A man and a woman cook on a campfire at the side of their campervan

Hit The Road: Autumn Road Trip Essentials

Hitting the road in darkness and being met by a crisp sunrise a couple of hours in. Rolling down the window to inhale the smell of damp pines and earthy forests. Parking up somewhere off the beaten track to follow the trail less travelled…

A group of friends on the beach cooking on a campfire

There’s nothing quite like an autumn road trip to reset the mind for a new season. Already got a trip in mind? We’ve pulled together our top picks from our Autumn collection to kick off your packing essentials. Check them out below and scroll to the end for some sweet road trip inspo, as well as details on how you can win our legendary motorhome, ‘Old Piney’

The Fleece

Layers are an autumn road trip must-have and having a couple of solid fleece options will see you through the changing seasons.

Lighter weight but still cosy, our Folksy Recycled Polar Fleece is easy to wear and made from 100% recycled polyester. Wear it as a mid-layer on colder evenings or on its own during sunnier autumn hikes.

Gather around the campfire after a long day of driving in one of our deep-pile sherpa fleeces - a top pick to keep the warmth in. The new Clover Recycled Deep-Pile Sherpa Fleece in Homespun Blue Sea is made from 100% recycled polyester with a popper front and pockets.  

Take the edge off that sunrise hike and layer up with a recycled polyester fleece, designed with your everyday adventures in mind and made with responsibly sourced materials.

Whether you want something lightweight and packable or deep-pile sherpa and super warm, check out our latest men's designs that’ll see you through your road trips for years to come. 

The Knitwear

Keep things simple on the road by throwing on a jumper over your fav tee. Designed with epic mountain views in mind, the new-style Vista Recycled Knitted Jumper in Off-White is a go-to, slouchy silhouette that’s made from a cosy wool blend for ultimate comfort. 

The Gondwana Oversized Knitted Jumper is another great pick if you’re looking for something comfy to throw on over leggings or jeans and get set for a day of road-tripping. 

The Cord Shirt

Set yourself up for the changing seasons with a classic cord shirt, the ideal layering piece. Our Backcountry is a community favourite for casual catch-ups or on the go. Take your pick of Baked Clay, Fir Tree or Crushed Berry for solid autumn newness.

The Jacket

Layer it up further with our pick of jackets for autumn. The Grain Recycled Insulated Overshirt is lightweight and packable, perfect for on-the-go adventures. It has a PFC-free water-resistant coating and is made from 100% recycled polyester with recycled insulation for added warmth. 

Insulated with a snug sherpa lining, the Earthy Jacket has that ‘wear over everything’ vibe. Lightweight for cool autumn days but with enough insulation to keep you warm as the dark nights set in, it'll easily take you from autumn to winter.

For colder climes and windswept walks along a rugged coast, our men's Baltic 2.0 and women's Alaska 2.0 Jackets are a must-have. A classic Parka style with a sherpa-lined hood, they're 100% recycled and have a water-resistant PFC-free coating.

These are new versions of our heritage Baltic and Alaska styles with improved outer materials, new quilted lining and internal chest pockets. The men's Baltic also has a mesh back panel for added breathability as you move.

The Trouser

Comfy enough for life on the road, our slim fit 365 5 Pocket Trouser is made from organic cotton with a touch of stretch for everyday wear. Choose Deep Navy, Coconut or Ocean Grey, all solid picks for autumn and all-year-round styling. 

The Heavyweight Tee

Autumn chills call for heavier-weight tees. Our Vita is made from 100% organic cotton and weighs in at 230gsm, top quality and all-day comfort. Pick from Deep Ocean, White or Barely Pink. Throw it on and get out there. 

The Beanie

Those early morning starts can be a killer, but having a well-made beanie in grabbing distance is ideal for when you just need to get up and go. This classic Fireside Recycled Cable Knit Beanie comes in a few colours, and we're loving these sweet new shades.

Another classic style is our Fisherman Recycled Cotton Beanie. Vintage White, Deep Navy or Grey Marl are nice neutrals and like our Fireside, are also made in 100% recycled acrylic yarn. Nice. 

The Backpack

Keep your autumn road trip essentials organised as you travel with our pick of top-rated backpacks and duffle bags.

The epically-named Road Trip 50L Duffle Backpack is built with adventure in mind. With a dual-carry function, you can use it as a duffle bag or a backpack with its hidden shoulder straps. 900D recycled polyester fabric ensures it stands up to wear and tear and with pockets for days, you’ll be set. 

For shorter trips where you need to be able to find things you've packed easily, our popular Boondocker Recycled 26L Backpack is a classic. It's got a handy side zip so you can slide your laptop in and out if you're working on the go, and comes in a wave of different colours.

Road Trip Inspo & Your Chance To Own A Legend

A woman puts her feet up in the campervan front seat

Take inspo for your next escape from these veteran road-trippers. And don’t forget your vehicle essentials: spare tyre, jack, emergency roadside kit and first-aid kit. Some blankets packed away in the back would be a good shout too! 

Speaking of epic road trips… Have you seen we’re giving away our legendary motorhome, ‘Old Piney’? This trusty 1989 Talbot Autosleeper with Passenger heritage and a longing to explore could be yours, all you have to do is head to our Journal post and upload a pic of a trip that meant something to you, along with a few words on why it was so rad. 

a man and a woman sit on top of a campervan in the forest

Roadtrip Sounds

Epic tracks to get you on your way, curated by our music lovers at Passenger HQ. 

Wherever you’re headed on your autumn road trip adventures, embrace the journey, take the long way there and tag us in your epic travels! #MyEscapism 

a campervan driving through the forest in the rain
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