It’s the most wonderful time of the year: music festival season! If your calendar is full of all-day concerts for the next few months, we have some ideas for how you can make the most of your experience. (Just make sure to check festival rules and restrictions prior to attempting to gain entry with any of the items below, as prohibited items vary by event/location.)
Game-Changing Gear for Music Festivals
Insulated Water Bottle
Mercifully, most festivals have water stations so you can soak up some hydration while you soak up the sunshine and tunes. This stainless steel Hydro Flask bottle features double-wall construction with vacuum insulation so it’ll keep your drink cold for up to 24 hours. Load it up with ice before you go to cool down tepid fill-station water.
This bottle can be clipped to a bag or belt with a carabiner, or you can strap it across your body for hands-free carrying with this Hydro Flask sling.
Keep everything you need to enjoy the day close by with a stylish, lightweight bag like the Vooray Sidekick or Fashion Fanny Pack. Both options are small enough to stay out of your way while allowing you to carry critical items like your wallet, phone, Nuun tablets, sunscreen, first-aid items, and more.
Prefer something larger? We have a variety of backpacks for simple, hands-free carrying all day long!
Caffeinated Rehydration Tablets
Dancing and imbibing in the sun all day can take a toll on your hydration and energy levels, but Nuun Sport tablets (with caffeine) provide the caffeine and electrolytes your body needs to enjoy every minute of the festival. These tablets dissolve quickly, taste great, and are small enough to fit into almost any bag or pack.
You can choose from a variety of caffeinated flavors, but if you just want delicious hydration without the buzz—Nuun Sport also comes in non-caffeinated flavors. Just look for the blue lid!
Of course you will be slathering sunscreen on all day to protect yourself from harmful UVA and UVB rays, but you can step your sunblocking game up by adding UPF clothing into your repertoire. Our UPF clothing collection features an array of stylish tops and bottoms perfect for adding extra protection.
As a bonus: Most of our UPF clothing is also breathable and moisture wicking!
Finding a clean place to sit at a festival can be a hassle, but with the Matador Pocket Blanket 2.0, you can take a load off anywhere you like! This puncture-resistant Nylon blanket is 63” by 44” when unfolded but it fits in your hand when neatly packed in its attached carrying pouch.
Caught in a surprise shower? The pocket blanket is water-repellent, making it a perfect impromptu rain cover.
After a full day of dancing, walking, and standing, your feet are likely to need some TLC. That’s where recovery shoes come in! Available in sandals, slides, and even slip-on mocs, recovery shoes offer immediate relief after a long day on your feet.
Stash them in your backpack, car, or tent so you can slip right into them at the end of the festival.