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The Hot List: Outdoorsy essentials for a Bank Holiday weekend getaway

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Ready for the weekend (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

Whether it’s going to a festival, camping with the fam or relaxing in the garden, this Bank Holiday weekend is worth celebrating properly.

The sun’s finally on it’s way, so it’s time to crack open some bevvies, get your favourite BBQ bits ready and enjoy your well-deserved time off.

From funky pool floats and beach chairs to booze-friendly bags and portable pet beds, here’s this week’s Hot List.

Festival in a Bag

Camp rock. (Picture: Festival in a Bag)

This camping kit-in-a-bag is here to save festival season.

The tough rucksack includes a two-person tent, sleeping bag, camping mat and water bottle for the ultimate, one-stop shop to sleeping under the stars.

Buy it for £129.99 from Festival in a Bag

Beach chair

Take a seat. (Picture: Graham & Green)

Camping, glamping or a festival in the back garden, this low-slung, folding chair is the only spot you’ll need for soaking up the sun.

Buy it for £36 from Graham & Green.

Stripe rose white beach BBQ bucket

Bucket list. (Picture: Cielshop)

A simple bucket BBQ is all you need for al-fresco grilling and this pretty design is the sweetest we’ve spied.

Buy it for £16.95 from Cielshop

Beosound Explore

Music maker. (Picture: Bang & Olufsen)

Weekend adventures need music, so this waterproof and wireless speaker, in a cool aluminium finish, will make sure your party playlist sounds top notch, come rain or shine.

Buy it for £169 from Bang & Olufsen

Stones x Sunnylife classic tongue deluxe lie-on float

Lip service (Picture: Sevak Babakhani)

Exciting is an understatement. Head to the pool or beach with this rock star-ready inflatable float and make this a sunny season to remember.

Buy it for £55 from RS No9 Carnaby

Insulated TKWide (355ml) outdoor limited edition bottle

Eau yes. (Picture: Klean Kanteen)

Keep hydration levels topped up – or cosy
up with a hot brew
– thanks to this insulated bottle with cool, camper van print.

Buy it for £25.95 from Klean Kanteen

Canned Sparkling Wine

In a fizz. (Picture: Canvino)

Ice-cold cans of vino will give you a taste of la dolce vita while the sun shines.

Pack up your cool bag with fizzy Italian wines in lightweight, recyclable cans and let the good times roll.

Buy it for £18 for six cans from Canvino

Elevated Portable Pet House

Pets at home. (Picture: Amazon)

Your pooch won’t mind being in this doghouse on your next camping trip.

Buy it for £43.61 from Amazon

Yvonne Ellen tiger picnic blanket

Blanket cover. (Picture: John Lewis)

This weekend is all about R&R, so throw down this cute, tiger picnic blanket, lie back and press pause for a few days. Grrrreat stuff.

Buy it for £30 from John Lewis

Insulated cooler backpack 15l

Bag it up. (Picture: Red Original)

This might just be the coolest festival find: a lightweight, insulated backpack that’s waterproof, made from recycled plastic bottles and can keep ice frozen for hours.

Buy it for £134.95 from Red Original

The XX Box

So easy. (Picture: The Drinks Drop)

Festival prep doesn’t get any easier than three-litre, bag-in-box cocktails, available in six boozy tipples, such as Watermelon Margarita and Viking Woo Woo, mixed by some of the nation’s best bartenders. Serves 20.

Buy it for £86 from The Drinks Drop

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