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45 Father's Day Gifts Outdoorsy Dads Will Love

Everything your woodsy dad needs to love the great outdoors even more.

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1. A hand-made, personalized hiking stick to help your dad feel a little ~boulder~ hiking up hills.

He'll proudly yell "my kid got me this" when he gets to the top. Promising review: "This beautiful walking stick arrived in perfect condition ahead of schedule for Fathers Day. The engraving was gorgeous and as ordered. Even the shipping box was special. Highly recommend!" —Jane LangelGet it from Rocky Mountain Glow on Etsy for $44+ (customize the name you want on the stick, the font, and design/no design).
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He'll proudly yell "my kid got me this" when he gets to the top.

Promising review: "This beautiful walking stick arrived in perfect condition ahead of schedule for Fathers Day. The engraving was gorgeous and as ordered. Even the shipping box was special. Highly recommend!" —Jane Langel

Get it from Rocky Mountain Glow on Etsy for $44+ (customize the name you want on the stick, the font, and design/no design).

2. A Stanley 7QT heritage cooler with the classic 1.1QT vacuum bottle capable of *handling* all the food a dad can eat, and all the damage it might endure in the truck.

Great for dads who work outdoors, or for the family camping trip! Promising review: "I use this as my hunting/fishing lunch box, and I use it at work. I've knocked it off of my hood onto the hard ground, I've driven off with it on the roof and it's fallen off of the vehicle, it's rolled around in the bed of my truck because I forgot to put it in the tool box, etc. It looks rough, but it is still going strong. As far as keeping cool, it is a fold over design cooler. I think this novel design is better personally; because the top is closer to the items inside, thus less air contact. With judicious packing techniques, using 'reclaimed' lunch meat containers of odd sizes, I can pack plenty of food for my 12 hour shift. I am able to carry a quart of coffee, plus food in man-proof set-up." —D.K.Get it from Amazon for $59.96.
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Great for dads who work outdoors, or for the family camping trip!

Promising review: "I use this as my hunting/fishing lunch box, and I use it at work. I've knocked it off of my hood onto the hard ground, I've driven off with it on the roof and it's fallen off of the vehicle, it's rolled around in the bed of my truck because I forgot to put it in the tool box, etc. It looks rough, but it is still going strong. As far as keeping cool, it is a fold over design cooler. I think this novel design is better personally; because the top is closer to the items inside, thus less air contact. With judicious packing techniques, using 'reclaimed' lunch meat containers of odd sizes, I can pack plenty of food for my 12 hour shift. I am able to carry a quart of coffee, plus food in man-proof set-up." —D.K.

Get it from Amazon for $59.96.

3. A lightweight axe made with Swedish carbon steel and a durable hickory handle well-suited for the back country.

Consider yourself chopped, firewood. Promising review: "I've owned many axes, and this is the most versatile and capable axe I've ever had. It's my go-to on backcountry canoe trips as it has the perfect length to weight ratio. It can fell and split with the best of 'em and the quality is unsurpassed. I've had it for about two years now, and would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a serious axe." —CarlGet it from Back Country for $169.
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Consider yourself chopped, firewood.

Promising review: "I've owned many axes, and this is the most versatile and capable axe I've ever had. It's my go-to on backcountry canoe trips as it has the perfect length to weight ratio. It can fell and split with the best of 'em and the quality is unsurpassed. I've had it for about two years now, and would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a serious axe." —Carl

Get it from Back Country for $169.

4. A Columbia sun hat to make any ocean-side dad jump for joy, and quickly ~bounce back~ from the heat.

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Features: omni-shade UPF 50 sun protection, omni-wick sweat band,

adjustable chin strap, adjustable drawcord and toggle at back

Promising review: "Got this for my husband for Father's Day, and he loves it! We spend a lot of time at the pool and the ocean, and it does a great job of protecting his face and neck from the sun. Thinking about getting one for myself as well." —Melissa Dippo

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in seven colors).

5. A versatile hooded shirt that just may keep dad cooler than a wet T-shirt on a hot day – meet his new favorite base-layer.

Features: UPF 50 sun protection, polygiene permanent odor control, relaxed fit, thumbholes, fair trade certified Promising review: "I love this shirt. It keeps you cool, blocks the sun rays, I wear it in the summer, spring, and fall. It's my favorite base-layer. Super versatile, gives a little warmth when you need it, but this shirt keeps you cooler than a wet T-shirt on a hot summer day. I recommend it to all friends and family!" —Mikell BovaGet it from Back Country for $59 (sizes XS–3XL, available in six colors, free shipping).
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Features: UPF 50 sun protection, polygiene permanent odor control, relaxed fit, thumbholes, fair trade certified

Promising review: "I love this shirt. It keeps you cool, blocks the sun rays, I wear it in the summer, spring, and fall. It's my favorite base-layer. Super versatile, gives a little warmth when you need it, but this shirt keeps you cooler than a wet T-shirt on a hot summer day. I recommend it to all friends and family!" —Mikell Bova

Get it from Back Country for $59 (sizes XS–3XL, available in six colors, free shipping).

