Over the last few days I’ve heard the excitement from friends, colleagues and people on the internet about the exciting festivals they are heading to this weekend. With the weather report looking a but ropey, many people have been discussing what clothes to take with them. Last year a shared my essential items to pack for a festivals. As a super prepared, practical festival goer I hope to help those in last minute panic mode decide on what practical clothing to pack.
Thin raincoat or mac
When it rains there isn’t time to go back to the tent to find a coat- you will already be soaked. Pack a think raincoat that can be scrunched up into the bottom of your bag. You will be thankful to have to hand when the skies open just as your favourite act is about to come on stage. Below is a very excited me in my Bench mac.
Warm, waterproof boots
Welly boots are the iconic festival necessity but I also pack winter boots. It may seem excessive but come nightfall, the temperature drops and tootsies are prone to getting wet and cold. Wellies do a rubbish job of keeping feet warm, even with thick socks so I wear winter boots to keep my toes cozy and dry throughout the night. Tall boots like the ones below do a good a job of keeping mud at bay.
Temperatures can plummet at night and, if you are the type to carry on nattering back at camp long after the music has ended, a warm hat will help keep your whole body warmer. See that big white furry mass on my head in the photo below? That’s my party hat and it keeps me lovely and warm.
For me, there’s nothing more satisfying than getting into my fleecy onesie then climbing into my sleeping bag. I’m one of those people who gets cold at night, no matter whether it is summer of winter. Just remember to wear a T-shirt underneath so you don’t have to sit naked on the portaloo in the night!