Tips For Staying Clean and Dry at a Music Festival
With the 2012 music festival season off to a very wet start, and forecast to continue along the same vein, it’s worth being prepared for the worst. As the good old saying goes: “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”
While it’s nice enough being dry and warm at a festival, it’s even better if you can combine that with being clean too. Fortunately, the two go hand in hand.
At festivals you risk getting covered in more than just water. Drinks get thrown around, food spills, and other unpredictable incidents occur. If you wear a sturdy, long raincoat, poncho or cagoule, you’re protected from it all. Just remember a hood is of utmost importance too. That way you can avoid bringing an umbrella, which is a total festival faux-pas because of the way brollies block other people’s view of the stage.
Modern synthetic materials can easily be wiped clean. Just keep a pocket-sized pack of wet wipes with you at all times. Long gone are the days when raincoats weren’t fashion forward. And even if your one is slightly outdated, doesn’t staying warm and dry sound better than looking fashionable but bedraggled?
Yes, many festivals do offer limited access to showers in this day and age but actually accessing them can be a nightmare because of the queues and lack of hot water. They’re also not a particularly pleasant experience as most are just makeshift tents with barely any partitions for privacy.
Arm yourself with wet wipes and the genius modern inventions of dry shampoo and dry shower gel. While they don’t give you the same satisfaction a warm shower does at the end of a long day outdoors, it’s really much better than nothing. It’ll also save you from scaring your parents or housemates upon arriving home!
Keep a stash of wipes with you at all times not just for wiping your rain coat, but also for cleaning your hands from time to time.
Keep Your Feet Toasty
A lot of our body heat is lost through the feet. So one of the keys to keeping your whole body warm is to treat your toes to a nice pair of socks. Since socks are easily transportable and can fit into any bag, take more pairs with you than you think you’ll need so you never risk having wet socks.
To stay fashionable out on the fields, team your socks with a pair of festival wellies. These will ensure your feet are kept dry and clean at all times. The durable rubber material means you can wear them in mud as much as you like, and all you’ll then need to do is give them a wipe or a scrub when you’re back home.
It’s thanks to this that welly boots have become an absolute festival essential. And thanks to this that suppliers are now offering welly socks that are the perfect length to be worn with the boots.