Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Active Dad
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Are you still thinking about what color of tie your going to get your dad this Father’s Day? Gone are the days of getting lame gifts for your dad. You’re all grown up now and it’s time to actually get your dad something that he will actually want and use. We’ve compiled a list of badass athletic and outdoorsy products that will be sure to put a smile on your dads face.
Fathers Day Gift Guide 2015
Yeti Hopper 20 Cooler $299.99
Does your dad still have that old leaky cooler where the ice melts super fast and his beer gets warm after a couple of hours? The Yeti Hopper 20 keeps your cooler cold for days, it’s leakproof, has a strap option for any type of carry method, and will be sure make the old man the cool guy on the block. Yeti Hopper 20 Review
Moji Foot Massager $30
With age, we all start to enjoy a little massage from time to time. And if you’re not up for massaging your dads feet, the Moji Foot Massager is a great gift. Moji Foot Massager Review
Injinji Toe Socks $12+
Yes, we know your dad might ask you what the heck are toes socks, but when he starts to run blister free, he’ll never turn back. If you’re dad does any kind of long distance running, Injinji toe socks are what the doctor ordered. Injinji Sock Review
Microsoft Band $199
Does your dad love everything that has anything related to tech? If so, the Microsoft Band will not only love fiddling around with this band, but he’ll be completely amazed at everything this wearable can do. Includes: GPS, heart rate monitor, tracking steps, reading email, getting facebook alerts, and a whole lot more! Microsoft Band Review
Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed $359.95
Has you’re dad been using the same old sleeping bag for the past 20 years claiming it works just fine? Yes, his old sleeping bag might technically cover his body, but doesn’t the man deserve to sleep in comfort? The Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed is a fan favorite among thousands of car campers and backpackers alike. This bag turns an okay nights rest into a great nights rest! Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed Review
MindShift Gear Rotation 180 Panorama Camera Pack $199
For the dad that loves his photography, the Mindshift Gear Rotation 180 Panorama Camera Pack will be a big winner in the gift category. This pack has a pocket for every piece of camera equipment from tripods, extra lenses, filters and more. It’s great for use in the backcountry as well as traveling. Mindshift Gear Rotation 180 Panorama Camera Pack Review
Patagonia Long Haul Western Shirt with Polygene $89
While some men might like doing laundry as a form of winding down, we all know those guys are few and far between. The Patagonia Long Haul Western Shirt is treated with Polygene, an antimicrobial treatment that will keep bacteria from growing and cut down on the number of washings. Patagonia Long Haul Western Shirt Review
GSI Pinnacle Camper $99
For the outdoorsy dad, the GSI Pinnacle Camper Cookset is all that one can ask for. This set includes a cooking pot, fry pan, 4 cups with lids for drinking, 4 insulated cups for soup, 4 plates, and 2 lids that also can be used as strainers. This all compiles into itself for a compact camping cookset that will keep his next camping trip much more enjoyable. GSI Pinnacle Camper Review
Columbia PFG Solar Camo Knit Shirt $100
Do you have a dad that loves to fish? The Columbia PFG Solar Camo Knit Shirt is the perfect gift for the dad that likes to get out in the sun to fish, but still wants to protect his skin and stay cool. This shirt comes equipted with Omni Shade 50 UPF and Omni Wick for breathability so he doesn’t sweat through his shirt. Columbia PFG Solar Camo Knit Shirt Review
If you’re dads the fix-it type, the FixnZip zipper replacement package makes it easy to replace a zipper for guys anywhere from Home Simpson to Tim the Tool Man. FixnZip Review
BBQ Dragon $49.99
When your family has a get together, does you pops always step up to the plate to be grill master? For the charcoal loving grill master, the BBQ Dragon will allow your dad to sit around and have a cold one with you rather than trying to get the coals going. This fan is always a guarantee for getting your charcoal perfectly set for grilling. BBQ Dragon Review
