Father’s Day Gifts for the Camping Dad
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Today’s camping gear space is so extensive that searching for the perfect gift can make for an overwhelming task, especially for those unfamiliar with the category, which is why we’ve compiled this hand picked list of the Great Camping Gifts for Father’s Day.
RTIC Travel Mug 20oz.
When Dad is sipping on coffee and strolling from camp to an overlook he will be happy to have the RTIC Travel Mug and not have to worry about coffee sloshing all over himself and the trail. The RTIC Travel Mug comes with a lid and offers double wall insulation that will keep his coffee piping hot. MSRP $18.99 rticoutdoors.com
The Orange Screw Kit offers solid anchor points in a wide range of soil conditions. Made from 100% recycled materials, manufactured in the USA and at 9 1/2″ inches long they create far better traction and holds than standard stakes. The clear T-Grip Tool stores on the screw when not in use and slips into the top eyelet to form a T-grip for increased leverage in firm soils. Dad will find the versatility of the Orange Screws is quite far and wide, everything from tarp anchors to sun shelters, to dog tie outs and so much more, that he my need more than one set. MSRP $24.95 www.amazon.com/orangescrew.
Morakniv Companion Spark
Make sure Dad is prepared for anything with the Morakniv Companion Spark. Matches get soaked, lighters break, but flint and steel will always give Dad the spark he needs to start a fire even in the most adverse of conditions. The Companion Spark’s blade is made of 2.5mm thick Swedish stainless steel, which is easy to maintain and offers exceptional edge retention. The soft friction grip handle will give Dad a safe and steady hold, while the high quality fire starter that is built right into the handle offers easy access and ensures it won’t get lost. The sheath is made of a durable polymer with a handy clip that easily attaches to a belt or pack. The Morakniv Companion Spark is the reliable companion Dad would be glad to have on his next camping adventure. MSRP $37.99 www.amazon.com/moraknivusa.
Carhartt Loose Fit Midweight Logo Sleeve Sweatshirt
Nights around the campfire just wouldn’t be as cozy if Dad didn’t have the Carhartt Loose Fit Midweight Logo Sleeve Sweatshirt. This midweight pullover cotton blend is soft against the skin and the logo printed on the left sleeve is eye catching and showcases a work hard, play hard lifestyle. When the temperatures start to drop, Dad can warm his hands in the kangaroo pocket and throw on the draw cord adjustable hood and roast another marshmallow. MSRP $49.99 carhartt.com
Peak Design Wash Pouch
Letting Dad stuff his toiletries into a plastic bag is a little unbecoming for someone of his stature, so gift him the Peak Design Wash Pouch so he can be a bit more sophisticated and organized. Crafted from durable, weatherproof and easy to clean materials that repels water and stains, the Wash Pouch can take a beating and withstand the rigors of camp life. Inside, multiple small pockets and sleeves will help keep his personal hygiene items organized and appropriately separated, so everything’s in good order and ready to be used once when he heads for the washroom. As an added bonus there is a stowable aluminum hook that will allow Dad to hang it from almost anywhere when the campground restroom is a bit on the foul side. MSRP $59.95 peakdesign.com
Let Dad light up the night at his campsite while ensuring his smart phone doesn’t run out of juice with the rechargeable BioLite AlpenGlow. These semi-compact lanterns provide well dispersed lighting with an easy to adjust brightness button and a “shake the lantern” for an instant rotation of fun colors and light modes, while also offering a USB output that allows him to recharge a phone, portable speaker, headlamp or any other small devices. A built-in hook at the bottom of the AlpenGlow lets him hang it up in the nearest tree branch or in his tent, and they have an IPX4 rating so it can withstand rain and splashing. So whatever lighting situation Dad finds himself in, he can be sure that the BioLite AlpenGlow will adapt to it. Available in two sizes, the AlpenGlow 250 and 500, the main differences being the lumens and battery size. MSRP $59.95 – $79.95 bioliteenergy.com
Fab Slab Cutting Board
If Dad is a campsite master chef than he needs a cutting board to help make sure his backcountry meals are easy to prepare and stunning to present. If this is the case, look no further than the Fab Slab Cutting Board, as they are durable, naturally antibacterial and they help keep fired food hotter longer, as well as keeping knives nice and sharp which will provide more longevity to his cutlery. The gorgeous camphor laurel surface makes it easy to cut meat, prep vegetables and fruit, and is also great for food presentation, making every meal a feast for the eyes as well. Available in various shapes and sizes. MSRP Varies www.amazon.com/fabslabsusa.
Therm-a-Rest Argo Blanket
If Dad decides to leave for a spontaneous weekend camping trip, send him with the Therm-A-Rest Argo Blanket, as it is easily packed in the included sack and ready to hit the road. The durable 30D Polyester with a DWR shell and eraLoft insulation resists moisture and light rains when he is cowboy camping and the soft touch polyester lining is velvety and warm to keep him cozy. There really is no better way for Dad to enjoy campfires than in the comfort and warmth of the Therm-A-Rest Argo Blanket. MSRP $99.95 – $109.95 thermarest.com
The Comfy College
Give Dad the gift of camping warmth and coziness the way he has always thought he deserved to be comforted with the Comfy College. The Comfy is a truly wearable blanket that allows him to show support for his favorite college sports team. It is crafted of an ultra-soft microfiber on the exterior and a luxurious Sherpa lined interior that offers indulgent warmth perfect for showing his college spirt on chill camp nights or cold camp mornings. The Comfy products are so undeniably soft and warm that you may find Pops wearing it far more often than you consider sensible. MSRP $99.99 www.amazon.com/thecomfy.
Think Tank Photo Retrospective Duffel Bag 50
Built to withstand a ton of punishment, the Think Tank Photo Retrospective Duffel Bag 50 has a DWR treatment to repel the elements and sits at the sweet spot of being compact enough to be easily stashed away and lugged around, while maintaining enough room to carry almost everything. The P300D two-tone twill ripstop liner of the duffel’s internal capacity makes it ideal for long weekend camping trips. The duffel’s iconic exterior is constructed of burly stone washed 100% cotton canvas and has a DWR finish to increase the duffel’s durability and weather protection. A padded, removable strap lets Dad carry it over his shoulder or he can employ a more traditional duffel-style carry. The reinforced haul handles make the duffel easy to carry or retrieve from the back of vehicles, while an integrated large zippered pocket provides a place to store smaller items for easy access. In a world that is filled with ultra-modern duffels, Dad will truly appreciate the details and craftsmanship on the Think Tank Photo Retrospective Duffel Bag 50. MSRP $169.75 www.thinktankphoto.com