Whether you’re a festival pro, or you’re dipping your toes into the world of massive outdoor gigs for the first time, one thing’s for sure: You can’t rely on the weather to make or break your experience. This creates the eternal question that festival-goers are posed with each year: Exactly what should you be taking with you? The SPG has you covered with this list of festival essentials!

Heat Holders are thermal experts, and having been to a number of festivals they want to share their expert knowledge and insider advice on what’s best to pack to make sure you’re prepared for whatever the unpredictable British weather throws at you!

Topping the list should be your tent. Go for a sturdy, double-lined option that is roomy enough to fit you and all your festival essentials in and well-made enough to protect you from any rainfall. Taking another smaller tent is a great idea if you and your friends have a lot of gear you need to store. Secondly, tents can get very cold at night, especially if the conditions during the day haven’t been as sunny as you’d like, so make sure you have a cosy thermal sleeping bag, or some really snug blankets to get wrapped up in. Festivals can be exhausting, so it’s important that you do have somewhere comfortable to retreat to if you do need some down-time.

If you simply can’t go without your forty winks, try taking a blow-up mattress that can be inflated on site, and make a super snug base with a Heat Holders Snuggle Ups Blanket. You’ll wonder why you ever thought festivals meant roughing it. Thermal underwear is an excellent option for keeping warm, and can be worn underneath the majority of clothing, and will also help you get a decent snooze, even if it’s chilly.

These days, fashion plays a big part in the festival experience. For some people, this means outlandish costumes and crazy fancy dress, for others it’s an excuse to get bring out stylish wellies. Either way, good socks are absolutely vital. Not only will these prevent your wellies or boots from rubbing your feet during those arduous treks from stage to stage, but nothing spoils a good time like cold feet, so it’s an added bonus if your socks keep your toes toasty as well!

Taking food with you, even if it’s just a few energy-boosting snacks, can not only save you a bit of money, but will mean that you can eat on the go, and graze throughout the day. Cereal bars, popcorn, nuts and bananas are all brilliant, high-energy choices that don’t need cooking and won’t spoil easily, so are ideal festival essentials for throwing into a bum bag or a rucksack.

Heat Holders have a couple of festival trips planned this year, and will certainly be packing a selection of their thermal goodies to guarantee they can stay warm get the most out of the whole weekend!

Heat Holders are creators of the ultimate thermal sock and have a range of thermal underwear, hats, gloves, neck warmers, Snug Over jumpers, Snuggle Ups blankets, luxury Down Blanket, tight and leggings available for men, women and children and ranging from £4.99. For further information please visit www.heatholders.co.uk

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