The perfect road trip packing list includes more than just a good playlist and some salty snacks. Whether you're taking a day trip to a national park or driving from coast to coast, devices will need charging. That 10 a.m. iced coffee will start puddling in its cup holder. And any makeup you put on at the beginning of the day is definitely going to need some touching up by the time you get to your destination.
These 10 summer road trip essentials are $25 and under, and are highly rated by Amazon reviewers -- they all have 4-star review scores or better. We've even included rave reviews from verified buyers.
We can't promise that they'll make hours of playing the license plate game fly by, but they will keep your family and friends cool, comfortable and fully charged. So grab these $25 and under road trip essentials now, before you're en route to Palm Springs, taking a family trip to the Grand Canyon or driving to Grandma's house upstate.
Iniu portable charger
A verified reviewer said, "I highly recommend getting any power bank by Iniu, you will not be disappointed. This is my third power bank from them (still have the other two). From this specific power bank I was able to get about four charges... they're reliable, compact, lightweight and are at a great price."
Simple Modern classic insulated tumbler
This TikTok-famous tumbler is beloved for keeping drinks icy cold. These sleek-looking drink containers are double walled and vacuum insulated. One reviewer said, "I've had ice at the bottom of my cup after 10 plus hours."
Car visor vanity mirror with LED lights
One passionate verified reviewer said, "I love everything about this visor mirror. First, you can charge it up for use when needed. This means the light will work without its being plugged in to the cigarette lighter until you run the charge down.
"Second, there is a choice of lighting: bright white, or soft and mild yellow. Third, both types of light are dimmable so you can control the brightness. Fourth, the lights go all the way around the mirror. The practical benefit of this feature is that you can see just as well to apply your lipstick as you can your mascara. Fifth, because it plugs into the cigarette lighter to charge, you never have batteries to replace."
4-in-1 multi-charging cable
Never fight over the car charger again. This multi-charging cable with a 4.5-star review average is compatible with most mobile phones and tablets. The 4-foot-long cable will even reach the back seat.
Twist memory foam travel pillow
One reviewer raved about these travel neck pillows :"This is especially great for those with shorter necks. It gives you control and once you get the positioning that you prefer, it is really comfortable and provides the right support in the right places."
Tablet pillow stand
Now you can get comfortable with your tablet no matter where you are. This pillowy device stand features three different angle adjustments, for both vertical and horizontal viewing. This stand is compatible with most iPads, Kindles, Galaxy Tabs, and other tablets and e-readers.
Grace & Stella eye mask
Just because you drove all night doesn't mean you have to look like you did. These vegan, paraben and sulfate-free eye gels are infused with brightening vitamin c and hydrating hyaluronic acid. They're meant to reduce puffiness, remove dark circles, cool the under-eye area, and hydrate dry under-eye skin.
This cooler backpack offers an impressive amount of storage. The fully insulated, leak-proof cooler can hold up to 24 cans of your favorite beverages. It also features two side mesh holders, a front zippered pocket and elastic cords on the top.
Collapsible dog bowl
Save some bag space and leave the bulky metal doggie bowl at home. This collapsible silicone pet dish can hold up to 12 fluid ounces of water or 1.5 cups of pet food. It also features a climbing buckle, which allows the bowl to be clipped on to belt loops and backpacks. These bowls are also dishwasher safe.
Welly first aid kit
Welly's first aid kit has everything you need to treat cuts and scrapes. The box contains: flexible fabric and waterproof bandages, a roll of tape, non-stick pads, wound prep pads, butterfly strips, triple antibiotic packets, hydrocortisone packets and ibuprofen pills. Plus, it's small enough to stow away in a glove compartment.
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