What Outside Readers Bought Last Month

The gear we reviewed last month that grabbed the most attention

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Our editors spend a lot of time sorting, testing, and reviewing the latest and greatest gear, and it’s always interesting to see which reviews connect the most with our readers. These are the seven most purchased products from July. If so many of your fellow gear nerds like them, then maybe you will too. 

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter ($15)


The LifeStraw was a whopping 60 percent off on Amazon Prime Day and a huge number of readers took advantage of the deal. But even at the full $15 retail price the straw is well worth the money, as it removes parasites and 99.999999 percent of bacteria from any water.

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Anker PowerCore 20100mAh ($50)


Another Prime Day steal, this charger holds enough juice to power up your iPhone almost seven times, your iPad Mini twice, or your Galaxy S6 five times. It’s a must have for any traveler or someone who has a little too much screen time during the day (no judgments).

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Coleman Outdoor Compact Table ($42)


If you’re an avid car camper, you know the importance of having a solid table around for meals, card games, or impromptu forts. This option from Coleman was on sale for Prime Day and folds up small when not in use. 

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Ridge Merino Jovi Tank ($35)

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Gear editor Emily Reed dubbed this the tank of summer. Her favorite part: “I can wear it to the gym at lunch and come back to the office without worrying that I’m going to stink out my deskmates.”

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Ridge Merino Frankie Tank ($40)

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A variation of the Jovi tank, the Frankie has a more traditional racerback shape and is made from core-spun merino wool and nylon for extra durability. The fibers give this tank natural sun-protection, sweat-wicking, quick-drying, and odor-resistant properties.

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Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Repellent ($5)


One of the most popular bug repellents on Amazon. One reviewer summed it up best: “This stuff works fantastically. It lasts for hours and has no chemical smell. I had no bites when using this, and I was out for about three hours. Mosquitoes love me, so if it works on me, it should work on anyone.”

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Yeti Hopper Two Cooler ($250)


It’s rare to find a Yeti cooler on sale, which is why this Hopper was such a hot item when it went on sale for Prime Day last month. Continually rated one of the best coolers by our editors, this bombproof ice bucket will keep things icy up to 48 hours.

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