yard, beach, or anywhere you feel comfortable throwing two balls connected by rope. For me, that's most places, but use your own good judgement.


    Players toss the bolas (the ball and rope things) at the ladders in attempt to get them wrapped around the rungs. The higher the rung, the more points!

    Price: $49.99

    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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