6. A monthly fly-fishing subscription to help gift givers get dad something he really wants, even if you don't know a flying thing about fly fishing.

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What you get: 12 premium fishing flies, fishing gear and tools, trail snacks,

stickers, and informative fly fishing reading material

Why you'll love it: This subscription comes with awesome, high-quality flies and instructions on how to use them. Now your favorite dad can catch more fish with good flies on hand at all times!

Promising review: "I bought this as a birthday gift for my husband, he has received two boxes. He is extremely excited, and has caught several fish with his flies." —Claudia

Get it from Cratejoy for $14.95+ a month (subscriptions automatically renew each month, but can be cancelled at any time).

7. A string of sitelight mini lights ideal for guiding the way back to the tent, plus they dim for nature ambience 🏕.

Features: 4x 150 lumen LED string lights, can connect additional string lights, cord stabilizers, connects via USB Promising review: "These little lights will prob be used the most! Small, lightweight, and easy to transport, the sitelight mini has been used inside my tent, outside the tent, in my canopy, and at home on my balcony." —JohnGet them from Bio Lite for $19.95.
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Features: 4x 150 lumen LED string lights, can connect additional string lights, cord stabilizers, connects via USB

Promising review: "These little lights will prob be used the most! Small, lightweight, and easy to transport, the sitelight mini has been used inside my tent, outside the tent, in my canopy, and at home on my balcony." —John

Get them from Bio Lite for $19.95.

8. And an eight-person tent that'll get the whole family excited to spend some time outdoors, and keep everyone dry if it rains.

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Features: large front awning for dry tent entry, rain fly, zippered windows, mesh roof vents, gear loft, carry bag included

Promising review: "Great, spacious. easy to assemble. I'm 6'1" and could stand comfortably in the main bedroom. We had two working full Coleman cots with side tables on them, and still a wide space on either side. The front room was lower, but a great feature for storing all our stuff/mud room etc. We loved all the open window options, and the roof for star gazing etc. Well-made tent. We used it for the first time camping at Red Top Mountain State Park in GA. Second night, had a very heavy thunderstorm with excessive rain. Tent stayed dry! The roof cover worked very well, it was a good test. We really love this tent." —Brian

Get it from Amazon for $137.05+ (available in two colors).

9. A monthly Jerky Snob subscription for anyone who appreciates real jerky – because depending on anything else to fuel outdoor activities is a big *mis steak*.

What you get: choose from two bags, half a pound, or a pound of jerky each monthWhy you'll love it: This jerky subscription lets you try diffrent jerky flavors every month from different jerky master, and all the jerky is free of MSG, nitrates, nitrites, and high fructose corn syrup.Promising review: "Alright, so my husband and I love jerky but, the real stuff. We didn't want processed, nasty gas station jerky, we wanted the 'craft' of jerky. We found it with Jerky Snob! The fact that they choose jerky from companies all over the country and, send various flavor profiles is awesome. It makes you feel like you're giving back to your fellow jerky lovers, and there's a taste for everyone. Plus, it's not processed crap! Hooray for jerky!" —GabriellaGet it from Cratejoy for $15+ a month (subscriptions automatically renew each month, but can be cancelled at any time).
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What you get: choose from two bags, half a pound, or a pound of jerky each month

Why you'll love it: This jerky subscription lets you try diffrent jerky flavors every month from different jerky master, and all the jerky is free of MSG, nitrates, nitrites, and high fructose corn syrup.

Promising review: "Alright, so my husband and I love jerky but, the real stuff. We didn't want processed, nasty gas station jerky, we wanted the 'craft' of jerky. We found it with Jerky Snob! The fact that they choose jerky from companies all over the country and, send various flavor profiles is awesome. It makes you feel like you're giving back to your fellow jerky lovers, and there's a taste for everyone. Plus, it's not processed crap! Hooray for jerky!" —Gabriella

Get it from Cratejoy for $15+ a month (subscriptions automatically renew each month, but can be cancelled at any time).

10. A personalized engraved pocket compass dad just might treasure too much to take into the woods.

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Get it from Uptown Monogram Shop on Etsy for $33 (available in three metals).

11. A Bush Craft guide any outdoorsman is guaranteed to love, especially if it is time to teach the kids the ways of the wild.

Promising review: "It’s a good, basic beginner bushcraft/wilderness survival book that can also be enjoyed by an experienced outdoors person because of the author’s credentials, writing style, and content. The book focuses on Dave’s view of bushcraft – taking advantage of what nature makes available to you using a minimal amount of gear to survive and thrive in the natural world. Dave’s detailed section on Tools is especially helpful for people new to camping. We also like Dave’s 'Four Ws' relating to setting up a camp – Wood, Water, Wind and Widowmakers." —G. PhillipsGet it from Amazon for $9.81, Barnes & Noble for $11.89, or a local seller through Indie Bound.
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Promising review: "It’s a good, basic beginner bushcraft/wilderness survival book that can also be enjoyed by an experienced outdoors person because of the author’s credentials, writing style, and content. The book focuses on Dave’s view of bushcraft – taking advantage of what nature makes available to you using a minimal amount of gear to survive and thrive in the natural world. Dave’s detailed section on Tools is especially helpful for people new to camping. We also like Dave’s 'Four Ws' relating to setting up a camp – Wood, Water, Wind and Widowmakers." —G. Phillips

Get it from Amazon for $9.81, Barnes & Noble for $11.89, or a local seller through Indie Bound.

