6 Things to Take on your Yosemite Vacation

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2020 Editor's Choice Gear Guide

After many trips to Yosemite and California's coast, our editor has created a list of her favorite things to bring along.

Also see our suggested packing list.

EcoVessel 20 oz. 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

MAKER SPOTLIGHT: Discover how EcoVessel based in Boulder, Colo., got its start.

Lowa Locarno GTX Lo

These comfortable dayhikers can be worn on the Mist Trail and to dinner at The Ahwanhee's dining room. They are available in several colors. $195; lowaboots.com.

Klymit Insulated Static V Lite

Calling all car campers and backpackers. Sleep more comfortably in Yosemite 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.

Patagonia R1 Fleece Pullover

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 six national parks. $129; patagonia.com

Yosemite National Park Sweatshirt

Celebrate the park with your brushed fleece sweatshirt from Parks Project. A portion of the profits from it supports the Yosemite Conservancy. $70; parksproject.us

Table Tennis

Take your next picnic stop or car camping adventure to a new level with this fun set that comes with two authentic table tennis paddles. All you need is a smooth surface like a picnic table. $31.95; outsideinsidegifts.com