Sum­mer Fes­ti­val

Sur­vival kit

Los Angeles Times - - PARADE -

Whether you’re head­ing to a lo­cal con­cert se­ries or one of this sum­mer’s many mu­sic fes­ti­vals, these must-haves will keep you calm, cool and col­lected.

hy­drate in style

Hy­dra­tion is king, whether you’re at week­long Burn­ing Man or one-day Warped Tour. This new Camel­bak Magic pack comes with a two-liter wa­ter reser­voir and easy-reach drink­ing tube, and it weighs only one pound be­fore you load it up with snacks, sun­screen and a cou­ple of beers. $99; camel­bak.com

dead on your feet

In­stead of feel­ing dead on your feet, you can wear the Dead on your feet with Chaco’s lim­ited-edi­tion Grate­ful Dead san­dals. Per­fect for all-day danc­ing at the Grate­ful Dead’s three-night Chicago per­for­mance in July (or any other con­cert). $125; cha­cos.com

beat the heat

The Columbia Freezer Zero Neck Gaiter— which can go around your neck, roll up as a head­band or pro­tect your nose and mouth from dust—has cool­ing tech that ac­ti­vates when you sweat, keep­ing the fab­ric (and you) cool. It also fea­tures UPF 50 for all-day sun pro­tec­tion. $30; columbia.com

turn it down

Want to en­joy Florence + the Ma­chine with­out worry about eardrum dam­age? Snag these DUBS Acous­tic Fil­ters earplugs, en­gi­neered to lower the vol­ume with­out los­ing au­dio qual­ity. $25/pair; get­dubs.com

take a seat

To make it through all those Phish en­cores, you may need to bring your own seat. Tommy Ba­hama Stripe Deluxe Back­pack Beach Chair can be folded and car­ried like a back­pack, and with sep­a­rate cup and cell phone hold­ers, an in­su­lated pouch and an ex­tra stor­age pocket, it al­most func­tions as one too. $65; tom­my­ba­hama.com

cam­era ready

Don’t let lim­ited charg­ing sta­tions and long days make you miss the per­fect front-row shot. Ot­ter­Box

Resur­gence Case for iPhone 6 pro­vides an en­tire backup charge, plus pro­tec­tion from bumps and bruises. Check out the 2015 Ot­terTour, at sum­mer fes­ti­vals from Mil­wau­kee to Seat­tle, for a chance to win one. $100; ot­ter­box.com

have wine, will travel

When you want wine and there’s a no-glass rule, grab some Un­der­wood Rosé Cans. The quin­tes­sen­tial sum­mer wine has gone por­ta­ble, with light fruit notes and a dry fin­ish; just the thing for sip­ping dur­ing long jam ses­sions. $6/each; union­winecom­pany.com

no shade, no prob­lem

Kiehl’s Ac­ti­vated Sun Pro­tec­tor Wa­ter-Light Lo­tion For Face &

Body is weight­less and non­greasy enough to go from face to toes and ev­ery­where in be­tween with­out clog­ging pores. $29; kiehls.com

chill the whine

Don’t let heat waves ruin a per­fectly good tip­ple. Chill Puck ice packs snap to the bot­tom of any stan­dard-size can to keep your bev­er­age 10 de­grees colder than a naked one. Small enough to tote from stage to stage, they fit in­side your fa­vorite koozie. $3/each; chillpuck.com

ditch the tent

For­get wait­ing in line for the bath­room or sweat­ing up a storm: Take cover and com­fort in an RV. Cruise Amer­ica’s Stan­dard fits up to five peo­ple and the air con­di­tion­ing alone is well worth the splurge. For top-of-the-line travel, try the Goss RV lux­ury model with a king suite, full-size fridge and beds for six, as well as In­ter­net ser­vice and satel­lite TV. Stan­dard, $450 and up/day, cruiseam­er­ica.com; Lux­ury, $4,300/day, gossrv.com

Love that 80s vibe? Visit Pa­rade.com/walk­the­moon to learn­more about our new fa­vorite band, Walk the Moon, on tour now.

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