Get your wellies, tents and flags at the ready, it’s festival season...
You are not really ready for the festival season in Britain if you don’t own a pair of wellies. UK-based action sports lifestyle brand, Animal, know one or two things about making the best functional products. These neoprene and rubber wellington boots feature toe and heel cap for extra thickness and support – perfect for muddy fields.
Penfield clothes are made by people who know and love their outdoors. Active comfort without restrictions, warmth in any weather and eye catchy designs that will satisfy any outdoors enthusiast. Stand out from the crowd in this classic design and water-resistant sun hat featuring side air vents and 100% cotton lining.
Finding your tent in a jam-packed festival in the middle of the night (or even during the day) can be very tricky. Field Candy has the perfect solution with their range of fun but very functional tent designs. Much larger than most twoperson tents, it has a separate porch area for storage, a classic ‘A’ storm frame construction and a cotton inner tent to protect from condensation. Extra bonus – it takes less than five minutes to put up.
The brand motto is ‘You don’t have to shout to stand out’, and with this cool barcode print tee you won’t have to. Team it with plain shorts or your favourite jeans and you are ready to party.
The legacy of the brand goes back to 1853 when the founder bought the patent for vulcanising the rubber and the “A L’AIGLE” was born. No wonder they are the best in their field and even until this day the majority of boots, like these, are handmade in France by master rubber craftsmen. With its non-slip flat sole and water drainage channels, the boot was designed for ocean sailing but the English countryside will be just fine, too.
We love Franklin & Marshall for their American college style with a modern twist and retro feel. Make sure you pack one of these windcheaters featuring eye-catching print, double pockets and neon zip as one of your festival essentials and be prepared for any weather conditions.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all in, the fashion world surprises. This time you will have to step up your sock game as Le Coq Sportif’s newest trainer is completely transparent. But don’t worry; they actually come with matching glitter socks to help you start the right collection. The vintage-inspired running shoes got seriously revamped for the festival season.
Packing 28 litres, a padded side entry laptop slot, skate straps, plush watch pockets, a nylon wetsuit change mat, extra PU coat for protection, a media port pocket and sunglasses compartment with micro suede lining – this backpack means business. This is your absolute life saviour for the festival season.
If you could take just one gadget with you while on the camp site this would be it. This mini solar-powered portable lantern will keep you bright for up to 12 hours. With an adjustable strap, you can attach it to your backpack and charge it on the move (charges in seven hours of sunlight) or fold it flat while in transport.
Today, festivals are just as much about your style credentials as they are about catching your favourite band. Keep the mud away in these military print high top boots with hugging heel cup, which cradles the foot for more support. The excellent durability and traction provided from the moulded rubber outsole will keep your feet firm on the ground so you can focus on enjoying the music.
Keep your accessories to a minimum but don’t forget about the sunnies. If you want to keep your style credentials – stay away from Kanye West shutter shades but invest in a good pair of sunglasses. The Austrian brand Silhouette is famous for their limitless design and distinctive look, and these will add the stylish touch.
The 1951 Collection takes its lead from a set of black and white photographs chronicling 60’s Monaco Grand Prix and updates the old classics; like their iconic Monty Duffle Coat. The collection includes all-weather raincoats, sports-car coats and quilted rally jackets. This shower-proof rain Mac is made from 100% premium British cotton and features hood with drawstrings and two large utility pockets. Perfect downpour protection
Ted still remains one of the only British brands to be built into an international designer label without an advertising campaign. Primarily by word of mouth and consistent, fun marketing (like the ‘no ordinary designer website’) Ted firmly established itself as a top fashion destination for the modern man. Finish your festival look with a fashionable straw hat and stay cool on even the hottest days.
Favourite of the Indie Fashion connoisseur since the 90s Britpop phenomenon Farah continues to deliver the casual retro Mod-inspired look. Go for tailored shorts like these; that will look as good with your blazer in the city as they will with your t-shirt on the festival field.