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7 Things to Take on your Yellowstone Vacation

After many trips to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier and the Black Hills, we've created the ultimate list or our favorite things to bring along.


Insulated Bottle

Stay hydrated with our favorite water bottle. It keeps cold drinks frigid and hot drinks toasty for 12 hours, plus it comes with a strainer for your tea leaves. $26.95; ecovessel.com

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Squeeze Water Filter

Weighing just 3 oz., the Squeeze Water Filter ensures you have access to clean water during any hike. Fill up your pouch at a lake, stream, or river, screw the filter onto the pouch and squeeze the bag to filter water into a bottle. $34.95; sawyer.com

Yellowstone Firebird Tee

Celebrate Yellowstone in style. A portion of the profits from this t-shirt support Yellowstone Forever Institute, the nonprofit fundraising organization for the park. $36; parksproject.us

Park Maps

Avoid getting lost by purchasing beautiful NatGeo maps that cover Yellowstone and more. $14.95; natgeomaps.com

LOWA Explorer GTX Lo

These lightweight dayhikers can be worn on Yellowstone’s trails and to dinner at the Old Faithful Inn. They are available in two colors and are waterproof and breathable. $200; lowaboots.com

Patagonia R1 Fleece Hoodie

This midweight layer treated with odor-reducing Polygiene is great for huge temperature swings. Light and warm, it proved to be an essential layer for our testers in seven national parks. $129; patagonia.com

Klymit Insulated Static V Lite

Calling all car campers and backpackers. Sleep more comfortably with Klymit’s v-shaped insulated pad. It’s one of the lightest and warmest sleeping pads on the market for under $100. $94.95; www.klymit.com

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