If you’re itching for a getaway this year, we get you. Hitting the open road with your quarantine crew is a great way to see new places and keep germ-spreading at a minimum. Of course we recommend packing the essentials: hand sanitizers, gloves, masks, medication, and disinfectant wipes.
We also recommend planning stops ahead of time (looking into what’s open in what states, possible food and overnight accommodations, and toll situations). To help you with packing needs, we rounded up some products to stow in your car. Wherever you choose to go, always wear a seatbelt and remember that life is, indeed, a highway.
For more helpful tips, check out the CDC’s considerations for travel.
So you don’t have a Jenga situation going on. You can keep smaller items grouped together. Or you can designate a cubby to each passenger. Easy peasy.
This tool can cut seatbelts and break windows. Just in case of an emergency. Because you should always be prepared when hitting the road. No excuses.
These are leakproof. So you can pack whatever you want without it getting waterlogged. Dig in.
This cooler has an insulated, leakproof inside that can keep items cold for 36 hours. And a dry pocket for napkins and utensils. Once you’re done, it can fold flat. So it won’t take up space in your trunk. Violá.
And charge five devices at once. No matter the type. Yes, Androids included.
Right from your car’s cup holder. So you don’t need to use the inside of your elbow. Aka, less germs floating around. A clean car is a happy car.
This emergency duffle comes packed with road trip must-haves. Like a first aid kit, jumper cables, tow strap, flashlight, and more. Sigh of relief sold separately.
And maybe hold your breath. These covers are sticky so they’ll stay in place. So you won’t have to hold a squat while you go. Save leg day for later.
You can attach this mini garbage to the back of your passenger seat. So you’ll have a place to put chewed gum and used napkins. P.S. throwing stuff in the back doesn’t count. Stop doing that.
This one will provide support, but can be rolled into a ball when not in use. It’s also lightweight, so adding it to your backpack will be no big deal. Sweet dreams.
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