Long ago — like a couple-million years — man started outside. We had to learn how to make shelters for ourselves. Luckily the tools we have today are much more advanced than the ones those early humans had. And while technology is fun and useful, there’s nothing like simplifying things when heading into the wilderness. This is something dads have always understood, so for this Father’s Day, get your own pops some of the best outdoor gear to aid him on his next adventure.
The James Brand The Anzick Knife
Camp cooking can be a blast but you’re not going to want to bring your favorite kitchen knives on your next camping trip. They can succumb to corrosion, swelling, and damage, both cosmetically and structurally. That’s why the James Brand collaborated with SITKA GEAR on the Anzick, a chef’s knife made for the outdoors. Built with a high-carbon CPM MagnaCut blade for incredible corrosion resistance, the 8-inch Anzick still performs with the function of the best kitchen blades. Made in the USA, it also sports a two-tone G10 handle and weighs just 7.4oz.
Gerber Fire Starter
Gerber’s Fire Starter is the Father’s Day equivalent of a stocking stuffer. It’s a fantastic value and can fit in as an added bonus to whatever else you get Dad this year. Waterproof at IPX4, the ferro rod and striker capsule can also house a bit of tinder. Plus, the unit comes with a 100-decibel emergency whistle.
Klymit Luxe Pillow
Chances are, Dad could use a good inflatable pillow for camping. And honestly, there are few better than Klymit’s Luxe Pillow, a plush diamond-quilted option designed to keep your head in place. It’s constructed with a machine-washable 40D knit nylon-poly blend lined with 75D polyester for extra durability. Also, you’ve got to appreciate the lifetime warranty.
Decathlon Quechua Pressure Solar Camping Shower
Give your dad the gift of cleanliness this Father’s Day with the Decathlon Quechua Pressure Shower. Harnessing the heat from the sun, this 10-liter unit has an intuitive function, balancing its pressure better than others and being able to operate with one hand.
Costa Del Mar Rinconcito Glasses
Costa Del Mar’s lens tech is some of the best, sandwiching six layers together for premium clarity, scratch resistance, and a 25% slimmer profile than your average polarized lens. Available in several unique frame colors and lens types, the Rinconcito features integrated rubber pieces throughout so that the sunglasses are incredibly comfortable as well.
Mystery Ranch x Danner Scree 32 Backpack
A couple of months back, heritage work boot brand Danner partnered with MYSTERY RANCH on a new version of the latter’s Scree 32 backpack that’s inspired by the sunsets over Yellowstone National Park. With its orange and red design, the 3-zip bag is super versatile with hydration compatibility and 210D ROBIC nylon fabric construction.
Adidas TERREX Skychaser Tech GORE-TEX Hiking Shoes
For its latest Skychaser Tech Hiking Shoes, adidas’ TERREX label blended the agility and support of a trail runner with the stability and durability of a genuine hiking boot. The result is a speed hiker made for quick hikes or summit scrambles, with a GORE-TEX membrane for added waterproof breathability.
Mountain Hardwear Mineral King 3
When balancing performance and price, there is no better camping tent option out there than Moutain Hardwear’s latest iteration of its Mineral King. Built with a full mesh top that lets you stargaze, the 3-person tent weighs just 7lbs and maximizes its 42.5-square-foot area with optimal wall configuration.
Oyster Tempo Cooler
Get Dad a top-shelf outdoor cooler this Father’s Day with the new Oyster Tempo, a vacuum-insulated unit made with sleek-looking cast aluminum hardware and 23L of interior space. What’s more, the unique construction allows you to keep your drinks cold without the need for bags of ice.
Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Compression
Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf is a fantastic choice for traversing the great outdoors boasting 200m of water resistance and superb underwater visibility within its 40mm stainless steel case. Recently adding an aquatic-inspired seafoam green colorway to its iconic diver, the American watchmaker has brought a vibrant yet classy aesthetic to the wrist, and at a solid price point.