12. A ~qualitree~ Eno double nest hammock with plenty of room for two. A portion of the proceeds go towards forest conservation!

A portion of the funds go towards trail conservation efforts for the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail (depending on which color you choose!). Features: made with breathable, quick-drying nylon, attached stuff sack doubles as a beverage holder, can safely hold 400 lbs, fits up to two people, Atlas straps sold separately Promising review: "I have had the PCT version of this hammock for a number of years, and love it. The colors are beautiful, and some of the money you spend on the hammock goes towards conservation funds." —Jacqueline MGet it from Back Country for $69.95 (available in three colors, free two day shipping).
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A portion of the funds go towards trail conservation efforts for the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail (depending on which color you choose!).

Features: made with breathable, quick-drying nylon, attached stuff sack doubles as a beverage holder, can safely hold 400 lbs, fits up to two people, Atlas straps sold separately

Promising review: "I have had the PCT version of this hammock for a number of years, and love it. The colors are beautiful, and some of the money you spend on the hammock goes towards conservation funds." —Jacqueline M

Get it from Back Country for $69.95 (available in three colors, free two day shipping).

13. A compact key holder you simply stash all your keys into. Say goodbye to bulky key rings, and get the outdoor bundle version (Swiss Army knife included!).

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Features: includes two-year subscription to KeyportID online lost and found program and two-year limited warranty

Promising review(for the Keyport Pivot Key Organizer): "The Pivot is an amazing multi-tool that has the ability to really transform your daily life and activities. It’s made entirely out of metal — anodized aluminum, stainless steel, and hardened spring steel — and will hold your keys, tool inserts, and smart tech modules like a multi-tool, pocket knife, and mini-flashlight. The device features a unique locking mechanism — Pivot Locking Mechanism — that is fully adjustable to provide you with the right amount of tension for your personal taste, and it will not loosen over time. The Pivot also has a D-Ring for loose items. In addition to a superior design over other types of key organizers, the Pivot also features Keyport’s lost and found system, KeyportID, which helps you find your Pivot should it become lost." —Nicholas Calderone

Get them from Amazon: the Keyport Pivot Key Organizer for $19.99 (available in three colors, inserts sold separately), or the Keyport Pivot Outdoor Bundle for $57.99 (available in three colors, includes Swiss army folding knife, mini-flashlight, and multi-tool).

14. A Coleman sleeping bag specially designed for one big and tall human, or two adults. Don't let Sasquatch steal it!

Time for dad's sleeping bag from the '80s to go...Features: for camping in mild temperatures down to 40 degrees F, big and tall design can accommodate most people up to 6 feet 4 inches tall, easy to roll up Promising review: "For the price, these are fantastic. You can zip two together to make one very large sleeping bag. My wife and I prefer to just use one as the bedspread and the other as a comforter, and not bother zip them together. Way more than enough for our full size air mattress. This would even work with a queen size. Plenty of coverage for two adults. The material is better than I thought it would be for this price. For the casual camper in non-extreme situations, these are perfect." —Free88Get it from Amazon for $26.
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Time for dad's sleeping bag from the '80s to go...

Features: for camping in mild temperatures down to 40 degrees F, big and tall design can accommodate most people up to 6 feet 4 inches tall, easy to roll up

Promising review: "For the price, these are fantastic. You can zip two together to make one very large sleeping bag. My wife and I prefer to just use one as the bedspread and the other as a comforter, and not bother zip them together. Way more than enough for our full size air mattress. This would even work with a queen size. Plenty of coverage for two adults. The material is better than I thought it would be for this price. For the casual camper in non-extreme situations, these are perfect." —Free88

Get it from Amazon for $26.

15. And an easily packable and inflatable sleeping pad you'll probably thank once dad stops grumbling about his achy back.

Promising review: "Great bang for your buck. Inflates with about 15 breaths. Comfortable on the ground. Shields you from feeling every little leaf and twig under you. Obviously not best for very cold weather camping, if you're needing this to help insulate you from cold ground. But for basic camping and down to about 45-50 degrees, it works." —Jill BasiloneGet it from Amazon for $40.97 (available in three colors).
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Promising review: "Great bang for your buck. Inflates with about 15 breaths. Comfortable on the ground. Shields you from feeling every little leaf and twig under you. Obviously not best for very cold weather camping, if you're needing this to help insulate you from cold ground. But for basic camping and down to about 45-50 degrees, it works." —Jill Basilone

Get it from Amazon for $40.97 (available in three colors).

16. An outdoors percolator coffee pot so good, it'll make your dad say "I love you ~a latte~."

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Can't have camping without camp coffee.

Promising review: "Worked perfectly. My only complaint is the damn coffee tasted so good, my wife wants me to keep using it instead of the coffee machine." —Tim B

Get it from Amazon for $20.57+ (available in two colors and two sizes).

