From the Beach to the Music Festival, Here’s the Summer Gear You Need


Music Festival Mayhem Whether you scored tickets to Northside Festival or Groovin’ in the Park, you can expect to sweat a lot and be very dehydrated by the end of the day when attending a music festival; being prepared will allow you to keep up your stamina and hopefully make it to see all the bands. Again, start by protecting your skin with EWG-approved sunscreen. Try Block Island Organics New Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 (scores a 1, $19.99) to protect and moisturize, without parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, dyes or fragrance. A hat is a must at an outdoor festival, to keep the sun off your face and keep your hair from frizzing. Rock and Salt sell their maxi brim hats ($68) at Renegade Craft Fair and Clearwater Festival, but you can also buy ahead online. Make sure to drink enough water to offset your sweaty dance moves, but don’t rely on the vendors which often have long lines and overpriced beverages. It’s safer to bring along your S’well Cold Water Bottle ($35) which magically keeps liquid ice-cold for reliable refreshment. Finally, when you’re too tired to shake your booty one minute longer, fall into the Stansport Go Anywhere Chair ($40.99) which is low enough for audiences to see over you and lightweight and portable enough that you won’t even notice that you’ve been carrying it all day.

Get the gear:

Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store, 232 Fifth Avenue, between President and Carroll in Park Slope.

Block Island Organics, available online.

Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th Street between Berry and Wythe in Williamsburg.

Colorado Joe’s,  available online,$50 shipping. Made to order with an approximately 3-week lead time.

Hollie & Harrie, available online. Free shipping, 20% off with promo code Brooklyn20

Jersey Shore Cosmetics,  available online.

Stansport,  free shipping over $50, also available on Amazon.

Strolby,  free shipping over $150.

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