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19 Products You Need If You Love Nature, But It Hates You

You and nature *can* get along.

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1. A rechargeable misting fan for a personal breeze to refresh you as you tackle the heat.

Promising Review: “This fan is amazing and extremely powerful. I use it to cool off, mist my face, and even dry lotions and makeup. You can use the fan and mist together. Or it has an option to use them separately. The battery also lasts a long time before needing to be recharged." —Andi

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two colors).

2. An After Bite treatment stick that'll take some of the power away from pesky bugs and their stupid bites.

Promising Review: “These sticks worked fantastic at calming the itch and inflammation of bites from mosquitoes and flies that I got on safari to Mozambique. So I was glad to find more of the sticks on Amazon. They are the best treatment to calm horrible itching and inflammation that can bother you all day and keep you awake at night. Dab this on and you’ll feel better quickly.” —Alaska Granny

Get it from Amazon for $10.01.

3. A water-resistant blanket tote so dirt, sand, or itchy grass won’t ruin your relaxing date with nature.

Promising Review: “We bought this blanket to use instead of hauling clunky chairs to my daughter's soccer games and practices. It's roomy and easily accommodates my husband, myself, and our youngest daughter, with room to spare. My favorite feature would have to be the backing material. When we'd have practices after days of rain, our bottoms were the only ones to stay dry out of all of our friends!” —Catherine

Get it from Amazon for $16.88 (available in nine colors).


4. An umbrella hat to block out the sun’s rays while still looking fly AF.

Promising Review: “I bought five of these for a music festival. They are legit. The elastic was a little tight around the head. But it felt more comfortable with a bandana underneath. After three days of intense crowds and wear, only one of the hats broke at the metal hinges. For the price, and the many many compliments, it is def worth a buy!” —Kyle Brennan

Get it from Amazon for $5.16.

5. A sleek pair of horn-rimmed glasses for protecting your precious eyes while taking in all the beauty around you.

Promising Review: “These are now the only sunglasses I will buy. They are great quality. And for the price, you simply can't go wrong. I had these sitting on a table next to my friend's $200 RayBan Wayfarers, and you almost couldn't tell the difference. I have seriously purchased these sunglasses several times — because I unfortunately have a dog who seems to think they taste better than they fit!” —Christopher M Davis

Get them from Amazon for $9.49 (available in eight colors).

6. A set of alcohol flasks that looks like sunscreen bottles, so you can hide your favorite beverage from the rest of your crew.

Just what you need for a mid-hike pick-me-up. Plus, the bottles are BPA-free.

Promising Review:
“These worked perfectly with no leaking! And there is no plastic taste to your drink. I took a care package to a friend hiking the Appalachian Trail and used these so he wasn't weighed down and had something to sip by the fire!” —Easter Heart

Get them from Amazon for $10.95.

7. A camping hammock with a mosquito net so you can focus on the view instead of swatting away buggies.

Promising Review: “I just took my hammock out for this first time on an overnight backpacking trip through the Cascades in Oregon. I really enjoyed having this hammock with me. It is compact, lightweight, and very easy to set up. I am 6'4" and 230 lbs., and it had no problem keeping me off the ground. The mosquito netting is well constructed and great for the starry night. We had a lot of flies on this trip, and they had no chance of getting through.” —Christi P.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).


8. A sturdy-ass pair of lace-up boots featuring a handy zipper pocket to secure your belongings from any wilderness woes.

Promising Review: “I love these boots! I've worn them all day for shopping and for hiking a few miles through the woods. They're both cute and functional. I will most likely buy them again!” —O

Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in 18 colors).

9. An eight-foot, all-weather sun umbrella so you can sit in the shade while everyone else is on struggle mode.

Promising Review: “This tent is truly heaven-sent. I have a very rare auto-immune disease which limits my time outside in the sun. But this tent has given me the ability to be outside and get to enjoy some of those outdoor adventures that I otherwise would not be able to enjoy. It is very durable, blocks the sun perfectly, folds nicely, and has an awesome handy carrying bag. I’s a little heavy but definitely worth the purchase.” —MorLuv

Get it from Amazon for $49.84+ (available in two colors).

