The final countdown has begun! Now that Coachella is only a few days away, it’s time for us to hook all of you up with a little Desert Days Essential Guide. We’ve all been anxiously awaiting the return of Coachella since the Monday after it ended last year and if you’re on the same page as us, your bags are already packed. Here’s a list of 10 THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO FORGET TO PACK before making the voyage out to the desert.
Almost all of the brands included in this guide have been carefully selected because they produce awesome products AND serve a greater purpose. Whether it’s through the use of biodegradable or eco-friendly materials, improving the quality of our youth’s education, providing funding for natural disaster relief, or donating to charity- they’re all doing their part to make a difference.
So no matter if you’re a seasoned Coachella vet or a first-timer, we hope this essential guide will make your Coachella experience that much more enjoyable.
a. ARK COLLECTIVE Vinchee Day Pack (Tan)
Not only will you be able to fit ALL the goods and supplies necessary for 3 full days in the desert, you’ll also be doing it in style! Equipped with super comfy padding, large pockets, and even an iPod slot for you to rock out to before your favorite bands take the stage- the Vinchee has your back…literally
b. ARK COLLECTIVE Geronimo Coachella Tee (Cream & Aqua)
We like to think of the Geronimo as the Swiss Army knife of tees. Throw this baby on and make your way over to the desert oasis otherwise known as Coachella. When things start heating up… Take it off, flip it inside out, tie it up, and get tribal with it by rockin’ it as the ultimate Indian headdress!
c. AMPAL CREATIVE Wild in the Streets Snap Back Hat (Indigo)
Whether you’re getting wild in the streets or on the Empire polo fields, this fresh new snap back from the guys at Ampal Creative has you covered. Handmade in LA with only the finest materials- the acid wash denim and extreme attention to detail will set you apart from the rest of the crowd.
d. CRAP EYEWEAR Beach Party Sunglasses (Flat Black w/Blue Reflective Lenses)
Designed by rockers for rockers, the Beach Party shades are built to withstand even the toughest of thrashings. If you’re ever in doubt just remember W.W.W.D.? (What Would Weezy Do?) – He’d throw on a pair of Beach Partys and turn things up.
e. VAPUR .5L Anti-Bottle (Cyan Blue)
Instead of wasting your money on the ridiculously overpriced water bottles at Coachella. Snag yourself a Vapur refillable anti-bottle beforehand, and fill it up inside the festival for FREE! *Highly recommended
f. FEED 10 Pouch Money Holder (Burlap)
No one wants to spend their time at Coachella crawling around on the ground looking for lost valuables. Make sure they stay safe and stick them inside the Feed money pouch. Because after all, better safe than sorry. Right?
g. KINESYS SPF 30 Alcohol Free Sunscreen Spray (4 oz)
It’s no secret that the temps at Coachella can get toastier than a hot dog from a NYC street vendor. So prepare accordingly. Small enough to tuck inside your Vinchee or Feed pouch, yet large enough to keep you lathered up and bronzing all weekend long- the Kinesys sunscreen spray is a must-have
h. KODAK Sport Waterproof Disposable Camera (27 exposures)
Some people say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well we say snap your pictures with this waterproof disposable camera during the show and don’t worry about the thousand words… They’ll come later.
i. LIGHTLOAD TOWELS Beach Towel In a Can (36 by 60 inches)
The name says it all and this is by far one of the best inventions we’ve seen in a long time. Even though we can’t explain exactly how they manage to fit a towel into a can we can assure you of one thing. The Lightload Towel is just like a can of Pringles- once you pop the fun won’t stop! *We would highly recommend picking one of these up before heading to Coachella
j. ECO LIPS SPF 30 Sport Chapstick with Eco Clip (.15 oz)
Keep those precious lips of yours nice and sunburn free with the SPF 30 chapstick. What’s even better than not having to worry about getting burnt, is not having to worry about losing it since it comes on a carabiner. Clip it on your Vinchee and keep your mind on the music not your lips.
Enjoy your Coachella experience to the fullest and make sure to stay safe out there: things can get a bit wild!