Festival essentials: What to pack this summer

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If you’re heading off to a festival this summer, it’s important to be packed and ready for a weekend of long-lasting memories. From speakers to sunglasses, or waterproofs to water bottles, here are the essentials you need this festival season!

Pure StreamR

Top of the bill this summer is the brand-new StreamR speaker – with Bluetooth, DAB+ radio and access to the Alexa voice assistant. Perfect for providing a soundtrack to your campsite fun, the compact gadget offers incredible 360° sound and a whopping 15 hours of battery life that’s guaranteed to be a smash hit over the weekend!

£169.99 at Pure

Anker power bank

If you plan on gloating to your friends at home with a barrage of Instagram posts, then chances are your smartphone is going to run out of juice quickly. That’s why a power bank is a real lifesaver. Simply charge up the gadget before the festival and it will give you enough power to recharge your phone multiple times over the weekend – giving you peace of mind when you’re texting, calling and snapping away.   

£32.99 at Amazon

Weekday raincoat

Let’s be honest: if you’re going to a British festival, it’s likely to rain at some point over the weekend. Now we’ve got the sad part out of the way, you can still look on point with this unisex raincoat from Weekday. And since it’s so lightweight, the garment won’t take up too much space in your backpack. It’s a no-brainer.

£55 at Weekday

Happy Ears earplugs

Festivals can be noisy places – especially at night, with punters continuing the party until the early hour of the morning. We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep, so give yourself the best chance with these reusable, noise-cancelling earplugs – which should help keep you recharged for another day of festival antics. They also double up as a great pair of plugs for safe listening during the day.

£8.99 at Boots

Pure Move T4

Move T4 is the pocket-sized DAB and Bluetooth personal speaker – proof that good things do come in small packages. It’s compact enough to easily pack with your other festival essentials and has an impact resistant build to protect it from knocks or scratches. You can enjoy every detail without distortion on the ultra-compact, yet powerful, in-built speaker. And let’s not forget about the 15 hours of battery powered playback – enough to last the whole festival weekend!

£99.99 at Pure

Mountain Warehouse torch

One of the most awkward situations at a festival is when you find yourself clambering around in the dark during a late-night toilet run. Take the stress out of this call of nature and illuminate your journey with this useful rubber torch – which can also back up as a mini lantern for your tent.

£3.99 at Mountain Warehouse

John Lewis unisex sunglasses

Even if the sun rarely makes an appearance over the course of the weekend, a decent pair of sunglasses is still a festival staple. Not only offering great protection against bright rays, they’re also the perfect accessory to complete your trendy festival outfit. Plus, if you’re feeling a little worse for wear from all that partying, they do a great job of hiding those heavy bags under your eyes!

£15 at John Lewis

FOSH water bottle

Join the war against single-use plastics and equip yourself with a handy reusable water bottle. Ideal for staying hydrated throughout the festival, this bottle from FOSH has a generous 750ml capacity and a ‘D’ ring for easier carrying.

£15 at FOSH

Pure Highway 600

Get the party started on your drive to the festival by upgrading your car to digital radio with this clever adapter. It works seamlessly with any vehicle’s existing audio system, adding DAB+, Bluetooth streaming and Spotify Control – so you can listen to your favourite acts before seeing them live on stage. Other handy features include hands-free calling and access to your smartphone’s voice assistant.

£159.99 at Pure