6 Things to Take on your Grand Canyon Vacation

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After many trips to the Grand Canyon and Southwest, our editor has created a list of her favorite things to bring along. 

Also see our suggested packing list.

2019 Editor's Choice of Favorite Gear to take to the Grand Canyon

1. 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; www.ecovessel.com

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

2. Lowa Locarno GTX Lo

New in spring 2018, these comfortable dayhikers can be worn on the Bright Angel trail and to dinner at the Bright Angel Lodge's Arizona Room. They are available in several colors. $190; www.lowaboots.com

3. Chaco z/2 NPF Grand Canyon

Chaco partnered with National Park Foundation for this Grand Canyon-inspired design. These ultra-comfortable sandals with thin double straps make them dry quickly. $130; www.chacos.com

4. 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 four national parks. $159; www.patagonia.com

5. Grand Canyon National Park T-shirt

Celebrate the canyon with your light-weight shirt from Parks Project. A portion of profits from this shirt support the park's Field Institute and volunteer programs. $40; www.parksproject.us

6. Rescue Plus

Stay healthy and well-rested on your road trip when you travel with a bottle of RESCUE PLUS™ sleep gummies. Each gummy has 2.5 mg of melatonin. Consult your doctor before taking any supplements. $14.95; www.rescueremedy.com