Festivals – they’re all about great music, amazing food, good friends and outfits that make you look at your best.
Of course, no one wants to ruin their festive look by carrying around a heavy and large backpack. That can get really uncomfortable, too. But what about your personal things?
Your ID, that new pair of sunglasses, an iPad, two mobile phones and a camera – the list of valuable stuff you’ll be carrying around can go on and on.
Don’t worry, you can avoid all the fuss and uncomfortable situations by investing in a cool festival backpack. Hands-free, with secure inner pockets and available in a variety of styles, a good backpack will become your new best friend.
The perfect piece is practical, stylish, Instagram-able and able to resist a long day out in the sun, carrying all your stuff. Size is important, too. You don’t want a backpack that can only hold one bottle of sunscreen and a pair of glasses. But you don’t want to bring your spacious gym bag either.
We’ve put together a list of 15 backpacks that merge style and comfort that you can add to your own festival outfit.
DIOMO Geometric Lingge Backpack
When it comes to festivals, this backpack is popular for the coolest reasons.
The DIOMO Geometric Luminous reacts to light like magic. All you need is a flash of light and your bag will turn heads. The cool geometric pattern reflects light when it’s dark outside and it subtly shines in the sun, creating a rainbow effect.
Available in multiple sizes and patterns, this backpack is spacious enough to hold everything you need without getting in the way. It’s made of water-proof material so you don’t need to worry about getting caught in the rain.
Fjallraven – Kanken Mini Classic Backpack
Fjallraven is a classic brand that makes durable, timeless and classy backpacks and the Kanken Mini is no exception.
Mini backpacks are the perfect size when it comes to festivals. Spacious enough to hold your essentials, but small enough so you can easily move around.
The two side pockets of the bag are great for keeping your sunglasses, your phone or a bottle of water.
Vibedration Festival Hydration Pack
This Vibedration stylish backpack is designed to keep you hydrated and looking awesome at music festivals. Bonus point: you’ll save a lot of money by avoiding over priced water bottles.
The backpack has three main compartments build to hold your festival essentials organized. There’s plenty of room for everything: spare clothing, wallet, phone, chargers, sunglasses, snacks and other accessories.
The backpack is available in multiple colors and patterns, each more awesome than the other.
P.KU.VDSL Vintage Canvas Backpack
If vintage is your style, we’ve got you covered.
This vintage backpack has all the modern features. You don’t have to worry about your phone running out of battery right when you’re about to take a perfect picture. The bag comes with a built in USB port offering you a convenient way to charge your phone or iPad.
This backpack is not a mini, so there’ll be plenty of space to bring literally everything you need and then a little more.
It’s the perfect choice for 3-days festivals or for when you’re planning on carrying larger stuff that would not fit in a mini, like a laptop.
KAVU Rope Sling Bag
Sling bags are always a great choice for festivals because of their practicality. There’s easy access to pockets and you can switch shoulders if the backpack starts to get uncomfortable.
This model from KAVU comes in a variety of vivid colors, making sure you’ll look at your best during these fun days.
The bag has two main compartments for your larger stuff, like camera, a spare set of clothes or shoes and two small pockets for smaller accessories.
JanSport Superbreak Backpack
When it comes to backpacks, JanSport is one of the most loved brands out there.
We find this particular model great for festivals because of its fun design and of course because of its practicality. It’s simple, spacious, comfortable and just the right size.
The backpack has one large main compartment and a front pocket for your smaller accessories.
Not too large, not too small and available in a variety of colors, the JanSport Superbreak is definitely a safe choice when it comes to festivals.
Herschel Dawson Backpack
Another safe bet when it comes to high quality backpacks is Herschel.
The Dawson Backpack is made of synthetic leather and has that classic Herschel look that nothing can beats.
Small enough to take to a festival but spacious enough to carry your essentials, this backpack has one main compartment and two smaller pockets in front.
This backpack will last for years and when the festival season is over, you can also wear it to school, since it can even fit a small laptop inside.
MIRACOL Hydration Backpack
Hydration backpacks are a hit when it comes to festivals or other outdoor activities. If you never tried one, then a festival is the perfect occasion to do so.
The backpack keeps your fluids cool up to 4 hours due to its inside thermal insulation and insulated tube.
This is no doubt one of the best hydration and affordable backpack on the market right now. It’s pretty small in size, allowing you to move freely, which makes it a perfect choice for festivals.
RUPUMPACK Insulated Hydration Backpack
If we didn’t praise hydration packs long enough for you to be interested in trying one, here’s another choice, from RUPUMPACK.
This one is slightly larger in size and has a few more pockets, allowing you to organize your accessories better.
Pick a hydration pack for your next festival or outdoor adventure and you’ll thank us later!
Venture Pal Lightweight Packable
Trust your backpack even if you don’t trust the weather. The water-proof Ventura Pal lightweight daypack is one of our favorite choices when it comes to festivals.
This is a more sporty choice that focuses more on comfort and functionality rather than a stylish design. You probably won’t impress your friends with it, but your back will thank you later.
This backpack is one the most comfortable choices in our list. This model comes in different sizes, so pick one that’s suitable for your needs and just enjoy the day.
HIKPRO Lightweight Backpack
Another backpack that focuses on comfort and functionality is this model from HIKPRO.
The bag is incredibly durable and comfortable to wear, comes in a minimalist design and is so lightweight you won’t even notice you’re wearing it.
Small in size but spacious enough to carry all your essentials, this is a great choice to take to a festival. It has two side pockets, perfect for a water bottle and a pair of sunglasses, and a small zippered front pocket for your phone and wallet.
JanSport Half Pint Mini Backpack
If you love your comfort but also want that unique and colorful festival look, we’ve got you covered. This model from JanSport has everything you need.
It has the classic JanSport look, but in a mini version, perfect for holding your essentials without getting in the way.
It’s available in a variety of colors and models, all perfect for a magical day.
MOSISO Sling Backpack
We’ve mentioned before that we love sling bags and believe they’re perfect for festivals, due to their practicality.
This model from MOSISO is available in a variety of colors, making sure you’ll find one what will match your outfit.
The backpack has a large main compartment, a zippered front pocket for your smaller accessories and a side pocket for a bottle of water.
Gonex Ultralight Handy Travel Backpack
The last one in our list is the Gonex Ultra Lightweight Backpack.
This backpack will be the perfect companion on your festival day, when all you care about is being comfortable and keeping your belongings safe.
It has a large main compartment, a zippered front pocket and two side pockets, perfect for a bottle of water and a pair of sunglasses.
The backpack is foldable, available in different colors and sizes and has a great price-quality ratio.
Even if you might not stand out in a crowd wearing it, the backpack is really comfortable and, after all, this might be one of the most important features.