Beat the heat, sun, and summer storms with these things

Our summer forecast is out and we’ve rounded up a list of our top recommended items that will help you enjoy the summer weather while staying safe at the same time.

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SmartDevil Portable Hanging Neck Fan

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A wearable fan will help keep your neck cool when heat waves strike. This one has a sleek and easily adjustable design that almost looks like a pair of headphones. Rather than blades, it has 48 different air outlets that provide 360-degree surrounding air movement. Suitable for sports, travel, or outdoor activities.

What we like:

  • Available in white, pink, or green

  • Three speeds available, up to 6-hour charge

  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 on

READ MORE: Things you need to keep cool this summer

GROSCHE Stainless Steel Water Bottle

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Whether you’re in your own backyard, at the beach, on a hike, or camping in the wilderness, it’s important to stay hydrated. This multifunctional insulated water bottle is perfect to bring with you because it keeps water chilled with the option of fruit infusion.

What we liked about it:

  • Available in three sizes from 16-32 ounces

  • Comes in five colours

  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 on

READ MORE: 5 products to help keep you hydrated in hot and humid weather

Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller

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Humid weather means more mosquitoes swarming your patio! This is one of the more popular repellent options among those who purchased it from The repellent mats can keep bugs away within a 15-foot radius for up to four hours each, and a separate fuel cartridge removes the need for cords, making it the perfect choice for camping trips as well.

What we liked:

  • Three colour options

  • Includes fuel cartridge and three unscented repellant mats

  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 on

READ MORE: What you need to keep your patio bug-free

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Hawaiian Tropic Weightless Mineral Sunscreen

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As Shop the Weather's bestselling sunscreen to date, Hawaiian Tropic is known for its iconic island botanical scent. This lightweight lotion is non-greasy, fast-absorbing, and moisturizing for up to 12 hours. Active ingredients include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide with additional ingredients of coconut and kukui nut.

What we like:

  • SPF 30 and water-resistant for up to 80-minutes

  • Reef friendly

  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 on

READ MORE: Find the best natural sunscreen for you

Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm, Coconut

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It’s easy to forget about protecting your lips from the sun resulting in crispy burns and chapped skin. Bring this Sun Bum lip balm with you wherever you go to protect against harmful rays, wind, and salty sea. It’s hypoallergenic and free of irritating ingredients with a hard-to-resist, delicious coconut flavour.

What we like:

  • SPF 30 and water resistant up to 80-minutes

  • Also available in watermelon and ocean mint

  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 on

READ MORE: Sunscreens for daily use this season

Cooling UPF 50 Arm Sleeves, Unisex

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These arm sleeves are a universal fit for men and women and are available in a variety of colours. They’re lightweight with seamless comfort, making them suitable for long, hot hours under the sun while you’re cycling, hiking, golfing, fishing, gardening, or playing sports.

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What we like:

  • Provides UPF 50 protection with a cooling effect

  • Washable, hang to dry

  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 on

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Tilley Men's Women's Broad Brim Sun Hat

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This unisex hat from classic Canadian-based brand Tilley comes in 12 colours and a variety of sizes. It has an adjustable wind cord, anti-glare under brim, wired brim binding, extra ventilation, and a foam liner containing a secret pocket where you can stash any small valuables while you're spending a day outdoors.

What we like:

  • UPF 50+ protection with a water repellent finish

  • Stays afloat in water, making it ideal to wear on fishing or boat trips

  • Rated 4.6 out of 5 on

READ MORE: Summer hats that help block damaging UV rays


Dorcy Waterproof Battery Powered Floating LED Flashlight

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If you find yourself in a power outage due to summer storms, this flashlight shines super bright with 200 lumens of power and a 67-metre beam. It can help you navigate your house or outside property well in the dark with a maximum run time of 17-hours on three AA batteries, which are included.

What we like:

  • Waterproof flashlight that floats making it suitable for use at your house or on your boat

  • Shock-absorbing rubber provides a slip-free comfortable grip

  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 on

READ MORE: A guide to waterproofing your life on rainy days

INIU Triple 3A High-Speed 10000mAh Phone Power Bank

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With thunderstorms forecasted to roll in throughout the summer months, it’s hard to live without your smartphone during a power outage. Your phone is also the first place severe weather warnings are delivered via AlertReady, and it can be your link to help should you need it. This lightweight, portable, and affordable power bank will give your battery a boost.

What we like:

  • 10,000 milliamp-hour charge capacity

  • Three USB-C ports, so you can charge three devices at once

  • Rated 4.6 out of 5 on

READ MORE: What to stock in your home emergency kit

Military Uniforms First Aid Kit

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When an emergency situation arises from active weather, keep this first aid kit on hand. It’s not only applicable for outdoor activities but is wise to keep in your house if a storm knocks out your power. The kit comes in a convenient carrying case at an affordable price point.

What we like:

  • Composed of 156 hospital-grade items, more than others in its price range

  • Lightweight, weighing only 1.3 pounds in total

  • Rated 4.6 out of 5

READ MORE: Survival items to take on your next outdoor excursion

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Our trusted Product Specialists recommend high-quality items that we think will enhance your experience with Canadian weather conditions. Prices and availability of items are accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change.

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