Cult Favorites on Amazon Starting at $8

You never knew you needed these gadgets — but you absolutely do.

Some of our favorite things start as a recommendation from a friend. Whether they swear by a skincare gem, a cleaning must-have, or just something to make dinner prep a little less tedious, we’re counting on those in the know to give us the scoop Really projects. Now, imagine you had access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all different walks of life — if that many people rally behind something, there’s no way it’s dumb.

No need to join new social media groups. Instead, trust the opinions of countless Amazon reviewers. They know how to differentiate something technical from something great, and chances are when their treasures swear by something, it’s the real deal. They are a demanding group and you can use their knowledge to your advantage.

Scroll through for some of our favorite Amazon cult finds.

This fanny pack has earned more than 26,000 five-star fans — and what’s not to love about a bag with four zippered pockets? With dimensions of 14.3 x 5.9 x 3.5 inches and a belt length of 20 to 50 inches, it can fit more than you’d expect and works for a variety of body types. What’s even more unexpected is that shoppers go completely wild about it, regardless of how they feel about fashion.

“I was so resistant to getting a fanny pack because I associate them with the ’80s and ‘cool kids’ making fun of people who wore fanny packs,” admitted one five-star fan. “I bought this for a trip to Universal saying I probably won’t even wear it because I don’t want to look lame…BUT, dud…this little thing is crazy! Dare I say… sexy!?!? I feel like the king of the world in this thing, it has thick straps so it’s not uncomfortable at all. It’s not bulky, it’s actually sleek and flattering. It hugs my hips in the right places so I could hide it under a hoodie if I wanted to.”

Nearly 8,000 Amazon shoppers rave about the Giotto water bottle. “I love it!!! It’s helped me be more aware of how much water I’m drinking throughout the day and reach my goal of getting all eight cups of water a day!!” said a five star reviewer. “The pop top and straw combo are super convenient, especially since this water bottle is LARGE, and the carrying strap and indentations on the sides make it easier to carry.”

Whether you’re taking a day trip to the park or hiking for miles, this 30-can bag will withstand the weather. Drinks and snacks stay cool for 16 hours while you’re inside, and you don’t have to worry about anyone dragging any of that cool ice or liquid on your back while wearing the bag. The ventilated back and waterproof insulation keep you dry.

“We use this backpack almost every day,” said one satisfied customer. “We are always hiking new parts of the river and we love this backpack. We will buy another one. It is light. It is waterproof. We always fill it with ice and drinks and it holds ice very well. It is not as effective at holding ice as cold as their big black backpack. But it does the job. I love how light it is and how many pockets it has. It even has a bottle opener on the side. It’s our favorite. One of the best things I’ve ever bought on Amazon. Seriously .”

In case you haven’t experienced this modern wonder, the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter enables you to make almost any type of water drinkable. Buyers rave about it – it’s garnered over 79,000 five-star ratings!

“I drank from the most disgusting crack full of brown scum. I thought this would be safe, but it tastes horrible. WRONG. TASTE LIKE THE FRESHEST SPRING WATER. Better than any faucet,” wrote one person. Said this globetrotter: “I’ve used them in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Works as advertised. Extremely reliable and really safe to use filtration system.”

These No. 1 best-selling compression leggings have tons of votes to vouch for their awesomeness — over 30,000 ratings, in fact.

“Best leggings ever, better than Gymshark,” wrote one enamored reviewer. “They make my butt look amazing, I feel great and I’ve never felt more confident in leggings.”


Kootek Camping Hammock

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$20 on Amazon

Built for outdoor comfort, this sturdy hammock is made with parachute fabric, making it easy to pack and store whether you’re in the backyard or on top of a mountain. It is also easy to clean and dries quickly.

This hammock is an instant bed anywhere a tree grows! Easy outdoor sleeping comes with an easy-on-the-wallet price — right now it’s nearly 30% off. It’s made with the same material that parachutes are made of, so you know it’s built to last.

“Bought this for my partner for Father’s Day,” wrote one satisfied customer. “He absolutely loves it. We had a simple cotton and rope hammock and this one is 1,000 times more comfortable and fits him and both of our kids. It doesn’t make scary noises when they move around and the straps are very heavy duty! We always had to order separate straps , because the ones that come with the product usually aren’t that great, but these are the best straps we have right now.”

Perfect for holidays, this packed brim has all the style and nuance of a floppy hat without the hat hair.

Shoppers love this visor — it’s roomy enough to shade your face, jawline, and chest. And more than 5,500 Amazon shoppers say thank you.

“This is the perfect hat to shade your face from the sun!” surprised a health-conscious shopper. “I recently had a skin cancer scare, so I’m building my routine with hats. I love that the hat is adjustable, lightweight and foldable for travel. Add to that the cute factor and the price make this hat my go-to for any day in the sun!”

More than 7,000 excellent reviewers have already discovered this lifesaver. If you’ve added shoes to your cart, consider this balm your new shoe companion.

“You don’t really realize how well this stuff works until you use it,” wrote one seasoned salve buyer. “I’ve been using it for years to put on new heels and flats and I’ve never had blisters after using it. I love how it goes on invisibly and doesn’t make your feet feel greasy or your shoes too slippery. Yesterday I forgot to apply it when I wore some flats that I had already worn 3-4 times with this balm, each time with a lot of walking and even a night of dancing, with zero blisters. Let me tell you, within four blocks of walking without this balm I was already feeling it and by the 6th block every step was painful. It was a night and day difference from when I had used this balm with these same shoes in previous dresses.”

The waist trimmer is designed to enhance your workout by increasing your core temperature to make you sweat harder. Simply wrap the Neoprene gizmo around your waist when training — it should feel loose enough to allow a full range of motion. Nice and thick, it offers excellent thermal insulation, which means it makes you sweat — a lot.

“I didn’t think I could sweat anymore…but you could literally hear the thump,” says one happy, sweaty customer. “It targets water weight, which for people like me, where my lower belly is my problem area. it’s just what I needed. This band is amazing and I have no complaints. Do yourself a favor and buy this.’

Gardening Gloves


$12 $20 on Amazon

Green Amazon shoppers rave about these colorful gloves. They are light and breathable and the flexible latex foam coating keeps your hands cool and dry. Just put them in the washing machine between wears.

“These gloves are GOLD KEYS!” shared one of more than 10,000 five-star reviewers. They fit snugly, don’t make my hands sweaty, keep my hands pretty clean even though I’m digging in wet soil for planting, allow me to use my garden tools with precision, and even let me browse my playlist. phone!”

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The reviews listed above reflect the latest versions at the time of publication.

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