If Dad loves the great outdoors, buy him one of these awesome gifts.
On Sunday, June 21, we celebrate all things fatherhood. If your dad introduced you to your love of the great outdoors, it's the perfect time to show your gratitude and appreciation. Whether an avid angler, a skilled sportsman, or an ambitious off-roader, our outdoor gift recommendations will help make the holiday an unforgettable one. Check out our favorites for all types of outdoor dad.
Durable, spacious, portable, and not as pricy as some of its competitors, the RTIC 65 cooler is a great addition to a camping trip. Your dad will love how long it keeps drinks, food, and meat stored safely—it’ll keep ice for up to 10 days. The rotomolded design makes it “virtually indestructible,” according to the RTIC site, resistant to even the hungriest of bears. With the capacity to hold up to 70 pounds of ice, your family will be more than prepped for a weekend camping trip in the woods.
A good pair of socks makes all the difference when you're out on the trails. Smartwool's PhD Outdoor Light Crew Socks are comfortable and breathable. Your dad will love the durability of these socks—constructed with Smartwool's patent-pending Indestructawool technology. These socks also offer mesh ventilation to manage moisture for those hot summer days and provide excellent support with their cushioned soles.
If Dad is a bowhunter, nothing will light up his day like a brand-new tree stand. There are a number of things to factor in when purchasing a tree stand: Is it well-built and will it safely support the hunter's weight? Is it easy to transport? Is it comfortable to sit in for hours on end? Is it quiet so that the hunter can remain stealthy when tracking a whitetail? The Summit Hunting Tree Stand Viper SD checks all of those boxes. You can't go wrong with this generous gift.
One of the most important items to keep in an angler's tackle box is a sturdy and dynamic multi-tool. Gerber's Suspension NXT—a further evolved version of Gerber's original Suspension multiplier—is one of the best available. The tool is lightweight but highly durable and features a convenient, easily accessible butterfly design. This multi-plier features 15 different tools including: needlenose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutter, 2.25-inch plain/serrated combination blade, scissors, real cross driver, large, medium, and small flathead drivers, can opener, bottle opener, awl, file, ruler, and wire stripper. This diverse piece of gear is the ideal companion when you're out on the water. Whether you've got a fish stuck on the hook or you need to free up some tangled line, the Gerber Suspension will save the day.
Good glass is an important element of a successful hunt. These high-performing binoculars offer a quick and smooth focus without the same ultra-high price tag as some of the other optics on the market. The rugged rubber armor and waterproof and fog-proof construction allows these binoculars to withstand all kinds of conditions. If the dad in your life is a sportsman, the Vortex Diamondback binoculars will vastly improve his hunting experience.
Safety first. If Dad loves exploring off-the-beaten path on an ATV, a well-built, long-lasting, and comfortable pair of gloves are a great addition to his collection of gear. The Seibertron Dirtpaw gloves feature silicone grip on all fingers and a hook & loop wrist closure for a snug fit. These gloves are ideal for ATVing, motocross, and mountain biking. No matter the off-road activity, these durable gloves will provide excellent protection.
If your dad's idea of outdoor fun involves getting out on the water, the Osprey Ultralight Dry Sack is an essential. This well-loved dry bag comes in sizes ranging from 1.5 liters to 30 liters and will keep your valuable belongings dry during your day of paddling. The bag features a roll top waterproof closure and waterproof coated fabric and seams. Just toss in your phone, wallet, and other gear, and you'll be ready to go.