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US Park Pass Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 20, 2020

For our Gift Guide this holiday season, we asked our team here at US Park Pass for their absolute favorite outdoor gear. Below is our curated list of top picks for the adventurer on your list.


Popular Items from this List:

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter: Filters up to 1,000 gallons of water and eliminate 99.9 percent of bacteria and parasites. Our West Coast team members swear by this. “It’s my favorite product of all time.”  

Wüsthof Gourmet Traveler’s Set: Everything you need to upgrade your RV or campervan kitchen, in one tidy zip-up case. 

Garmin Rugged Watch with GPS: Hikers and off-the-grid park explorers, you need this. 



1. Coleman Brazos Sleeping Bag

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This sleeping bag will keep you warm if temps dip below freezing. It’s rated to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, with curved stitching to prevent the synthetic insulation from shifting around and a draft tube that runs the length of the zipper. It also rolls up in a snap, so getting it in the stuff sack isn’t a struggle.

2. Marmot Kompressor

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This roomy, nylon backpack is a standout for being lightweight at just over a pound, with a slew of features. One of the best perks is that it stows inside the zippered lid pocket, folding up to a package no bigger than a dopp kit. Other highlights include a hydration port and clip for hanging the reservoir, an attachment for a trekking pole or small tool, and breathable mesh shoulder straps. 

3. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

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The tiny but mighty LifeStraw is a must-have for backcountry camping. It can filter up to 1,000 gallons of water and eliminate 99.9 percent of bacteria and parasites, which meets EPA standards. It also removes microplastics, dirt, and other harmful particles. The filtration system doesn’t rely on harsh chemicals, such as chlorine or iodine, to do the job, and it’s made from BPA-free materials.

4. Coleman Four-Person Sundome Tent 

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Coleman’s Sundome tent is an Amazon best-seller, with more than 20,000 reviewers giving it an average 4.6 stars. It offers excellent air circulation, with large windows and a ground vent. It’s also built to handle wind gusts greater than 35 mph and the welded corners and inverted seams prevent leakage during downpours. The included rainfly and power cable port are a bonus. 

5. Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS

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This watch offers peace of mind in the wilderness, with GPS and backup from other global navigation systems for coverage in a range of environments and conditions. One of its coolest features directs you back to your starting point along the same route. There’s also a three-axis compass, indicators for elevation and barometric pressure, plus three modes for preserving battery life.

6. Wüsthof Gourmet Traveler’s Set

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All the tools in this seven-piece set tuck neatly away in a compact, zippered carrying case. It contains a three-inch paring knife, a five-inch serrated utility knife, and a six-inch chef’s knife, in addition to kitchen shears, a waiter’s corkscrew, and a small blade sharpener.

7. Instant Pot Ultra 3-Quart Mini Hot Pot

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Fast, hot meals for two can easily be made after a long day of hiking in this mini Instant Pot, perfect for small camper van and RV kitchens. There are 16 pre-programed options for cooking everything from eggs and porridge to hearty stews, and you can’t beat cleanup that’s as easy as washing a single bowl.

8. Under Armour Adult Hitch ColdGear Boot Socks

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These boot socks from Under Armour provide warmth, arch support, and wick away moisture for dry, comfortable feet all day long. They’re also odor-resistant and made from a polyester, wool, and nylon blend, with a hint of spandex to keep their shape after washing. 

9. Marmot Women’s Ithaca Down Puffer Jacket

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If you’re gearing up for a winter trip to a National Park, Marmot’s Ithaca puffer contains 700-fill, water-resistant down that’s responsibly sourced. It has a faux-fur-lined removable hood and hits just below the hip, with microfleece cuffs and an extended collar for extra warmth. Multiple sizes and colors are on sale. 

10. Columbia Men’s Redmond V2 Hiking Shoe

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This all-purpose hiking shoe has a supportive, but comfortable, cushioned arch, and a rugged rubber sole for maximum traction on all kinds of terrain. It’s made from a mix of suede and leather, along with mesh webbing for breathability, and it’s also fairly lightweight. Versatile enough to wear on virtually every national park hiking trail.  


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