Best Festival Props To Buy For Lollapalooza & More – Billboard
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On the way to Lollapalooza, Rolling Loud or another music festival? Before you pack your bags, you’ll need the right festival accessories and maybe some travel gear. There’s nothing worse than being stuck in the heat without the right sunglasses, a hat to keep your head cool, an external phone charger just in case you run out of juice, sanitizer for the hands (yes, we’re still in a pandemic), face masks, bandanas, and other essentials like sunscreen, portable fans, waterproof mascara, and liquid eyeliners, and a bag to carry everything from your ID to water bottles.
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of must-have products for music festivals, some of which you can buy from sites like Amazon and Walmart to ensure they’re delivered quickly. For more festival-related gear, check out our recommendations on the best earplugs for concerts, travel backpacks, and venue-approved bags.
Adidas Originals Festival Shoulder Bag
A shoulder bag is comfortable and practical for attending festivals. This Adidas Originals shoulder bag features a front zip pocket and a back zip pocket. The back compartment has enough room for a wallet, headphones and other small essentials, while the front pocket can be used for your ID card, vaccination card, room key, etc. If you need a little more space but want the same style, try this Mini Festival Shoulder Bag with Water Bottle Holder ($30).
Clear 12 x 12 x 6 Stadium Tote Bag
For those attending Lollapalooza, the festival only allows clear bags (no liquids) made of vinyl or PVC and no larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches. Small handbags measuring 4.5 inches x 5.5 inches are also permitted (handbags do not need to be transparent but can only have one pocket). Find a selection of transparent backpacks here.
GearTOP UPF 50+ Wide Brim Sun Hat
The right helmet will help keep you cool in the desert heat. You can’t go wrong with a straw hat, but if you’re looking for a different design, check out this wide brim drawstring sun hat from GearTop. It offers UPF 50+ protection and has been tested to ensure safety against harsh UVA and UVB rays. The mesh design allows moisture and heat to easily escape to keep your head cool and reduce sweating.
Quicksilver Straw Hat
Do you prefer a straw hat? The Quicksilver Pierside hat is made from braided straw and features a wide brim, lined headband and adjustable chin strap. The hat is available in natural brown and dark brown in sizes from S to XXL.
Aéropostale twill cargo shorts
These cargo shorts hit just below the knee and offer a comfortable fit. They feature plenty of pockets and come in sizes from 27 to 42 and in a range of colors including golden tan, black and hazelnut. If you can afford to spend a little more, these men’s Tahoma Cargo Eddie Bauer Shorts are on sale for $30. Designed to take on different elements, the shorts are made from water-repellent, quick-drying nylon and feature two front pockets, two gusseted cargo pockets and two secure-touch back pockets. See more cargo pants here.
Neck Gaiter Face Mask
You’re probably tired of wearing face masks, but there’s a lot of dust in the desert, so you’ll need some form of protection. For those who don’t want a cloth face mask or the more durable N95 mask, this reusable cloth face covering is perfect for Lollapalooza. The washable face mask is 4-way stretchy and fits perfectly on all head and face sizes, and it will stay in place, even if you run or do other vigorous exercise. Find disposable masks here.
Forever 21 frayed denim shorts
These cheeky mid-rise denim shorts are fully distressed, with a frayed hem and five pockets. If you prefer a different style, these baggy denim jeans are down to $19.99 at Urban Outfitters and Gap has a bunch of denim jeans on sale.
Mato & Hash canvas drawstring backpack
When you need something simple and affordable, a canvas bag rarely disappoints. This cotton bag from Walmart is available in 12 different colors, including orange, blue, black, pink and green. Want something sturdier? Try a mini backpack from The North Face ($58.95).
Carina sun visor by Araya
Get complete protection from the sun with this sunglasses-visor hybrid. It also adds a pop of color to your festival gear and it will probably look pretty cool at night. Araya’s skin-protecting, UV-blocking Carina visor provides maximum sun protection to block over 98% of UVA/UVB rays. For a cheaper, slightly smaller design, check out the GloFx Face Shield Visor ($29.97).
SOJOS classic aviator sunglasses
Since we’re already talking about eyewear, finding the best festival sunglasses comes down to your style preference. The Sojos sunglasses pictured above offer a classic aviator style and come in nine different colors, including mirror pink, brown and black.
Miady 10000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger, 2 Pack
A portable charger is good to have on deck whether you’re heading to a music festival or not. These portable 10,000 mAh batteries work for iPhones and Androids. Each portable charger has two USB output ports and is designed to fully charge your phone at least twice before it needs a recharge. USB C and Micro USB ports can fully charge the battery itself in five hours at 5V. Solar chargers are also an option.
Converse Chuck Taylors
Shoes can make or break an outfit, and if you walk through a festival in the wrong shoes, you’ll definitely regret it. There’s a science to choosing the perfect shoe (you can even give it a try, if you have the time), but for something simple, you can always opt for comfortable walking or running shoes that you don’t mind. to dirty. like Nikes, Pumas, Adidas, Salomon XT-4 sneakers or Converse Chuck Taylors. Other good options: Dr Martens, or a pair of cowboy boots.
Nomadax Striped Retro Festival Blanket
This Nomadix fan-favorite striped blanket is perfect for festivals, camping, picnics and more. Featuring a soft microsuede top, the water, sand, and pet hair resistant blanket measures 60 inches x 70 inches and is made from recycled polyester. Don’t like stripes? Click here for more Nomadix covers.
El Paso Designs Hand Woven Mexican Blanket
These beautiful blankets from El Paso Designs are only $20. According to the manufacturer, the blankets are handwoven by artisans in Tlaxcala, Mexico, and each pom pom is individually hand-tied. El Paso Designs blankets are available in over a dozen colors and measure 140 inches x 117 inches.