Glorious Recommends: Festival Faves
From biodegradable glitter to a pop-up tent, we’ve rounded up our top 10 festival essentials that should be on your packing list!
Festival season is almost upon us and here at Glorious we know that packing the right festival kit can make the difference between the best weekend of your life and becoming a soggy or sunburnt mess!
Mac In A Sac
The British summer weather can be temperamental to say the least, so a rain jacket is an essential piece of any festival-goer’s kit. And not just any rain jacket will do – it must have substance as well as style: it should actually keep you dry and have secure pockets to store your phone and other essentials. It should also be roomy enough to wear layers beneath, and lightweight so that it isn’t a burden to carry. We think we’ve found the ultimate waterproof in the Origin packable waterproof jacket from macinasac.com! It offers all of the above AND packs away into a handy little pouch! Available in a variety of standout from the crowd colourways, yours for just £39.95.
What’s a festival without a bit of glitter?! Sadly, most glitters are made up of tiny pieces of plastic, and recently over 61 independent music festivals have banned the substance as they go plastic-free. Have no fear though, as biodegradable sparkle, made from plant cellulose, mainly sustainably sourced Eucalyptus trees is here! Don’t worry, it won’t biodegrade in the pot or bag, only when it’s washed off and gets to meet soil, compost and waste-water where micro-organisms are present. Then it will leave the Earth in around 90 days. It’s just as sparkly as non bio-glitter, but as it’s made from plants it may be resistant to some solvents used for nails (it works fine with most glues though!). We love the selection of biodegradable glitter at FestivalGlitter.co.uk starting at £3.50 per mix.
Over-loaded on the glitter and need to remove it without mess? We’ve got the product for you! Treat yourself (and the environment) to these Dock & Bay reusable makeup remover pads made from 100% recycled materials. They’re an eco-friendly solution to makeup wipes and in our opinion, work better than 99% of the wipes we’ve ever tried! They will clean your face with just water, but we like to use them with micellar water or our favourite cleanser. Once you’ve taken off the day, simply place the pad into the handy wash bag and toss them in the washing machine once you’re home, and you’ll never need to repurchase disposable wipes again! Available in a selection of colours, get yours here for £14.
Yes, your phone probably has a torch, but navigating tricky terrain (or trying to find the toilets) in the dark, all whilst holding up a short range iphone torch, is a bit of a faff. Do yourself a favour and go hands-free! You’ll thank us later! We love the OnNight 710. Made for running, the lightweight head torch won’t run out of charge as it has 300lm of power and weighs only 120g, it has four different light settings and is easily rechargeable via USB. Once you return from the festival, use it again and again for all your late night runs or dog walks! Trail Running 300 Lumens Head Torch OnNight 710, £29.
Say goodbye to bad hair days for good with cult-favourite Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo by Living Proof! The weightless (incredible smelling) formula instantly freshens up the feel and appearance of locks between washes. Simply spray at the roots of your hair, harnessing the brand’s triple-action cleaning technology to absorb oil, sweat and odour without leaving behind a powdery residue. Suitable for all hair colours and types, the dry shampoo is infused with a time-released fragrance to keep you feeling fresh throughout the day. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo 198ml, £20.
One of the annoying things about camping is the effort of setting up a tent. It can be confusing and time consuming, so why not take the effort out of setting up your tent and invest in a pop-up! As the name implies, a pop-up tent takes out the hassle of setting up. Simply open the bag, let the tent pop-up, secure it with a few pegs and you’re done, leaving you with more time to enjoy the main stage or fire up the BBQ! We love this Coleman FastPitch Galiano 2 Pop-Up Tent that sleeps two (also available in 4 berth) £79.99.
Designed to last a lifetime, Klean Kanteen water bottles have kept people hydrated and happy for years. Their Insulated Classic bottles are the solution for hydration on the go, keeping water (or gin and tonics!) ice cold for up to 63 hours and hot drinks hot for 24 hours. Holding up to 592ml, their stainless steel water bottles feature double-wall vacuum insulation, chip-resistant Klean Coat powder coat finish and are durable and safe for people and the planet. Grab yours here for £28.95.
Some festivals offer phone charging, but it’s usually expensive and who really wants to trek across a field in search of some power?! Now that everyone has a smartphone, most festivals benefit from enhanced internet coverage, leaving the one remaining hurdle to staying connected throughout the weekend. Charge up your phone, iPad or camera with this Anker PowerCore 20100 power bank. It has got a 20000mAh capacity, plenty for a full festival, and charges via USB-C, with a charging cable included. This’ll top an iPhone 12 up to 50% from empty in just 30 minutes back at your tent and has one standard USB port and one special ‘input/output’ USB-C port, which is used for recharging the power bank itself and for fast charging your devices. Get yours here for £41.99.
Sleep like a VIP with this Traverse Self-Inflating Mat from OEX! This mat is brilliant for year round camping and is the perfect inbetween of foam roll mats and bulkier air beds, offering a comfortable layer of air between you and the tent floor. Simply unroll the mat, open the nozzle to let the air in and you’re done! To pack up, deflate and fold into its handy carry bag that makes transporting and storing it easy. Be quick, it’s currently on 50% sale for £25.
We know, we know! But really, weeing at festivals is often an unhygienic hassle! Say goodbye to peeing in a bush, trying to keep your dress and feet out of the way, or squatting over a revolting toilet in a portaloo – the SHEWEE is here! For over 17 years, the handy product has revolutionised the way women can wee on the go, with one sold every 3 seconds somewhere in the world! Easy to use, discreet, reusable and lightweight, urinate whilst standing and without removing any of your clothing. Honestly, we can’t recommend the SHEWEE Flexi (with case) enough, and it’s a must pack for your next adventure! Available in a selection of colours, get yours here for £9.99.