The Gear You Need to Bring to Every Music Festival

Yes, you do need a fanny pack.

  1. Portable charger This compact unit (US$15, Kikkerland) is mightier than it looks: It’ll fully recharge your phone in an hour, so go ahead, livestream Childish Gambino for your Instagram followers.

  2. Water bottle Collapse this bottle (US$25, Que Bottle) when it’s empty to save on space – even at its smallest, it holds 235 ml.

  3. Sunglasses Not only do these fold up for easy storage ($399, Boutique Tozzi) in your bag, you’ll also channel Steve McQueen, who popularized this Persol style in The Thomas Crown Affair.

  4. Earplugs If you find yourself next to a ginormous speaker, pop in these earplugs (US$10, Matador), which come in a pack with three pairs and two cases.

  5. Sunscreen The stick format (US$18, Salt & Stone) makes applying a breeze. Plus, this natural formula with jojoba, sunflower and vitamin E oils is reef‑safe.

  6. Hand sanitizer No running water? No problem: This citrus‑scented gel ($13, Aesop) cleanses and leaves you with fresh, non‑sticky hands.

  7. Fanny pack Wear it around your waist or slung across your body – either way, this waterproof neoprene pouch (US$85, Nordstrom) holds everything you need for a day out.

August 8, 2019