17. A breathable, button-up flannel dad can wear on the trail and then out to dinner after!

Features: large pockets for trail maps, stretch material Get it from Back Country for $89 (sizes S–XXL, available in four colors).
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Features: large pockets for trail maps, stretch material

Get it from Back Country for $89 (sizes S–XXL, available in four colors).

18. Versatile cooling headwear to help keep dad cool and outta the sun on the trail, in the lake, or under a helmet on a bike ride.

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Promising review: "I bought this last month and used it last weekend during a trip to Monument Valley, Arizona. I wanted something that would cover my neck and lower face to protect from sunburn; without using lots of sun spray when hiking or mountain biking. It worked well, especially considering it was sunny and windy with sand blowing. My brimmed hat, glasses, and Buff kept my eyes clear and neck protected. The temperature was 81 degrees, so the Buff wasn't too hot or uncomfortable on a windy (20 mph) day. This will be something I pack for use as needed on future trips." —EasyHiker

Get it from REI for $18.69 (available in seven colors, one size fits all).

19. A monogramed cooler chair so everyone will know who brought the cold ones to the fishing spot.

Features: can be personalized with a first name or with initials, holds 24 pre-chilled drink cansGet it from Uptown Monogram Shop on Etsy for $35+ (available in 15 colors and two fonts).
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Features: can be personalized with a first name or with initials, holds 24 pre-chilled drink cans

Get it from Uptown Monogram Shop on Etsy for $35+ (available in 15 colors and two fonts).

20. A backpack with a built-in solar panel for any father who is always running out of phone battery – now he can listen to music on fishing trips, or take plenty of family photos on the hike.

Features: removable solar pack and micro-USB cable to charge devices, padded shoulder and chest straps, interior pockets, side pockets, water bottle sleeve, includes power bankPromising review: "All of the components built into this product were part of the stuff I took with me on fishing trips. It's great to have them all integrated together. I can keep my phone charged up (and listen to tunes) no matter how long I choose to stay out on the river. Lots of room to store other stuff." —Happy buyerCheck out a video demo of this pack.Get it from Amazon for $119.98 (available in three colors). Hydration pack sold separately.
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Features: removable solar pack and micro-USB cable to charge devices, padded shoulder and chest straps, interior pockets, side pockets, water bottle sleeve, includes power bank

Promising review: "All of the components built into this product were part of the stuff I took with me on fishing trips. It's great to have them all integrated together. I can keep my phone charged up (and listen to tunes) no matter how long I choose to stay out on the river. Lots of room to store other stuff." —Happy buyer

Check out a video demo of this pack.

Get it from Amazon for $119.98 (available in three colors). Hydration pack sold separately.

21. A T-shirt to *summit* all the dad humor during laid back days at the campsite.

Promising review: "I'm looking for a few inexpensive T-shirts for my camping trips. I saw this one, laughed out loud since I love to paddle, and my last camping trip was in Georgia." —JoyceGet it from Amazon for $12.95 (sizes M–3XL).
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Promising review: "I'm looking for a few inexpensive T-shirts for my camping trips. I saw this one, laughed out loud since I love to paddle, and my last camping trip was in Georgia." —Joyce

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (sizes M–3XL).

22. A pair of waterproof binoculars well-suited for some serious bird watching.

Features: full 10x magnification, 42mm objective lens diameter, multi-coated eco-glass lenses, turn-and-slide rubber eyecups, flip down lens caps, water and fog-proofPromising review: "Absolutely fantastic. A great buy! These binoculars really gather the light well, and give crystal clear images. Such a difference from other binoculars! They are truly worth of the investment if you are serious about birding. Great value!" —KennethGet them from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in four sizes).
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Features: full 10x magnification, 42mm objective lens diameter, multi-coated eco-glass lenses, turn-and-slide rubber eyecups, flip down lens caps, water and fog-proof

Promising review: "Absolutely fantastic. A great buy! These binoculars really gather the light well, and give crystal clear images. Such a difference from other binoculars! They are truly worth of the investment if you are serious about birding. Great value!" —Kenneth

Get them from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in four sizes).

23. A sturdy mug that'll remind your dad of his favorite adventures for days when he is stuck in the great indoors, and dad is trying to stop a nap from ~brewin'~.

Promising review: "I do not have to worry about it breaking should I drop it. Can be used for my outdoor trips, and at home as well. —Sky PilotGet it from Amazon for $9.67.
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Promising review: "I do not have to worry about it breaking should I drop it. Can be used for my outdoor trips, and at home as well. —Sky Pilot

Get it from Amazon for $9.67.

24. And a titanium camping cup made to be dad's go-to for outdoor coffee or tea time. It's heavy-duty, but lightweight with foldable handles for easy packing.

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Promising review: "After four days of use, I officially love this mug. I use it mostly to boil water, and drink coffee with my Aeropress." —Stefan C

Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available with or without lid).

25. A Patagonia fleece pullover I want in every color, as will any father with style and a need to stay warm.

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Promising review: "No one makes fleece like this. Super soft, and the lightweight version of the snap-T is nothing to be messed with. It's extremely warm. I'm 5'8" and 185lbs, athletic build, the medium fit pretty well in the chest, shoulders, and sleeves." —G-ponts

Get it from REI for $82.93+ (available in ten colors/patterns, sizes S–XXL, free shipping).

