Festival season is almost upon us, and you don't want to wait until you're shoving all of your things into your friend's purse to realize you don't have a cool festival bag. The perfect piece is practical, stylish, highly Instagram-able, and able to withstand a long day out in the sun, carrying all of your stuff. Size is important, too: You don't want a super cute bag that only holds one thing of sunscreen and doesn't close, but you don't want to lug around your ever spacious gym bag either.
The other thing to consider is cost — if you're going to spend money on a bag you love, you definitely want to find one that you can wear more than once. The 15 bags on this list are both reasonably priced and totally versatile to ensure that you are getting your money's worth.
In the end, the most important thing to think about when getting a festival bag is how helpful it will be to you the day of. Send this list to your festival loving friends too, so that you don't end up carrying all of their things in your cool new bag the day of the event — nobody wants to lug around so much stuff that they can't cut loose. Plus, you and your squad can coordinate and trade off for each music festival. Check out your options below
1Alison Striped Tote Bag
This striped bag is an effortless way to keep all your festival essentials in one place.
2Rainbow Travel Bag
This bag would sit comfortably on your shoulder, and it has the all important zipper closure and pockets.
3Raj L.A. Genuine Leather Bag
The thing about genuine leather is it lasts for a really long time. Throw in the adjustable cross body strap and you have a bag that will last you through so many music festivals.
4Mesh Dogclip Backpack
This bag will hold everything you need, and it zips shut and clips. Plus, the color will make you stand out in a crowd.
5Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Pom Cross Body Bag
Only want to carry the essentials but still want a cool bag? Look no further than this vintage inspired cross body.
6Herschel Supply Co. X UO Grove Mini Backpack
All the holding power of a Herschel backpack in a more manageable minimalist style.
A drawstring backpack is a tried and true festival bag. You can't go wrong with the bright color and all those pockets.
8Battenwear Packable Tote Bag
This durable bag can be rolled up in the off chance you don't have it filled with your essentials.
9adidas Originals Camo Print Festival Multi Way Bag
This bag literally has festival in the name, and with a brand like adidas, this is sure to hit all your bag needs with an on trend camo print.
10South Branch Tote
Look super chic with this leopard print strap bag, complete with buckle handles, zippers, and a contrasting maroon color.
11BAGGU All Weather Tote Bag
Protect your things from the elements with this all weather bag, and use it on all your adventures.
12Lululemon Diversity Wanderlust Bag
This bag is the exception to leaving your gym bag at home because it's just too perfect for a festival.
13Mini Tote With Contrasting Handle
Perfect for festival goers with an edgier style, this bag features a contrast handle and a magnetic closure. Pair it with your favorite vintage tee.
14Faux Fur Crossbody Bag
I can't picture an outfit that wouldn't look even better with the addition of this bag.
15Crossbody Bag With Pendant Detail
And last but not least, the bag that is the best of all worlds. A drawstring bucket bag with a handle and detachable strap.
This festival season, let your bag do the talking — and the carrying — so all you have to do is listen to the music.