The Ultimate Road Trip Packing List
No matter where you're driving, road trips are much better if you have all the right supplies. If you're on the road, for example, an insulated coffee mug and polarized sunglasses will be sure to come in handy. For passengers, noise-canceling headphones and a versatile neck pillow are essentials, especially if you'll be trying to get some sleep in the car.
We've compiled a list of 14 must-haves that will make your road trip more comfortable, from products you can use in the car to items that will be useful once you reach your destination.
Huzi Infinity Pillow
If you're in the passenger seat, a versatile neck pillow will make naps in the car much more comfortable.
To buy: amazon.com, $40
Zomake Picnic Blanket
For stops along the way, a picnic blanket can turn nearly any location into the perfect lunch spot. This blanket is waterproof and packable, so it's ideal for storing in the car.
To buy: amazon.com, from $25
Tumi Zip Card Case
When you're running in and out of gas stations and rest stops on the road, a compact wallet that attaches to your keys will help you keep all your essentials in one place.
To buy: tumi.com, $189 (originally $275)
Yeti Rambler 20-ounce Tumbler
To fuel up on the road without accumulating unnecessary waste, bring along a reusable tumbler cup. This one from Yeti will also keep your drink warm for hours.
To buy: amazon.com, $30
First Aid Kit
A portable first aid kit is a must-have for any car.
To buy: amazon.com, $16
Samsonite Lumbar Support Seat Pillow
For long drives, a lumbar support pillow that attaches to your car seat will save your back.
To buy: amazon.com, $30
Audible Audiobook Membership
A good audiobook will make the time pass much faster while on the road.
To buy: amazon.com, $15 per month
Hydro Flask Unbound Series 24L Soft Cooler Tote
Whether you bring your own snacks from home or simply must buy a local delicacy from your destination, a portable cooler bag is a must when traveling with food.
To buy: dickssportinggoods.com, $200
Uleeka Car Backseat Organizer
When traveling with kids, a backseat organizer will help keep track of toys and activities, putting off the "are we there yet?" question a bit longer.
To buy: amazon.com, $23
Le Specs Bandwagon Polarized Sunglasses
Protect your eyes in style with these polarized tortoise shades from Le Specs.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $69
Supergoop Play Sunscreen
Be prepared for any outdoor pit stops with a hydrating, broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 50.
To buy: sephora.com, from $22
Anker Car Charger
Keeping all your devices charged is key when you're on the go. This charger from Anker has two USB ports, so you can power up two devices at once.
To buy: amazon.com, $10