Posted on June 01 2016
Summer is here (maybe not officially) but with the weather we’ve been getting, we’re accepting its early arrival quite graciously. We live with snow (in Saskatchewan) for what feels like the entire year, so when the sun shines we start making plans to take advantage of every sunny day we can get! These summer plans usually include a music festival (or two if we're lucky), and we know we are not alone. What’s better that sitting in the sunshine, listening to your favorite artists, with great friends? Nothing.
While you’re festival hopping, there are a few essentials we think are necessary to any festival trip!
The first, and most important, festival essential for us is our S’well. S’well water bottles are stainless steel insulated bottles that can keep your cold drinks cold for 24 hours or hot drinks hot for 12 hours.
The most important thing when you’re spending a day outside (and maybe indulging in a couple beverages) is to stay H2O hydrated. We keep our S’well full and by our side at all times!
Next on our list that we don't leave home without are our Essential Ursa Major face wipes!
These babies are a great addition to your festival backpack or purse because when it’s hot, dusty, sweaty or a combination of all of those, you sometimes need a quick refresher. These wipes are a cleanser, exfoliator and hydrator all-in-one. Remove the oil and grime from your face in a couple quick and easy wipes. These little miracle workers even clean out clogged pores because who wants to deal with a break-out at a festival?! An added bonus, is that these little guys can soothe irritation and inflammation, and while we do encourage lots of SPF, we understand you might miss a re-application at some point during the festivities, and these can provide some minor relief!
Our final suggestion for a festival staple would be a pair of Hunter boots! Hunter is designed for outdoor performance in urban and rural environments. Festival weather is unpredictable, and while we hope for sunshine, sometimes we get stuck with rain. Having these boots packed in your suitcase just in case, is a great idea.
There are many great styles of Hunter’s that we love, but the best option for a festival is the Original “Packable” Tour. This boot is a remodel of the classic Original we all know and love. It is constructed with a lightweight rubber, so the leg of the boot folds down (shown in the picture above) and can wrap around the shoe for easier packing and transportation. That way you can pack your rain boots and leave lots of room for more clothes!
Wherever your summer travels and adventures take you, we want to help prepare you! These are just a few of the essentials we make sure to pack when we go away and wanted to share them with you. Happy festival hopping! :)