7 Road Trip Essentials

Planning a road trip over Memorial Day? We get it—you’re excited. But before you speed off into the sunset, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for anything that comes your way.

With that, here’s our checklist of the seven road trip essentials you need to survive and have a great time.

  1. Reusable Water Bottles
    What if you could save money (and the planet) by packing a reusable water bottle during your trip? Visitor centers, campgrounds, and other public spaces have clean and inviting public taps you can use to fill up.
  2. Protein-Packed Snacks
    Don’t want to stop for a sit-down meal every few hours? There are plenty of healthy snacks you can keep in the car to stay energized. Crackers and cheese, nuts and seeds, and granola bars or even jerky will make you feel good on the go.
  3. Portable Power
    You never know what’ll happen on the road—especially if you’re spending time off the grid. The Duracell Power Source Portable Generator provides clean, safe, quiet power for outdoor excursions or emergencies. It’s even rechargeable by solar or car!
  4. Sun Protection
    Seen much of the sun lately? We haven’t either, but that’s about to change. To protect yourself from those powerful UV rays, you’ll want to make sure you remember your sunglasses and hat. Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen too.
  5. Neck Pillows
    You might not think you need a neck pillow. We’re confident you’ll want one, though. Spending hours in the car can be rough on the neck and back, and a comfortable travel pillow will offer support. Bonus points if you manage to squeeze in a quick snooze in the passenger seat.
  6. Daypack
    Gym bags, duffels, and even suitcases are just fine. That is, until you decide to wander off on a day hike or a jaunt around a new city. This is where a daypack may come in. You can keep your valuables close, carry snacks and sunscreen, and easily explore new terrain.
  7. Car Chargers
    With Duracell’s state-of-the-art Portable Power Inverters, you can charge multiple devices on the go. From outdoor recreation to mobile entertainment, and even your phone, these car chargers have all your needs covered.