The Best Gifts for Dad: Must-Have Gear for Outdoorsy Men | GearJunkie
Father’s Day is June 21. Whether the outdoorsman in your life loves camping, hiking, running, or BBQing, we found the best gifts for dad.
From camping chairs to multitools to growlers, we’ve got something to wow all the dads, husbands, father figures, and outdoor-loving men out there.
The Best Gifts for Dad: Father’s Day 2020
G-SHOCK MOVE GBDH1000: $400
Dad will be prepared for anything with the new G-SHOCK MOVE GBDH1000. This power-packed fitness tracker can measure heart rate, VO2 max, running distance, elapsed time, pace, and more.
Plus, the MOVE app will take his fitness to the next level with custom training analysis and plans. The GBDH1000 is tough, versatile, and ready for adventure.
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Thermacell MR300 Mosquito Repellent: $25
Say goodbye to pesky bugs with this portable repeller. This DEET-free machine is lightweight, portable, and stink-free. Best of all, it really works. Whether the dad in your life spends time fishing, hunting, camping, or grilling in the backyard, this is a must-have.
Princeton Tec SNAP Headlamp: $40
More than just a headlamp, the SNAP is also a flashlight, bike light, safety flasher, lantern, and magnetic area light all in one. Basically, it’s every light dad could need in one easy-to-use package.
This made-in-America headlamp pumps out 300 lumens, and the large button means no more fumbling in the dark to turn on the light.
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REI Camp X Chair: $40
This chair is comfortable, durable, and one of the best camping chairs around. The mesh keeps it breathable in hot weather and allows it to dry very quickly. And the double cupholders keep drinks close.
We find it perfect for campfire hangouts, days at the soccer field, catching an outdoor concert, or lounging in the backyard.
icebreaker Hike Lite Crew Socks: $20
Wool socks are a must for hiking and backpacking. Grab dad a pair of these do-all wool wonders and keep his feet happy on the trail.
The wool blend keeps odor at bay and provides all-day comfort. And the flat seams make for blister-free hiking. Bottom line: These are awesome socks on the trail and off.
Leatherman FREE T4: $60
Everyone needs a good multitool (or three!). And you can’t go wrong with a Leatherman. The T4 has everything that dad could need — a knife, scissors, four screwdrivers, a bottle opener, and more — in a pocket-worthy package.
Available in stainless steel and three new colors, this is a gift he’ll use every day. And you’ll feel good knowing it’s made in Portland, Oregon, and backed by a 25-year warranty.
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Like a carabiner, but better, the Heroclip makes hanging gear a cinch. Use it to hang the water filter at camp, keep necessities in reach, or hang your bag at the end of the day. The possibilities are endless and the utility is top-notch.
prAna Stretch Zion Pants: $85-89
Who says you can’t buy the dad in your life apparel? The Zion pant is an all-around classic. It has a UPF 50 rating, a DWR finish, roll-up leg snaps, and (as hundreds of customers have noted) well-placed pockets.
Up his wardrobe game with these all-around pants that function seamlessly from the backyard to the great outdoors. Even better, the pants come in a huge range of size and length options so he can get the perfect fit.
EcoVessel Triple-Insulated 64oz. Boss Growler: $43
We all own plenty of insulating water bottles, but this growler takes it up a notch. If your father figure is someone who loves bringing beer or coffee along with his tackle box, this is a must-have.
The EcoVessel Boss Growler is super insulating — it can keep contents cold for a whopping 6 days (we’ve tested the cold factor up to 3 days in an enclosed vehicle) — and has a drinking cap incorporated into its design.
MPOWERD Luci String Lights: $45
This solar-powered string light will quickly bring a bit of ambiance to the campsite or backyard. We’ve regularly used one for nearly a year, and it still works as great as Day One. It lasts up to 20 hours on a single charge and easily recharges via the built-in solar panel.
Honey Stinger Waffle: $22 (per 16-pack)
Don’t let hanger get him down with the delicious and fuel-filled Honey Stinger Waffle. Available in a variety of flavors, they’re packable, delicious, and the perfect companion for a long day outdoors.
Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo Wireless Earbuds: $33
Everyone needs a good pair of wireless earbuds. And these manage to deliver high-quality sound without breaking the bank. IPX7 delivers sweatproof protection, and Bluetooth 5.0 makes for an unbreakable connection.
Orvis PRO Strech LS Shirt: $109
This is the perfect dad shirt. It’s functional and it has a plaid pattern. Plus, it’s lightweight, the UPF 30 fabric blocks the sun, and it’s treated with Polygiene so it doesn’t get smelly. In fact, one GearJunkie editor bought this long-sleeve for his dad as a gift last year, and now his dad wants a second one.
GRAYL GEOPRESS Water Purifier Bottle: $90
If dad likes to travel, hike, and stay hydrated, this is a great gift. Simply fill, press, and drink the clean and purified water. The GRAYL GEOPRESS protects against heavy metals, chemicals, and viruses in addition to common protozoa and bacteria. And it’s among the best backpacking and travel water filters of 2020.
Peak Design Capture Clip: $70
Does the dad in your life love his camera? Then he needs this handy clip. It makes fast work of securely attaching a DSLR camera to a backpack strap or belt for quick deployment. It’s beloved by professional and recreational photographers alike.
LinkSoul Boardwalker Shorts: $76
There’s a reason these shorts have hundreds of rave reviews. They’re comfortable, stylish, and built for adventure. The breathable four-way-stretch material allows for full-range of movement and dries quickly. From land to sea, these shorts are ready for anything.
Primus Essential Trail Stove: $25
This trail-ready stove will have dad cooking in no time. It won’t weigh him down at just 3.9 ounces, and the built-in pot support doubles as wind protection. It’s equally great for the backpacking mess kit or just-in-case bug out bag.
Eddie Bauer Sandstone Rain Jacket: $209
This is one of our favorite rain jackets. It’s lightweight and shockingly breathable for a waterproof layer. The adjustable hood fits with or without a helmet, and the zippered pockets keep essentials dry and accesible.
Maven C.1 Binoculars: $325-375
A versatile, midlevel optic from Maven, these binos are perfect for hunting, birding, and general-purpose wildlife viewing. State-of-the-art technology combined with dependability and quality we’ve come to expect from Maven, these optics offer a lot of bang for the buck.
Plus, Maven added a few nice touches like a neoprene neck strap, lens caps, and a double-layered microfiber storage bag.
Thousand Anti-Theft Bike Helmet: $89
Protect his noggin with this stylish bike helmet. The integrated dial system allows for a custom fit, and the hidden poplock makes it easy to lock the helmet with the bike. This helmet is available in a variety of colors to suit his style.
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