Here at Number Six HQ the weather’s getting warmer by the day, which means festival season is right around the corner. We’re already preparing ourselves for a proper summer, so we thought we’d give you a run-down of a few essentials. This week we cornered long-time Glastonbury goer, Jake, to give us his go-to items.
Here are the top 5 bits that made the cut:
“Lightweight and well-ventilated, the Base Jacket is a design masterpiece. When it comes to weather protection, nobody handles a British summer better than the team over at Rains. Experts in creating 100% waterproof goods, they’re a guaranteed success for any British festival. I’ve picked out the Base Jacket because of its hood, the zip closure pockets, and the super useful drawstring hem. It’s the easiest way to stay dry without compromising your look.”
“As one of our newer brands, Monokel have made a big impression in a small amount of time. Every single one of their frames are handmade by a select group of seriously skilled people, and it shows in the quality. Monokel Sunglasses are built to last, and that’s key when you’re camping in a field for four days straight. There’s no need to worry about wear and tear, they might even become your new pair of ‘old reliables’.”
Jake selected the Barstow frame, but we know it’s all about what works best for your boat race. Take a look at the Number Six Eyewear Guide for some Number Six exclusive tips.
“The Essentials Bag does what it says on the tin: provides an easy-to-carry solution for all the things you need. It’s spot-on with its size, which means you’re not overpacking, and you’ll be keeping your phone safe at all times with zip closures all over. It’s made from a durable, water-repellent Cordura, and even has separate compartments to keep yourself organised. If you can manage that at a festival.”
“At a festival, you need to be ready for anything, so it’s important to include something that can protect you from both the rain and sun. An original design by the Sixes team, our Sun Hat is available exclusively for Number Six customers only. It’s a classic bucket hat silhouette that’s got mesh lining and ventilation holes to make it breathable. It’s also water-repellent, so it fits the bill for all seasons and all weathers: it’s why we designed it in the first place. And you can’t do a festival without a bucket hat.”
“Ideal for seeing you through a whole weekend of being on your feet, Karhu Trainers are developed specifically for long-distance runners. They tick every single box for festival-appropriate footwear: lightweight, durable, waterproof, and breathable. They also feature Karhu’s signature lacing system which you’ll only find on the Fusion 2.0, and not anywhere else.”
Complete The Look
“The Armor Lux Mariniere Top is a proper wardrobe staple. Especially for those long English summer nights, it is made from a midweight brushed cotton which gives you extra comfort and warmth. It features an all over Armor Lux original stripe, easily thrown on with any combination. Also absolutely no creases, so pull it straight out of your backpack and you're ready to go!"
“As one of our staple brands, Champion really know how to stand the test of time. When it comes to durable sportswear, they're always on top. These shorts are super comfortable, and full of design features like a reinforced crotch, hidden drawstring and open hems that mean you won't want to wear anything else for quite some time. it's fine, we won't tell anyone."
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