The Most Popular Products In April, According To Forbes Vetted

Every month Forbes Vetted rounds up the top products that piqued our readers’ interest, across a range of categories. Curious what caught their eye? Look no further.

If you’re in need of some retail inspiration, why not take a peek into the shopping carts of our readers? In April, Forbes Vetted shoppers were looking to the warmer months ahead, taking special interest in cooling mattresses (for hot summer nights), durable carry-ons (for those tropical getaways) and bronzing mousse (for that perfect sun-kissed look).

The most popular products purchased by Forbes Vetted readers in April.

Illustration: Forbes / Photos: Retailers

Below, we’ve rounded up the 27 most popular products that Forbes Vetted readers loved in the month of April—from tech and fashion favorites to thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts. Come back next month to see the products Forbes Vetted readers shopped in May.

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Side and back sleepers will appreciate the hip and shoulder relief provided by our top overall mattress pick. We particularly love the mattress for its appeal to a wide variety of sleepers, from those who run hot while they sleep to couples seeking different firmness preferences. (If you want a mattress with even more support, we recommend the brand’s Dawn Luxe for a medium to medium-firm feel.)

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe comprises six layers—many of which are designed to regulate body temperature and combat overheating. Senior sleep editor Bridget Chapman slept on the mattress for several months, and was particularly impressed by its motion isolation, support and ability to keep her from overheating. The mattress comes in three firmness levels to accommodate different sleeping styles.

Helix

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress With GlacioTex Cover (Queen)

The Helix Midnight Luxe comes with a moisture-wicking Tencel fabric cover, but if you’re really looking to beat the heat while you sleep, you can opt for the GlacioTex cover. The cover, which is an additional $199 when on sale, is made from fibers with high thermal conductivity that draw heat away from the body.

Brooks Running

Brooks Ghost 15

Whether you’re a speed walker or prefer a leisurely stroll, the Brooks Ghost 15 sneaker is fit for a variety of walking styles. It’s deputy editor Kari Molvar’s go-to shoe for its overall comfort, stability and grippy outsole that can traverse both smooth and rough terrain. Excellent shock absorption also allows the sneaker to seamlessly transition from walking to more high-intensity activities.

On is known (and loved) for its Cloud-Tec cushioning system, which the Swiss brand compares to “running on clouds.” After testing these walking shoes for men and women, we found the brand’s proprietary technology more than lived up to its name, providing all-day comfort, support and breathability.

Growing tired on a long run is inevitable, but the Hoka Clifton 9 channels the energy from shock absorption to keep you running longer and fight off fatigue. At only 8.7 ounces per shoe in men’s and 7.3 in women’s, the sneaker is also incredibly lightweight, despite the extra padding and support.

Jumpzylla’s 12-foot trampoline lets you have boundless fun without sacrificing safety. The trampoline’s sturdy stainless-steel frame is coated in an anti-rust treatment (to better withstand the elements) and the thick safety net keeps jumpers comfortably contained.

Amazon

Joola Ben Johns Hyperion CAS 16

Fit for both beginners and seasoned players, this Joola pickleball paddle is named after pickleball professional Ben Johns (who is currently ranked No. 1 for mixed doubles and No. 2 for singles). A responsive honeycomb core and carbon abrasion surface allow for better control and power.

This trail running shoe from Altra has a wide toe box that lets your toes splay out, almost as though you’re barefoot. The Lone Peak 8 also has a zero-drop design, meaning your heel is not elevated above your toes and therefore encourages a natural foot position. While the design can take some getting used to, the end result is a comfortable, roomy hiking shoe.

Amazon

Shark NV352 Navigator Lift Away Upright Vacuum

As much joy as our furry friends bring to our lives, the same can’t be said for their hair. Luckily, the Shark NV352 Navigator Lift-Away makes quick work of ultra-stubborn pet hair, thanks to its powerful suction and brush roll that works on both hard floors and carpets. Swivel steering lets you navigate with ease and additional upholstery and crevice tools target those hard to reach areas.

Frontgate’s Resort Collection Bath Towel is unparalleled in its softness, thickness and plushness. While it isn’t the towel for everyone (particularly those who are just looking to get dry), it’s ideal for those who like to lounge around in their towel post-shower. Despite its thick Turkish cotton, the towel dries surprisingly fast, and continues to feel soft and smooth after multiple washes.

