Wirecutter's 100 Most Popular Picks in April
While some parts of the country were sprinkled with spring snowfall in April, others were bathed in summertime temps. This transition month brought with it a grab bag of sought-after picks, from air purifiers to at-home blood pressure monitors to portable air conditioners. As people shook off the last vestiges of winter, they began looking outside, turning to mosquito control gear, garden hoses, and dog harnesses for the pups they adopted during the pandemic. Speaking of COVID-19, though vaccine appointments are rolling out across the country, masks aren’t going away quite yet, and readers picked up N95 masks to keep everyone safe. Curiously, electric toothbrushes and beard trimmers were also hot items. Spiff up, everyone—summer is almost here!
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May 7, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Of all the creepy crawlers, ticks keep me on high alert. They can be very tiny in the nymph stage and difficult to see. They love to hang out in tall grasses along the trail and hitch a ride on hikers passing by. I plan on treating most of my clothes and gear with Sawyer Permethrin.
Ultra-compact and lightweight
I would often just drink directly from the sawyer squeeze if I was feeling lazy- which by the way works wonderfully.