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Summer heat is almost in full swing, and if you're spending any period of time outside, you need a rechargeable fan to help keep you cool: no batteries or power chords required. Lugging around a huge fan isn't possible, but these mini rechargeable fans are a great way to stay cool wherever you go.
A personal fan is a great way to keep yourself cooler while going out on a hike, spending some time in a park or by the lake, or even just taking a long walk. These cooling fans from Amazon make for great tent fans, table fans, or even as a handheld fan to take with you wherever you go. Choosing a fan that is charged by USB means you'll be able to get the cool air you need when you're outside and away from plugs — making them a must-have for summertime activities. We chose the best in a few categories: there are options to cool just you or a larger group of people, and ones with lights or tripods to hang them right where you need them. They have different speeds to help them cool you down quickly or keep it lower for longer run times, and some have the option of an AC adapter in addition to the USB charger. Grab one for yourself and your camping crew just in time for summer, and you'll have a more comfortable and enjoyable time outside when the weather hits its peak.
1. Best for Large Areas
This Geek Aire floor fan is not only powered by a lithium-ion rechargeable battery, but it includes an AC adapter that can be used as an alternative way to power up your fan. This high-velocity fan is great for camping or to use in the garage — and the detachable battery can work as a power bank, so you can even use it as a charger to power your USB devices outdoors. It can run for up to 23 hours on low speed before it will need to be recharged, and there's an indicator light to tell you exactly how much juice is left. We love that it has smart elements that make it perfect for the outdoors: like a carrying handle, a water-, UV, and humidity-resistant shell, and a 360-degree adjustable head.
2. Best Option With LED Light
This quiet USB-rechargeable fan has an LED lantern on its top, so it's a great option for hot nights on the camping ground — or nights when you lose electricity. It will last up to 36 hours before it needs to be recharged, and then it will fully recharge after six hours. The fan can be adjusted up to 270-degrees, and it has a knob to easily change the strength of the fan. It also has three different brightness levels for the light as well.
This rechargeable portable neck fan by O2COOL features three adjustable speed settings and is a great cordless option for hiking and walking, because it has comfortable and adjustable lanyard you can place around your neck. This best-seller uuses an LED light to indicate if it's done charging or not, it has three speeds, and can last up to 11 hours before need to be recharged. Pack it in your backpack for easy access.
4. Best Foldable Fan
This USB rechargeable fan can be powered up with a USB cord, four AAA batteries, or a wall outlet. The foldable design makes it easy to store or carry with you anywhere, and the rechargeable battery-operated system makes it easy to recharge it no matter where you are. It's only 3.5 inches high, so it's a great option to use as a personal fan whenever you're planning to spend some time outside.
5. Best Option With Tripod
This rechargeable fan has a tripod attached to it, which means you can wrap it around branches, poles, tents, chairs, and more — and pivot it to provide direct relief from the heat wherever you are. It has three different speeds you can change at the click of a button, and has smaller 6mm openings for the fan blades to prioritize safety if you want to wrap it around a stroller.
This piece was last updated in March 2022.
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