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Fest dressed: six music festival essentials

Find out what Time Out packs for the field

By Time Out in association with eBay

Packing for a festival is an art form. Load your backpack with the right mix of gadgetry and glitter from eBay's massive supplier list and you'll be ready to hit the field in style. Here are our top picks below.

Festival must-haves

Quecha Tent

Quechua two seconds easy to pop-up tent

There is no point wasting time erecting a massive tent with three porches when the action takes place outside of it. This practical two-person tent is easy to carry and a doddle to assemble.

£62.90 | Shop on eBay

Inflatable Mat

Set of two self-inflating mattresses

These single mattresses will help you avoid waking up your field neighbours with a pedal pump in the wee hours when you find your bed is flatter than the folk band at the bottom of the line-up.

£31.99 | Shop on eBay

Hunter wellies

Short Hunters

Not still wearing knee-grazing wellies are you? The only rubber boot to be seen in now hits mid-calf – just the right height to keep you out of the mud, without taking an age to get out of at the end of the night.

£69.99 | Shop on eBay


Fairy lights

You’ll get no better value from a festival buy than from fairy lights – which double up as tent lamps, torches and party starters.

£2.79 | Shop on eBay

Fjallraven Kanken

Fjallraven classic backpack

This neat little rucksack is just the right size for some emergency refreshment, an extra jumper and your private loo roll supply – saving you the ten mile trek back to the tent between performances.

£55 | Shop on eBay

Sleeping suit

Summit sleeping bag suit

It gets cold at night at festivals so keep warm and cosy in this sleeping bag suit. Easy to get around in, you won't want to take it off.

£49.99 | Shop on eBay


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