The best fan for cooling down-ipanergy
Portable fans are a handy resource for any occasion. Need some air while waiting for the subway? Pull out your foldable fan from your purse. Getting a little too hot during your jog? Grab the handheld fan from your pocket. We sifted through the different types, sizes and brands of portable fans to find the best ones based on activity, power, weight and easy design for transport.
Whether you’re overheating on your daily bike rides or need a desk fan when your coworkers set the thermostat too high in the office, we’ve got you covered with the best portable fans to keep you cool when you're just way too hot.
What to look for in a portable fan
While you shop for the portable fan that's right for you, it's important to consider a few things before you hit "purchase:"
- What size do I need?
- Is it battery operated, rechargeable or plug-in?
- What activity will you be using it for?
If you are grabbing a fan for your outdoor workouts, you'll probably want to consider a slim handheld fan that you can stick in your pocket or fanny pack for easy access. Since you'll be using it for short periods of time through the week, battery operated and rechargeable options are the way to go. If you're grabbing one to bring with you around the house for some extra airflow, grab one with a cord that oscillates so you can cover more surface area.
1. Portable Neck Fan
Best for Biking
A rechargeable neck fan is just what you need for your outdoor bike ride. We love that we don’t have to worry about hair getting caught because of the bladeless design. The air slits along the device wrap around to reach your full head and neck for an optimized cooling experience.
2. Handheld Mini Fan
This small one weighs a mere two ounces and comes in at about one inch thick and nearly five inches tall to easily slide in your pocket or bag. It has a small but mighty motor to give you powerful airflow and has adjustable speed settings based on what you need. Whether you’re waiting in line at the non-air-conditioned DMV or are at a picnic in the park with friends, this little guy will chase away any sight of sweating.
3. Mini Handheld Stroller Fan
Best for Strollers
Wrap the flexible tripod onto your baby’s stroller bar to ensure extra coolness while they’re tucked in their seat. Either pop in some batteries or charge it with its USB cord to get up to 15 hours of power. And don’t worry, your kiddos won’t be able to slide their little fingers in the slots.