Road Trip Checklist: what to bring on a road trip

What should you pack for a long road trip? Whether you plan to cruise along breathtaking coastal roads or venture into remote areas, proper preparation is crucial for a successful journey. In this blog post, we share a handy checklist of eight essential items you should bring on your road trip.

Do you have other plans this summer? We also have a Summer Holiday packing list and a Multi-day Hike packing list!

Checklist: Essentials for the Perfect Road Trip Adventure

Vehicle essentials

  • Valid driver's license and vehicle registration
  • Spare tire, jack, and toolkit
  • First aid kit and warning triangle
  • Fire extinguisher

Navigation and communication 

  • Navigation system or GPS device
  • Detailed maps and travel guides
  • Mobile phone and car charger
  • Portable charger like the Xtorm XP300U Power Station for charging electronic devices on the go.

Comfort and accommodation 

  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Pillows, blankets, and sleeping bags
  • Tent or sleeping space (if applicable)
  • Camping equipment (cookware, fuel, camping table, and chairs)

Personal care

  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Medications and first aid kit

Clothing and accessories 

  • Weather-resistant clothing (rain jacket, warm clothes, swimwear)
  • Hats/caps and sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking shoes and flip-flops
  • Extra set of clothes and socks

Food and drinks

  • Sufficient drinking water
  • Non-perishable food items (snacks, canned goods)
  • Water bottles and cooler for fresh food

Entertainment and relaxation 

  • Music player and playlists
  • Books, magazines, or e-books
  • Card games or board games
  • Camera or video camera to capture your adventures

Safety and emergency equipment 

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Safety vests
  • Spare fuel and jerry can
  • Tow strap and jumper cables

Finances and documents 

  • Cash and credit cards
  • Identification document (passport, ID card)
  • Insurance documents (car insurance, travel insurance)
  • Reservation confirmations (hotels, campsites, attractions)

Recreation and outdoor gear

  • Bicycles, kayaks, or other outdoor equipment (if applicable)
  • Picnic blanket and camping chairs
  • Binoculars and bird guide
  • Beach towels and beach gear (if applicable)

Vehicle maintenance and safety 

  • Motor oil, coolant, and windshield washer fluid
  • Spare parts (bulbs, fuses)
  • Tow strap and wheel chocks
  • Basic tools for emergencies

Xtorm XP300U Power Station 

Ensure you always have power for all your electronic devices with the Xtorm XP300U Power Station. This portable charger with a capacity of 27,000 mAh ensures your smartphones, tablets, cameras, and other devices stay charged wherever you are.

Optional: Xtorm XPS100 Portable Solar Panel

If you plan to venture off the grid for more than a week, consider bringing the Xtorm XPS100. It allows you to charge your Power Station anywhere as long as there's sufficient sunlight. This Portable Solar Panel provides a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution, enabling you to be independent of traditional power sources even in remote areas. It's the ideal addition to your road trip gear if you want to experience complete freedom and flexibility.

Get ready for an unforgettable road trip where you're always connected and can fully enjoy your travel experiences. Have fun and don’t forget to share your summer moments with Xtorm via #MyXtorm on Instagram!

                    Xtorm Road Trip Gear

                    Bestseller
                    Xtreme Powerstation 300W UK + EU Edition Xtreme Powerstation 300W UK + EU Edition
                    XP300U-G Xtreme Powerstation 300W UK + EU Edition

