The 10 Best Father’s Day Gifts For The Outdoorsman

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Dads are among the most difficult people to satisfy with gifts, which can make Father’s Day a slightly stressful time of year for the children of the world. But if the father in your life prefers to spend his Sundays away from the couch, basking in the glory of the great outdoors, you’re in luck. From upgraded camp kitchen gear and seating for the campsite to high-tech timepieces designed for adventure off the beaten path, there’s no shortage of outdoor-focused gear and gadgets for the man you love the most.

Ridge Wallet

This slim 2-oz wallet is built from heavy-duty 6061-T6 aluminum and features RFID-blocking plates to protect your identity. It holds up to 12 cards with the option for a traditional money clip made from spring steel or a versatile elastic cash strap to hold loose bills. Backed by a lifetime guarantee, you can pick up the original minimalist wallet in aluminum, titanium, or carbon fiber.

Purchase: $72+

PDW Ti-Line Camp Kitchen Collection

Prometheus Design Werx’s titanium camp collection has everything a man needs to prepare a kitchen-worthy meal miles away from a real stove. The entire collection is built from a special titanium alloy and includes the 600ml Mini Pot-Mug With Lid, 310ml Sierra Cup, 162mm Folding Spork, and 86mm Takedown Chopsticks.

Purchase: $10+

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

This survival water filter removes over 99.9% of waterborne bacteria (including E. coli and salmonella) and waterborne parasites (including giardia and cryptosporidium). It can even remove the smallest microplastics from the environment (down to 1 micron) and provides up to 1,000 gallons of safe drinking water.

Purchase: $18

Pelican R20 Ruck Case

Pelican’s Personal Utility Ruck case is crushproof, dustproof, and ready for any adventure you can handle. The IP68 rated case features a rubberized exoskeleton, strategic organization for your gear, multiple attachment points for easy hauling, and a built-in pressure valve to balance air pressure while keeping water and dust out. And it comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Purchase: $45

Civilware Hatchet

For the true outdoorsman, a hatchet is an essential tool. Civilware’s drop-forged 1060 high carbon steel blade is as good as they come. It has a 13.5” American hickory handle for exceptional strength and durability, a full-faced leather sheath for safe carrying, and a balanced 2.5lb weight that’s well suited for chopping and hammering.

Purchase: $79

Danner x Helinox Chair

A dependable camp chair makes the difference between a relaxing day after a long hike or a brutal night before another day on the trail. This weather- and UV-resistant camp chair features lightweight and ultra durable DAC aluminum pole frames, ripstop nylon, Danner leather accents, and a weight capacity of 320lbs — not bad for a chair that weighs just over 2lbs.

Purchase: $150

Triple Aught Design Equilibrium Jacket

TAD’s lightweight and compressible Equilibrium jacket is ready for the unknown thanks to its inclusion of Polartec Alpha insulation and Schoeller 3XDRY finish that help you thermoregulate in austere environments with unpredictable weather. The 19.75-ounce jacket can also stuff down to about the size of a camping pillow for easy storage when it’s not in use.
Purchase: $200

Adidas Terrex Free Hiker

Outdoor-friendly footwear doesn’t necessarily have to look like a totally utilitarian piece of gear. Adidas brings style to the trail with their Free Hiker sneaker boots. The handsome shoes feature a Primeknit upper for comfort, GORE-TEX 3D lining for waterproofing, midsoles with Boost technology for energy return, and a Continental outsole to tackle any terrain.

Purchase: $200

The James Brand Hell Gap

The brand’s first attempt at a fixed-blade knife has been a massive success. The 3.5” full-bellied drop point blade is built from S35VN steel and mated to an exquisite Micarta handle. This overbuilt 7.8” survival tool is available in all black or stonewashed with OD green scales and includes both a ripstop nylon and Kydex sheath.

Purchase: $300

Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Northrim Backpack

When it comes to durable and lightweight packs, Hyperlite’s USA-made Northrim backpacks are some of the best in the industry. With 375-Denier fully-woven Dyneema Composite Fabric built into high-stress areas, you’d have a difficult time harming this off-trail gear hauler.

Purchase: $410+

Garmin Marq Smartwatches

Garmin really upped the ante with their Marq line of luxury smartwatches — offering five models built for a variety of outdoor-focused explorers. Each GPS timepiece features music playback, an always-on display, heart-rate monitors, and pulse oximetry monitors in addition to a bevy of unique features specific to the Athlete, Expedition, Captain, Aviator, and Driver models.

Purchase: $1,500+

The 20 Best Books For The Outdoorsman

If the father in your life is a true man of the outdoors, he’s always looking to improve his skills in the field. Give him the gift of knowledge with one of the best books for the outdoorsman.