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Festival Essentials

Whether you’re heading to Bonnaroo or a backyard crafts fair, having the right gear can make or break your festival experience.

Alite Designs Monarch Chair
Take this chair from tent city to the main stage with no hassle. The Monarch has an extremely innovative two-leg design that weighs only a pound and packs down to little more than a handful for easy transport.

Sole Casual Flip
Finally someone has put discarded wine corks to good use. Sole has integrated recycled corks into these new uber-comfortable flip-flops that are perfect for bumming around the beer garden.

Sierra Designs Wu Hu 6
The key to a long weekend in Tent City is a comfortable base camp. The Wu Hu is big enough to house your dog, gear, and old tour buddy who not surprisingly showed up tent-less. With a plentiful 76 square feet of space, the tent features steep walls for maximized sleeping quarters and two huge vestibules for weatherproof storage.

Kelty Fridge-a-Tote
Let’s not beat around the bush—the Fridge-a-Tote holds 20 cans of beer. Now that you have the most important piece of info, also know this easily portable bag with waterproof cooler lining has durable 360-degree padding and a convenient shoulder strap, all to help bring along snacks or libations.

Teva Forge Pro
Perfect for bouncing from stage to stage, the Forge Pro is a new versatile multi-sport shoe that’s big on comfort and even bigger on all-terrain performance.

Klean Kanteen Wide Insulated
Festivarian rule number one: Don’t forget to hydrate. Klean Kanteen’s new insulated bottle will keep your favorite beverage cold for more than 24 hours, so you can keep a gulp of refreshing fluid close at all times.

Gerber Octane
This versatile multi-tool can handle a variety of essential festival tasks—tweaking a tent pole, cracking a frosty, or spreading the goods on a set break PBJ.

Lilypond Switchgrass Carryall
With plenty of pockets and a big main pouch, this versatile bag is perfect for carrying festival essentials, and it easily switches from a tote to backpack.

Eagles Nest Outfitters Launch Pad Festival Blanket
Old cotton blankets never seem to recover from a weekend of festival dirt play. You can rock all day on the Launchpad’s rip-stop nylon underside. Plus, when you’re ready to head back to camp, the large (58” x 70”) blanket easily folds into its own integrated pocket. $64.95;

Patagonia Fuelishness Trucker Hat
Keep the sun off your dome and make a subtle eco-statement with this big volume trucker hat with plenty of back ventilation.

Eagles Nest Outfitters Twighlights
No need to stumble around a dark campsite. Twilights will light a path with 15 bright LEDs that run for over a week on two AA batteries.

Mountain Khakis Snake River Short
These shorts will take you straight through a long weekend of sun and sound. The synthetic wicking fabric—equipped with UVA 50+ protection—will dry fast when you break a sweat busting out your best dance moves. You’ll also dig the comfortable waist cut and durability of tough triple-stitching.

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