Spring has sprung, and that means festival season has officially kicked off for 2019. So to help you get ready Magnetic has put together this guide to help you gear up for the onslaught of lines, fest campouts and long summer days with friends old and new. From environmentally friendly sunnies to camping gear that will make your festival glamp more comfortable, Mag mag has got you covered. See you out there!
Sunski drops some springtime heat:
One of our favorite sunnies brands has dropped a couple new models and reaffirmed their commitment to the environment with using recycled plastic on some of their glasses with the goal to be 100% recycled plastic in the next couple year and every purchase gives back to an environmental nonprofit.
The new Mattina (on models above) is inspired by the iconic style of Audrey Hepburn, with a stylish silhouette that works at Coachella or the beaches of Saint-Tropez. Light and durable with polarized lenses as well. MSRP $69
Another favorite is the new Gondola in Champagne Ocean perfect for spring skiing/boarding, long days at the day time festivals or getting in some hikes in your favorite alpine hot spot. Style meets function. Polarized of course. MSRP $89
Ok, so if you are going to be out and about in the woods at night or even Lightning In A Bottle or Burning Man, this head light will guide the way.
With BioLites 3D SlimFit Construction you will barely know this thing is on your head - it weighs only 69 grams and is bright enough to blind a cougar. MSRP $49.95
Max Output 330 Lumens
Red Night Vision Included
Front Panel Tilts Down
40 hours on LO, 3.5 Hours on HIGH
Recharge Via Micro USB
Available in 4 Colors
SanDisk iXpand 128 GB Flash Drive - Apple Lightning - Silver/Black
Here's something you probably didn't know you needed, a small memory stick that works seamlessly with your iPhone or iPad on the go. Simply download the app and clip the drive into your lightning port and you are ready to save away and back up those precious festival exploits (some of them anyway). MSRP around $50
Automatic photo backup
Watch your videos on the move
Works with most cases
USB 3.0 high-speed transfers
For photogs and creative professionals on the go, there is nothing more essential than a powerful backup drive that is both easy to carry and battle ready. Western Digital's My Passport Ultra answers the call of duty with its slim silhouette and featherweight portability. Available in 1T, 2T and 4T models - we got the chance to test out the 1T model with our MacBook Pro, and it worked seamlessly. If you have an older MacBook or PC, the drive also comes with a USB 3.0 adapter. MSRP 69.99 | 1T Model | 3-year limited warranty
If you are always on the go and like to travel light, then the Nomatic line is well worth a look. From functional backpacks to full blown 7-day travel bags this company is dedicated to the art of traveling and is continuously innovating with new bags and accessories. We got a chance to test out both the 40L travel bag and the Travel Pack both of which passed muster with high marks. Take a look at the video above to take a deeper dive into the Travel Bag product and explore their entire line here.
Perfect for creative professionals, DJs, adventure travelers and those looking to do more with less.
Birkenstock is back:
Yes, those stylish Jesus cruisers are back with a vengeance for both men and women. There couldn't be a more perfect sandal for the music festival fan - comfortable, durable, great support and those toes get to breathe. The limited edition leather sole Ciney and Delhia for women are a great look if you are going more fashion-forward - and not classic "Birk." Rich, premium leather in lush deep green fully wraps the contoured cork footbed and is accented with brushed gold tone hardware. Hand-crafted leather soles are inset with a rubber tread design for increased durability.
- Ciney (low top) Alsa Green Leather $280.00 Limited Edition / Available 5.1.19
- Delhia (high top) Alsa Green Leather $300.00 Limited Edition / Available 5.1.19
Take better photos with your cell phone:
The design team at Black Eye lense have come up with a great design that works on just about any cell phone - from Android to iPhone with their ingenious clip-on lenses. We got a chance to test the Fourth Generation Wide G4 lens which is perfect for those big wide angle festival shots that will make your IG account sizzle with likes. The pocket-sized Wide G4 travels easily with you wherever you go, making it the go-to lens for all your content creation. So don't miss out on creating incredible images.
- Optimized for mobile phones released 2018 and later
- 160° angle of view allowing for perfect landscapes or group shots
- Double-sided AR+ coating on all glass elements to prevent unwanted reflection and enhance the colors
- Nano grinded optics for excellent image quality and corner clarity
- The Universal Clip attachment system works with smartphones, tablets, and laptops
- Can be used with front and rear camera
- Works with dual lens devices
- Ideal for social media stories and live streaming
The perfect all terrain sneaker boot:
We loved the adi Terrex Hiker so much that we wanted to plug it again. This is the perfect mix between sneaker sensibility and hiking boot functionality. If you are spending 8+ hours on your feet either hiking around a music festival or up a mountain trail, it doesn't get much better than this. Link to our full review below.
The design team may not have done this with intention, but they genuinely have designed the perfect sneaker/boot hybrid that provides serious functionality and sneakerhead approved styling. They have weaved in the Boost midsole, Primeknit upper, and Torsion Bar technology to boot (pun intended) to bring extreme comfort and stability to the Free Hiker. - FULL Review Here
Festival season clutch-comfort and a limited MMW edition shammy from Rumpl
Rumpl is one of our favorite brands for festival camping and outdoor adventures. Whether you are trying to stay a little warmer, dryer or comfortable - Rumpl has an app for that.
Ground Cover - Your new go-to ass protection for any outdoor activity. The ground cover is perfect for sitting on the wet grass at a concert or for stepping up your campground set up. With a waterproof back, you never have to worry about wet booty again. With its easy carry strap, light insulation and internal storage pocket, it makes traveling with the blanket super simple. Size - 50" x 70" MSRP $89
The Rumpl Puffy Poncho - epic in so many ways, from its coziness to its built-in beer pocket. If you are headed out to some Spring or Fall fests, this garment is perfect for keeping off the evening and the early morning chill. It packs down to about the size of a football and is easy to stow in your backpack. It's also perfect for sitting around the campfire and telling ghost stories - or ghosting stories, whatever you prefer - beer/whiskey not included. MSRP $179
My Shammy Vice Collab Towel with Miami Music Week channels some serious Crockett & Tubbs energy:
Miami Music Week may be over, but you can still feel those Miami vibes all season long with the My Shammy Vice. Pastel goodness and palm fronds collide to give this shammy the perfect look for the beach or beside the pool. It packs up small and lays out big, perfect for traveling light and drying off quickly. Hurry, this collab won't last long. MSRP $39.00