Festival bags: how to choose the perfect one
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It's festival time again and with the countdown to Glastonbury getting into those final few sleeps, its probably good to start getting yourself all organised if you haven't already! A great bag is a must-have, as it will be carrying around your whole (festival) life with you for the entire weekend. So choose wisely my chickens...
We've got some tips below for how to pick the best bag style for you. Have a squiz below and then check back later on as we round up some of our faves.
Also, don't forget to find out which six festival beauty items are deemed by the Kiss and Makeup girls as essential survival items. Plus get some fashion inspiration by checking out our celeb festival fashion gallery over at Catwalk Queen.
- Across-body and bumbag styles are the most practical, allowing you hold your beer or burger in one hand and get your dance moves on with the other.
- Over the shoulder bags aren't always the most practical, but if you're more of a lounge-on-the-grass rather than hit-the-mosh-pit kinda gal, then a cute shopper style could actually work for you.
- Either way, plenty of pockets are recommended. Apart from keeping your stuff organised so you don't have to dig around in the depths of your black hole bag, it will also mean that you can distribute the rest of your valuables throughout. So if, horror of horrors, someone in the crowd decides to unzip one pocket and steal away a tenner (haha that's all they're getting), you won't have to starve for the rest of the weekend. Seal your most precious items away in a zipped up internal pocket.
- Waterproof fabrics and plastic are great for keeping your phone and camera dry when the heavens inevitably open and soak you all silly. But if your bag isn't waterproof, it might pay to chuck those items inside a plastic bag too.
- It goes without saying really, but don't buy a bag you will be devastated to ruin. Mud, rain and beer aren't your £200 new bag's best friends so no need to buy an "investment piece".
- Have fun with colour, patterns and prints. Festivals are a time to show off your unique style so pick a bag that has 'you' written all over it. If you've got time and an arty hand (and again, won't be devastated if your handiwork ends up as a big ball of mud) then go all out customising a basic bag. Others appreciate effort and it's a loved up festival vibe so people won't be shy to tell you of their admiration. Who knows, you might make a new friend in the loo queue...