Holiday Shopping Guide: The Road Tripper

Hit the open road.

Whether it’s just a couple hours drive to your favorite weekend destination, or you’re hitting the road for an extended stay, every road tripper has their go-to supplies for the ride. Pick out a gift for whoever rides shotgun in your car and make the next adventure even sweeter.

1. Cotopaxi Cusco 26L

Carry the essentials on your back. The Cusco is the ultimate trail-to-town crossover of functionality and style. It’s equally well suited for carrying your climbing gear to the crag as is it for holding your laptop on the way to the office or class. Price: $89.95. Buy Now.

2. Kammok Roo Camping Hammock

Pull over and hang for a while. Forget about naps in the front seat of the car. Pull over onto some side roads, find a couple of trees, and recharge for the next long haul on the road. Price: $99. Buy Now.

3. Mini Jambox

"Radio?! Who needs a radio?" You don’t want to run the car battery down blasting tunes when you pull over for a break or for the night. Let the Mini Jambox do the work. This little guy packs a surprising punch and the sound quality is great. Price: 129.99. Buy Now.

4. Rhino-Rack Roof Mount Cargo Basket

For when the trunk just won’t cut it. Some of you will hit the road content with nothing but a day pack and the clothes on your back. Others need to bring their whole garage along on every weekend trip. If you fit into the latter category, you’re going to want to upgrade to this awesome roof rack from Rhino-Rack. Price: 319.16. Buy Now.

5. Marmot Long Hauler Duffel Bag

The ultimate weekender bag. With a laminated shell and plenty of space, this durable duffel bag will last more than a few trips of being tossed in back of the car between adventures. Price: 108.95 - 148.95. Buy Now.

6. GripTight GorillaPod Smart Phone Stand

Better than a selfie stick. Way better. Use this handy phone stand to take crystal clear shots of you and your crew on the road. Price: 25.46. Buy Now.

7. Zeal Kennedy Sunglasses - Polarized

For bluebird days in the mountains. Days don’t get much brighter than a sunny day following a fresh dusting of snow. These shades are polarized and look great on guys and gals alike. Price: 111.16. Buy Now.

8. Yeti Hopper 20 Cooler

The best part of a road trip is the snacks. This on-the-go cooler from Yeti has the same level of performance as their bigger coolers but in a smaller, more portable design. Price: 299.99. Buy Now.

9. Coal Harbor Beanie

Windows down, ears warm. Everyone needs a go-to beanie and this classic fold-up design and fit from Coal will keep you snug and looking great. Price: 19.95. Buy Now.

10. Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Recharging Kit

Stay powered up anywhere the road takes you. If you’re going to be on the road for a while, you’ll want to have some power when you set up camp. This kit from Goal Zero is the ultimate in versatility when it comes to solar charging stations. Price: 399.95. Buy Now.

11. Cotopaxi Water Bottle

Stay hydrated. These bottles are double wall insulated and keep your drink hot or cold for an entire day’s worth of driving. Price: 24.95. Buy Now.

12. BioLite CampStove

Let’s cook. If you head out on a spontaneous camping road trip, a camping stove is a must. Not to mention this stove from BioLite doubles as a charger. Price: 129.95. Buy Now.

Cover photo: Andrew Slaton

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