Total 911’s essential 2016 road trip accessories
Despite the Great British weather doing its best to convince us otherwise, it’s summer and that means one thing for Porsche 911 enthusiasts like us: road trips.
But, before you grab your keys and hit the open road, make sure you check out our five road trip essentials, the perfect accessories for your summer of driving.
1) Porsche sports bag – £130
If you’re planning a slightly extended spring road trip, this holdall from the Porsche Driver’s Selection is sure to effortlessly carry all your necessities.
Measuring 72 x 33 x 30cm, the sports bag features a myriad of pockets to house all of your essentials. There’s even a separate, ventilated compartment for housing your dirty laundry without soiling your clean goods.
2) Porsche Martini Racing windbreaker jacket – £150
Some of this Martini Racing fare in Porsche’s Driver’s Selection can be a little too try-hard. However, this navy blue windbreaker thankfully breaks the mould with its single, subtle chest badge.
The quilted design evokes the motorsport jackets of the 1970s while the windproof design is perfect for those blustery spring days out and the lightweight construction allows it to fold up and fit in any weekend bag.
3) TomTom Start – From £99.99
While TomTom’s top-of-the-range sat-navs offer a range of incredible features (such as real-time traffic updates), sometimes the fun of a road trip is exploring new roads on your own.
However, it’s still useful to be guided to your overnight stop location, which is where the TomTom Start range comes in. Available with a four, five or six-inch screen, the Start is effortlessly easy to use, doing the basics very well indeed.
4) AlcoSense Ultra – £249.99
It’s likely that, while on a driving holiday, you’re going to have a few drinks in the evening. But, as everyone has a different level of alcohol tolerance, you certainly don’t want to risk your licence the next morning.
With the AlcoSense Ultra breathalyser, you don’t have to though. Using the same sensor as many police units, it’s incredibly accurate and the BlowCoach technology makes it simple to use. With limits for every country around the world, it’s a must have for any multi-day trip.
5) Pello driving gloves – £175
You may remember Pello’s driving gloves from our issue 120 group test, where we gave them a full five-star rating. Beautifully handcrafted from cape leather, the classically styled gloves feature a “keyhole” opening in the back and a metal snap fastener on the wrist.
Now available in Navy Blue as part of the 2016 Blue Collection, they may be expensive but can you really put a price on style and comfort?