Spring is in the air and we’re bursting with excitement! There’s nothing more extraordinary than watching nature come to life right before your eyes—it does wonders for the soul! This month Yellowstone celebrates 150 years as a national park. Whether you head out to Yellowstone for a dayhike or to set up camp at one of its 12 campgrounds, this newsletter spotlights some amazing gear to help you celebrate spring and Yellowstone’s birthday. And if you’re wondering what to wear on your first dayhike, be sure to read all the way to the bottom.
Celebrate Yellowstone’s 150 Years as a National Park
When Yellowstone became a national park, it was the first of its kind in the world. In honor of its 150th year, the park has a number of activities planned for the next several months. Learn more here.
Outside 20 oz. Wide Mouth Hydro Flask
Not so long ago, a plastic water bottle was essential for any outdoor adventure. That is until Hydro Flask’s superior stainless steel, vacuum-sealed bottle reset the standard for staying hydrated in the sun, sand, snow, or even at the office. It keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours with TempShield insulation, and a wide mouth makes it easy to refill with ice (or an icy creek). Now engraved with the timeless Outside logo.
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Sierra Designs Shadow Mountain Sleeping Pad
We think the best night’s sleep you’ll ever have is under the stars—if you have a great sleeping pad. The Shadow Mountain offers a suite of features in a lightweight, compact package. With three inches of clearance between you and the cold ground, the unique baffle pattern distributes your weight evenly and stabilizes your back; a one-way air valve helps you inflate it without any huffing and puffing. Best of all it’s quiet: Active sleepers can toss and turn all they like without waking the neighbors.
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Eureka Midori 2-Person Tent
Eureka’s spacious and lightweight Midori offers an intuitive setup that includes color-coded clips on the fly, making it simple and fast for even solo campers to assemble. The generous headroom and a 7-foot-plus length accommodates the tallest hikers while the adjustable High/Low Vent Air Exchange system keeps condensation at bay. For fledgling backpackers expecting moderate conditions, you’d be hard pressed to find a better entry-level tent—but at this weight and price, even vets will come away impressed.
Buy Now ($179.95)
What to Wear For Your First Dayhike
Seasons change, and so should your wardrobe. Here's what to wear hiking in every season.