Best Subaru Outback Accessories for Outdoor Adventures
Our Subaru inspires love and happiness in our lives by motivating us to travel more, road trip, and recreate outdoors as often as we can. Having a reliable vehicle in the backcountry is so important. It is no wonder Subaru has an outdoorsy cult following! This vehicle cultivates and inspires adventure travel and road-tripping which we are all about at The Happiness Function.
If you have a Subaru Outback, and are curious about some of the road trip essentials we use, keep reading! If you don’t have a Subaru Outback and want to hear more about our experience and ways to make buying a car more pleasant for yourself, keep reading! We also share the best Subaru Outback accessories we love for recreating outdoors!
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Subaru Outback Accessories for Road Trips
We road trip a lot; road-tripping and exploring the U.S. are a massive part of our lives and the blog!
In fact, this is one of the main reasons we purchased a Subaru Outback.
The Outback has all the features needed to gift yourself travel and outdoor recreation experiences.
Buying a car can be stressful! There are so many options…
We wanted to share our personal experience to help others with their car buying endeavors.
We also wanted to share the Subaru Outback accessories we love that you need to get for your outdoor adventures!
Subaru Outback Recent Owner Overview
As recent owners of the 2019 Outback, we are in awe of the quality of adventure it offers us.
To name a few, our wagon has:
- Beautiful and functional black interior/exterior
- Top of the line safety features
- A trunk that automatically lifts with the push of a button!
- It rides soooo smooth
My favorite is the moon roof! Find one with a moon roof…
The husband geeks out over all the excellent tech features.
The Outback has quite a bit of tech, such as:
- Proximity sensors – front, back, sides – tells you how close you are to objects and other cars
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane keep assist and sway warning
- Pre-collision braking
- Pre-collision throttle management
- EyeSight ® driver assist
- Great sound system
But most importantly, the engine is powerful and fast! We have the 3.6R engine. The car goes up steep hills NO PROBLEM.
Of course, this article is all from my perspective. As a matter of fact, I’m sure if the husband was writing this article, he would have more car lingo to add.
The Outback is plenty large enough inside to store all your gear as well as creature comforts for road trips and car camping. Super important for the outdoorsy type!
Keep reading to hear more about some of the Subaru Outback accessories you might need for your outdoor recreation rig.
Best Subaru Outback Accessories for Outdoor Adventures
1. Curt Hitch
Click below to purchase the CURT hitch that fits the 2019 Subaru Outback on Amazon.
2. Thule Bike Rack
Below is the same two-person bike rack we have, which we got on Amazon if you are in the market for a new bike rack.
Most important to note, this model lays back so you can still get in the back without having to take the rack off. That’s why we purchased it.
3. Best Inflatable Mattress
The Outback is even large enough to sleep in the back (if you want).
Check out our post on the best Subaru Outback car camping mattress if you want to sleep in the back of your wagon.
The exped megamat duo 10 medium wide inflatable mattress is in the photo above.
The mattress fits PERFECT in the back of the Outback. It is available on Amazon.
4. Cargo Net
We love the envelope cargo net to keep things from sliding around while roading tripping too!
Personal Safety Review
Most importantly, I feel safe in the Outback. Safety is one of the reasons we love Subaru. After owning our vehicle for a year, we can tell Subaru did not sacrifice comfort for safety.
Our vehicle has state-of-the-art safety features. These safety features include blind-spot and nearby vehicle notifications.
Our Outback has a rear camera for backing up and parking.
Every time I get inside our wagon, I thank it for being so safe and impressive due to a 5-star safety rating (this article is NOT sponsored by Subaru by the way!).
It is crucial to have a car that makes you feel safe, especially when road-tripping.
The Outback is fantastic for buzzing around town running errands and has proven itself in all types of weather events (pouring rain, crazy wind, ice, snow).
Got road trip plans? Whenever we road trip over 100 miles from home, we always purchase travel insurance. Travel Insurance Master lets us pick the exact coverage we need to cover camp sites, gear, and any outdoor adventure sport activities.
Our Subaru Buying Experience
My husband and I moved from Colorado to Oklahoma. We already knew we wanted a Subaru coming from the adverse weather conditions of Colorado.
We purchased our 2019 Subaru Outback from a knowledgeable and welcoming team at a dealership in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The team made our car buying process comfortable and easy.
The team treated us well; they were patient, kind, and made the experience easy.
Car buying advice: Find a salesperson that treats you with respect and is friendly. If a sales associate makes you uncomfortable… leave.
At any rate, the commercials and brand behind the Subaru name were true with our new-to-us car purchase experience.
More car buying advice: buy last year’s model or a demo that has low mileage. It will be super nice and cost less money! That is what we did!
Know your budget and price point.
Take your time, test drive, go to lunch, test drive again… make a decision.
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Plan More Outdoor Adventures
Adventure awaits you no matter where you go. There are so many ways to experience the grandness of nature and being outdoors.
Subaru Outback allows us to go anywhere in the U.S. to travel and recreate outdoors. The Subaru Outback accessories we have enable us to take our bikes and sleep in the back of the wagon quickly. There is so much room for all our gear.
Planning a road trip? Check out our article on 10 FREE apps we use to plan epic road trips camping and hiking!
Experience is a Gift
Experience is the best gift you can give yourself, and our Subaru Outback especially allows us to continue exploring.
In truth, our Subaru allows us to opt outside, to live the day, the moment, and create unforgettable family memories in the backcountry. Because, some of the places we go, you need an AWD vehicle!
And, wagons are super rad!
Our Subaru inspires love and happiness.
Thanks for stopping by!
Ashlee + Pablo
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