If your dad loves spending time outdoors, then we’ve got the perfect Father’s Day gifts for you! Check out our top picks for cool gifts that will have him excited to get outside and explore. From hiking gear to camping essentials, we’ve got something for every outdoor dad. So don’t wait any longer! Check out our list and get started on finding the perfect Father’s Day present for your cool dad.
1. A Backpack
Whether your dad is an avid hiker or just enjoys a good weekend camping trip, a backpack is always a great gift idea. Make sure to pick one that’s comfortable and has plenty of room for all of his gear. You can get him a large backpack that can fit all his gear for when he’s going on an extended outdoor adventure. A smaller daypack is also a good Father’s Day present if he already has a high-quality rucksack. A daypack will come in handy when he’s just going on a day hike. It’s also great for everyday use.
2. A drybag
Unless your father’s name is Arthur Curry or Namor, he probably doesn’t like getting wet. The same goes for his outdoor gear. Whenever you’re out camping or hiking, however, chances are high that it will rain or you’ll encounter a river. That’s where a drybag comes in! A drybag is an essential piece of camping and hiking gear that will keep his belongings safe and dry, no matter what the weather throws at him. It will also be useful when he goes kayaking, fishing, or swimming on the beach.
3. A new pair of hiking boots
If your dad loves to hike, then he’ll definitely appreciate a new pair of hiking boots. They should be comfortable, durable, and offer good support. Make sure to pick a pair that’s appropriate for the type of terrain he’ll be hiking on. And don’t forget to break them in before he hits the trail. There’s nothing worse than getting blisters on a hike.
4. A hiking hat
A good hiking hat can help protect your dad from the sun, wind, and rain. It can also keep his head warm in cold weather. When picking a hiking hat for your dad, make sure to pick one that’s comfortable and made from breathable material. And if you want to really make him happy, get one that has a built-in bug net.
5. A tent
If your dad loves camping, then a new tent is the perfect Father’s Day gift. Make sure to pick one that’s big enough for him and all his gear. There are tons of different tents on the market, so take your time and pick one that he’ll love. You can opt for a two-person tent so that he’ll have lots of space when he goes camping solo. Of course, a one-person tent will also do. If he already owns a tent that’s still in good condition, you can get him a bivvy tent as a backup shelter. It’s also useful when he goes fishing or hunting and needs a lightweight shelter.
6. A sleeping bag
A sleeping bag is another great gift idea for dads who love spending time outdoors. This is an essential piece of gear for any camper or hiker. aside from providing comfort, a sleeping bag will also keep him warm during cold nights. When picking a sleeping bag, make sure to pick one that’s comfortable and rated for the temperature range he’ll be using it in. You can also get him a sleeping bag liner to add an extra layer of warmth. There are different types of sleeping bags, so do some research and pick the best one for him.
7. A personal water filter
Water is the second most important thing (after air) that a human needs to survive. When you’re outdoors, it’s important to have a way to filter and purify water so that you can drink it safely. There are water bottles with built-in filters and then there are water filter straws. Both have their pros and cons, so it’s up to you to decide which one would be the best Father’s Day gift for your dad.
8. A camping stove
Make sure your dad has something hot to eat or drink to warm him up after a long day of hiking with a brand new camping stove. A portable stove is easy to set up and use. And with a fire starter and some tinder, he will always have a way to prepare a meal and boil water.
9. A fire starter
Fire is essential to survival. You can use it to cook meals, boil and sterilize water, keep you warm during cold nights, and see better in the dark. Fire can also keep critters and wild animals away. And in case you’re in trouble, you can signal for help by starting a fire. All these reasons make fire starters the perfect Father’s Day gift for outdoorsy dads.
10. A headlamp
A headlamp is an essential piece of camping and hiking gear. It’s perfect for when your dad needs to use his hands while he’s out in the dark. He can use it to read a map, set up camp, cook a meal, or go for a late-night hike. A headlamp is also great for when the power goes out and he needs a source of light. Make sure to pick a headlamp that’s comfortable to wear and has different settings so he can adjust the light according to his needs.
11. A camping lantern
A camping lantern is another great Father’s Day gift for dads who are into camping and backpacking. It’s perfect for lighting up a campsite or a dark trail. And with a solar-powered lantern, he’ll never have to worry about running out of batteries.
