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The Best Portable Air Conditioners, Coolers, & Fans To Buy As Summer Heats Up

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As much as we love strappy sandals and chic sunglasses, pesky upper-lip sweat usually ends up being the accessory we sport during summer months. And now that the sweltering seasonal heat is making its debut, there’s one purchase that will totally eliminate that sweat mustache so you can focus on the more flattering aspects of your look — we’re talking about portable air conditioners, coolers, and fans.
For those moments when you’re not benefitting from central air-conditioning, know that you can still keep cool this summer with a top-rated portable air conditioner. Ahead, we’ve collected 11 personal AC units that are highly rated by customers across the web. Bring a mini air cooler with you to a day at the beach or an outing to the park, and all eyes will be on your sweet summer ’fit instead of your shvitzing brow. Regardless of living space, occasion, or budget, these air conditioners, coolers, and fans are ready to keep you chill all summer long.
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