The 10 Best Father’s Day Gifts For The Athlete

There are some fathers out there who really take their superhero job seriously, hitting the gym hard five days a week like they’re preparing to battle Thanos. Throughout your childhood, they’ve managed to take care of you and your family while staying fit and eating healthy. And chances are, you took on their healthy lifestyle as well, so you know how obsessed they are with fitness gear.

Whether they’re into zipping through marathons, delivering leather-wrapped haymaker bombs, lifting heavy, or anything in between, we’ve got you covered. If you have a fitness-obsessed dad, you’ll want to check out our Father’s Day gifts for athletes. We’ve curated a list of several of the best fitness gear for any father who goes beast mode at the gym. Covering everything from the perfect gym backpack to muscle recovery technology, we’re confident you’ll find the Father’s Day gift you need for your athletic dad.

Fits Micro Light Runner Socks

If you’re looking for running socks that provide just enough cushion to keep your feet comfy, the Micro-Light Runner socks get the job done with their patented Full Contact Fit to hug the contours of your feet. Made from super-fine merino wool, these socks will keep you moving toward the finish line.

Purchase: $20

UA RUSH Short Sleeve

Under Armour’s groundbreaking short sleeve base layer will improve your strength and endurance via the inclusion of a mineral-infused fabric. The anti-odor short sleeve shirt absorbs the energy your body emits and bounces it back into your muscles.

Purchase: $50

Smartwool Merino Sport Ultra Light Hoodie

This ultralight hoodie won’t drag you down on your morning run thanks to its construction of Merino Sport 150 mesh for advanced breathability and temperature regulation, keeping you comfortable on your route. It has a DWR finish to repel water and 360° reflective properties for visibility in low light conditions if you happen to run at night.

Purchase: $70

NextRoller Infinity Ball Vibrating Massage Ball

Combining the best of both worlds, the Infinity Ball is hybrid foam roller and lacrosse ball for post-workout recovery. It provides you with a pulsing massage to loosen up and rejuvenate your muscles, allowing you to feel fresh and get back to 100%. The device has four speeds to choose from for a personalized massage experience.

Purchase: $80

Prometheus Design Werx ATAR Shorts

For father’s who enjoy conquering hikes, the Prometheus Design Werx ATAR Shorts are versatile enough for any trail. They’re made with water-resistant four-way stretch fabric and a C6 DWR finish. They also feature an internal dressing waist that makes them well suited for a spontaneous ocean dip or a long run on the beach.

Purchase: $109

Aer Fit Pack 2

The Aer Fit Pack 2 is one of the best backpacks on the market for fitness freaks. It’s built with a water-resistant 1680D Cordura nylon exterior and multiple internal pockets to organize all your gym essentials. It even has a moisture-resistant shoe compartmented isolated from the huge front-end main compartment.

Purchase: $135

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 Shoes

No terrain is too rugged or wet for the Terra Kiger 5 Shoes. They have lightweight Nike React foam for a cushiony feel and smooth strides. The shoes keep moisture out with perforated uppers and their sticky rubber outsoles provide you with multi-directional traction, keeping you stable on any terrain.

Purchase: $140

District Vision Takeyoshi Altitude Master Sunglasses

Boasting a titanium core and D+ lens technology for amazing clarity, the Takeyoshi Altitude Master is ideal for outdoor fitness activities. With 11.57% light transmission, you’ll get maximum protection from the sun’s harmful rays with these running sunglasses.

Purchase: $199+

PowerDot 2.0 Muscle Stimulator

For dedicated athletes who push themselves to the limit every session, stretching isn’t enough to recover properly. Help your muscles and joints recover thoroughly with the Power Dot 2.0. Choose from over 10 electric stimulation programs to help revitalize your body.

Purchase: $349

Garmin Forerunner 945 GPS Smartwatch

Working out is torture without music, which is why the Forerunner 945 allows you to sync music from select premium streaming services and store up to 1,000 songs. You’ll be able to track a variety of fitness metrics, including your oxygen levels, heart rate, and stress, as well as utilize full-color onboard maps.

Purchase: $600

20 Best High Tech Fitness Gadgets

If you’re looking for more gifts for your athletic father, we have more options. Check out our picks for the best high-tech fitness gadgets and spoil your dad on Father’s Day.