Father’s Day Gifts for the Active Dad

While the “World’s Greatest Dad” coffee cup makes for a great pragmatic Father’s Day gift. Why not change it up this year and grab your Dad, Husband, Grandfather, or Father-in-law something that will fit into his active lifestyle? Here are ten dynamic products in which you are sure to find something that’ll please Pops on Father’s Day.

NoSweat Hat Liners

NoSweat is a disposable liner and sweat absorber that sticks on the inside of any hat, cap, mask or helmet and soaks up sweat, so Dad does’t have to worry about it dripping down onto his face and into his eyes. While simultaneously protecting his favorite hat from unsightly sweat stains when he is out there playing or training. MSRP $6.99 nosweatco.com

Swiftwick Flite XT

Swiftwick FLITE XT is a cross-training sock that is engineered to improve stability during fitness activities that require quick lateral transitions, as it incorporates Swiftwick’s GripDry Fiber and AnkleLock Technology. GripDry uses an innovative grip fiber that will help keep Dad’s foot from slipping inside his shoe and the AnkleLock Technology adds support around the ankle that promotes an extra sense of stability during high-intensity training. With an anatomical, close-to-skin fit that prevents hotspots the Swiftwick FLITE XT is ready to support him when he wants to pick up the tempo. MSRP $19.99 – $23.99 swiftwick.com


Designed for performance, the Runderwear Men’s Boxer Shorts are made from a lightweight sweat wicking stretch fabric that provides maximum support with ultimate comfort, so Dad can push his limits. These technical boxers have no side seams and are label-free to prevent irritation and rubbing. Whether Dad is doing a HIIT workout at the gym or running the track, he’ll enjoy the versatility and comfort of the Runderwear Men’s Boxer Shorts. MSRP $28 runderwear.com

GSI Microlite 1000 Twist

If Dad’s day calls for a long gym session or an extended hike on the trail, he can count on the GSI Microlite 1000 Twist to safeguard his precious hydration. The stainless steel construction offers rugged durability, and the Microlite is vacuum-insulated to keep his water crisp and cold when temperatures are anything but comfortably cool. It is also capable of hauling around hot liquids, so he will be able to bring along hot coffee or tea for those early morning sessions. The cap features an easy carry handle and is completely leak-proof. Ideal for longer days when Dad needs to keep his hydration cold (up to 32 hours) or hot (up to 18 hours), the GSI Microlite 1000 Twist will have his back. MSRP $34.95 gsioutdoors.com

Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Hoody

Ideal for warm weather running, climbing or just hanging out with friends, the Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Hoody will help Dad fend off the sun, wick moisture, and combat odor. It also serves as an ultra-lightweight layering piece in colder weather. The hoody is constructed of moisture-managing recycled polyester jersey. The fabric is highly breathable, effectively wicks away sweat, and dries quickly if it does become wet. It offers 50+ UPF sun protection and has Polygiene permanent odor control, so Dad can workout and go out in the same clothes. Details include set-in sleeves for chafe-free comfort and total shoulder mobility, a generous hood to cast shade in the sun, miDori bioSoft (a plant seed-based multi-purpose fabric softener) to increase wicking speeds and ensure long-term softness, minimal stitching and seaming for maximum skin comfort. Soft, quick-drying and stretchy, the Capilene Cool Daily is a versatile performance knit that Dad would be pleased to wear for everything that he has planned. MSRP $55 patagonia.com

Bjorn Daehlie Summer Training Short-Sleeve Wool Shirt

Effectively wicking moisture, regulating temperature, and drying quickly, the Bjorn Daehlie Summer Training Short-Sleeve Wool Shirt is ideal for active pursuits like running, hiking, or hitting the gym. The Summer Training shirt is a thin base layer made from quality Merino wool for training in all temperatures. Strategically placed mesh panels in the shirt provide excellent ventilation, while flat seams and high quality wool provide optimum comfort. The Merino wool ensures efficient insulation during low-intensity exercise and effectively evaporates excess moisture during high-intensity exercise. Whether Dad is headed out for a run on a bright summer morning or he is hitting the gym to get some circuit training in, the Bjorn Daehlie Summer Training Short-Sleeve Wool Shirt offers the comfort and functionality he needs for a successful workout. MSRP $64.95 dahlie.com

