So you’ve spent a fortune on your Governors Ball tickets, and now you need to figure out what to pack. This is no ordinary long weekend — long days in the sun or rain require planning, after all. To help you prepare for your summer shenanigans, we’ve rounded up 15 must-haves so practical once the weekend is over, you’ll keep using them all summer.
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Now read on for our roundup of festival must-haves.
1. Maika Goods Crossbody Bags
Price: $19 and up at MaikaGoods.com
Whether you need a teeny bag or something roomier, these Crossbody bags are your go-to festival satchel. The beautiful colors and patterns have the perfect festival vibe, and the interior waterproof lining protects precious items.
2. Kikkerland Compact Backpack
Price: $20 at Kikkerland.com
This ripstop backpack tucks into its own pouch and expands into a roomy backpack.
3. Monkey Mat Quilted Blanket
Price: $29.99 at ContainerStore.com
This portable mat is padded, durable, waterproof and has weighted corners to prevent it from blowing away. Unfolded, it seats you and a few friends. (Here are some great travel sites to bookmark right now.)
4. Minimus.biz Festival Survival Kit
Price: $20.88 at Minimus.biz
Whether you need toilet paper, have a headache or want to freshen up on the fly, this handy kit has it all: travel-sized sunblock, Wet Ones, deodorant, Advil and much, much more.
5. Hello FAB Caffeine Matcha Wake Up Wipes
Price: $15 at Sephora and Sephora.com
These energizing wipes make water-free cleansing a breeze.
6. Brush on Block Touch of Tan
Price: $32 at BrushonBlock.com
This portable mineral powder is dispensed through its brush, providing broad spectrum SPF 30, oil control and a touch of bronzer.
7. InStyler BLU Mini
Price: $29.00 at InStylerBlu.com
Even if there’s precious little space in your travel gear, this deceptively powerful mini dryer will do the trick.
8. Shēdo Lane Women’s Open Back Long Sleeve Shirt
Price: $35 at ShedoLane.com
This flattering open-back top can be worn over your swimsuit and provides UPF 50+ ultraviolet coverage.
Price: $35 to $39 at RipSkirtHawaii.com
RipSkirt is made of board-short material, providing comfortable and water-friendly protection. The Velcro closure makes it easy to throw on or off.
10. Sanuk Yoga Slings
Price: $38 per pair at Sanuk.com
These Yoga Slings from Sanuk come in lots of festival-ready colors and styles, and the soles are made from spongy yoga mat-like material.
11. Roma Chelsea Booties
Price: $59.95 and up at RomaBoot.com
These adorable rain booties look great with jeans or skirts and are perfect for puddle jumping.
12. UCO Gear Hundred Headlamp
Price: $29.99 at UCOGear.com
While everyone else is holding a flashlight, you’ll be lighting your way hands-free with this stylish headlamp.
13. WakaWaka Power+
Price: $69.99 at US.Waka-Waka.com
This durable gadget fully powers your smartphone in two hours and provides hours of light. It can be recharged via USB or by the power of the sun.
14. Hydaway Collapsible Bottle
Price: $15 for a 12 oz. bottle at HydawayBottle.com
An environmentally friendly alternative to disposable bottles, this refillable bottle packs flat when it’s empty.
15. DreamWave Bubble Pods
Price: $40 at DreamWaveUS.com
Portable and water-resistant with a five-hour play time, this speaker pairs with the music on your smart device to deliver a surprisingly big sound.