49 cheap highly rated things on Amazon you'll use for years

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I recently took a hammock that I purchased on Amazon for less than $30 on a kayak trip, and I slept better — on a tiny island in the middle of a big river — than I do in my own bed. I bought that hammock because it was rated so highly, but I didn't expect much. To my surprise, it's become a prized possession that I use often — and one that I'll probably use for years. As you could imagine, there are tons of highly rated things on Amazon that have longevity — and you can find many of them on this list.

Sometimes, I'm skeptical when I discover new products online — but it turns out that items with hundreds and thousands of four- and five-star reviews are usually worth it in the long run. Take these reusable straws, for example. They're made with durable silicone that you can keep washing and using for as long as you'd like (without needing to throw away and restock any plastic). You can even trim them to fit different cups. How cool is that?

Anyway, that's only one example — but there are so many good products here that you can use for years and years to come. Go ahead and start shopping.

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