As a Ranger for The Dyrt, I occasionally get the opportunity to test gear in the field. During our 14-day road trip around the US, I was lucky enough to try out the GO camper from SylvanSport.

Even though we didn’t have a single drop of rain for the first week and a half of our trip, Mother Nature must’ve been saving it up for Yellowstone. Thankfully, we never had to worry about any of our stuff getting wet. Not only is the GO water-proof but we even had a great time sitting outside under the camper’s large awning.

On our 12th night, we stayed at Grant Village and I was able to test the A5 Soft Shell Action Shirt from Beyond Clothing. Nearing the end of our 14-day road trip, we’ll head to our final stop at Badlands National Park where we’ll camp and continue testing gear.

Day 12 of 14: Road Trip Around the US

Campground: Grant Village Campground

The 12th night we stayed in the GO was at Grant Village Campground in Yellowstone National Park.

I’ve been to a quite a lot of campsites in my time, but this one has just about every amenity that I could want. That includes flush toilets, showers, laundry, general store, and restaurants. And while it’s not a big deal for me, there aren’t any electric/water hookups at the sites.

The Verdict: I have to admit, I spent most of my trip outside the campsite exploring the park. But, the time that I did spend in the campground was pretty awesome. We went in the middle of June and the snow covered the ground, including the campsites, created some breathtaking scenery. Other than the number of people, which is expected at Yellowstone, we loved the site and will definitely keep it in mind when we go back. Be sure to get a reservation about 6 months in advance though, just to secure yourself a site.

Gear: Beyond Clothing

At this stop, I was able to test the A5 Soft Shell Action Shirt from Beyond Clothing. When I was looking at Beyond Clothing for something to test, it took me a while to pick something out. Eventually, I settled on the soft shell and after using it in action, I’m so glad I did.

The Verdict: When we got to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, my wife and I were afraid that we didn’t pack right for the kind of weather we were having. That was until we put on our soft shells. These jackets were great in keeping us warm in the morning when the temperature was cool. And when we hiked, they were breathable and prevented us from getting too hot. We definitely lucked out with this buy.

Next Stop: White River KOA, Badlands National Park for Day 14 of 14

Our camping experience in Yellowstone has been truly memorable. Next up, we’re headed to Badlands National Park for the last stop on our 14-day road trip. Click here to see what it’s like to camp at White River KOA in Badlands National Park!

Read day ten here and day 14 here.


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Kristen Byrne

Kristen Byrne

Kristen is a journalist turned digital account manager at The Dyrt. She has worked for various TV stations and newspapers, and now focuses on content creation for tech-loving outdoor enthusiasts. Chances are good she's outside, hiking, climbing, skiing, or exploring. Just know that you can count on her to bring canned wine to the campfire.