Festival Essentials

Festival Essentials 2018

Festival camping can be a hugely enjoyable experience, if you get the right equipment! Here we take a look at all the festival essentials you need to make your festival experience as fun and stress free as possible.

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Tent

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A tent is probably the most essential festival item. It will give you a place to rest and shelter should the weather turn nasty. Getting the right tent is crucial but luckily, Mountain Warehouse have a great selection of styles and designs so whatever your needs, you’re sure to find a tent to suit.

Pop Up Tents

Pop Up Tents are pitched in seconds and can be packed away into an easy carry bag. They are ideal for those who don't want to spend time setting up their camp.

Festival Tents

Mountain Warehouse have a fantastic range of great value, compact and easy pitch festival tents.

3&4 Man Tents

4 man tents are perfect for small groups. For maximum comfort and to allow some space for personal belongings, choose a tent one person larger than the number of people in your group.

Family Tents

These larger tents are perfect for those attending family festivals but are also ideal for people looking for a little extra comfort and space. If you are considering a family tent remember to check how far the campsite is from the car park as these will be heavier.

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Festival Fun Tent

Festival Fun 4 Man

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Daypacks

Pop Up 3 Man Tent

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Medium Backpacks

Holiday 6 Man Tent

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Daypacks

Venus 4 Man Tent

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Sleeping Bag

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Sleeping bags are available in a variety of temperature ratings so you can choose a bag which suits the conditions you'll face.

1-2 Season

1 Season Festival Sleeping Bag

Ideal for use in summer months when temperatures are higher.

3-4 Season

Daypacks

Ideal for use in colder months or for those who feel the cold.

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Mini Backpacks

Microlite 500 Square Sleeping Bag

Season 2-3

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Daypacks

Basecamp 200 Mini Sleeping Bag

Season 2

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Microlite 1400 Sleeping Bag

Microlite 1400

Season 3/4

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Everest Down Sleeping Bag

Everest Down Sleeping Bag

Season 4

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Wellies

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Everyone knows how muddy festival fields can become after rain so wellies are essential if you want your feet to stay dry. We have a great range of wellies in a variety of styles & designs.


Waterproof Jacket

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Everyone knows how unpredictable the Great British weather can be so a waterproof jacket is essential for any festival. Packaway jackets can be stored in a small bag when not in use, making them the ideal festival jacket.

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Mini Backpacks

Mens Packaway Jacket

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Daypacks

Womens Packaway Jacket

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Roll Mat/ Air Bed

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Even in summer, the ground will get cold at night so it’s important to insulate yourself with a roll mat. For some extra comfort, take a self inflating mat or air bed.

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Mini Backpacks

Roll Mat

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Daypacks

Self Inflating Mat

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Medium Backpacks

Single Air Bed

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Daypacks

Footpump

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Travel Towels

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You’ll need to carry everything you want to take to the festival so space in your bag will be limited. Travel Towels will take up less space than a regular towel but are lightweight, fast drying and highly absorbent.

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Mini Backpacks

Giant Travel Towel

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Daypacks

Large Travel Towel

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Medium Backpacks

Medium Travel Towel

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Daypacks

Small Clip Travel Towel

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Bum Bags

Bum bags or waist bags will allow you to keep all your valuables close whilst leaving your hands free.

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Mini Backpacks

Traverse Waist Bag

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Active Bum Bag

Active Bum Bag

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Travel Bum Bag

Travel Bum Bag

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Daypacks

Crusade Bum Bag

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Mini Backpacks

Other Festival Essential Items

Mini Backpacks

Muc Off Dry Shower

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You might not always have time for a shower at the festival but this doesn’t mean you can’t stay clean. Muc Off Dry shower will eliminate odour causing bacteria leaving you clean and fresh.

Warm Clothing

An often forgotten festival essential! Even though many festivals take place in the summer, temperatures can still drop in the evening so remember to pack warm clothes!

Reusable Bottle

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At a festival you’ll be spending lots of time outside in warm weather so drinking plenty of water is important. A reusable bottle will allow you to keep filling up so you can stay hydrated throughout the day.

Toilet Roll

Toilet roll will always run out at festivals so pack your own to ensure you're prepared!

Backpack

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It's likely you’ll have a long walk to get to the festival campsite so you’ll need a backpack to carry all your equipment. We have a fantastic selection of backpacks so you can find the size to suit you.

Ear Plugs

Festivals will be loud, even after the last acts have played. Ear plugs will help block out this noise so you can get a good night's sleep.

Portable Charger

Charging points at festivals will be few and far between and can often get very busy. A portable charger will allow you to keep your phone charged and ready for all those festival photos!

Tent Finder

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Finding your tent amoungst the thousands of others can be difficult. The Mountain Warehouse tent finder will light up at the touch of a button to help you find your tent in the dark.

Travel Pillow

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You might not have much time for sleep at festivals, so it’s important the sleep you do have is good quality. A travel pillow will allow you to stay comfortable and will take up less valuable space in your pack than a regular pillow.

Sunglasses

Protect your eyes from the sun on those long summer days with a pair of sunglasses.

Camping Lights

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Find your way around your tent at night with our selection of camping lights.

Phone Charger

A phone will help you find your friends if you get lost so make sure it's charged!

Foldable Toothbrush

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A foldable toothbrush is an essential item!

Sun Cream

Standing outside in the sun all day means a high risk of sunburn. Don't forget to take plenty of suncream and apply throughout the day.

Cash

There will often be long queues at festival cash machines, so remember to take cash for food & drink.

Cap/ Hat

Remember to protect your head through the long summer days with a cap.

Tickets

The last and most important festival essential, remember to take your tickets!


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