I have good news and bad news. The good news is summer weather is finally upon us. The bad news is summer weather is finally upon us. It’s amazing how a frigid winter can make you nostalgic for trudging through humid, 88-degree weather day after day, huh?

Living your best life in the summertime mostly involves finding creative ways of feeling cool and dry at all times, a big ask when every part of your environment is hotter and more desperately uncomfortable than a 2008 MacBook running three tabs on Chrome. We tracked down 11 essential items that will help you hack your summer, from the perfect pair of summer shades to a phone charger you can take to the beach every damn day.