8 Finds to Help You Keep Cool
Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Super Cooling Towel
Does your lawn chair sizzle in the sunlight? Throw this chill towel over it: Wet the towel, and water will slowly evaporate, keeping you cool in the process.
To buy: $13, bedbathandbeyond.com.
Featured July 2014
Houdini Wine Chilling Carafe
Add ice to the stainless-steel inner canister, then pour in a bottle of your favorite white or rosé, and this BPA-free container will chill it to drinking temperature. Wine’s prechilled? Keep it cold in the carafe for 90 minutes.
To buy: $40, metrokane.com.
USB Desk Fan
Maintain your cool factor with an ultraconvenient USB fan that would work at your office workspace or with your laptop at home.
To buy: $29.50, muji.us.
Highball Ice Molds
Jazz up a basic beverage with an unexpectedly cool cube. This cylindrical ice mold stands apart from its traditional counterpart, and the oversize cube it produces melts slower than the standard, so drinks don’t get watered down as quickly.
To buy: $13 for a set of two, williams-sonoma.com.
Frontgate Super Chill Oval Server
Don’t let your meal wilt in the summer sun. This smart stainless-steel platter keeps foods safely chilled even on toasty picnic days—its inner layer freezes and then maintains its temperature.
To buy: $100, frontgate.com.
Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle
Have you ever filled up a water bottle only to find your drink has gone warm well before you’ve drained it? Rest assured, this bottle keeps beverages cool (or hot!) for up to 12 hours. Available in 10 other colors.
To buy: $26, hydroflask.com.
Pineapple Ice Trays
Add fruit-inspired whimsy to your daily drinks or use the cubes as, ahem, ice-breakers at your next gathering. Also available in sorbet colors.
To buy: $14 for a set of two, anthropologie.com.