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#1
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Has anyone used these individual, portable fans? Any recommendations of which ones work well and aren't cumbersome? I have a lot of trouble with heat and humidity, so I'm thinking it might be a good idea for me to have one of these things on excursions in Greece this July. I see them now and then, but not often. I wonder whether that's because they're not especially effective.
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Alabama
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Originally posted by poss
Has anyone used these individual, portable fans? Any recommendations of which ones work well and aren't cumbersome? I have a lot of trouble with heat and humidity, so I'm thinking it might be a good idea for me to have one of these things on excursions in Greece this July. I see them now and then, but not often. I wonder whether that's because they're not especially effective.
Thanks.
I ALWAYS have in my purse the battery operated fan from Brookstone. Surely does control a hot flash!!!! I really like this fan. It is sturdy, can be controlled to how fast the fan rotates and therefore how loud the fan is, and it's wonderful if you just need a little air circulating any time any where. It has a neck cord if you don't want to carry it.....
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I carry one all the time especially when in Europe in the summer/fall when hot..I got it from Magellan's online.Love it.Especially when people used to snicker and then ask if they could please borrow it.Another good one if you out and about in a city get the small water bottle with a fan that you can get at CVS and put cold water in it when it is really sweltering...works like a charm.
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I always carry one in my purse and a standard fan that I bought in Barcelona. Sometimes you just need to have a little breeze on your face to keep from feeling overwhelmed by the heat.

One of the best is a small fan with a little water bottle and it gives you a cool breeze.
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Thanks for replies. Sometimes it's a bit of a bummer living out in the boonies as I do. I wish I could try one of the Brookstone fans, but we're 2 hours or so from a store. I imagine the Brookstone and Magellan's are comparable, so I'll just choose one and order it. I did look at one in Wal-Mart and was not impressed-- seemed junky. Thanks again. (Will probably not do the one with water-- would rather the fan be as light and unmessy as possible.)
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Originally posted by poss
Thanks for replies. Sometimes it's a bit of a bummer living out in the boonies as I do. I wish I could try one of the Brookstone fans, but we're 2 hours or so from a store. I imagine the Brookstone and Magellan's are comparable, so I'll just choose one and order it. I did look at one in Wal-Mart and was not impressed-- seemed junky. Thanks again. (Will probably not do the one with water-- would rather the fan be as light and unmessy as possible.)
Order 2 while you are at it. You will get used to having the fan, and somehow, I have lost them. My Brookstone fan has never broken and I keep it stuffed in my purse. I do have extra batteries just in case. The Brookstone fan takes 4 AA batteries.
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Originally posted by poss
Thanks for replies. Sometimes it's a bit of a bummer living out in the boonies as I do. I wish I could try one of the Brookstone fans, but we're 2 hours or so from a store. I imagine the Brookstone and Magellan's are comparable, so I'll just choose one and order it. I did look at one in Wal-Mart and was not impressed-- seemed junky. Thanks again. (Will probably not do the one with water-- would rather the fan be as light and unmessy as possible.)
By the way, I got my first Brookstone fan in an airport. There are Brookstone stores in many of the airports I have been in....