                    + Free EU Converter

                    €239,00 €449,00
                    With the Xtorm Portable Power Station 300 you have access to a powerful 300W AC socket, anywhere you are. Thanks to its high capacity of 281Wh you’re able to power bigger devices like a laptop, tv, or even a cooler - for multiple hours! Combine it with a 100W Xtorm Solar Panel to experience true freedom.The XP300U is the updated version of the Xtreme Powerstation 300W. It lets you power a laptop for over 2 hours or a small cooler for about 5 hours. You can charge your camera, smartphone and drone multiple times. You can also watch TV for 5.5 hours or power a 10W LED lamp for over 17 hours. In addition, you can connect an electric air pump to easily inflate your air bed and floaties. The XP300U is the perfect power station to take with you on a short trip or to edit photos on your laptop outdoors, for example. Recharge 33% faster with X-ChargeX-Charge allows you to combine two power inputs to fast charge your Power Station. It’s as simple as connecting 2 input sources: The wall charger, and the USB-C PD input. When both inputs are connected, X-Charge is automatically activated - fully recharging your Power Station 33% faster! Versatile PowerThe Power Station features 5 different styles of output ports, so you always have the one you need. It not only features a powerful 300W AC socket, but also has a 120W 12V power point like you find in your car that’s perfect for coolers and cool boxes. The Power Station also features all types of USB outputs that you need to charge your smartphone, tablet, or even USB-C PD laptops. Recharging made easy – Indoors, Outdoors, & On-the-GoRecharge the Power Station with solar power, a wall charger, or even from your car – everything is possible thanks to the included cables. Combine it with a XPS100 - 100W Xtorm Solar Panel, to experience true freedom. While the Power Station is being recharged, you can still use all the outputs to power and charge your devices, unlocking limitless power!Extreme power - anywhereIt doesn’t matter whether you’re going camping, road tripping, or simply just traveling anywhere remote – these days you need enough power to fuel all your devices. Smartphones, cameras, laptops, drones, or even a cooler; nothing is too crazy for this Portable Power Station.  281Wh battery capacity Pure sine wave 300W AC output 60W USB-C in-/output 18W USB Quick Charge 3.0 output 2x 15.5W USB output 120W 12V car charger output (regulated) 2x 60W 5.5mm DC output 6.5mm DC input MC4 to 6.5mm DC converter cable included AC charging cable included Car charging cable included Cable pouch included
                    Bestseller
                    Xtreme Powerstation 500W UK + EU Edition Xtreme Powerstation 500W UK + EU Edition
                    XP500-G Xtreme Powerstation 500W UK + EU Edition

                    + Free EU Converter

                    €399,00 €749,00
                    Ever wished you had access to an AC socket even when you aren’t at home? With the Xtorm Portable Power Station 500 you have access to two powerful AC sockets with a combined output of 500W, anywhere you are. Thanks to its high capacity of 612Wh you’re able to power almost anything!The XP500 provides hours of extra power! With this Xtreme Powerstation 500W, you have enough energy to power a small cooler for about 10 hours. You can also fully charge a laptop 4.5 times. You can even watch TV for 12 hours or run a 10W LED lamp for 1.5 days! In addition, you can connect an electric air pump to easily inflate your air bed or swimming pool, for example. The XP500 is the perfect choice for spending a night camping or in your tent in the backyard with your power station.Batteries that have a 4x longer lifespanThis Power Station uses a new type of battery cell, LiFePO4. These cells have one big advantage over standard Li-ion cells – namely their much longer lifespan. While regular Li-ion cells have a “battery cycle life”* of around 500, LiFePO4 cells have a cycle life of 2000. That’s 4x longer than most other Power Stations! Recharge 33% faster with X-ChargeX-Charge allows you to combine two power inputs to fast charge your Power Station. It’s as simple as connecting 2 input sources: The wall charger, and the USB-C PD input. When both inputs are connected, X-Charge is automatically activated - fully recharging your Power Station 33% faster! Versatile port selection – Always have the power you needThe Power Station features 5 different styles of output ports, so you always have the one you need. It not only features two powerful AC sockets with an output of 500W, but also has a 120W 12V car charger, 1x 60W USB-C in-/output, 3x regular USB outputs, and even 2x 5.5mm 60W DC outputs. Recharging made easyRecharge the Power Station with solar power, a wall charger, or even from your car – everything is possible thanks to the included cables. The fastest way to recharge it is to use a 200W solar panel, like our Xtorm XPS200 Solar Panels.Extreme power - anywhereIt doesn’t matter whether you’re going camping, road tripping, or simply just traveling anywhere remote – these days you need enough power to fuel all your devices. Smartphones, cameras, laptops, drones, or even a cooler; nothing is too crazy for this Portable Power Station. Combine it with a solar panel and you’re able to go fully off grid, without having to give up the devices you can’t live without. 612Wh battery capacity Pure sine wave Battery with a 4x longer lifespan 500W AC output 60W USB-C PD in-/output 18W USB Quick Charge 3.0 output 2x 15W USB output 120W 12V Car Charger output 2x 60W 5.5mm DC output 6.5mm DC input Solar input (PV/Anderson) AC charging cable included Car Charger cable included MC4 to Solar PV/Anderson cable included Cable pouch included *1 Battery cycle life is a full charge, from 0 to 100%. This can be split in several smaller recharges as well.
                    Xtreme Portable Power Station - 1300W - 392.000 mAh - Xtorm EU Xtreme Portable Power Station - 1300W - 392.000 mAh - Xtorm EU
                    XP1300 Xtreme Portable Power Station - 1300W - 392.000 mAh

