Top 10: Road Tripping and Car Camping
By David Boller | 4.6.2019
No matter what your adventure mobile looks like, we've rounded up all the gear you need to turn it into the perfect road tripper and base camp!
Dometic CFX 40W Refrigerator & Freezer - $929.99
Summer road trips are the best, and nothing beats the heat like an ice cold drink. Keep your beverages, or anything else, frosty with the Dometic CFX 40W refrigerator and freezer. It is an ideal solution for use in small spaces, like your vehicle. Dometic’s advanced CFX compressor and electronics system create the ultimate road trip ready cooler. It also features three-stage battery protection to prevent a dead car battery, giving you valuable peace of mind while cooling for long periods. You can even monitor and adjust the temperature right on your phone!
Yakima SkyRise HD Tent - $1,749
We love rooftop tents. They are undeniably cool. They are also a great way to camp when you are on a road trip. They are easy to set up and you don't have to worry about trying to fit your tent into your car. We personally like the SkyRise HD from Yakima. It is made with 600D Ripstop polyester fabric that features a 3000mm waterproof PU coating. The weather-shedding waterproof rainfly ensures you're completely protected against the elements. The extra-large windows are awesome for soaking up the views and the thick wall-to-wall foam sleeping pad provides cushy, all-night comfort.
Freewaters Supreem Sandal - $28
You've been out all day racking up the miles and bagging peaks. After a day like that, few things are quite as rewarding as slipping out of your hiking shoes and into a pair of sandals that let your tired feet air out. These sandals from Freewaters Footwear are perfect for that, and a whole lot more. The Supreem™ foam footbed is formulated for instant soft cushioning with long-lasting rebound, and the adventure Ready rubber sole is extra grippy. Every purchase also helps provide clean drinking water where it is needed most!
VSSL First Aid Kit - $125
This first aid kit from VSSL is designed to endure the most rugged conditions while holding just the right amount of key gear. It features a 46 piece first aid kit, compass, and LED lantern, all packed into a waterproof, military-grade aluminum canister. This pint-sized first aid kit can easily fit in cup holders, seat pockets, or pretty much anywhere else. It's the perfect choice whenever space is important, like on a long road trip!
Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite - $549
Any veteran road warrior knows that fitting everything into your car is a hassle. With this cargo box, you no longer need to be a puzzle master to make it happen. The Yakima SkyBox 16 is designed to be sleek and aerodynamic (to reduce drag and wind noise), all while being spacious enough to hold gear for up to three people. The SuperLatch™ system ensures your stuff will still be there when you get back, and the quick-release mounting hardware fits most crossbars. It's also made in the USA with up to 80% recycled materials.
MPOWERD Luci Solar Lantern - $19.95
If you are going to be cooking, hanging out, or working after it gets dark, you need light. It's that simple. This awesome solar lantern from MPOWERD is a perfect solution. They are super compact, easy to use, and never need batteries. The built-in solar panel will convert 7 hours of sunlight into up to 24 hours of illumination. Just throw it on the dash and the morning and it will charge while you drive. It has 4 different light modes: low, medium, high, 1-second flashing. It's also waterproof (rated IP67). Problem solved!
Therm-a-Rest Compressible Travel Pillow - $26.95
The Therm-a-Rest Compressible Travel Pillow is a true travel essential. Cars and vans are awesome, but they aren't always comfortable after 100 or so miles. Having a soft comfortable pillow can make a huge difference. Easily compressible for packing, this pillow expands into a 4-inch thick, soft and squishy pillow for head, neck, and back support. The brushed polyester cover is soft against the skin for cozy comfort. The filling is even made of upcycled Therm-a-Rest mattress cut off. You can rest easy in more ways than one.
Primus Tupike Stove Kit - $209.99
It doesn't matter what you are doing, good food makes it better. Though space is limited in a car, it's still a huge upgrade from a backpack. If you are going to use that extra space for something, use it to upgrade your mobile kitchen. This sturdy camp stove is made with a die-cast aluminum chassis and stainless steel body, as well as oak and brass details that will only look better with age. Two wind-blocking screens let the two 7,000 BTU burners cook, simmer, and boil efficiently, while the integrated piezo ignition means you won't be scouring the campsite for flint and steel when you leave your matches back home.
Crazy Creek Crazy Legs Aluminum Roll-Up Table - $64.95
After a long day in your car, simple pleasures like having a table are a big deal. Instead of using stumps or trying to work out of your car, use the Crazy Legs Aluminum Roll-Up Table. The top itself rolls up tightly and the legs collapse so that both fit nicely into the included carrying case. Having a sturdy place to prepare your meals that also takes up so little room in your car is a no-brainer.
Portable Car Jump Starter - $69.99
You wake up to a dead car battery. Now what? This handy gadget is the answer. This dual purpose battery bank and jump starter has enough juice for even large truck engines. It's good for up to 20 jumpstarts on a single charge, and it has more than enough power to save your dying phone, tablet, or laptop. The LED screen shows the remaining power, and the included adapters help make sure you can plug in all of your devices. Oh, it also comes with a 3-year Warranty. You can now Netflix binge with no fear of being stranded.