While umbrellas do a decent job of shading you on hot, sunny days, they don't always keep you cool. The Cool Mist Umbrella ($200) goes a long way to change that, with mist nozzles built into the umbrella's support ribs that produce a cooling mist, and requiring only a simple garden hose connection at the bottom to keep you cool all day. [Thanks, Lindsay]
Hammocks are a mainstay of Summer living, and this might just be the king of hammocks. The Cocoon Hammock ($19,500) features a great-looking terrace base that holds the 113-inch diameter hammock. The frame is made from Taukkyan wood with electropolished stainless steel components, and the hammock and covering are made from Batyline fabric. The hammock can also be adorned with curtains to make it your own private getaway, right in your backyard. [Thanks, Paul]
Be the Ben-Hur of your neighborhood lake as you race along in your boat-pulled War Bird Water Chariot ($240). This towable raft, designed to look like a chariot of old, has a 44-inch wide deck for holding up to two people. There's double webbed foam handles to ensure better gripping and the chariot is made of strong PVC to resist punctures. It can hold up to 340 pounds of Roman warrior goodness, and a lounge canopy (sold separately) will keep you shaded.