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Our Festival Survival Guide

With Glastonbury only five days away and a whole host of other fun festivals coming our way over the summer months, now is the perfect time to pick up the essential items you’ll need to make it through the season in one piece. We’ve gathered together our top picks from our extensive range of clothing and accessories, with styles for men and women all at great prices. Check out our festival survival guide below!

Although it’s often hard to guarantee what the weather will do on the day, it’s always best to come prepared for the worst. This Splashmacs Adult Rain Poncho is the perfect remedy to a sudden rainstorm, with drawstring fasteners and a pop stud placket to really keep the damp at bay. Available in a choice of clear PVC or seven vibrant colours, it can even fold away conveniently into a handy carry case when conditions improve.

A sturdy backpack is the best way of keeping your valuables with you whilst on the move, whether it’s travelling to your festival of choice or zipping between your tent and the stage. This Bagbase Heritage Retro Rucksack is a stylish choice for festivalgoers of all ages, and comes with a storage capacity of 18 litres, perfect for holding onto everything from water bottles and umbrellas to spare jumpers and coats.

If you’re planning on camping out during a multi-day festival, comfortable and warm bedding is a must. In addition to sleeping bags and pillows, blankets are a great way of keeping snug and adding extra warmth if needed. With a super soft build and an anti-pilling finish, this Result Plain Outdoor Fleece Blanket is the perfect choice for a great night’s sleep, and comes in a choice of four colours.

Last but definitely not least, the all-important British festival staple; the wellington boots. With thousands of feet churning up the field, wellingtons  can be a life-saver if the weather takes a turn for the worst. These unisex Dunlop Wellington Boots are the perfect choice to keep feet warm and dry, and at just £12.20, they’re an effective and affordable option. For those wishing to be a little more adventurous, these Cotswold Ladies Sandringham Wellingtons are a vibrant, colourful choice, with striking pink and purple shades on offer, as well as metallic silver and gold.

Next week customers can get an extra 15% off top summer staples including Wellies, Raincoats, Backpacks, Summer Hats and Dresses when you spend over £30 by using voucher code VP43JVB7 at the checkout. 

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Find The Perfect Gift For Mother’s Day

As your mum will no doubt have tried to subtly tell you, this Sunday marks the return of Mother’s Day. If the idea of the search for the perfect present is already leaving you weary, take a look at our very own gift guide for Mothering Sunday 2014.

With warmer weather hopefully on the horizon, make sure your mum is ready for summer with our range of strappy maxi dresses. Available in sizes 8 to 22, this Feather Print Maxi Dress comes in a choice of two vibrant colours, and the lightweight, 100% cotton design is perfect for warm weather at home or abroad.

With full waterproofing and an easy pull-on design, the Cotswold PVC Long Wellington will ensure that your mum is prepared for whatever the British summer throws at us, and with a range of styles ranging from floral to leopard print, she’ll always be sure to stand out from the crowd.

When it comes to the difficult job of present hunting, appealing to your mum’s softer side rarely fails. With his fluffy brown fur and friendly face, our Mumbles Bracken Plush Teddy Bear will be no exception. Made of soft fabric and with a bean-stuffed interior, Bracken is available in small, medium and large sizes.

With its colourful, dotted design, this Ladies Walking Umbrella will appeal to the mum who takes accessorizing seriously. Available in pink, purple, and black, the 97cm span will keep your mum safe and dry through many an April shower.

This Heart Print Sweater is another great way to show your mum you care. In a choice of black with red or cream with pink, this knitted, square neck pullover offers both style and comfort with its contrast pattern and soft material, and is available in small, medium and large sizes.

This lightweight, Spot Design Scarf is perfect for long walks through the countryside during the summer months, and in a range of six colours including black, fuchsia and pink, there’s a style to suit every outfit.

If your mum is the type to put comfort first, our range of women’s dressing gowns are sure to bring a smile to her face. The Spot Print Supersoft Dressing Gown offers warmth for wearers looking to relax in bed or around the home, and the fleece rope belt will ensure that your mum stays cosy all through the year.

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Festival Fashions! A buying guide for Wellingtons

wellFestival Season is upon us, and whatever sort of music you are into, there are a few necessities you need. Whether you’re going to Glastonbury or Download, Isle of Wight or Reading, you will need the number one festival essential – Wellingtons Boots. We stock a variety of Wellingtons for men, women and children, but how do you choose? To make things easier for you, this week are comparing a few different options.

Cotswold are a big name in Wellingtons, and these Carnival Wellingtons are bright and colourful; perfect for the Isle of Wight Festival. They are manufactured with a Super Lightweight EVA Fabric meaning they don’t weigh your feet down. They have Pull-On holes which makes them easy to get your feet into and their colourful design will make you stand out in a crowd.

Another one from Costwold, these Short Wellingtons come up to your ankles, which prevent your calves from getting too hot if the weather is sunny. These Wellingtons are seriously on trend right now, with lots of celebrities wearing them this year. They are made from PVC which makes them easy to clean and lightweight. These would be perfect for Hyde Park Festival.

These Moo Wellingtons are really cute! They are also manufactured by Cotswold, and come up just below the knee. They are made with a fully waterproof Rubber upper and a Cotton lining, which will keep you protected but also allow your skin to breathe. The funky cow print will be right at home at Worthy Farm for Glastonbury.

One for the guys here, these Dikamar Evora Wellingtons are great quality at a great price. Made from PVC which makes them lightweight, and available in two colours – Black and Green, these would be great for Download Festival.

Lastly, we have these Dikamar Administrator Wellingtons. These are the typical festival Wellingtons. Made from PVC with a Nitrile Sole, they have a ribbed outer collar which makes it easy to get the boot on and off. Perfect for any festival!

So whichever festival you’re going to, we hope this buying guide makes it easier to choose, if you would like to browse our full range of Wellingtons, please click here.

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This Week’s Giveaway!

wellybobsFollowing the huge success of our Facebook competition last week, in which we featured a Ladies Summer Dress, this week the prize is a pair of Dunlop Devon Wellingtons.

These wellingtons boots have a slip resistant outsole, a steel toe cap and mid-sole protection. These wellingtons are perfect for festivals, farmers, or even walking the dog in the mud.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is go to our Facebook Page here and like the picture. (You may also have to like the page if you have not done so already) and the winner will be chosen at random next Friday. Good Luck!

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