8 Game-Changing Products for a Long Drive

Easily snack on-the-road with these handy products.

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July 15, 2020

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Do you find yourself spending extra time in your car lately or have a long drive ahead? Any road trip (even one to nowhere specific) requires the right preparation, and that includes making sure your car is stocked with products that keep you organized, clean and full during a long drive. We've rounded up eight products that will make your next long drive worry-free, from filling snacks, car-approved garbage cans and even a French fry holder. There is definitely something on this list that will make your next drive the most pleasant yet.


No matter how long your drive is, it's always a good idea to have a cold beverage on-hand. Thanks to this organizer, which fits snugly over the seat of your car, you can store snacks, cleaning wipes and drinks without taking up extra space in the trunk or floor of your car. The insulated pouch holds up to eight 16-ounce bottles or 14, 12-ounce cans at once.

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This just might be the one product we've all been waiting for. This accessory fits perfectly in the console of your car, holding your French fries upright and in-reach for both the driver and passenger. When not holding French fries, this console is perfect for juice boxes or crayons for kids in the back. Never fidget with your fast food again — this holder has you covered.

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We love this air-dried, thinly-sliced beef from Kalahari Biltong for much more than its delicious taste. Packed with 32 grams of protein per bag, this is a great snack to keep you and your family fueled and full during your next long drive.

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Trash in the car is a no-go, no matter how long you're planning on driving. Keep your space clean with this covered garbage bag, which the company ensures is leak-proof and will attach securely to your car's middle console.

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While having a product to keep your French fries organized is helpful, a product to prop up your condiments is essential. This tray clips into the air conditioning vent, perfectly sized to hold ketchup, barbecue sauce or whatever dip you desire.

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These packets of almond, peanut or hazelnut butter from Justin's are great for a portable, mess-free snack. Pair them with some cut up fruit at a pit stop or enjoy alone — either way, they're a great source of protein and will curb your appetite for a long drive ahead.

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This tray lives up to the name, making eating, transporting food or keeping kids busy during a long drive easy thanks to its no-slip surface. To make full use of this tray, hang bags off the side hooks and keep organized with the convenient compartments.

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If you're constantly annoyed with your car cupholder's inability to fit your water bottle, get excited. This product from Smart Kup enhances the size of a standard cup holder and expands to hold large water bottles, including a 40-ounce Hydro Flask.

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