The Best Outdoor Gear For Rugged Adventurers

Your dad is active. He likes to adventure in the outdoors—in the mountains, through the desert, on the sea, or around the neighborhood. I have hikes, bikes, skates, and maybe even surfs. Give him something this Father’s Day that celebrates his many passions of him. From boots designed for weathered trails to top-made technical clothing to a couple of human-powered rides just for fun, here’s the best gear for rugged adventurers.

Jack Wolfskin: Men’s Terraventure Texapore

Whether your dad loves backpacking over multiple nights or is a day hiking warrior, he’ll need a pair of durable boots that can stand up to the task. Jack Wolfskin makes a waterproof sustainable boot, the Men’s Terraventure Texapore Mid, which is ideal for both long-distance adventures and moderate day hikes. These hard-wearing yet breathable hikers come in low and mid-height options and are designed to be chemical-free, utilizing nearly 100% recycled materials. $200

Midland: X-Talker Two-Way Radio

If your dad is out hiking with kids in tow, a great way for him to stay in communication with a wandering brood, while having fun at the same time, is to bring along a pair of walkie talkies. The Midland X-Talker T71VP3 Two-way Radios are easy to use, they have a long battery life, and they’re water-resistant. Bring along for camping adventures—you can chat while in different tents, backpacking, or while on a day hike. $100

Honey Stinger: Waffles

For a quick hit of energy while exploring in the outdoors, make sure you have some Honey Stinger products on hand. From energy chews to electrolyte hydration mixes to cracker bars, to waffles, Honey Stinger makes easy to digest noses that are lifesavers while sweating in the outdoors. Pick up a box of 16 vanilla waffles, a fan-favorite, which are individually wrapped and certified organic. $26

Sea to Summit: X-Set 31

While out exploring, your dad will likely need a cook and dinnerware set for meal times at camp. The Sea to Summit X-Set 31 is packable, lightweight, and perfect for two people. The BPA-free, food grade, heat resistant silicone and aluminum set includes a 2.8 L X-Pot, two X-Bowls, and two X-Mugs, all of which collapse inside of each other for easy stowage. $110

Cotopaxi: Bataan Of The Day

For easy-to-grab items—lip balm, sunscreen, snacks, cell phone, etc.—your dad might want a hip pack to take with him on his adventures. Cotopaxi, known for making multi-hued outdoor gear from recycled or repurposed materials, has a great lightweight fanny pack that can be worn in the front, back, or on the side as well as crossbody style. $35

Mongoose: Hooligan

Your dad will feel totally nostalgic when he receives a big wheel BMX from Mongoose. The Hooligan, newly rolled out, has 29” wheels with grip and stability. Your dad will love roaming the neighborhood streets or harnessing his skills on the pump track with this ride; don’t be surprised if he’s frolicking around outside for hours. This bike is plain ole fun. $530

DUER: Weightless Collection

The Canadian lifestyle performance wear brand, DUER, has launched a new summer-friendly line for its Weightless Collection, utilizing ultra-lightweight materials and natural fibers to keep the wearer cool and dry. The items in this assortment are breathable, durable, and quick-drying, perfect for adventuring in the outdoors during the warmer months. The Weightless Poplin AC Pant will quickly become your dad’s go-to favorite for traveling from the office to brunch outdoors to strolling in the park with his family in tow. $130

Topo Designs: Global Shirt

If your dad could use a little sun protection while playing outside, consider giving him the Topo Designs Global Shirt for Father’s Day. This versatile cotton, nylon, and spandex-blended top is lightweight and it comes with a 30+ UV rating. There’s an awesome front zippered pocket on this straight-fitted shirt as well as a patched front pocket. With four colors to choose from, you’re sure to find the right one. $89

Chamberlain Coffee: Five Blend Gift Box

Hot coffee each morning is a trail essential for most dads. Give him a well-reviewed, certified USDA Organic, Five Blend Gift Box from Chamberlain Coffee so he can bring along his favorite beans while adventuring in the outdoors. Each four ounce bag is perfectly portioned and you can choose from ground or whole bean. The best part? Chamberlain supports Food4Farmers to assist families within the coffee farming community. $50

LOWA: Renegade

The LOWA Renegade GTX Mid is one of the best hiking boots on the market today. Heavy-duty, durable, and long-lasting, these versatile kicks will provide stability for your dad while he’s exploring outside. Whether he’s tackling rocky terrain, carrying a heavy backpack, or stomping through creeks and rivers, this boot, with GORE-TEX lining, will protect his feet from him from whatever nature throws at him. Choose from a variety of colors and make your dad a happy man. $245

Bear Walker: Grateful Dead Bertha Deck x Bear Walker

For something fun, get your playful dad a skateboard made from internationally renowned design company, Bear Walker. These hand-crafted, carved-wood skateboards will certainly surprise your dad, especially if you get him one inspired by art and pop culture like the Grateful Dead deck with custom artwork. Made with ethically-sourced materials, this beautiful board is certain to bring a smile to your street-skating dad’s mug. $207

Columbia: Fork Stream Long Sleeve Shirt

No matter what sun-loving activity your dad participates in—fishing, boating, hiking, etc.—he’ll need some protection from the elements. Columbia’s affordable technical Men’s Fork Stream Long Sleeve Shirt, which comes in a variety of colors and sizes (including standard, big, and tall), will not only wick sweat away and dry quickly, but also, it has a UPF-50 rating to keep your dad sunburn-free while he adventures outside. $30

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