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  1. best in class
    The 18 Very Best SunscreensThe best all-purpose sunscreens to slather on at the beach, before a backyard BBQ or to stash in your bag.
  2. best in class
    The 8 Very Best Floor FansFor keeping your space cool and your energy bills low.
  3. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Beach Bags?Completely submersible, wheelchair compatible, and indestructible.
  4. best in class
    The Very Best Portable Air ConditionersThey’re powerful, quiet, and efficient.
  5. best in class
    The Very Best Window Air ConditionersA sweltering home makes for a miserable summer.
  6. ask a cool person
    What Is the Best Bikini?From string bikinis for sunbathing to two-pieces you can swim laps in.
  7. ask a cool person
    The Best Swimsuits for KidsOne-pieces, two-pieces, rash guards, and swim trunks for every kind of kid.
  8. this thing’s incredible
    This $14 Fan Kept Me Cool on 101-Degree Days in MilanIt has a phone charger and a flashlight.
  9. this thing’s incredible
    The Surprisingly Sexy Orthopedic Sandals I’ve Worn 3 Summers in a RowThey pair perfectly with a black swimsuit, make jeans look dressier, and stand up to hours of walking in New York City without looking dirty.
  10. sweat week
    The Best Women’s Clothes That Hide Sweat, According to StylistsFor heat waves, hot offices, and general sweatiness.
  11. people’s choice
    The Best Pool Floats on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“This thing is like taking a Lay-Z-Boy in the water!”
  12. recommended by experts
    The Best Treatments for Sunburn, According to DermatologistsIncluding gels, lotions, creams — and some products you probably already have in your pantry.
  13. recommended by experts
    The Best Swim Gear for Babies, According to Swim InstructorsEverything you need to get your little one in the water.
  14. strat investigates
    Does UPF Protective Clothing Work?A new batch of brands is making actually stylish sun-protective clothing.
  15. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Picnic, According to Picnic ProfessionalsIncluding a gingham-toned granny cart and set of trash bags.
  16. micro sales
    The 15 Best Dresses From Anthropologie’s Dress SaleIncluding summer- and fall-appropriate styles from its house collection and brands such as Faithfull.
  17. painless shopping
    Sixteen Unusual Pool Floats (Under $20) to Ride Out the Dog Days of SummerNo unicorns, swans, or pizza slices to be found.
  18. recommended by experts
    The Best Beach Games for Adults, According to Toy-Store OwnersBeach bocce, anyone?
  19. micro sales
    A Bunch of Dresses (in Fabrics Made to Beat Heat) Are On Sale at LululemonMade with materials designed to keep you dry and comfy, these dresses’ prices were slashed just as summer’s hottest stretch sets in.
  20. trust me i should know
    The 5 Portable Grills I Use for Camping, Tailgating, and Even Fine DiningIncluding propane, charcoal, electric, and open-fire grills for cooking up a feast just about anywhere.
  21. recommended by experts
    What Are the Best Reef-Safe Sunscreens?Including a tinted moisturizer with SPF and a spray-on option.
  22. recommended by experts
    The Best Powder Sunscreens, According to DermatologistsIncluding tinted, translucent, and reef-friendly options.
  23. people’s choice
    The Best Snow-Cone Machines on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“Obviously it won’t put out the quantity of ice the commercial machine does, but the quality of the shaved ice is very close.”
  24. recommended by experts
    The Best Things (Besides Your Hands) for Eating Lobster, According to ChefsJust add melted butter.
  25. please advise
    Ask Chris Black: What Stuff Do You Always Bring to the Beach?Plus: Baseball caps for practically every personality and occasion.
  26. trust me i should know
    The 11 Things I Always Bring to the Beach (and I’ve Gone Weekly for 16 Years)Including some weirdly stylish waterproof Crocs and a superlight cooler.
  27. not a professional. just crazy.
    This (Cruelty-Free) Bronzer Gives Me a Perfect Tan Without Stepping Into the SunIt makes me look as if I spent just the right amount of time outside (even on days when I never leave the house).
  28. compulsive shopping
    I Can’t Stop Buying Popsicle MoldsIncluding silicone, stainless steel, plastic, and novelty molds.
  29. weird things we love
    This Inflatable Bull Is Always the Biggest Hit at My Pool PartiesMore family-friendly than its mechanical cousin.
  30. the best. really.
    What Are the Best Beach Bags?Surfers, stand-up paddleboard instructors, and other frequent beachgoers share their faves.
  31. compulsive shopping
    I Pretty Much Live Under One of My Dozens of Parasols All Summer“I pack an extra in my tote when heading to the Rose Bowl Swap Meet and always wind up gifting it to a sun-baked pal or stranger.”
  32. obsessive tester
    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Chub Rub?There are, actually, quite a few good solutions.
  33. cheap and cheerful
    This $25 Beach Towel on Amazon Has Amazing ReviewsHundreds of people have given it a 4.5-star rating.
  34. fugly week
    The Straw Visor Worth Sacrificing My Dignity ForIt protects me from the sun’s damaging rays — even if I look slightly hideous.
  35. this thing’s incredible
    The Misting Fan That Kept Me Cool in Line at Disney WorldIt also works in clammy subway stations.
  36. feet week
    I’ve Worn These Sandals Every Summer Since Freshman Year of CollegeI truly believe they will never go out of style.
  37. flattering week
    My Friends and I Feel Like Marilyn Monroe in This SwimsuitI’m no stick figure, but it plays up my best assets.