As you and your friends hit the road this summer — whether it’s a cross-country journey or just a jaunt across the county — make sure you’re fully prepped. Pack these road trip essentials, and be sure to stock up on and share Red Bull Multipacks. After all, the driver isn’t the only one who needs energy; how will the backseat crew win road trip bingo if they’re all asleep?
WWII Era Canvas and Leather Carryall from Forestbound
The perfect bag for making an impromptu weekend getaway with your friends look effortless. Plus, it’s roomy enough to fit some of their stuff too!
This American Life: Stories of Hope & Fear from Amazon
Because eventually everyone runs out of interesting conversation.
Reusable To Go Lunch Cup from Fred Flare
What’s a road trip without some homemade snacks to share?
The Roadtrip Video Recorder from Hammacher Schlemmer
If it’s all about the journey, then you’ll want to be sure to document every mile of the experience.
Pets Rock Air Fresheners from NPW
These say to you friends: Yes, I know my car smells, but at least I have a sense of humor about it.
Zombie Sleep Mask from Neatoshop
Your closest buds know what happens when you don’t get your beauty rest…
On The Road Travel Pouch from Boing Boing Shop
Because clearly you guys are in for a Dean and Sal-style great adventure.
USA Scratch Map from Uncommon Goods
This is what you give that person in your circle who always asks “are we there yet?”
Crumpled City Maps from Palomar
Because we’re physically incapable of folding a map, and maybe your entire posse is too.
Mobile Foodie Survival Kit from Flight 001
For those road-side restaurants that don’t believe in proper seasoning. Your friends will thank you.
iPad Car Headrest Mount from The Wallee
This makes it so much easier to share the iPad wealth with your backseat buddies.
Roadtrip Bingo from Barnes & Noble
Do we really need to explain the magic of bingo?
Portable USB Phone Charger Charge and Go with Keychain from Amazon
Every group has that one person who never remembers their charger. Now it’s no biggie.
Bobino Small from Kikkerland Design
Packed in like sardines? This colorful little guy will keep your ear buds from getting all tangled up with everyone else’s stuff.
Volcom Fooled You Beach Cooler Bag from PacSun
Everyone knows that the person who brings the cooler is always the most popular — especially when it’s a top-secret cooler!