I don't know about you, but I'm more than ready to get out there! After a year of mostly hanging out at home, nothing sounds better than making plans to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. My family is discussing a summer beach trip, and I also want to go hiking (after I shop for new hiking boots. I hope you're making plans, too!
Luckily, Amazon has everything we need for outdoor adventures! From sunscreen to beach chairs, there are tons of products that come in handy when spending time outdoors this season. I'm especially excited about this mosquito-repelling gadget that will make picnics a heck of a lot more comfortable. Scroll on down for my top picks, and get inspired to head outdoors!
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This Dry Sunscreen You Brush On
Get sun protection and control shine at the same time with this Mineral Fusion Brush-On Sun Defense. The dry mineral powder, which is built into the brush for easy application, provides 30 SPF.
This Reusable Straw Is The Last One You'll Ever Buy
Trying to cut down on your waste but enjoy sipping your drinks through a straw? Allow me to introduce you to your new BFF: The FinalStraw. This clever gadget is made from durable metal with silicone tips designed to last a lifetime. The collapsable design and carrying case make it oh-so-portable, and it snaps together in an instant. Don't leave home without it!
These Bestselling Hiking Boots Under $50
Sturdy and waterproof, these hiking boots are a fantastic value at under $50 a pair. They feature rubber soles, a cushioned footbed, and a mesh lining for breathability.
This Portable Mosquito Repeller Creates a 15-Foot Bug-Free Zone
Enjoy bug-free outings with this Portable Mosquito Repeller that clips to your belt. No scent or chemical sprays! It provides 12 hours of protection with the included cartridge (additional cartridges are also available).
This Hiking Journal Keeps Track of Your Adventures
Go a step beyond photos in your phone and keep track of your adventures in this Hiking Journal. The pocket-sized journal encourages you to record memorable details, with room for sketches or keepsakes.
These Mosquito Guard Bracelets Are Infused With Essential Oils
Repel bugs naturally with these Mosquito Guard Bracelets, which are infused with citronella, lemongrass, peppermint, and geraniol oils. They're safe for skin and smell great, but mosquitos hate them!
This Pretty Sunhat Will Put You in Vacation Mode
This flattering sunhat has so many features to appreciate! It's packable, provides 50 SPF, and comes in 18 colors. Best of all, it costs under $20!
This Compact Telescope Provides 8X Magnification
Enhance your time in the great outdoors with this Compact Telescope that's perfect for enjoying wildlife and scenery. It features a built-in hand strap and is compact enough to fit easily in your pocket or bag.
This Garmin GPS Watch Is a Favorite Among Runners
This Garmin GPS Watch is a top choice for runners who want to track how far, how fast, and where they run. Customers appreciate that it only needs to be charged about once a week. One customer wrote, "This watch does everything I need in a smart fitness watch at about 20% of the cost of an Apple Watch."
This Suction Cup Can Cooler Sticks to Any Smooth Surface
Keep your favorite beverage cool and safe with this handy Suction Cup Can Cooler. One happy customer wrote, "Releases easily by lifting straight up and keeps your bevy cold for a long time. I love that a portion of the proceeds go to improving the marine environment."
This 18-Piece Survival Kit Is a Smart Addition to Your Hiking Gear
Toss this 18-Piece Survival Kit into your bag for peace of mind on any outdoor adventure. The case measures a compact 6 by 4 inches yet contains an impressive array of tools to help you survive just about any emergency.
This Capture the Flag Game Glows in the Dark
Get everyone off their screens and inspire some outdoor fun with this Capture the Flag Set. Up to 20 people can play with the light-up components (batteries included, thankfully). Customers give it high marks for being tons of fun!
This Is the Best GPS Watch Under $50
This is the best price you'll find on a GPS watch! Monitor your route with the built-in GPS while tracking steps, heart rate, sleep quality, and more. You can also pair it with your smartphone for call and text notifications.
This Fanny Pack Hat for Fun Retro Vibes
Fanny Packs are back in style, but what about this Fanny Pack Hat? Sporting 80s neon colors and a zippered compartment that might actually be useful, this crinkled nylon cap is just what you need to show you're not taking summer too seriously.
These Lightweight Shoes Are Designed for Trails
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Hit the trails in these lightweight shoes designed to protect your feet while letting you sense the texture of the trail, which results in a safer walk or run. They're value-priced and earn top ratings from thousands of satisfied Amazon customers.
This Long-Sleeved Shirt Provides SPF 50 Protection
Sunscreen is essential, but an even better way to protect your skin is to wear a long-sleeved shirt with UV protection. This top is lightweight, quick-drying, and comes in dozens of colors. Short-sleeved shirts are available, too.
These Water Shoes Have Over 58,000 Ratings on Amazon
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Protect your feet with these Water Shoes, which are value-priced and come in a zillion colors. Customers like them for water sports, yoga, running on the beach, and other activities where your feet need some traction but not the full protection of a heavy pair of shoes.
These Trekking Poles Keep You Steady on Rough Terrain
Enhance your hikes and stay safe with a pair of these Trekking Poles. They're very reasonably priced, and each pair is fully adjustable from 24.5 to 54 inches long. They've earned over 27,000 ratings on Amazon with an impressive 4.7 out of 5-star average.
This Tinted Lip Balm Protects Lips With SPF 15
Upgrade your chapstick to this Tinted Lip Balm from Jane Iredale, a luxury skincare brand with vegan, cruelty-free, high-performance products. Not only is it creamy and hydrating, but it also provides SPF 15. Customers call this lip balm "heavenly" and say it "smells delicious."