12. A GPS device
You want your dad to come home in one piece whenever he goes on one of his outdoor adventures. A hiking GPS can help you do just that. This little device can help him find his way back to the trailhead or campsite. It can also be used to track his progress, find new routes, and explore the area he’s in. In case he gets lost, a GPS can help him find his way back home.
13. A multi-tool
A multi-tool is an essential tool for any camper or hiker. It can be used for different purposes such as preparing food, cutting cordage, sawing branches, whittling wood, digging holes, and self-defense. When picking a multi-tool for your dad, make sure to pick one that has the most features possible. The more tools he has at his disposal, the better prepared he’ll be for anything. It should also come with an easy-to-use and durable sheath so he can carry it where it can be easily accessed.
14. A pocket knife
A pocket knife is a great tool to have when you’re backpacking. It’s also a must-have in any bug out bag or emergency kit. Like multi-tools, some pocket knives come with a variety of features such as a blade, saw, bottle opener, and can opener. Some also come with a built-in flashlight, fire starter, seatbelt cutter, and glass breaker. And don’t forget the most important feature of all: the knife should be sharp. A dull knife is not only useless, but it can also be dangerous. When picking a pocket knife for your dad, make sure to pick one that’s durable and has all the features he needs.
15. A hatchet
A hatchet is a great tool to have when you’re camping, backpacking, or fleeing a horde of zombies. It can be used for chopping wood, preparing food, self-defense, and so much more. When picking a hatchet, make sure to get one that your dad can carry and swing with ease. You have to consider the weight and size of the hatchet as well as the length of the handle. Of course, you want a hatchet that is durable and has its head securely attached to the handle so it doesn’t come flying off when he’s using it.
16. A compass
A compass is an essential tool for any hiker or camper. It can help him find his way back to the trailhead or campsite if he gets lost. It can also be used to track his progress, find new routes, and explore the area he’s in. In case of an emergency, a compass can help him find his way back home. Make sure to pick a compass that’s easy to use and read. And don’t forget to teach him how to use it before he goes on his next adventure.
17. A set of binoculars
If your dad loves birdwatching or wildlife watching, then a set of binoculars is the perfect Father’s Day gift for him. Binoculars can help him get a closer look at the animals he’s observing. They can also be used to find new trails and routes. And if he ever gets lost, a pair of binoculars will help him find his way back. When looking for a set of binoculars for your dad, make sure to look for one with good optics, durable construction that can withstand the elements and the rugged outdoors, and a comfortable grip.
18. A first-aid kit
Accidents happen, even when you’re being careful. That’s why it’s always better to be prepared. A first-aid kit is an essential piece of camping and hiking gear that can come in handy in case your dad gets hurt while he’s outdoors. It should include items to treat wounds and stop bleeding such as bandages, gauze pads, and antiseptic wipes. It should also include supplies for treating sprains and broken bones such as ace bandages, splints, and pain medication. Since we’re talking outdoors, the first aid kit should also have medications for allergies and insect bites, as well as a snake bite kit. Make sure your dad knows how to use first-aid supplies in case of an emergency. He’ll be grateful for your thoughtfulness.
19. A book on outdoor adventure
For outdoorsy dads who are also avid readers, you can never go wrong with a book about outdoor adventure. There are plenty of great titles to choose from such as survival guides, hiking and camping books, outdoor cooking books, books about nature, and more. Whatever his interests are, you’re sure to find a book that he’ll love. And who knows? He might even get some new ideas for his next outdoor adventure from reading it.
20. A subscription to an outdoor magazine
Aside from books, your adventurous dad will also appreciate a subscription to an outdoor magazine. He’ll be able to read about new adventures to go on, gear to buy, and skills to learn. Plus, it’s a great way for him to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in the world of outdoor adventure.
These are just some of the coolest Father’s Day gift ideas for dads who love the outdoors. There are many more gift ideas out there. Just make sure to pick something that your dad will actually use and enjoy. And most importantly, make sure he stays safe while he’s out there exploring the great outdoors. Whatever you end up getting him, he’s sure to appreciate it as long as it comes. Discover more gift ideas for Father’s Day and other occasions over at Gentleman Pirate Club. Check out our website for the latest and greatest in camping and hiking gear. Happy Father’s Day!