The Best Road Trip Accessories of 2019
Go the distance with these nine essentials
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Kelty Bestie Blanket ($25)
The Bestie is filled with Kelty’s synthetic Cloudloft insulation, and tough polyester on the underside sheds dirt and moisture after picnics. Wipe it down when you’re done and pack it into the 12-inch stuff sack.
Ruffwear Kibble Kaddie Bag ($40)
Store up to 42 cups of grub and feed your pup right out of the bag. The roll-top handle allows you to compress it as it empties to save space.
Marmot Camp Hauler Large Bag ($150)
The perfect trunk companion, this oversize 95-liter organizer has six roomy internal pockets, a big zip compartment at the bottom, padded straps and haul handles, and internal stays to keep it standing tall for easy access.
MyMedic MyFAK First Aid Kit ($240)
No more fussing with snaps or buckles. This waterproof kit has a quick-release system, and the straps allow you to secure it to a seat or inside the trunk. When you need it, detach the Velcro harness and go.
Sea to Summit Wilderness Wipes ($4)
Perfect when you’re far from a shower, these soft, extra-thick wipes are compostable and smell great. Aloe and vitamin E leave your skin feeling clean and hydrated.
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 32-Ounce Bottle ($40)
Double-walled insulation keeps cold liquids cold and hot ones hot for up to 24 and 12 hours, respectively. Whatever the temperature, the optional straw lid ($10) prevents spills when you’re behind the wheel.
Orca LiddUp 35 Cooler ($300)
Sure, this 35-quart cooler will keep perishables fresh for up to ten days, but we love the LED system, which lights up the contents of the chest when it’s opened, saving time and precious ice while you’re rooting around for munchies.
Uncharted Supply Co. Zeus Jump-Starter ($150)
Never be stuck with a dead battery again. This 1.4-pound portable power unit can jump a diesel engine multiple times on a charge.
Maven C.1 Binoculars ($325)
Low-dispersion glass provides a clear, high-contrast view at half the price of similar models. The C.1 is scratch-resistant, too, and tough enough to stay in the trunk or glove box.