                    1300W / 392.000 mAh

                    €1.499,00
                    1254Wh battery capacity Pure sine wave Battery with a 4x longer lifespan 1300W AC output The Xtorm Portable Power Station 1300 gives you access to two powerful AC sockets with an output of 1300W, anywhere you are! Thanks to its high capacity of 1254Wh you’re able to power or recharge your devices many times over.The XP1300 is an Xtreme Powerstation with a huge capacity. It allows you to power even larger appliances. For example, you can power a cooler for up to 19 hours or use an electric pump to inflate your air mattress or inflatable water toys. You can also use a coffee maker or an electric table grill for over an hour. It is even possible to connect an electric heating blanket or a heater to stay warm during a colder night.The XP1300 is perfect for a weekend of off-grid camping and enjoying all that nature has to offer.Batteries that have a 4x longer lifespanThis Power Station uses a new type of battery cell, LiFePO4. These cells have one big advantage over standard Li-ion cells – namely their much longer lifespan. While regular Li-ion cells have a “battery cycle life”* of around 500, LiFePO4 cells have a cycle life of 2000. That’s 4x longer than most other Power Stations! Recharge 33% faster with X-ChargeX-Charge allows you to combine two power inputs to fast charge your Power Station. It’s as simple as connecting 2 input sources: The wall charger, and the USB-C PD input. When both inputs are connected, X-Charge is automatically activated - fully recharging your Power Station 33% faster! Versatile port selection – Always have the power you needThe Power Station features 5 different styles of output ports, so you always have the one you need. It not only features two powerful AC sockets with an output of 1300W, but also has a 120W 12V car charger, 1x 60W USB-C in-/output, 3x regular USB outputs, and even 2x 5.5mm 60W DC outputs. Recharging made easyRecharge the Power Station with solar power, a wall charger, or even from your car – everything is possible thanks to the included cables. One of the fastest way to recharge it is to use a 200W solar panel, like our Xtorm XPS200 Solar Panels.Extreme power - anywhereIt doesn’t matter whether you’re going camping, road tripping, or simply just traveling anywhere remote – these days you need enough power to fuel all your devices. Smartphones, cameras, laptops, drones, or even a cooler; nothing is too crazy for this Portable Power Station. Combine it with a solar panel and you’re able to go fully off grid, without having to give up the devices you can’t live without. 1254Wh battery capacity Pure sine wave Battery with a 4x longer lifespan 1300W AC output *1 Battery cycle life is a full charge, from 0 to 100%. This can be split in several smaller recharges as well.
                    Xtreme Solar Panel - 100W - Xtorm EU Xtreme Solar Panel - 100W - Xtorm EU
                    XPS100 Xtreme Solar Panel - 100W

                    100W

                    €399,00
                    This Xtorm Xtreme Solar Panel 100W is the ultimate way to power your devices, anywhere you are. Its compact, lightweight, and splash-resistant design makes it perfect for all your roadtrips and adventures. It can be folded in half, and thanks to the integrated handles it can be easily carried and set up anywhere you want. Pair it up with one of our Xtorm Power Stations and you have access to limitless power! High efficiency solar power The use of high efficiency SunPower cells means the panel has a very high output in a much smaller surface area. This allowed us to design a much more compact solar panel, without having to compromise on power output. The solar cells are coated with a special lensed matte surface that minimizes reflection, and maximizes solar input. Choose your power output This Solar Panel features 3 different outputs: a 100W 5.5mm DC output (which can be converted to MC4, thanks to the included cable), a 45W USB-C PD output, as well as a regular 18W USB Quick Charge 3.0 output. This means you can charge anything you want; a Power Station, a laptop, tablet, or your phone – this Xtorm Solar Panel can do it all! Limitless Power – Combine with Power Station This Xtorm Solar Panel is designed to work perfectly with one of our Xtorm Power Stations. This gives you with an endless supply of power, with the benefit of a battery buffer and a wide variety of ports and power outputs.  Connect together for double output Are you looking for even more power? No problem. You can easily connect two of our panels together to increase their combined output to a total of 200W!  Designed for adventure The Solar Panel is designed to be ready for adventure. It’s easy-to-carry lightweight design means you can take it anywhere you go, and thanks to the built in support stands you can set it up in just a few seconds and angle it perfectly to optimize the solar input. The integrated pouch allows you to easily carry the included cables, and protects the powerbox from the elements. The Solar Panel itself is also finished in a splash-resistant material for extra peace of mind.
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