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Ultimate Festival Guide

If you’re visiting an outdoor music festivals this year, you’ll want to make sure you pack everything you need

Ultimate Festival Guide

Hitting the grounds at some of the biggest music festivals requires some serious planning and packing to ensure that you, the ultimate fan, make the most of your experience. Whether you’re a day-tripper or staying all three nights, we’ve rounded up some of the best accessories—from a breathable folding chair and a summer-friendly sleeping bag to the very necessary portable cellphone charger—needed to maximize your festival potential. Sure, some things may be obvious (while some may be flashy), but let’s not have a repeat of last year when you forgot that one essential item. So, why worry about moisturizer when you should be worried about getting to the front of the stage of your favorite band. Let Rolling Stone do that for you—but just don’t forget to pack extra underwear! 

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Foldable Chair

At the end of the day, you’ll want a place to sit that’s not the (potentially muddy) festival grounds. While there are plenty of bulkier options, equipped with cup holders and room for your iPad, we prefer a sleeker design with a deep, comfortable seat lined with breathable mesh, like the REI Co-op Flex Lite Chair.

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Dry Shampoo

While wipes will help with most of the body, dry shampoo will allow you to clean your hair without water. It’s as simple as spraying it on and then combing it out. 

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Mophie Juice Pack

Any serious traveler knows that an extended battery life goes a long way – especially at a festival where charging stations are going to be few and far between. These battery cases are some of the best and most reliable out there.

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