British festival season is fast approaching. And before people start planning their schedule of whom to see, what to wear and how to get there, it is time to prepare the most important part – their equipment. So whether they are going to be bracing the large and vast fields of Glastonbury, escaping to the outer-worlds of Boomtown or hopping on the ferry to the Isle Of Wight Festival, come and have a look at our top pick products to help make the memories even better.
First stop, and probably the most important–a tent. As traveler’s home, changing room and place to take that short breather if needed for the days and nights ahead, it’s important to have somewhere that is going to shelter their well. This dark green tent is ideal, regardless if they’re a beginner or expert. Pop-up for swift set-up, it can hold up to three people (but bear in mind, they need room for their belongings, so it is ideal to house themselves comfortably) and has all accessories included to keep it on the ground. Portable weights, such as this set of four from Outsunny are ideal additions to their equipment check-list, helping to give people peace of mind should the weather turn windy.
With traveler’s shelter decided, it’s now time to turn attention to their sleeping arrangements. It’s a given that camping is nowhere near as enjoyable as their home surroundings, but that shouldn’t stop they making themselves as comfortable as can be. For the ground, opt for a yoga mat. This non-slip piece will ensure they don’t have to come in contact with any uneven ground, thanks to its reinforced padded surface for optimal comfort. Lightweight and portable, it can be rolled up easily, making it a hassle free addition to and from the festival. To keep them warm during the colder night temperatures, don’t forget a sleeping bag! From Outsunny, this cosy lined blue sleeper is easy to get to get in and out, thanks to its full length zipper and with two removable pillows, they’ll have less bulk to carry.
If they’re travelling with their own transport, then there’s nothing better to take than a chair. Should it rain, then they’ve got the best seat whilst relaxing with their friends, avoiding cramming themselves into a hot tent that feels like a sauna. For a singular option, this Moon Chair is perfect, thanks to its easy-carry design, strong metal frame and padded round seat. A comfortable option that they might not want to get out of…
To cater for a group, this quirky six-seater bench is the answer to their problems. It’s perfect for them and their friends, taking the bulk away from six individual chairs. But don’t worry if their group falls short of six – it’s a great excuse for inviting people to join, making some new festival friends in the process.
With festivals increasingly focusing on the environment and many now ditching single-use plastics, it only seems fitting traveler too should opt for reusable plastics too. This plastic dinnerware set has all traveler need to see their through – plates, cutlery and cups, all made from hard wearing plastic to ensure they can use them time and again. Looking after the planet whilst having fun simultaneously – not a bad mix.
And to carry everything traveler need? This bag from Outsunny will not only hold a large amount of items with its 20L capacity, it will also protect their stuff from mud and water (the classic recipe of a British festival), with a handle and durable shoulder strap that makes carrying it a breeze.
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Cooking outside might have its restrictions, but it doesn’t mean what they do cook can’t be delicious. With help from this portable BBQ from Outsunny, home cooked food will soon be a distant memory they won’t mind forgetting about. Made from steel, it folds out to reveal two generously sized cooking pans with stainless steel grills for durability and its wooden handle adds a safe and convenient finishing touch.
For trips that require a little bit more – with as little space as possible – this innovative cooler box, chair and table unit will help to save as much room as possible. Its 3-in-1 design combines a large 28 litre cooler box, with a fold out table and chair on each side, finished with wheels for easy movement. It’s perfect for those “of the spur” moments with their friends where they have no idea where the road is going to take them.
Top Festival Tip
Whether it’s people’s first time camping at a festival or they’re a veteran of such experiences, here are some top tips to see their through the days with ease.
Choose their pitching space carefully. Don’t go at the bottom of any hills (in case it rains very heavily) and find ground that is firm – neither too dry or wet. Their ground stakes need to stay in place. Pitch their ground stakes in diagonally, and find a rock nearby to get it right down to the ground.
Introduce themselves to their camping neighbours. This is a great way to make friends, but is great to have familiar faces around to keep an eye on their tent and belongings when they go out and enjoy the day away from the camping site.
When camping, bring something that stands out and attach to tent, or find something (a landmark, a flag etc.) that looks memorable. Finding a tent in the dark in a sea of everyone else’s is not an easy feat.
Pack for the heat, as well as the cold. Nighttimes outside are not as warm as they may think…and of course, for the wet and hot.
Bring a small pouch bag / bum bag to take during the day. Always keep people’s most valuable items with them, keeping them close to their in bag.
If don’t want to spend money on festival site food everyday, dry food such as noodles are great to take. Simply go to a caterer with hot water and a meal will be ready within minutes.
Always carry a portable power supply. Most festivals have charging facilities on site, but they can cost and people never know when phone might run out of battery.
Accessories that will help traveler are: duct tape, toilet roll, bin bags, ear plugs, baby wipes, hand gel and a torch.
Check the festival rules before even bothering to pack. Some sites are extremely strict with what they do and don’t let in.And last, but not least, don’t forget the wellies!