26. A Paracord key chain sure to *unravel* your dad's heart (seriously though, it unravels into very useful survival rope!).

Be prepared to listen to your dad rave for 20+ minutes on how great this keychain is, and how many ways he would use it in a wilderness survival situation. This Paracord keychain unravels into four feet of rope that can hold up to 350 lbs. Promising review: "Fast shipping as always. I've bought a couple of the wide Paracord bracelets from them, and they are quality made. Same with the key chains. They come in packs of two, so I gave the other one to my son (great stocking stuffer). The carabiners that come on them are very solid. Great service as always. Thanks." —ozmanGet a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).
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Be prepared to listen to your dad rave for 20+ minutes on how great this keychain is, and how many ways he would use it in a wilderness survival situation.

This Paracord keychain unravels into four feet of rope that can hold up to 350 lbs.

Promising review: "Fast shipping as always. I've bought a couple of the wide Paracord bracelets from them, and they are quality made. Same with the key chains. They come in packs of two, so I gave the other one to my son (great stocking stuffer). The carabiners that come on them are very solid. Great service as always. Thanks." —ozman

Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

27. A tackle tek backpack with an integrated LED light system and plenty of storage for tackle boxes, sunglasses, pliers, and all the fishing gear a man could need.

Features: integrated LED light system, permanent mounted sunglass holder, removable plier holder, protective rain cover, large adjustable padded shoulder strapsPromising review: "Great for Father's Day — hubs loves it! I opted for the backpack because he is always hiking to his fishing holes. It's big enough to fill with all of his gear, and the light illuminates what he's looking for in the dark. It's way too hot to fish during the day here in Arizona. He would recommend it anyone looking for a tackle box." —Doxie LoverGet it from Amazon for $126.43.
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Features: integrated LED light system, permanent mounted sunglass holder, removable plier holder, protective rain cover, large adjustable padded shoulder straps

Promising review: "Great for Father's Day — hubs loves it! I opted for the backpack because he is always hiking to his fishing holes. It's big enough to fill with all of his gear, and the light illuminates what he's looking for in the dark. It's way too hot to fish during the day here in Arizona. He would recommend it anyone looking for a tackle box." —Doxie Lover

Get it from Amazon for $126.43.

28. And a set of lures, hooks, and all the tackle that your dad will be *hooked* on for freshwater fishing.

Set includes: vivid fishing lures, sharp hooks, and various fishing tackle for freshwater fishing (click through photos on Amazon to see the whole set)Promising review: "I fish A LOT, almost everyday. This kit is filled with everything I need to hook onto a big one. I don't even bring my large tackle box around any more since I have this compact tackle box with an amazing amount of choices and set ups inside. The baits are well made and have great detail. I would recommend this product to any fishermen from the beginners to the veterans." —devin mispelonGet it from Amazon for $22.99.
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Set includes: vivid fishing lures, sharp hooks, and various fishing tackle for freshwater fishing (click through photos on Amazon to see the whole set)

Promising review: "I fish A LOT, almost everyday. This kit is filled with everything I need to hook onto a big one. I don't even bring my large tackle box around any more since I have this compact tackle box with an amazing amount of choices and set ups inside. The baits are well made and have great detail. I would recommend this product to any fishermen from the beginners to the veterans." —devin mispelon

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

29. An engraved pocket knife that just may make you the favorite child this Father's Day.

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Features: 3.25" long blade, 3 mm thick stainless steel, assisted opening, partially serrated, belt clip, can engrave up to two lines

Promising review: "Was a gift for my father-in-law. As a man who uses specialized knives for work every day, I was rather impressed with the quality of the knife. The engraving was flawless, and it made a great gift." —W. R. Longcore

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

30. A completely waterproof, lightweight, breathable rain jacket so you can finally toss that cheap plastic poncho your dad/hubby/brother swears by (and then swears at when it downpours).

Everyone deserves a high-quality rain coat. This coat is designed with cyclists in mind, but it great for other outdoor activities too!Features: 3-layer performance fabric, completely waterproof, extra-long core vents to prevent overheating, reinforced shoulders for backpacks, removable, adjustable hood, water-resistant zippers Promising review: "Best rain jacket ever, period. Not too heavy, good quality, doesn't tear easily, breathes decently for what it is, utterly waterproof. Fit is great. What can't be overstated is Showers Pass' use of mechanical zippers for additional ventilation. No 'breathable' cycling gear really breaths all *that* well, so having actual zipper-open vents is a huge plus when the rain stops, or the rain is light, and you want to let in some air. I've never found back vents and pit vents work as well as the giant chest zippers on this jacket for letting air in. The hood has three points of adjustment, and a wire running along the edge to make a 'visor' of sorts. I wear mind under my helmet. The tail protector is a nice touch. Additionally, the jacket is decently styled enough to be used off the bike." —Kevin QuosigGet it from Amazon for $183.85+ (sizes S–XL, available in five colors).
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Everyone deserves a high-quality rain coat. This coat is designed with cyclists in mind, but it great for other outdoor activities too!

