Now that intense summer heat is out in full force, you'll want to make sure that you're prepared for the weather.
That's why a neck fan has become one of my must-have products when travelling or spending long days in the sun. Specifically, the JISULIFE Portable Neck Fan, which was recommended to me by a friend as a way to cool down when you're outdoors.
Normally retailing for $70, the neck fan is on sale now on Amazon Canada from $40.
What is it?
This top-rated portable fan is winning over Amazon shoppers with its lightweight and versatile design, which conveniently sits around your neck for hands-free relief from the heat. Since this bladeless design is both lightweight and totally portable, it’s a great choice for outdoor sports, yard work, or just everyday use.
Equipped with a powerful and rechargeable battery, this fan offers up to 16 hours of use. It features 78 ventilation holes that deliver air to the face and neck for 360 degree cooling, with a dust- and sweat-proof design. It’s available in four colours (white, pink, blue and green) and offers three speeds to choose from.
I was skeptical about the JISULIFE Portable Neck Fan, initially thinking it kind of silly-looking. However, when I arrived at the airport in Orlando, I had to quickly eat my words — just about as soon as we landed, I was whipping the fan out of my bag and onto my neck.
I was impressed by the fan's ability to blow air when in use, helping to provide some relief from the heat and humidity. The third and highest setting proved to be the most useful for me, and earned this fan a spot in my list of everyday essentials when hitting the theme parks.
As temperatures soared past 35°C daily (not factoring in humidity), I found myself reaching for the neck fan on several occasions. However, since I was using it at the highest setting, I did notice that the battery life didn't hold up as long as I'd hoped.
If you do plan to use this fan for yourself, I'd recommend learning from my mistakes and keeping a power bank and charging cable on hand to avoid having the battery die on you halfway through the day.
What others are saying
So far this hands-free fan has earned a 4.3-star rating from more than 37,000 customer reviews, with shoppers praising its power and comfort. Whether you’re travelling, spending time outdoors, or just in need of a quick way to cool down, the JISULIFE Portable Neck Fan is a must-have for warm weather.
According to reviewers, this fan is “silent enough [and] lightweight," and "moves a good amount of air.” Shoppers who sweat a lot have even called this gadget “a godsend” for use during work or as an antidote to hot flashes.
One reviewer raved that "this neck fan has been awesome" during menopause, while another called it "the best thing since sliced bread."
Many reviewers have noted that this fan’s airflow at the back of the neck is not as strong as they had hoped, but since it comes with a "lightweight" and "inconspicuous" design, shoppers say that it’s worth the tradeoff.
Even at its current sale price of $40 (in the green), this portable fan may not be the most affordable version on the market, but its hands-free design and effective cooling make it a top pick ahead of summer. With a quiet motor and bladeless design, shoppers say it'll cool you down and is useful in a variety of situations.
After using it myself, I'm glad to have the JISULIFE Portable Neck Fan as a way to stay cool on hot days. However, I'll be sure to always have a charger on hand for backup too.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.