Heading out on the road doesn’t mean you have to leave your sense of style at home. Take it with you with these cute and cool must-haves.
The nice weather's almost here and you know what that means ... it’s time to hit the road for an epic camping or road trip. Ensure you're prepared to have a fun (and Snap-worthy) getaway by stocking up on these simple essentials:
1. Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera
All those hilarious, you-had-to-be-there moments on your trip have to be captured and preserved for posterity. And while we know you’ve got your smartphone in your back pocket, the Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera means you can have a digital photo and a printed copy immediately. The built-in printer produces full colour 2x3 prints in under a minute! Reminiscent of Polaroid cameras of decades long gone by, this newly updated version is compact and sleek and is small enough to fit into a shirt pocket. Perfectly portable for a camping or road trip.
Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera, Amazon, $159.99
2. Corkcicle Tumbler
Staying hydrated has never been this stylish! The Corkcicle Tumbler has triple insulation and is vacuum sealed to keep drinks cold for more than nine hours and hot for three. It’s the perfect drinking vessel when you’re on the go or outdoors since it's shatterproof and has a no-slip bottom, easy-grip sides and a drink-through lid so you don’t need to worry about spills.
3. Herschel Supply Co. Bamfield Surplus Tote Bag
Image: Urban Outfitters
You’ll need a sturdy and reliable tote bag to carry all your stuff around with you, and this bag is up to the task. Made of cotton, this tote not only looks good but also utilitarian – it has a spacious interior that’s lined and a corded key holder so you don’t lose yours at the bottom of your bag. It features a snap closure for safety, an external storage sleeve, and both its base and carrying handles are reinforced for greater strength and structure.
Herschel Supply Co. Bamfield Surplus Tote Bag, Urban Outfitters, $104
4. Mixtape Card Game
Image: Uncommon Goods
Put your phones away and pass the time in the car or around the campfire with this fun card game. Mixtape tasks participants with finding the perfect song to accompany various personal memories — you’re essentially creating the soundtrack for your life!
Mixtape Card Game, Uncommon Goods, $35.85
5. Ultimate Ears Portable Speaker
When you’re on the go, your music needs to be on the go, too! And this adorable multi-coloured speaker is just the thing to make all the tunes on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch portable. Totally compact and easy to travel with, this spunky little speaker has a 15-hour rechargeable battery and is waterproof, too. Best of all, the PartyUp function allows you to wirelessly connect your Ultimate Ears speaker to more than 50 other Ultimate Ears speakers, using the corresponding app so you can really get the party started.
Ultimate Ears Portable Speaker, Apple, $249.95
6. Fouta Beach Towel
Image: Serena and Lily
These gorgeous beach towels are woven to resemble traditional Turkish towels and feature a combination of cotton and looped cotton terry. They’re perfect for a road trip to the beach or a camping trip, and they can serve a multitude of purposes, from providing a place to sit to keeping you warm on chilly nights.
Fouta Beach Towel, Serena & Lily, US $48
7. Sonix Figure Portable Charger
Besides your family or your besties you’re traveling with, your smartphone will be your most trusted companion on your trip. From using it to play music, check the weather, text friends and get directions, you’ll be in a bit of a pickle without it. Make sure to keep yours fully juiced up with this cute portable phone charger from Sonix. Its slim, compact design makes it easy to take wherever you go.
Sonix Figure Portable Charger, Anthropologie, US $45
8. Abbey Backpack
Image: Grey Abbey Backpack
This sporty backpack is perfect for everyday use but will be extra chic on your next road trip. Load it up with all your essentials and enjoy having your hands free. It’s made from a soft pebble grain leather and boasts gold hardware and lots of pockets for all your must-haves. It also has a spacious interior that you can fit a small laptop or tablet into. The wide, adjustable shoulder straps make it extra comfy, wherever your travels take you.
Abbey Backpack, Gigi New York, US $475