Features: 3-layer performance fabric, completely waterproof, extra-long core vents to prevent overheating, reinforced shoulders for backpacks, removable, adjustable hood, water-resistant zippers

Promising review: "Best rain jacket ever, period. Not too heavy, good quality, doesn't tear easily, breathes decently for what it is, utterly waterproof. Fit is great. What can't be overstated is Showers Pass' use of mechanical zippers for additional ventilation. No 'breathable' cycling gear really breaths all *that* well, so having actual zipper-open vents is a huge plus when the rain stops, or the rain is light, and you want to let in some air. I've never found back vents and pit vents work as well as the giant chest zippers on this jacket for letting air in. The hood has three points of adjustment, and a wire running along the edge to make a 'visor' of sorts. I wear mind under my helmet. The tail protector is a nice touch. Additionally, the jacket is decently styled enough to be used off the bike." —Kevin Quosig

Get it from Amazon for $183.85+ (sizes S–XL, available in five colors).

31. A monthly subscription hiker's box filled with premium gear and snacks. The next time your dad won't take you camping without bringing every snack in existence, you'll be covered.

What you get: two to three unique and premiere gear items, three to six healthy snacks (trail bars, trail mixes, jerky, dehydrated meals, etc.)Why you'll love it: This subscription will add variety to dad's favorite camping snacks, and give him some new gear to test out on his next hike!Promising review: "The Hiker Crate is awesome, the new gear every month is quality. The edible snacks are from some of the newest companies on the market. We use the trail fuel on scout camp outs and family day hikes. If you like the food or any items, there are usually discount promo codes from your next order. For the value, this box is untouchable, and perfect for the weekend hiker or survivalist. Great stuff. " —MarvinGet it from Cratejoy for $35 a month (subscriptions automatically renew each month, but can be cancelled at any time).
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What you get: two to three unique and premiere gear items, three to six healthy snacks (trail bars, trail mixes, jerky, dehydrated meals, etc.)

Why you'll love it: This subscription will add variety to dad's favorite camping snacks, and give him some new gear to test out on his next hike!

Promising review: "The Hiker Crate is awesome, the new gear every month is quality. The edible snacks are from some of the newest companies on the market. We use the trail fuel on scout camp outs and family day hikes. If you like the food or any items, there are usually discount promo codes from your next order. For the value, this box is untouchable, and perfect for the weekend hiker or survivalist. Great stuff. " —Marvin

Get it from Cratejoy for $35 a month (subscriptions automatically renew each month, but can be cancelled at any time).

32. And a water-repellent bag with plenty of room for storing snacks and gear for a day hike.

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Features: U-shaped lid for easy access to main compartment; stash pockets for small items, massive exterior stretch pocket, two quick-stash side pockets, side compression manages various loads, super breathable mono-mesh back panel, padded shoulder harness, adjustable straps

Promising review: "Very nice pack for day hikes. On first use, backpack contents kept dry through two rain storms. Good amount of room for gear. Light and functional." —curtin63

Get it from Patagonia for $129 (available in sizes S or M and four colors).

33. A portable camping stove ready to make wood-fired meals in minutes, and charge devices at the same time!

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Your dad might never leave the woods if you get him this, be careful.

Features: LED dashboard with USB port, integrated battery, internal fan with four fan speeds creates virtually smokeless flames, onboard battery storage allows you to charge your devices even after you're done cooking

Promising review: "This cooking system provides the perfect off the grid experience, wood and small sticks can go a long way; and if your a multi-day backpacker it's a must. It is easy to use and fun for groups. Collecting fuel gives you a chance to relax and explore your campsite or trail in the evening hours. i have used it to cook trout in the back country on the grill, and man let me tell you, it will only take one time before it becomes the first thing you pack for every trip.

When you pair it with the onboard battery, you can truly stay in the woods as long as you want. You will never run out of fuel and you will always have light. It's fun for the whole family. i look forward to many years of use, and will probably never buy any other brand cookstove – I am hooked." —Elevation_Riley

Get it from Bio Lite for $129.95.

34. And a budget-friendly camp griddle so dad can turn the campsite grill into an *eggcellent* breakfast station.

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Promising review: "I have had mine since November 2015 and love it. I do almost ALL my camping cooking outdoors. It's part of the fun of camping for me, plus it keeps cooking odors out of the camper. I was using a frying pan over the grill till I got this griddle, now it's my 'go to' breakfast utensil. I can have pretty much everything done at once with it, and it fits on my gas grill perfectly." —P. Wittorf

Get it from Amazon for $20.40.

35. A splurge-worthy waterproof fishing sling featuring waterproof zippers your father will show off as much as he uses.

Features: TPU-welded construction to keep heavy precipitation at bay,spacious interior stores tools, fly boxes and line, water-resistant zippers, hypalon tabs, and D-rings to attach accessories Get it from Back Country for $229.95 (available in two colors, free shipping).
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Features: TPU-welded construction to keep heavy precipitation at bay,

spacious interior stores tools, fly boxes and line, water-resistant zippers, hypalon tabs, and D-rings to attach accessories

Get it from Back Country for $229.95 (available in two colors, free shipping).

