Road Trips Gear Guide

Before you hit the open road, make sure you have all the essentials you’ll need for a stress-free trip. Here are nine things that’ll make it easy to enjoy the ride.

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AAA Emergency Kit

First-aid kit? Check. LED flashlight? Check. Booster cables? Check. Emergency poncho? Check. No matter what comes your way on your next road trips, you can rest assured you’ll be prepared with this AAA Emergency Roadside Safety Kit.

Byer Traveller Light Hammock

After hours of driving, take a break in this lightweight travel hammock. It’s quick to hang after a long day on the road and packs down into a small pouch for easy storage. The only problem will be regulating the hammock hog on your trip.

Tablet Headrest Mount

There won’t be a peep from the backseat with this tablet headrest mount. It adjusts to fit any size tablet and is compatible with nearly all headrests. The kids (or adults) in the back won’t be asking “are we there yet?” because they’ll be too absorbed in their movie or game.


While we’re fans of taking a detour, especially a scenic one, this RV GPS makes it impossible to get lost … unless you want to. Specially designed for the RV lifestyle, features include lifetime updates to maps, along with traffic and customized scenic routes. It also includes an America’s RV Parks and Services directory so it’s easy to find campgrounds that are have on-site laundry, allow pets and more.

Bobble Water Bottles

Stay hydrated on the road with BPA-free Bobble Bottles that filter out impurities on the go, so you can fill up at the campground or rest stop water fountain worry-free. And with so many color options, no one will get their bottle mixed up in the car.

GripTight GorillaPod

Roadside photo-ops will be a breeze with this handy GripTight GorillaPod . This flexible tripod grips to any surface -- from a tree to a fence -- and has a reliable rubber grip that secures a smartphone. Perfect for road trips, it can double as a GPS stand -- gripping around your rearview mirror for hands-free driving.

BioLite Campstove and Charger

This eco-friendly BioLite Campstove is pure genius. It doesn’t need fuel, and the heat created from burning just a handful of kindling converts into usable electricity that can be used to recharge your gadgets. Cook dinner, charge your phone and feel good about your carbon footprint -- what more could you ask for?

The Beats Pill Speaker

No matter where the road takes you this summer, you’ll want to bring your tunes. The Beats Pill is a lightweight, portable speaker that’s wireless and Bluetooth enabled. Its compact size means you can bring the party with you, no matter how little space you have in the car.

Fire Starter

Building a fire just got a lot easier with this handy fire starter that produces sparks in any weather or altitude. It has an ergonomic thumb guard for comfort and an attached emergency whistle, in case you need to call for help.

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