10. And a jar of Nature Republic aloe vera gel for soothing and healing your skin if it refuses to cooperate and gets burned anyways.

Promising Review: “This aloe vera is very hydrating. I have oily skin, and this doesn't make me break out. When I put this on at night, my skin feels so nice. It also smells really nice!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

11. A small — but mightymosquito lantern to repel the little buggies far, far away.

The lamp is odor- and DEET-free.

Promising Review: “After using this lamp on a four-day camping trip, I'm sold on its effectiveness. It kept two tents in our campsite mosquito free all night. But be aware that the butane cylinders last only one night. I’ve even used the lantern while using a telescope at night, and it kept mosquitoes away.” —Kurt

Get it from Amazon for $42.95 (available in three sizes).


12. A bottle of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen, which is your first line of defense against UV rays and a heartbreaking sunburn.

Promising Review: “As an African-American, it's hard finding a high-SPF sunscreen that doesn't make my dark skin look gray. This sunscreen is great because it doesn't make my face look gray and blends right in! It's also a very lightweight formula after rubbing it in all the way. You can't really tell you're wearing anything which is great for my oily skin. I also have very sensitive skin, but I have not had any negative reactions with this product and I've been wearing it every day since I purchased it.” —Locket

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.68.

13. A tiny bottle of Cutter Skinsations insect repellent to keep your skin bug-free all damn day.

Promising Review: “This is the only thing I'll use when I walk my pets between a canal and the woods at dusk in southwest Florida in shorts. It smells decent, is easy on the skin, and works better than anything else I've ever tried. It is seriously that good!” —Scott F.

Get it from Amazon for $3.97+ (available in two sizes).

14. And bottle of Sawyer clothing spray so your clothes can avoid the critters, as well.

The spray last up to six weeks on clothes — or six washings. It's odorless once it dries and will not stain or damage clothing, finished surfaced, outdoor gear, fabrics, or plastics.

Promising Review: “I treated some hiking pants and shirts with this product. I hiked over 300 miles on the Appalachian Trail without a bug problem. It even rained half of he time, and I stayed bug free. And I was even able to spray my backpack. I will treat my clothes again this year!” —DJ

Get it from Amazon for $5.92+ (available in three sizes).


16. A slightly intimidating portable Burgess insect fogger that’ll force mosquitos, biting flies, and flying insects to retreat from your yard — at least temporarily.

The fogger should only be used with Black Flag or Cutter insecticides.

Promising Review: “This was the best purchase I have ever made on Amazon! I live in the woods near a river, and never thought I would be able to sit outside without flies and mosquitoes bothering me. But this hasn’t let me down at all. The first time I used it, I thought I had to fog the woods all around me. But the second time I used it, I did a quarter of the area, and had the same result. I was able to sit outside with lights and a TV on with no bugs. I couldn't recommend it more!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $59.

17. A tube of Supergoop! lip balm for kissable lips no matter where your outdoor explorations take you.

Promising Review: “I usually fry my lips every summer at the beach and anywhere I am in the sun for a length of time. I wanted a lip balm with good SPF and didn't taste bad or make me nauseous. I searched online and found this and ordered from Amazon. I have to say that this lip balm is amazing! This is the first summer I have not had burnt lips! It goes on smooth, stays on, does not taste bad, and really works!” —JoPo

Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

18. A truck tent to enjoy the camping experience without leaving the comfort of your truck bed.

Promising Review: “This tent is great for the money. It's a little big for a short-bed truck. But some small adjustments will make it work. I used a queen size blow up mattress, and it fit perfectly. I'm actually writing this review while camping with the tent. It gets the job done. And I'm 6'3" and was able to move around just fine.” —SS

Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

19. And if all else fails — and nature simply won’t love you back — just set up a campfire centerpiece and enjoy the view from your couch.

A drama-free way to bring to the outdoors inside.

Promising Review: “This is a great alternative to repairing the chimney. It’s not as hot as I expected. And fools guests into believing I have nice things.” —Katie Collins

Get it from Amazon for $4.71.

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