What Bags to Bring (and What to Pack In Them) For Every Music Festival

What Bags to Bring (and What to Pack In Them) For Every Music Festival ...

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The prettiest part of picking your festival OOTD is the bag. Depending on whether your shirt, dress, or shoes you want, the same can be said of your bag. Each festival has different policies, whether its clear bags only or super small purses that cannot withstand the demands.

Fortunately, you do not have to compromise on style, since there are quite a few bags that will fit your festival requirements, and comply with bag guidelines.

This summer, here''s a breakdown for every major music event:

  • Coachella: handbags, backpacks, fanny packs, purses and totes can be no bigger than 20 x 15 x 9
  • Governors Ball: clear bags can be no bigger than 12 x 6 x 12 and small clutch-type bags can be no bigger than 4.5 x 6.5
  • Lollapalooza: small clutch purses and fanny packs that arent clear can be no bigger than 4.5 x 5.5, but can only have one pocket; bags any bigger must be clear and made of clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and cant be bigger than 12 x 12 x 6; backpacks and bags with multiple pockets arent allowed
  • Outside Lands: backpacks and bags bigger than 6 x 8 x 3 must be made of clear plastic, clear vinyl or PVC; small bags, fanny packs and purses that arent clear can be no bigger than 6 x 8 x 3

First, here are three items you should pack for a memorable festival experience.

Always wear sunscreen during a party or event, especially when youre under the sun. Supergoop! offers broad-spectrum SPF 40 protection. It also protects your hair while wearing sunscreen. If Lady Gaga approves, it must be good enough to wear it to a festival.

The desert has no outlets, but we know you''ll be able to post to your Instagram stories non-stop. Include your new friend, a portable charger. It''s easy to pack this compact power bank along with a charging cable. It''s available in a two-pack so you can even give one to your travel companion.

Due to large crowds, music festivals are plagued by so many germs. Be sure to pack a face mask to avoid getting sick at an event that is supposed to be good vibes only. This set of five is fantastic because everyone may use a backup or two.

So, for the fun part, here are 12 bag options for the four major music festivals, so that you can enjoy your day without worrying about being stopped at security or packing the wrong bags.

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Dagne Dover Mara Phone Sling

Coachella is essentially the least restrictive bag system in the series. The Mara Phone Sling from Dagne Dover will help you get the most out of the bag selection process. You can also adjust all of the basics, like your phone, cards, lip balm, and sunscreen.

Fjallraven High Coast Pocket Pack Sling Bag

Is this the most functional bag ever? Include your essentials in this handy front pocket, so don''t forget to fill the handy bag!

Free People Movement Mini Hiker Pack

If you are not a big fanny pack wearer, opt for this mini backpack. It''s teeny-tiny, but still fits all of your necessities. The cherry on top? This pack has adjustable straps! Thank you for the comfort you deserve at any event.

Free People Movement Mini Hiker Pack $58 Buy Now

Governors Ball

Wild Fable Value Crossbody Bag

Target''s simple yet casual color combo should be picked from five great hues, although we''d suggest going with a pop of color.

Bex Crochet Crossbody Pouch

This crossbody pouch is absolutely adorable. If you have only left your phone, cards, and keys, your decision is straightforward.

Macaroon Doughnut Winkel''s Tiny Gamescape Series Crossbody Bag

We found the perfect festival bag for all e-boys and girls. It features an internal padded phone compartment and a detachable and adjustable crossbody strap.


Covax Clear Crossbody Bag

Lollapalooza, by far, has the most stringent baggage requirements. Its difficult to find even a belt bag that would adhere to the festival guidelines. Make sure you have a classic clear crossbody like this one.

Forever 21 Transparent Crossbody Bag

At your next music event, throw this clear crossbody bag over your shoulder. It has a flap top and a long-lasting closure.

Outside Lands

Wild Fable Fanny Pack

This no-frills fanny pack comes to life by means of all our boxes. It''s simple, adjustable, and the perfect size. Plus, since it''s a fanny pack, you may wear it anywhere, at your shoulder or your waist. Many say it''s an amazing dupe for Lululemons Everywhere Belt Bag.

Everlane The Cactus Leather Mini Sling Bag

Try Everlanes'' vegan sling bag, which has adjustable straps to perfectly fit your phone and cards.

Adidas Originals Festival Crossbody Bag

This Adidas crossbody bag will fit more street-inspired events this year.

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