Survive the mud and mayhem - Best festival gear 2013

From tents to chargers, we've got you covered. You'll be the (muddy) prince of festival tech in no time

Festival season is upon us, and with it comes the joys of trench foot, questionable hygiene, copious alcohol consumption and of course, plenty of musical revels.

Which is why we've rounded up some of the best gear you need to survive from Glastonbury to Reading, and everything in between.

Mophie Juice Pack Universal Powerstation Pro


Survive the mud and mayhem - Best festival gear 2013 - Mophie Juice Pack Universal Powerstation Pro 2

If you're off gallivanting in mud for a few days then you'll struggle without a dedicated power source. Mophie's massive 6,000mAh Powerstation Pro packs enough juice to charge even the hungriest of smartphones at least two times over, with enough water-resistance and shock absorption to survive even the moshiest of pits.

The much cheaper and more pocketable £20 Reserve Micro is ideal for a quick top up in between stages too.

BioLite campstove


Sure, it costs a pretty penny, but you'll be lavishing this ingenious stove with praise once it starts charging your precious gadgets with nary a power outlet in sight.

Simply fill it up with sticks, pine cones or anything else you're willing to burn and you'll be smugly cooking your supper and charge your tech in no time. How's that for multitasking?

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The Wedge tent


Survive the mud and mayhem - Best festival gear 2013

It might look like a giant facehugger from Alien, but at least you can relax assured in the knowledge that arachnophobic festival thieves will think twice before snooping around in your tent.

Niche thief-scaring ability aside, the 2-person Wedge tent is incredibly easy to set up, thanks to its heavy duty inflatable frame – it'll be up in no time with the help of a mini two-way pump. Less time pitching and more time krumping. What's not to like?

JawBone Up


Ever wondered how many calories you burn head-banging and running into multiple walls of death? Is it enough to cancel out the copious amounts of cider you're chugging down in between stages? Well now you can find out, thanks to the JawBone Up. It can track your steps, log activities and check up on how many calories you've burnt with an accompanying iOS and Android app.

You can even log your food calorie intake, and although it lacks Bluetooth like the FitBit Ultra, its battery will last the duration of a festival, and then some. It's also water resistant and can take a knock or too, as demonstrated when it survived 12 miles of Stuff's gruelling Tough Mudder challenge.

House of Marley Chant Bluetooth speaker


These mini speaker can pump out your collection of exquisite tunes wirelessly via Bluetooth or a standard 3.5mm audio cable. Packing large sound into a stylish and compact body, the Chant is also portable enough to clip onto your bag/belt, turning you into a walking boombox. Irie.

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