What To Take To A Festival

The UK has some of the best festivals in the world. Glasto, Reading and Leeds, V Festival, Green Man, Creamfields and Bestival are just a few, and they are becoming more popular with every passing year. Of course, being the UK, you can’t count on the weather being as fantastic as the crowds, so we’ve taken a careful look at our catalogue and come up with our top 5 gear picks that are essential for the ultimate UK festival experience.

1. Wellington Boots

A good pair of wellington boots is a must-have. Festivals tend to get rather muddy, thanks to the weather, and the last thing you want to do is traipse around with wet, cold and dirty feet.

The Dickies Non Safety Pennine Wellington Boot is comfortable and hardwearing with a strong, abrasive resistant sole – perfect for wet and muddy conditions!

wellington boots

2. Socks

This may seem fairly obvious, but a great pair of comfy socks makes the difference between sore, blistered feet, and blissful feet.

The Dickies Multi Cushion Crew Socks offer great value for money, with 5 pairs in a pack. They are available in assorted colours, with a half cushioned sole and reinforced toe and heel – perfect to take the strain off tired feet that have been partying all day.

Meanwhile, our Dickies Bama Boot Socks are a must for keeping feet comfortable, warm and dry inside Wellington boots – they’re suitable for men’s, ladies’ or junior boots.


3. Beanie

When the temperature drops in the evening and you’re huddled around your tent, chatting with friends, drinking beer or nodding to the music, a beanie will keep your head warm and snug.

The Dickies Thinsulate Watch Hat is a great headgear option.


4. Bodywarmers

Bodywarmers keep your core warm while leaving your arms free – an excellent choice for festivals with unpredictable weather. The addition of zip pockets means that you can keep your valuable hidden safely away while you enjoy the festival ambience.

We recommend the Dickies Townsend Interactive Bodywarmer – it’s lightweight, with plenty of pockets and a stylish design.

The Dickies Utility Vest is perfect for the seasoned festival goer – it has a coated fabric which resists rain, a lightweight design which keeps the wind at bay, and large armholes for freedom of movement. The utility vest is available in two colours – navy and khaki.

Finally, the Dickies 22 Tundra Bodywarmer is what you’ll want to be wearing when the temperature drops – with thick padding and a fleece lining, you’ll be kept exceptionally warm!


5. Jackets

This one really goes without saying. Always bring a jacket! We’ve got a great range to suit all styles and budgets.

The Dickies Eisenhower Zip Thru Fleece Pullover is a top quality garment that is lined to provide excellent warmth and comfort in cold conditions.  The Dickies Thornley Jacket, meanwhile, offers full waterproof protection for those rainy days, with a detachable hood, knitted inner cuffs and light padding.

The Dickies 3 in 1 Jacket is a firm favourite – with a  3 in 1 versatility, you can wear it as a jacket, a fleece, or both. This means that you can adjust your outer layer, according to the weather conditions on the day.

We hope you’ve found our gear guide useful – if you’re at any festivals this summer, we’d love to see your photos! (Even better if you’re wearing a Dickies item!)

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