Marmot Vista Tee SS $28
Is your dad still wearing his ratty old tee shirts that he’s had since the 70’s? It’s nice to get a new tee shirt from time to time and the Marmot Vista Tee is a soft tee shirt that he’ll never want to take off. Not to mention, this tee will bring him up a few decades in fashion! www.stanley1913.com
Avex Sundowner Rocks Glass – $19.99
Does your dad like a nice glass of bourbon on the rocks from time to time, but doesn’t need a fancy Waterford Crystal glass to drink out of? The Avex Sundowner Rocks Glass is a vacuum sealed stainless steel glass that fits up to 13 oz. of adult beverage goodness. The Sundowner holds up to 4 hours of cold which depends on the temperature outside the glass. Don’t just buy one, no one likes to drink alone… Avex Sundowner Rocks Glass
Princeton Tec Sync Headlamp $29.99
One of the best camping accessories a dad can have is a headlamp. It helps him while he sets up the tent, starts the fire, get the grill going, and the numerous other activities dads do while camping. The Princeton Tec Synch uses a 90 lumen light that features one Maxbright LED spot beam, one Maxbright LED floodlight, and on red Ultrabright LED with a max range of 250 feet and a burn time of 150 hours.
Zealios Skin Care Bundle $71.75
Is your dad a pretty boy that makes sure he puts on his moisturizer before he heads out the door? Better yet, is your dad a rough and tumble type of guy that could use a little extra attention when it comes to his skin? Zealios is a new company that offers skin care products for athletes who tend to be hard on their skin. They primarily focus on triathletes and cyclists, but their products can work for nearly every athletic dad! For more information, visit teamzealios.com
Stanley Classic Vacuum Camp Mug $25
Are you looking for a way to get your dad talking about how good it was back in the old days? Yes, we probably don’t want to hear all his story for the 15th time, but the Stanley Classic Vacuum Camp Mug is sure to bring back some memories of the good ol’ days. For more info visit stanley1913.com
prAna Vargas Short $59
Are dad’s shorts on their last thread? The prAna Vargus shorts are perfect for the active dad that wants a good do it all, all around short. The prAna Vargus short is made with 89% recycled material, is lightweight and breathable, and has plenty of stretch. Whether dad’s looking for a good hiking short, running short, or a comfortable pair of shorts to mow the lawn, the prAna Vargus short is the perfect answer.
FoldyLock Bike Lock $95
Now that the weather’s getting warm and your dad may be getting out on his bike more, the Foldy Lock is a great gift for dad. This sleek and secure bike lock is extremely easy to secure to a bike and it will scare almost any thief away! FoldyLock Bike Lock Review
5.11 Tactical Flexio Penlight $42.99
Do you find your dad trying to get work done around the house or around the campsite day and night? The 5.11 Tactical Flexio Penlight features a flexible arm allowing him to get the light where he needs it. Perfect for his latest plumbing or electrical problems.
Leatherman Skeletool $64.85
Looking for the perfect multitool for dad? The Leatherman Skeletool not only looks stealth like, it is incredibly functional as well. This Skeletool includes a knife, screw driver(flat and phillips), bottle opener, needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, and more. This is for the gift that you want dad to be able to use on a daily basis. www.leatherman.com
Specialized Fuse Mountain Bike 27.5+ Hardtail – $1,600-$3,100 (Sneak Peek)
If you’re looking to go big this Father’s Day and your dad’s into mountain biking, Specialized is coming out with a new hardtail mountain bike called the Fuse that will be at retailers this June. With the use of 6Fattie tires on the Fuse, this bike is able to get amazing traction on the trails for the dad that loves to still get after it. In specific, it uses 650b x 3.0 tires which provides optimal ground control. The frame is made from M4 alloy with smooth welds, fully butted tubing, internal cable routing, 148mm dropouts, and a patented Diamond Stay design that allows for incredibly short 430mm chainstays. Plain & simple, this revolutionary new hardtail and tire set will change the way we ride.