Outdoor music festival season is right around the corner and grabbing the right gear means staying hydrated, happy, and comfortable. To make sure you’ve got the stuff you need for an epic festival, we asked thru-hiker and festival aficionado, Jimmy, to share his favorite gear.

Jimmy is a part of the crew at our Parkway Center location, and has logged over 4500 miles between the AT and PCT, with a few detours to hit up a Dead show or music festival, of course. So he opts for gear that works as well on solitary backcountry nights as it does when it’s 3:00am and your best friend is standing on his head while attempting to play the ukulele (we’ve all been there, right?). His advice “Stay hydrated and chill out there… and whatever you do, take care of your shoes”.

Camelbak M.U.L.E.$110.00

A long day in the sun means plenty of water. With a 100 oz capacity, this slim pack has you covered. Zippered pockets come in handy for valuables and other small essentials.

Suncloud Rambler$49.99

These sleek polarized shades offer excellent eye protection. Plus, the wallet-friendly price means that it’s okay to lose a pair.

Goal Zero Flip 20 Recharger$39.99

Keep your devices juiced up and ready for capturing epic moments. This compact power bank holds enough juice to recharge a smart phone 2x.

Kelty Camp Cabin 6$289.95

The perfect base for all your festy adventures. This six-person tent has plenty of room for your whole crew.

Nemo Vector 25L$169.95

The ultimate crash pad, this plush + inflatable sleeping pad packs down small, and can be connected to another pad for even more room to chill.

Chaco Z1 Classic$105.00

Super supportive for all-day grooving.

Dr Bronner’s Castille Soap$3.19

Keep your Chacos (and everything else) clean with this super concentrated soap.

ENO Doublenest Hammock$69.95

There’s no better place to get your chill on.

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp$39.99

With 300 lumens of hands-free lighting, finding your campsite has never been easier.

Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler$299.00

Keep your beverages as cold as science allows. Bonus – it makes a great seat.