While cold beverages are important to the many moods of a road tripper, coffee is the real workhorse of the operation (and the sodas definitely know it). Unless you’re down with Starbucks, there’s really no good chain mud, and the consistency between gas station brew is usually that of burnt versus less so. With a vacuuming thermos, you can either stock up while the coffee getting is good, or you can churn out a massive batch before you leave in the morning and keep it hot for hours without any of that burner flavor.

Complex recommends: The Thermos Nissan 61 oz. Vacuum Insulated Beverage Bottle because it's sleek, it vacuum seals, and it's friggin' huge.