Skip To Content

    19 Things That Make Summer Events Less Of A Sweaty Suckfest

    Because boob sweat, chafed thighs, and dead phones are very real.

    1. Get a pair of cooling boob tubes to keep the ol' chest nice 'n chilled.

    We can all agree that cooled boobs > hot boobs.

    Get it at Polar Breeze Bandanas for $8.99.

    2. Bring a tiny portable phone charger so you never run out of juice.

    Snapchats and 'grams or it didn't happen!

    Get it at Urban Outfitters for $24.

    3. And get a waterproof phone case so that rain doesn't ruin your life.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    4. Get some breezy relief from an iPhone-powered portable fan.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6.95.

    5. Get a quick-dry towel for sweat and rain.

    Instead of sitting in your bag wet and smelly, it'll dry and be ready for another mop-up pretty quickly.

    Get it at Amazon for $8.99.

    6. Don't be without individually-wrapped moist towelettes because Porta Potties are a difficult reality.

    Let's say there's no toilet paper and the antibacterial gel dispenser is out. Avoid that disaster.

    Get a box of 1000 from Amazon for $17.73.

    7. While you're at it, bring shower wipes because let's be honest, a periodic full-body clean-down never hurt anyone.

    Get it at Amazon for $7.29.

    8. And consider investing in a pocket shower for multi-day events.

    Get it at Amazon for $32.95.

    9. Bring bandanas to use as a sweat-absorbing headband, to hold your hair back, or to wet and wear on your neck to cool you down.

    Also, they never go out of style.

    Get a dozen at Amazon for $12.74.

    10. Bring a spray bottle for yourself and the new BFFs you'll make when they realize you can cool them down.

    Get it at Amazon for $7.49.

    11. Bring snacks that can survive the temperature and legit keep you full when you're drained from the heat.

    Sweet Pea's Kitchen. / Via

    Trail mix, jerky, dried fruit, energy bars, etc. will all survive a full day in your hot bag.

    Get a bunch of recipes for trail mix here.

    12. Pack a soothing gel that prevents chafing.

    Instagram: @justthefwordblog / Via

    Keep your thighs (or nips, or whatever) happy and chafe-free.

    Get it at Amazon for $8.

    13. Pack Pedialyte packets to rehydrate without a ton of sugar.

    Instagram: @clt25 / Via

    Sweating buckets + having some boozy drinks + overpriced festival water can make you feel dehydrated and crappy. Pedialyte will help you rehydrate and is way better for you than a super sugary sports drink.

    Get a box of eight packets at Amazon for $8.98.

    14. Make some DIY ice packs with a sponge and a zip lock bag.

    These are simple to make and will keep your snacks or water nice 'n cold. Or, you can just bring them to rub on the back of your neck to cool you off. As they melt the sponges should absorb the water so you don't have to deal with backpack puddles.

    Get the full tutorial here.

    15. Download a free app that will remind you to drink water.

    Like iHydrate and Waterlogged.

    16. Get sunscreen that protects you and cools you as you apply it.

    Get it at Amazon for $13.97.

    17. Prepare for the inevitable sunburn by freezing aloe in an ice cube tray.

    Let's say you don't do an amazing job of applying sunscreen (because tbh it turns out most of us don't apply the right amount or often enough). Treating yourself to frozen aloe cubes will cool you down while soothing your poor burned skin. Watch the tutorial here.

    18. Stash a steroid cream for dealing with mosquito bites.

    As BuzzFeed Health has reported, steroid cream is the most effective way to combat the inflammation and itchiness caused by mosquito bites. So, stock up.

    Get it at Amazon for $6.90.

    19. And swap out your backpack for a fanny pack to reduce back sweat.

    A giant, full bag on your back just makes you hotter and your back even sweatier. And yes, they are stylish. Here are a bunch of stylish ones to prove it.

    Want to be the first to see product recommendations, style hacks, and beauty trends? Sign up for our As/Is newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form