36. A pair of waterproof socks to ensure dad stays dry the next time he is up against a slippery river rock, or even a three day rainy bike trip.

Promising review: "Wow! These socks perform just as advertised. I did a three day bike camping trip on Pine Creek in Pennsylvania over the weekend, and it rained every day – heavily at times – with temperatures only in the mid 50s. The trail was saturated, and camp was soaked, but these socks kept my feet dry and warm for three days straight under a pair of open Keen cycling sandals. I can HIGHLY recommend them!" —Brian RainesGet them from Amazon for $26.25 (sizes S–XXL, available in five colors).
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Promising review: "Wow! These socks perform just as advertised. I did a three day bike camping trip on Pine Creek in Pennsylvania over the weekend, and it rained every day – heavily at times – with temperatures only in the mid 50s. The trail was saturated, and camp was soaked, but these socks kept my feet dry and warm for three days straight under a pair of open Keen cycling sandals. I can HIGHLY recommend them!" —Brian Raines

Get them from Amazon for $26.25 (sizes S–XXL, available in five colors).

37. An ultralight, inflatable pillow for anyone who needs to slumber like a log at the end of a hard day setting up camp.

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Promising review: "Best ultralight pillow! So easy to blow up and use. The valve is one way, meaning you don't have to put your mouth into valve to keep the air in. You can just blow into valve without touching the valve to inflate it. Deflating it is also very easy. Just press a button on the valve to open it and let air out. There's a cap over the valve so you will not accidentally press the deflation button on the valve. You can adjust the firmness of the pillow by adding in or letting air out. It collapses to a small package, smaller than a can of soda." —Tom A

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in seven colors).

38. A tactical shirt featuring plenty of pockets, and dirt/liquid-repellent fabric your dad can wear on the range, or out on a hunting trip.

Promising review: "Very impressed! High quality fabrics, stitching, and seams. I am 5’10”, 200 lbs. I wear a 42/44 Reg sport coat. I ordered a 2XL – it’s a bit too large for me – I’m going to order another one, and this time I’ll get an XL. The shirt is fantastic, much more so than I was expecting. The sleeves are heavier material with rip-stop. The sides and top of the back are material that’s lightweight, almost a mesh that will breathe very well. The front and back are a bit heavier (still lightweight, but not a mesh). Arms – heavy and durable, front and back – lightweight, soft, and comfy. Sides and shoulders – lighterweight, almost mesh for super breathability. I didn’t expect three different materials, and I’m really impressed with how well thought out it the shirt is. I wear it under a vest loaded with equipment, and think this shirt is the perfect garment for my use." —Jeff CurlGet it from Amazon for $23.98+ (sizes S–2XL, available in three colors).
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Promising review: "Very impressed! High quality fabrics, stitching, and seams. I am 5’10”, 200 lbs. I wear a 42/44 Reg sport coat. I ordered a 2XL – it’s a bit too large for me – I’m going to order another one, and this time I’ll get an XL. The shirt is fantastic, much more so than I was expecting. The sleeves are heavier material with rip-stop. The sides and top of the back are material that’s lightweight, almost a mesh that will breathe very well. The front and back are a bit heavier (still lightweight, but not a mesh). Arms – heavy and durable, front and back – lightweight, soft, and comfy. Sides and shoulders – lighterweight, almost mesh for super breathability. I didn’t expect three different materials, and I’m really impressed with how well thought out it the shirt is. I wear it under a vest loaded with equipment, and think this shirt is the perfect garment for my use." —Jeff Curl

Get it from Amazon for $23.98+ (sizes S–2XL, available in three colors).

39. A set of two Dutch ovens and a Dutch oven lid stand that'll make the whole family sing "this is how we *stew* it" by the campfire.

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Promising review (for the Dutch oven lid stand): "My brother is always looking for a rock on which to place his Dutch oven lids. Invariably we end up with unwanted mineral content in the food when the lid slips, or the rock is not as clean as it might appear. This is excellent for keeping the lids clean and safe. It also allows me to raise the dutch oven itself when needed to control more airflow below the cooking surface. I may even get another, as I generally cook with two to three camp ovens simultaneously." —D.M. Stuart

Promising review (for the Dutch oven set): This Dutch oven was an amazing addition to our gear on a camping trip to a hike-in site (with wheelbarrow) with four children. This Dutch oven was already cured before it arrived, but we wiped off the wax coating and did one more cure in the oven before taking it with us on the camping trip. I have never had such an easy time cleaning after cooking over an open flame. It was able to be cleaned with dish soap and a regular dish sponge. After getting it clean, we dried it really well over the fire. Before storing it with our camping gear, we coated it with oil and put wadded up newspaper in it to protect it from rust. In it we made: pasta with meatballs and squash, chili for chili cheese dogs with salad, freeze dried creamy chicken soup with rice, oatmeal, and boiled water for coffee, etc. We used it exclusively hanging from the tripod with wood as fuel, and so didn't get to try out any baking in it yet. I didn't use the lid as a frying pan yet but am SUPER excited to give that a try on our next camping trip. The capacity was great for our group size. We were three hearty eater adults, and four kids. I would get this Dutch oven ten times over. Its great!" —Nick the Sagacious

Get them from Amazon: the Dutch oven lid stand for $13 and 4-quart and 6-quart Dutch oven set for $44.99.

