Father’s Day is drawing nearer, and if you’re clueless as to what to get dad, or you just want a bit of inspiration then we’ve put together an array of gift-able goodies to fit every budget. Whether he’s a camper, hiker, 4WDer or just a general outdoorsman – there’ll be something in here that’ll put a smile on his face on the 4th of September.
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Just part of our little section of the best Father’s Day gifts in 2016.
Gifts for Under $50
If your old man is always trying to rope you in on his latest hike up to the top of St Mary’s Peak (not after leg day Dad!) then he could probably use a new headlamp for his gear stash. The Black Diamond Gizmo is a functional and most importantly comfortable headlamp that will give dad that extra boost for pitching tents or searching for gear in the dark.
If your dad is the suspicious-of-technology type, an RFID-safe wallet from Pacsafe will keep him at ease whether he’s off on a holiday or staying in the city. The special material will keep his precious credit card information safe from thieves and hooligans, and we think it’s pretty smart looking too.
Keep your stuff secure.
Even if your pa is the Don’t buy me anything! type of guy, he will still be able to appreciate a high-quality, non-gimmicky and affordable gift like the Victorinox Classic (available in blue, black, and über classic red). Featuring a small blade, scissors, nail file, 2.5mm screwdriver, toothpick, and tweezers it’s everything he’ll need to tinker with stuff when he’s on the go.
We couldn’t write a Father’s Day gift guide without suggesting a classic Thermos. One of the most versatile and affordable gifts for dad, no matter what his hobbies or interests. He can keep his drinks (or soup) hot or cold en route to work, or for when he’s setting off on his next 4WD’ing adventure.
If dad’s multi-tool is constantly taking a beating rattling round in a glove box, or being chucked on the sideboard at the end of the day – then you should get him a Leatherman Sheath to keep his tool in impeccable condition. This little beauty is compatible with the Leatherman Change TTi, Change AL, Change ALX, Wave, Crunch, Sidekick, and Wingman.
Gifts for Under $120
If dad is barely able to function without his morning caffeine fix, get him a portable mini espresso coffee maker for the next family camping trip. This Italian-made coffee maker is durable, portable and produces an espresso shots in a mere 90 seconds. Also light enough to go in his hiking pack.
The Airlite 28 is one of the most versatile, and dare we say stylish packs in Deuter’s range. This size will fit everything dad needs for a weekend bushwalk, commute to work or even as a carry-on bag for a weekend trip away. With a rain cover, a bike light clip, and plenty of pouches and storage space you can’t go wrong with gifting this stylish and functional pack.
Give dad the gift of a piping hot cup of tea (or coffee if used with the mini espresso maker) in under 2.5 minutes on his next hiking trip with the JetBoil Zip. This little beauty contains JetBoil’s leading Fluxring technology for efficiency, and will fit perfectly in his pack without weighing it down. Perfect for preparing his favourite Back Country Cuisine meal too.
The Darche 330 (or the nap-inducer as we call it) is such a unique chair because it has three incline positions, plus a padded head rest so dad can lean back and enjoy a cheeky snooze by the warmth of a fire, while everyone else is dealing with cooking dinner. It’s also got a storage pocket on the side to store all his essentials, and a beverage holder, so once dad gets comfy he won’t have to get back up!
Never be without juice when out bush. You can power things like your rechargeable headlamp off it too.
Is dad’s phone permanently attached to his hand? Chances are a low battery is a frequent and nightmarish occurrence for him. Keep him and his various devices closer than ever with the Powertraveller Solarmonkey Solar Panel which, when clipped to his pack, will soak up the sun’s rays and keep him connected even in the great outdoors.
Gifts for Under $250
If you like to go that extra mile for Father’s Day, the Leatherman Tread is sure to excite. A multi-tool that he can keep on his wrist, and will make it unscathed through airport security. The Tread contains 29 tools, all incorporated in a clever stainless steel bracelet. It’s ideal for opening a bevvy, tightening a screw or a having a quick tinker when he’s without his tool kit.
Every hiker is familiar with the constant battle between keeping your pack weight down, and accommodating those much-needed creature comforts. With the Sea To Summit Comfort Light Insulated Sleeping Mat dad won’t have to sacrifice either as it will keep him warm and most importantly comfortable, while easily fitting with the rest of his gear.
How nifty is this fella? Imagine that – having an oven on the road?
The Travel Buddy 12V Portable Oven is the perfect gift for the dad who spends a lot of time hitting the road caravanning, 4WDing or camping. This oven simply plugs into a car’s 12V cigarette socket, and your dad’ll be all set to enjoy a hot pie, pastry or roll when he’s out on his next long road trip.
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