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Shoppers call this personal misting fan 'a saving grace,' and it's down to $22

Get a cool 45% off this handheld gizmo that also stands up on its own — the battery will last all day, shoppers say.

It's hot. When temperatures are well over 90°F, outdoor activity can be downright miserable unless you have something to keep you cool — like this HandFan Portable Handheld Misting Fan. Not only does it keep air flowing across your sun-baked skin, it sprays a light mist to help block the heat. Even better, it's only $22 for Prime members, down from $40.

Fill its compact water tank, and this fan will gently spray you — welcome relief on the hottest days. 

Save $18 with Prime
$22 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal? 💰

Who can put a price on comfort when it feels like an oven outside? Prime members get the best deal on this doodad, saving 45%. Non-Prime members will still save, but pay a couple bucks more ($24). Grab one before the next heat wave strikes (or before the current one ends — after a while, they all run together).

Why do I need this? 🤔

The biggest selling point is the size. Fully extended, this personal fan is about 9 inches long and 4 inches wide, ideal for carrying in your bag or backpack for sweltering summer days. Going to a baseball game? Hit a home run with comfort. Playing mini golf? You're way more likely to nail a hole-in-one if you don't have sweat in your eyes.

The fan is easy to use. You can short-press the button to turn it on or off. A long press activates or deactivates the mist. If you buy the version with a nightlight — a great companion for sticky nights at camp — double-press the button to turn it on or off. If you get tired of holding it, you can adjust the base and place it on your desk or a nearby table to stay cool while you work.

handheld fan
The planet may be melting before our very eyes, but you can still be cool, calm and collected all summer long. (Amazon)

What reviewers think 💬

More than 6,500 Amazon shoppers give this portable fan a five-star rating.

Pros 👍

"This fan was amazing. I bought it for a trip to Las Vegas where it was expected to be 110°F every day. And then the A/C in my hotel broke and it got up to 88 in my room!" said one sweaty traveler. "It was miserable, but this fan was a saving grace. It is easy to stand up, which I did on the side table, and left it on all night to blow air on me. The battery life is amazing, I was able to leave this fan on all night and it didn't die on me."

"I bought it for an outdoor party in Florida and the temperature was going to be 96°F!" said another. "It really helped filling it with cold water. If it hadn't been for the handheld fan with the mist, I would not have lasted or even enjoyed the party! ... I was able to put it on the table and it would blow the air at me without having to hold it. It was great!"

"I belong to a dance club and I bought this to cool me off when I've been dancing a lot," wrote a rhythmic reviewer. "The dance floor gets really stuffy when it's crowded. It works great, was nicely packed with great instructions and a little bottle to fill the water reserve. The three speeds are a good feature and it fits in my purse. Emits a gentle stream of very fine mist that doesn't bother my makeup and keeps my hair from frizzing."

Cons 👎

Some shoppers wish the mist was a bit stronger — and who can blame them when it's this hot?

"I bought this for use during this summer while I'm pregnant. The fan speeds are excellent, but I expected to feel the water setting more," said one four-star reviewer. "I don't feel any moisture, but you can see it. It seems to make it a cooler breeze."

"If you're looking for a spritz-type mist, this is not for you. It is an ultrasonic mister so it is very subtle," added a final shopper. "I still love mine — portable, good speeds."

A little bit of mist is just the trick for battling dog-day humidity. 

$25 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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