How to Survive the Summer Festivals
With the action heating up, it’s no surprise that more summer festivals are now opening their doors to millions of music heady on goers who are getting grooming savvy. While the tradition of spending a weekend in the trenches is appealing, the horror stories of maxed out bathroom facilities, lack of water and hygiene code compliance, and unbearable heat combined with dozens of sweaty, wall-to-wall tent dwellers is now taking its toll.
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It’s no longer acceptable to smell, and we’re standing behind our new campaign to help men beat the summer time festival blues. While we all know the things you need to take (gadgets and gizmos a plenty), there are a few staples which are missing from most men’s backpacks that shouldn’t be overlooked. Take the time to plan, and you’ll enjoy the experience that much more when the big dates roll round!
Male Standard devised this emergency plan of products for those heading out to the music festivals this summer, so no more excuses!
Batiste Dry Shampoo
For the love of everything holy, don’t think that going to a music festival means its ok to not wash your hair for a week! Grab a bottle of dry shampoo and spray it into your roots to cover those extra days when water is scare, or when the oil inducing heat kicks in. No one likes hooking up with greasy festival veterans, but you can make the experience appealing. This will help you feel cleaner, if only a temporary solution.
Order here: Amazon
Coppergaurd Extra Protection Sunscreen
You might think that sunscreen is obvious, but hardly anyone thinks to bring some to a music festival. Instead, they rely on hand outs from friends, and that is not a risk we are willing to take when the temperatures can quickly soar over 100! You don’t have to tell anyone you’re packing sun protection, but you’ll be surprised how awesome everyone will think you are when they are looking to challenge the next rock lobster contestant!
Grab some here: Amazon
Hand & Everywhere Else Sanitizers
When it comes to feeling clean and being clean, those boundaries quickly become blurred when rocking out to your favorite bands. Choose a multipurpose product that can sanitize and clean both your hands and hard to reach spots with these gentle cleansing wipes. Unlike other body wipes, these contain natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties to help ease your mind when using the facilities. They are also suitable for all skin types.
Add an extra set for friends here: Amazon
Wipe all surfaces before and after to win the good festival goer award!
Smart Suds Waterless Body Wash
While you might be low on water, it does not mean you have to lower your standards. This neat camping product is specifically designed for cramp conditions and can be used on the body and on clothing for the perfect stay clean product. It’s also biodegradable, doesn’t require water, so now is the ideal time to impress that superhot vegan chick you’re into with your knowledge of all that is right and recyclable in the world.
Stock up here: Amazon
Go on; show her how much you care!
Osprey Talon 22 Liter Backpack
While you might think digging out the old college backpack will suffice, any camping expert will agree that the bag you choose can make or break your trip. Choosing a backpack comes down to these simple features. You need tons of room, in a small space (magic, we know). Support of the shoulders and lower back (critical when carrying heavy bags or standing around in line waiting to get in). Quick access to the most important places first!
Choose your own custom color here: Amazon
ASICS Sports Utility Belt
What’s better than keeping all your valuables in one place? Storing them with tons of water to stop you from dehydrating! The most common injury at summer festivals is heat exhaustion and is a nasty hangover waiting to happen. By stocking up on water, you can be sure you won’t miss any of the action, become ill, or face massive hospital bills for your impromptu trio away. It also helps to replenish your skin and make you feel more active!
Stock up here: Amazon
Protect Your Manhood
Again, it might seem obvious, but so many guys forget to count their condoms before going to the summer music festivals. This is one our top picks, as you never know what summer love you’ll run into, and having extra on hand means no one will lose out. Always be safe, yeah we know pops, but seriously. If you’re worried about bringing a monster size box, pack them in a spare sock for the perfect way to go incognito.
If you take one thing, make sure it’s these: Amazon
You and your friends will be thankful for the protection when the stage shuts down!
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