Amazon

Dreo Cruiser Pro T1 Tower Fan

The Dreo Cruiser Pro T1 Tower Fan blew us away (pun intended) with its powerful breeze, quiet operation and suite of useful features. The bladeless fan has six speeds that can reach at least 15 feet and continuously produces a quiet, steady airflow. Five clearly marked buttons on the fan’s body let you easily control the speed, mode and timer, or you can use the included remote control.

Several Forbes Vetted staffers praise the Monos Carry-On Pro for its easy maneuvering and stylish design. The shell is made from high-quality polycarbonate that’s capable of withstanding the wear-and-tear luggage often endures during travel. A built-in front compartment fits a 16-inch laptop, and can store all your travel essentials within easy reach.

The Samsonite Freeform Carry-On Spinner is great for infrequent or casual travelers who want a simple case that gets the job done. This four-wheel spinner is compact but can expand by one inch, should you overpack or bring a few souvenirs home. Additional features include interior pockets, a divider, push-button handle and built-in ID tag.

Forbes Vetted senior travel editor Astrid Taran has used this lockable carry-on from Carl Friedrik for several trips, praising it for both its sophisticated style and sturdy build.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e does it all—print, scan, copy and fax—at a rapid speed. While some printers can prove to be an eyesore, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e has a sleek and minimal design that make it a handsome addition to your home office.

Job applications are a daunting task, but a good resume can help you stand out among the competition. Whether you’re starting from scratch or your resume just needs a bit of polish, TopResume offers free resume reviews as well as professionally written resumes from an expert in your chosen industry. If you don’t get double the job interviews within 60 days, they’ll rewrite it for free.

Despite its low price, the HP DeskJet 4155e is a surprisingly reliable printer. And, unlike similarly priced models, the DeskJet 4155e has an ADF (automatic document feeder) that can handle up to 35 sheets. It’s a solid option for light-duty printing and copying, and is compact to boot.

Amazon

St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse

Applying self-tanner can be intimidating, but St. Tropez’s Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse applies easily and evenly for a bronzed, sun-kissed glow. The dense mousse formula is tinted brown so you can better see where you’ve already applied it, and it dries quickly without leaving the skin feeling tacky. The resulting color is deep, customizable and long-lasting.

Alastin’s Restorative Neck Complex uses the brand’s proprietary TriHex Technology (a blend of active peptides and antioxidants) to promote collagen growth and minimize redness. The result is firmer and more youthful looking skin. The Complex works quickly—with some seeing results in as little as 6 weeks—is hypo-allergenic and paraben- and cruelty-free.

Nicks and cuts, begone. The Braun Series 9 Pro shaver delivers an extremely close, baby-smooth shave that feels akin to shaving with a manual razor. A unique pop-up trimmer works great for detailing facial hair and drawing clean, sharp lines.

Amazon

Petunia Pickle Bottom Meta Backpack

Our top diaper bag pick, the Petunia Pickle Bottom Meta Backpack is a lightweight, uncomplicated bag that shines in its simplicity. The main zippered compartment reaches all the way to the bottom, making it both easy to pack and quickly retrieve essentials.

Whether you have multiple kids or just like to be prepared for all possibilities, Béis’ Backpack Diaper bag offers a roomy interior that holds plenty. The backpack design helps you stay comfortable no matter how much you pack while its 14 thoughtfully placed pockets keep everything organized.

Amazon

Ergobaby Omni Breeze Baby Carrier

Among the wealth of baby carriers available, the Ergobaby Omni Breeze stands out for its support and comfort. Our testers found the carrier fits a range of heights and body types and is capable of holding both infants and toddlers without causing discomfort to the wearer or child.

Target

Frida Mom Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit

Show the new mom in your life that you’re thinking of her with this Frida Mom postpartum kit full of practical essentials. The kit includes everything from disposable underwear to cooling pad liners, all stored in a handy caddy.

More than just a pretty piece of jewelry, this 10kt yellow gold ring holds a secret meaning: The first letter of each stone (moonstone, aquamarine, moonstone, aquamarine) spells out “Mama.” The ring takes inspiration from “Adore” rings of the Victorian era, and is a subtle way for Mom to wear her title. Make it a complete set with the matching necklace.

Eberjey

Eberjey Gisele Long PJ Set

These buttery soft Eberjey pajamas are beloved by many of our editors, particularly for their cooling capabilities (they’re made from a temperature-regulating Modal). With Mother’s Day swiftly approaching, they also make a cozy, chic gift for Mom. For an additional $15, you can go the extra mile and have their initials monogrammed.

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