10 Outdoor Gift Ideas for Dad on Father’s Day • Snowshoe Magazine
On Sunday June 20, catch all the dads in your life and celebrate Father’s Day!
To help you out, we’ve rounded up a few Father’s Day gifts to consider for all those dads who love the outdoors.
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Sunday Afternoon Adventure Hat
This hat is ideal for dad on hikes or river sports (it even stays afloat if it goes overboard).
Designed for the elements, the Adventure Hat wicks moisture, dries quickly, is water and sun resistant (SPF 50). Mesh side panels allow for a cooling breeze while the wide brim and cape protect the entire face, neck and ears.
The Adventure Hat also offers a secure fit with a chin bar and sizing strap at the back to keep the hat in place.
Read more: Sunday afternoon Lodgepole beanie review: a must for snowshoeing
Tread Labs insoles
Tread Labs sockliner offers a two-piece design that offers a semi-custom fit for your foot.
You can not only choose the height of your arch, but also your firmness. The Ramble is their comfortable sockliner with a firm fit, while the Pace offers an extra firm fit for pain relief, and the Dash is ultra-firm for performance.
It’s amazing how the addition of an insole can protect your feet during countless hours of hiking, running, walking and other activities. One of our editors is raving about these soles, and maybe daddy will love them too!
Read more: Walk on me! Tread Labs Ramble Insoles for Happy Feet – A Review
MSR XGK EX stove
This sturdy stove meets all the essentials when backpacking the backcountry (we love it!)
The XGK EX is multi-fuel and can burn white gas, lower grade kerosene, automotive fuel, Stoddard solvent, aviation gas (AV), # 1 diesel, and naphtha gasoline. In addition to its versatility, this stove is durable and, when packaged, sensitive components are protected.
This stove also fits easily in your bag, and although it’s small (5 x 4 x 3.5), it can accommodate cookware up to 10 inches. The XGX EX has a simple operating process even in cold weather and high altitude. The cleaning and disassembly tools also allow you to maintain the stove on the go.
Read more: MSR XGK EX review: the rugged stove for the backcountry
Marmot Arch Rock Trousers
These durable pants are designed for the trails and the father who snowshoes, hikes or climbs. The Marmot Arch Rock Pants feature abrasion resistant nylon and a DWR finish to combat brush and water on the trail.
With a relaxed fit and moisture-wicking waistband, these pants keep you mobile during a workout. You will also be protected from the sun thanks to the UPF 50 index.
Read more: Snowshoe dress code: tips on what to wear
Wild Moments by Ted Williams
On days when Dad is stuck inside, Ted Williams’ Wild Moments offers a brief respite outside.
If time is short, you can easily read short passages of experiences that combine the human and natural worlds. Organized by season, delve into the details of everyday life in nature for one who has carefully observed and written about the natural world for over 30 years.
Read more: Book Review: Wild Moments by Ted Williams
Fenix CL30R LED Camping Lantern
For more light on dad’s next camping adventure, bring the Fenix CL30R LED Camping Lantern.
With a maximum of 650 lumens, this lantern has a wide range and can produce light in a circle of 115 feet; However, if you don’t need the full 650 lumens, there are 6 output modes, one as low as 10 lumens.
The CL30R is powered by rechargeable batteries and can act as a portable power bank. With cold-resistant design and high water resistance, this lantern is suitable for all seasons. It also includes a hanging loop or can be attached to a tripod for added versatility.
Read more: Turning the spotlight on: the Fenix HP25 headlamp
Nathan Sports Dash T-shirt
The Dash Tee is an incredibly soft, comfortable and practical t-shirt for active dads.
This blend of three fabrics (nylon, polyester, spandex) wicks moisture and dries quickly for peak performance, while the flat seam prevents chafing / chafing on the go. For the runner, the Dash t-shirt also features reflective details to keep you safe on the road.
However, with the comfort of this t-shirt, it can also become a must-have for everyday casual wear.
Country Ways Snowshoes Sets
Father’s Day is never too early for a snowshoe gift for the dad who loves the outdoors!
With a kit from Country Ways, he can prepare for the next snowshoe season by making his own wooden racket. Kits include ash frame, nylon lace, and step-by-step instructions. You can also make several styles of traditional snowshoes including Ojibwa, Huron, Alaskan, and Green Mountain Bear Paws.
For a detailed account of making your own snowshoes or if you want to make your wooden snowshoes from scratch, Gil Gilpatrick’s book, Build wooden snowshoes and snowshoe furniture, or the book Leave the tracks by Brian and Edmond Thériault are excellent reference resources.
Read more: Making your own snowshoes from scratch
Oboz Bridger Mid B-Dry hiking shoe
These boots can easily become a daddy’s hiking and adventure staple. After owning these Bridger Mid D-Dry hiking boots last year, they have proven to be very reliable.
The EVA midsole and luxury BFit sockliner provide comfort and stability on the trails, while the waterproof BDry membrane keeps your feet dry. For traction, you can count on the Granite Peak outsole for grip.
Read more: Equipment review: Oboz Bridger BDry
Opinel n ° 08 folding knife in stainless steel
This Opinel survival knife has a stainless steel blade that is 2.5mm thick and 3.75 inches long. Built for all seasons, the No. 08 features a fiber reinforced polymer handle that features a non-slip area and can withstand temperatures down to -40 C / F.
As an added bonus, this survival knife also includes a survival whistle and a shackle wrench. You can also choose one of the 4 colors for daddy: blue, orange, red and green.
Read more: 5 knives that make a loyal companion on your snowshoe trips
What gift would you like to give your dad outdoors for Father’s Day? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.