This Backpack for Dogs
My dog Rosie likes to "help" me when I'm carrying stuff by walking close to my legs and nearly tripping me. Thanks, pup! I think I'll get her this backpack for dogs so she can actually carry a few things on hikes! Do yourself a favor and check out the customer photos, which are full of good dogs modeling this cute pack.
This Collapsible Water Bottle Rolls Up for Compact Travel
I've purchased tons of water bottles over the years, but this Collapsible Water Bottle is truly one of my favorites! It's made of flexible silicone that's freezer and dishwasher-safe and features a leak-proof cap. I also appreciate the included wrist strap.
This Folding Beach Chair Only Weighs 6 Pounds
I used to rely on just a towel at the beach, but as I get older, my comfort became more important to me! Enter this Folding Beach Chair, which has every detail I need. When folded into its carry bag, it only weighs 6 pounds. It pops open easily and has an attached cup holder.
These Foam Insoles Make Hiking Boots More Comfortable
I have an old pair of hiking boots that I'm trying to stretch more years out of, so I added a pair of these foam insoles. Hello, comfort! They provide arch support, cushion my heels, and have improved my hikes tremendously. I'm going to try them in my walking shoes, too.
This Is the Highest-Rated Water Bottle on Amazon--And It's Under $10
I"m pretty sure these Nalgene Water Bottles are indestructible. I bought one for my daughter years ago, and despite heavy use and countless journeys through the dishwasher, it still looks good and never leaks. It has stellar ratings from Amazon customers, with a 4.9 out of 5-star average--a rare distinction!
This Hiking Backpack Is a Customer Favorite
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Ideal for day trips or an extra bag on vacations, this Hiking Backpack has over 13,000 ratings on Amazon. It's lightweight (less than one pound!), packable, and comes in a bunch of colors. One customer bought it for a Disney vacation and reports, "A great pack that will become a standard day pack going forward. Absolutely love it."
This Natural Bug Repellent Cream Is Safe for Sensitive Skin
Protect against insect bites with this natural bug repellent cream that relies on essential oils from cedar, mint, lemongrass, clove, and other ingredients that are gentle on even the most sensitive skin. It repels mosquitos, flies, fleas, and ticks, and it works as an anti-itch cream too.
This Sling Bag That Customers Call "Surprisingly Roomy"
Hikes, theme parks, beach days--there are a lot of outdoor activities that will be enhanced by this handy Sling Bag! It's lightweight and features an adjustable strap and plenty of pockets. Lots of customers write in the reviews that it holds more than they expected.
This Bota Drinking Bag Is Made of Real Leather
Upgrade your plastic bottle to this Bota Bag, made of real leather with a latex lining and leak-proof cap. Traditionally, a bota bag is used for wine, but it works equally well for water or other beverages at festivals, hikes, or other outings.
This Compact First Aid Kit Clips to Your Backpack
You hope you'll never need it, but it's a smart idea to have a First Aid Kit on every outing. This kit comes in a water-resistant hard-shell case you can clip to your backpack or toss into a bag. Comes fully stocked with bandages, antibiotic ointment, moleskin, and more.
This Portable Hammock Comes With Tree Straps
Relax and take in the world from this Portable Hammock on your next camping trip or other adventure in the great outdoors. Priced under $30, it's a great value and has earned over 28,000 ratings on Amazon. Customers call it "easy to set up" and "excellent quality."
This Kan Jam Game for Portable Outdoor Fun
Have fun this season with Kan Jam, the award-winning outdoor party game that gets everyone off their phones and having fun. The set includes two goals, a flying disc, and instructions for the competitive game. One Amazon customer has this to say, "This is an absolute blast and fun for all ages. We all enjoyed playing and range from age 8 to 43."
This Lounger That Inflates by Waving It Around
A customer favorite for beaches, festivals, and camping! This Inflatable Lounger weighs just 2 pounds and folds up compactly in the included carrying pouch. When you're ready to lounge, whisk it through the air to inflate, then enjoy a soft spot to relax.
This Mineral Sunscreen Is Safe for the Most Sensitive Skin
Safe enough for babies, this Baby Bum Mineral Sunscreen is a great choice for sensitive skin. Fragrance-free, plant-based, and provides 50 SPF. It's earning solid ratings on Amazon, with customers saying, "it rubs in easily" and "did not make acne-prone skin break out."
These Organic Fire Starters Are Safe for Cooking
Start campfires and backyard barbecues with these all-nature fire starters made from pine shavings and food-grade wax. No bad smell or weird chemicals! Customers recommend them as the "perfect natural way to start a fire" and "super easy to use."
Who Knew You Could Get Waterproof Playing Cards?
Perfect for beach, boat, or pool, these Waterproof Playing Cards by Hoyle are printed on premium clear plastic so splashes won't ruin them. The customer reviews are full of great ideas, like using these cards for a pool game for kids.
This WiFi Projector for Backyard Movies
Take outdoor entertaining to the next level with this WiFi Projector. It's a lot less expensive than I thought it would be and connects over WiFi or a USB cord. Project the picture onto a wall, sheet, or screen. It's earning solid reviews on Amazon, with one customer writing, "Great picture quality, easy setup."
These Glass Tumblers are Summertime Essentials
It's hard to believe these glass tumblers with bamboo cover and straw are so inexpensive! You can choose from mint, aqua, coral, sky, denim blue, or cool grey rubberized exteriors, which protect against klutzy butterfingers. This cup gets rave reviews for sturdiness, durability, and gorgeous design!