We asked the Insider Reviews team to share their tips and tricks for how to cool down when it's burning hot outside, and they had a lot of great ideas to share. From misting sprays to roll-on peppermint oil, here are some clever ideas for how to beat the heat this summer.
Portable air conditioners cool the room efficiently, run quietly, are easy to move from one room to the next, and come with extras that add to its versatility and performance. If you don't have rooms that have the single- or double-hung windows required for window units, portable air conditioners are a great alternative that will keep you cool during the summer.
Having a swimming pool at home is a fun way to relax and stay cool during hotter months. If you don't want to deal with the construction hassle of building an in-ground pool or you simply don't have space to do so, an above-ground pool could be a suitable alternative — not to mention, it's more affordable and quicker to install.
You're going to need a pool float to go along with your swimming pool. With any of these durable and stylish pool floats, you'll be weightless on the water without a care in the world.
Last but not least, after a long day in the sun, you'll want a cold summer treat like ice cream. What's better than making your own in your very own kitchen? Here are the best ice cream makers you can buy.
Whatever your summer looks like, whether you're laying by the pool, playing games on the beach, or hanging by the lake, you're probably going to need a swimsuit. To help make your swimsuit shopping a little easier, we rounded up 11 brands serving up great swimwear.
Flip flops are the unofficial footwear of summertime. We rounded up the best flip flops you can buy for both men and women.
If you don't want flip flops to be your go-to summer shoes, one of our favorite pairs of summer sandals are the Birkenstock EVA Arizona sandals. They're comfortable, easy to clean, and relatively cheap.
Daily use of a good sunscreen will fend off sunburns today, and help prevent the damage that leads to prematurely aged skin later on in life. Here are our top picks for the best sunscreen you can buy.
The gas grill is the centerpiece of your backyard during summertime barbecues, so you should invest in a great one if you can. These are the best gas grills you can buy.
Along with a high-quality gas grill, you'll want to add the perfect patio umbrella to your outdoor space. Whether you want to add some style to your outdoor space or need the extra shade, choosing the right patio umbrella is key. Here are our top picks for the best patio umbrellas.
Chances are you're probably going to want a good garden hose for your yard this summer too. If you have plants to water, a car to wash, or a sprinkler to connect so the kids can splash around this summer, check out this list of the best garden hoses.