Festival Essentials

1. TreePod

The ultimate portable tree fort, this comfy little elf home hangs from a sturdy tree branch (or a stand sold separately for $225). Once properly set up, it’s the ideal place for a kid (or even a dreamy adult) to laze away a summer day. $325; mytreepod.com


2. Igloo Trailmate

It’s easy to bring the party with you thanks to this Hummer of portable coolers. The wheels can tackle sand and gravel and the top comes complete with drink holders and a telescoping tray, making it a table, too. $300; igloocoolers.com


3. DreamWave Tremor

Cranking out a crisp 50 watts of power, this Bluetooth sound system is the ticket for bringing the party along on the road with you—or even just hanging out and grilling on the deck. The shoulder strap and a case that can withstand outdoor abuse make it the bomb box of the Millennial era. Just be sure your camp neighbors appreciate your musical tastes.

$300; dreamwaveus.com

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4. Shwood Canby Osprey Feather

Shades with frames made from sustainable domestic walnut hardwood and cruelty-free, naturally molted feathers? Oh how very festivarian. But there’s more than that to these shades: polarized lens cut the glare and German spring hinges make the frames easier to fit on your head and harder to break or bend out of shape. $250; shwoodshop.com


5. Toad and Co. Festivator Short

Every festival-going woman needs a pair of shorts that can deal with everything from dancing the day away to escaping for a peaceful hike. Made of comfy, organic cotton these smart shorts should top your packing list. $49; toadandco.com


6. Manda Organic
Sun Paste

It can be a battle to get sunblock on kids, but Manda’s comes in the form of an SPF 50 face paint made of all natural ingredients, including Thanka from Myanmar that protects and revitalizes the skin. That equals fun at a festival—no matter your age! $18 (15 grams), $28 (50 grams); simplebynature.net


7 . Evrgrn Campfire Rocker

Want to rock out long after the show is over? This snug little portable seat provides some motion whether you are around the campfire or want to engage in some sedentary grooving close to the stage. $99; rei.com


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