JBL Endurance Peak Earbuds

Designed for the needs of runners and athletes, the JBL Endurance Peak Earbuds bring immersive, high quality audio to Dad’s daily run or workout, all without worrying about cords tangling and catching. Dad can enjoy the freedom of a fully wireless workout without the need to plug these headphones in for as long as 28 hours (4 hours in the earbuds and 24 hours in the charging case). Should Dad find the workout has gone long and the earbuds run out of juice, it only takes 10 minutes of recharging for an additional hour of motivating music. Thanks to JBL’s PowerHook technology, the Peak headphones will conveniently power on and off as Dad starts wearing them, so they’re ready to attack each and every workout whenever Dad is. In addition, the PowerHook will let him switch off his buds without reaching for the charging case each time. With the IPX7 waterproof design, the JBL Endurance Peak earbuds are guaranteed stand up to anything that Dad can put them through. The headphones work in both mono and stereo mode and can seamlessly control music or calls directly on the earpiece using the convenient touch controls. Whether Dad is going for an after work run or looking for the motivational music to crush the gym workout, the JBL Endurance Peak Earbuds will be there with high quality audio in a comfortable and secure design. MSRP $119.95 jbl.com

Wiley X Hayden

The Hayden Sunglasses by Wiely X are made for sunny days playing at the lake. The Wiley X Hayden is a timeless model that combines great aviator styling with exceptional quality and performance. The frames are designed for active lifestyles with it’s lightweight and comfortable flexibility. The rubberized nose piece and perfectly curved temples provide a secure fit all day fun. The Wiley X Filter 8TM Polarized Smoke Green polycarbonate lenses offer maximum glare reduction without distorting colors. The WX polarized lenses provide 100% UV protection and are coated with hydrophobic and anti-reflective coating protected by the T-ShellTM scratch resistant layers making it easier to see into the water, making the Haydens ideal for water sports. Whether Dad is a passionate angler or a skilled windsurfer, the Wiley X Hayden polarized sunglasses are the inevitable water sport accessory that he needs. MSRP $190 wileyx.com

Oura Ring

Sleep definitely isn’t for the weak, as getting the right amount will help Dad make the most of everyday. The Oura Ring is a body output tracker that tracks the quality of rest by monitoring heart rate, respiratory rate, and nightly sleeping patterns. The Oura ring and the companion app offer daily advice that can help him learn how to get more restorative sleep and align his lifestyle to his natural circadian rhythm. The guidance will help him understand how his body responds to his lifestyle. By analyzing sleep, activity levels and physiological responses of the body it provides personalized insights to maintain good health and optimal performance. The data provided by the Oura ring will help him live a better life, with in-depth sleep improvement programs and personalized circadian alignment guidance, which helps him understand his optimal times for sleeping and working out. The smart ring and app will help him to live his life to the fullest; so that he can feel well-rested and energetic and ready to take on the day. Providing 24/7 tracking, continuous heart rate measurement, and sleep monitoring from a sleek and attractive wearable, the Oura smart ring is just what Dad is seeking to give his daily workouts a boost, quantify his everyday routine, and increase the restorative nature of his sleep to be able to perform at optimal levels. MSRP $299 ouraring.com

State Bicycle Co. Wulf Bike

If Dad is in need of a smooth riding bike with a frame geometry that is both responsive, comfortable and tons of fun to ride, then consider the State Bicycle Co. Wulf Bike. The Wulf bike is built on a durable steel frame with a sleek Matte Black finish, with all black components, a flip-flop hub for fixed or freewheel riding, and Van’s “waffle-pattern” grips. The Wulf bike is designed to meet the basic needs of getting around town, to and from work, and casual weekend rides. It is tough, versatile, and sharp-looking, and all for under $300. If you want Dad to have a well built bike that is a joy to ride, then the Wulf bike is the one for him. MSRP $299.99 statebicycle.com

Mark Ranum: Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.
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