Must-have gear to take on summer concerts and festivals like a pro

Whether you’re hitting the festival circuit or heading out for a concert or two, these products will elevate your summer experience. Stay cool, dry, and entertained this summer with these adventure essentials. Plan your road trip or camp site packing list with DUBS acoustic filters, Bose SoundLink Color, a Marmot Tungsten 2-person tent, and more:

Live shows can wreak havoc on your ears, but DUBS acoustic filters take the edge off. Rated 3.9/5 stars, Amazon reviewers report that these reusable plugs prevent post-concert tinnitus without sacrificing sound quality or experience. DUBS come in a small carrying case and are available in black with white, teal, pink, or blue. For $25 shipped, DUBS are great for music lovers who aren’t quite ready to invest in a custom fit pair of plugs. Save $5 on two or more when shipped by Amazon.

Becoming dehydrated at a concert or festival is the worst, and the Camelbak Hydration Pack is a tried and true hydration solution. The unisex, top-selling Camelbak Classic 70oz Hydration pack is currently available at Dick’s Sporting Goods for $58 shipped. Rated 4.5/5 stars, colors include blue, red, and black. The shipping credit is only available for a limited time. If you’re looking for something with a slightly lower-profile, the Camelbak Adult 50oz HydroBak Hydration Pack (rated 4.6/5 and available in black/gray and lime green) is $50 and is also eligible for free shipping. Pairing your equipment with the free Waterlogged app will help track your water needs and intake.

To maintain that festival atmosphere in between sets, break out the Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker at your camp. Available in black, white, blue, red, and trendy mint, this speaker is portable, powerful, and lasts up to 8 hours on one charge. With a 30 ft range, the easy-to-pack Bose SoundLink Color will quickly liven up your site. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by more than 2,800 reviewers, 98% of reviewers would recommend the Bose SoundLink Color.

Nothing says “summer” quite like a hammock, and the Vivere Double Hammock is something special. With a 4.6/5 star rating from 1900+ reviewers on Amazon, not only does the Vivere hammock comfortably fit 2 adults (up to 450 lbs total), it is portable and adjustable. Ideal for your campsite, a trip to the beach, or your own backyard, each 9’ space-saving hammock comes with its own camp-chair-esque duffle bag case and weighs about 30 lbs. One of many Amazon reviewers contends “set-up was easy and fairly intuitive.”

There are currently two styles of fabric to choose from on Amazon, and each comes in a variety of colors. Although the price varies slightly depending on the fabric pattern, the standard cotton version goes for about $130 shipped. For a more heavy duty fabric, the sunbrella version will run you about $240. Both fabrics are machine washable.

The Marmot Tungsten 2-person tent is durable, comfortable, and highly rated at 4.9 out of 5 stars. Weighing in at only 4lbs 13oz, this 3-season tent is easy to set up/take down, comfortably sleeps two, and has been redesigned for maximum interior space. Reviewers also report the tent is great in the rain. Perfect for your festival campsite or a few nights on the trail, the Marmot Tungsten is currently 24% off as part of REI’s 4th of July Sale and Clearance, comes in two color options, and costs $150 (including free shipping). Sale ends July 6.

If you’re anticipating a trek from your car, consider hauling all of your equipment with this collapsible wagon by Mac Sports. Rated 4.6/5 stars on Amazon, this wagon folds down to only 8” thick and ships for $80. The Mac Sports wagon is great for traversing a flat field and is spacious enough to hold bulky items like tents, coolers, and lawn chairs.

Between live-tweeting, Instagramming, taking video, checking texts, keeping track of friends, and yes, responding to the occasional office email, any concert-goer’s cell phone battery will drain within a few hours. Keep an eye out here for our best deals on power banks and chargers.

Other summer adventure essentials:

  • Dance Safe Mobile App: Free | Google Play and iTunes
  • Vapur Shades Foldable/Freezable Bottle: $8 | Amazon
  • Vino2Go Double Wall Insulated Wine Tumbler: $13 | Amazon
  • Sea to Summit Pocket Shower: $30 shipped | L.L. Bean
  • Ultra Fast Dry Antibacterial Towel: $12-$35 | Amazon

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