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    Summer essentials

    Make the most of the warmer weather with our guide to outdoor cooking, weekend adventures and more.

Summer food and drinks

The warmer weather means longer evenings and what better time to take the entertaining outside? Be ready with this guide to summer food and drinks.

Keeping cool

Looking for some relief from the heat? We've tested air-conditioners and fans of all types so you can choose how to cool with confidence.

Sun safety

Everything you need to know about staying safe in the sun, from choosing the right kind of sunscreen to getting the best shade cloth.

The great outdoors

Want to get out and explore the natural world? We can help you be prepared for the outdoor life.

  • Mosquito repellent reviews

    We test mosquito repellents in the labs to help you find the best one for your needs, including models from Aerogard, Bushman, Thursday Plantation, Bug Grrr Off and more.
  • Portable camping fridge reviews

    We test the coolest camping fridges for keeping food frosty in the great outdoors, including models from Engel, Waeco, Bushman, Trailblaza and more.
  • Portable wireless speaker reviews

    CHOICE independently tests and reviews more than 50 portable bluetooth speaker from Bang & Olufsen, Bose, Beats, Marshall, Sony, Samsung, Polk, Yamaha, Bowers & Wilkins and more.
  • Read the latest tent reviews

    We test and review tents across a range of size to find which ones are most usable and easiest to put up.
  • Which Esky is right for you?

    We review coolers from Esky, Coleman, Techniice and more to find which ones are best at keeping food and drinks chilled.
  • Ready for action: tough digital cameras

    We test a dozen tough cameras in the CHOICE labs, including models from Canon, Nikon, Sony and more.

Backyard pools

Cooling off in your own pool is a great way to beat the heat, but safety and maintenance can be concerns.

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