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Tech Special: Raise Your Festival Game

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Whether you’re heading to Glasto or chilling in the park, this essential festival tech will sort out your summer.

Portable BBQ

Wild & Wolf Gentlemen’s Hardware Foldaway Travel BBQ

Festival Tech: BBQ

Man cannot live on craft beer alone, so it’s a good idea to get yourself a carry-anywhere kitchen and knock up a summer feast on the fly. Amazingly, this lightweight charcoal barbecue fits into a small protective suitcase, allowing you to crank out jerk chicken, haute dogs and melt-in-the-mouth burgers wherever your adventures take you.

£65, johnlewis.co.uk

Ultra-light chair

Coleman Kickback Breeze Blue chair

Ultra-light Festival Chair

Perfect for festivals and sporting events, this foldable camping chair has a steel frame for added strength and packs away into a carry bag. The ventilated mesh back support prevents you getting sweaty, while the low-to-the-ground design means you can kick back and stretch out your legs while you wait for Kanye to show up.

£30, amazon.co.uk

Solar charger

WakaWaka Base 10

Solar charger

Thanks to this portable solar charger, you’ll never run out of power again. The 10 watt panel converts sunlight into electricity faster than its rivals – simply leave in the sun for 6-12 hours and it’ll charge a phone four times over.

£119, waka-waka.com

Toasty hand warmer

Zippo 12-Hour hand warmer

Festival hand warmer

Whether you’re freezing your tail off at a British festival, fishing off the coast of Scotland or scaling a Swiss mountain, Zippo’s durable metal hand warmer will keep you toasty in the great outdoors. It provides 10 times more heat than a  disposable hand warmer; simply fill with lighter fluid and the gadget generates a flame-less, odourless heat.

£24, zippo.co.uk

Mud-proof speaker

Polk Boom Swimmer

Waterproof bluetooth speaker

Soggy weather dampening your spirits? A Bluetooth party speaker will quickly raise them. This wireless wonder is waterproof and shockproof, meaning it can take a beating while pumping out your favourite festival bangers. It can also be mounted anywhere using its bendy ‘tail’ attachment.

£60, polkaudio.com

360-degree camera

Nikon KeyMission 360

360-degree camera

Forget Snapchat – this action-packed camera captures your favourite bands in 360-degree 4K video. It even has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so you can instantly review the panoramic footage on a smartphone or VR headset.

£419, nikon.co.uk

Hands-free torch

Coleman CXS+ 300 Rechargeable LED Head Torch

Hands-free Head Torch

This water-resistant LED head torch has an output of 300 lumens and a ton of futuristic features including gesture control. Simply swipe your hand over the bulb to dim the brightness when it’s time to wave a lighter in the air.

£33, amazon.co.uk

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