40. A pair of lightweight, easy-to-pack high-performing waders my dad would honestly cry over, as shall yours.

Let the back country fishing begin 🎣.Features: lightweight, packs down compactly, single seam construction, seamless booties, heavy-duty scuff guardsGet it from Back Country for $349 (sizes S/Reg–L/Long).
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Let the back country fishing begin 🎣.

Features: lightweight, packs down compactly, single seam construction, seamless booties, heavy-duty scuff guards

Get it from Back Country for $349 (sizes S/Reg–L/Long).

41. A fisher's kayak your fav father will be ~reely~ glad you spent the money on, because now he can get to those secluded fish spots and catch the big ones!

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Also great for just cruising on the lake.

Features: lightweight, easy to carry, tracks and paddles with maximum stability, P.A.C. (portable accessory carrier), two flush mount and one swivel fishing rod holders, adjustable padded seat, storage compartment, shock cord deck rigging, adjustable foot braces, water bottle holder, protective thigh pads

Promising review: "Awesome kayak! Great value for the money. I love going out to cruise and fish. Can't beat this boat. The three rod holders are in the perfect spot. Adjustable foot pegs really help. Highly recommend this kayak. Much more features for the money than the others.." —Brian M.

Get it from Amazon for $316.10.

42. A compact, camping cookware set (complete with mini stove and piezo ignition) for those backpacking trips dad is always dreaming about taking.

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Set includes: 1 liter anodized aluminum non-stick pot, pot cover, non-stick pan, two BPA-free bowls, folding stainless steel spork, fork, spoon and knife, BPA-free soup spoon, wooden spoon spatula, one carabiner, mini stove with piezo ignition, cleaning sponge, nylon travel bag drawstring pouch, survival paracord bracelet (with compass), and 10 Recipes Ebook

Promising review: "I LOVE the cooking set! I actually took it backpacking right after I got it, and it was the perfect size for one person. The bowls are just right for oatmeal in the morning, and the larger pot was the right size to cook enough rice and lentils for two people. The handles are wonderfully sturdy, and all the utensils that came with the set collapse to a nice size; and are light enough to carry. I loved that the set had a ladle for it, I'm not sure I've seen a collapsible ladle before. I also liked that the carry bag was not mesh so it kept out dirt and critters." —Elizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

43. A pair of durable, comfortable Chaco sandals just in time for summer, so at least it'll be a few months before socks and sandal season.

Although I will say, I love hiking in my Chacos + waterproof socks when I am not feeling my bulky hiking boots. Promising review: "Got these for my dad, and he raves about them. He normally wears a 10.5, but I got him a 10 because Chaco doesn't do half sizes, and it's better to have your toes a little closer to the edge with these sandals (to avoid too much rubber at the end and possibly tripping). After adjusting the straps to fit his foot, he loves them! Hopefully no socks and sandals....c'mon dad!!" —Sarah Edwards Get them from Back Country for $99.95 (sizes 7–14, also available in black).
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Although I will say, I love hiking in my Chacos + waterproof socks when I am not feeling my bulky hiking boots.

Promising review: "Got these for my dad, and he raves about them. He normally wears a 10.5, but I got him a 10 because Chaco doesn't do half sizes, and it's better to have your toes a little closer to the edge with these sandals (to avoid too much rubber at the end and possibly tripping). After adjusting the straps to fit his foot, he loves them! Hopefully no socks and sandals....c'mon dad!!" —Sarah Edwards

Get them from Back Country for $99.95 (sizes 7–14, also available in black).

44. A waterproof, fold-up blanket ready to be dad's new go-to nap/picnic blanket. No more complaining about wet grass at the park!

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Promising review: "Great for camping and picnics. I have used this several times for outdoor festivals. The blanket is high quality, washes well. I line dry mine. The bottom is waterproof, so it is perfect for the beach to lay out on. The best part is the pocket with zippers, great for keys and my phone! Folds up and carries great." —Dink1

Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in five colors).

45. And a coffee table book (about this history of the national parks) filled with stunning pictures, for any outdoorsy dad to enjoy the wilderness and all its glory from home.

Promising review: "I got this book from the library, and read it from cover to cover. I decided to buy it for my father for Father's Day, because he has always loved nature and visiting our country's parks. He is 86 years old, and the book sparked many wonderful memories for him. Stories I had never heard before. What a wonderful, beautiful book." —Barbara F.Get it from Amazon for $28.76 (hardcover), Barnes & Noble for $48.75, or a local seller through Indie Bound.
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Promising review: "I got this book from the library, and read it from cover to cover. I decided to buy it for my father for Father's Day, because he has always loved nature and visiting our country's parks. He is 86 years old, and the book sparked many wonderful memories for him. Stories I had never heard before. What a wonderful, beautiful book." —Barbara F.

Get it from Amazon for $28.76 (hardcover), Barnes & Noble for $48.75, or a local seller through Indie Bound.

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