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OUR TOP 10 FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THE FESTIVAL SEASON, AVAILABLE FROM URBAN OUTFITTERS' FESTIVAL EDIT
With the festival season well and truly upon us, it's definitely time to have a look at some key items we think might be necessary to put on your packing checklist. If you're heading to Glastonbury, there's no point in chucking a few of your old t-shirts in a plastic bag and hoping for the best... take a bit of time to plan and you will find you will have a much more comfortable experience.
Wrangler Chambray Denim Shirt - This classic Wrangler shirt (above) will be your staple piece for any festival. Roll up the sleeves in warmer weather or pop a plain white tee underneath to layer up. Easy to style with any shorts or trousers for a cool laid-back look.
Poler Outdoor Stuff Roll Top Backpack - Taking design ideas from heritage hiking equipment, this backpack from Poler is definitely on-trend with its vintage style. This is not just a piece to make you look cool whilst looking for the perfect spot to pitch up a tent, it is actually created with explorers in mind so will be extremely useful outside the festival scene. With its super high tensile strength and 'Campdura' body fabric, it can definitely take a bit of throwing around.
Audiology Portable Phone Charger - Keeping the juice flowing in your mobile phone is always a stress at these events. This is a great little device to use as a back up incase you desperately need to upload an instagram pic or you fancy a late night Tinder swipe in the middle of a crowd.
Baxters of California Deodorant Stick - If we are in for an Indian Summer, as they usually predict, you are going to need to pack one of these. Baxters of California is a fantastic men’s grooming brand and I can highly recommend them, even if they area little on the high-end. Formed of a clear solid gel it will avoid staining your favourite black t-shirt and being alcohol and aluminium free, they are great with sensitive skin.
Triumph & Disaster No Dice Suncream - This SPF 50 non-greasy suncream will keep you well and truly protected when you are standing in the middle of a field with no shade. It is 87% natural so will be very kind on the skin. It is also non-whitening so it will prevent you from looking like a typical 'brit abroad'... which we all know isn't a good look.
Aviator Red Revo Lens Sunglasses - Stand out in the crowds with these retro-inspired sunglasses. With UV400 protection these polarized glasses will certainly block out the sun to let you clearly enjoy the entertainment on stage.
Adidas Stan Smith Trainers - These classic white trainers are a big fashion hit this summer. You might be concerned about the colour at a festival but you can always give them a good wash when you get home (and pray for nothing but sunshine). Extremely comfortable and bang on trend, you can't really go wrong with these.
Field Candy Bricks & Mortar Tent - Tents can be pretty dull when it comes to design so why not invest in one of these! There are many advantages to this tent, mainly you will certainly not get lost when looking for it on the way back to bed down at 4am, and I highly doubt that with its brick print, anyone will attempt to run into it! It is also stormproof so it will keep you well protected.
Obey Generation Leather Jacket - If you fancy pushing the boat out for a classic leather jacket to keep you warm and let you join in with the cool kids, then this is a great one from Obey. With its authentic biker style, it is a timeless piece that will carry you through multiple festival seasons.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera - Why wait until the festival partying is over to print off the memories?? This great little camera won't take up much space in your bag and it will easily fit in your pocket. It produces credit card-sized photos that you can give away to new friends you meet around the campfire, or of course, laugh at on the journey home.