Looking for a Father’s Day gift list that’s more than socks and jocks?


With Father’s Day just around the corner (3rd September 2023– you’re welcome), we’ve asked the dads and dealers of gear at outdoor retailer Wild Earth for their top picks for Father’s Day. From the Running Dad, to the Camping Dad, to the Survivalist Dad, here are their picks. 

Read next: Here’s to the AdventureDadz™


1. The James Brand The Ellis Serrated Multi-Tool



The James Brand The Ellis Serrated Multi-Tool features all of the essentials wrapped up in one handy device. Perfect for taking on camping trips or for daily use, this multi-tool includes a partially-serrated drop point blade, bottle opener, scissors, screwdriver, and scraper. It features a lockback design so no matter what tool you’re using, it stays in place safely.


2. Hoka Speedgoat Mens Trail Running Shoes



For the GOAT Dads, look no further than the Hoka Speedgoat Trail Running Shoes. With its unparalleled traction thanks to the Vibram Megagrip sole and multi-directional lugs, these shoes are made for tough trail conditions. The breathable mesh upper allows for optimum ventilation so Dad can feel as cool as he really is.


3. Smelly Balls Reusable Car Freshener



Yep, we know how this sounds. We’re suggesting to get Dad some Smelly Balls for Father’s Day. Never thought we’d say that, hey? These Smelly Balls are for popping in the car to combat any *interesting* smells that may be brewing in the car – fishing gear, three day old gym socks, you name it. Good news is that Smelly Balls come in a variety of scents from Coastal Drift, Tobacco Vanilla, Coconut and Lime and more. 


4. Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 Powerlounger Lightweight Packable Hiking Chair and Mat



Don’t feel like Dad has to compromise on comfort for hiking trips with the Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 Powerlounger. This lightweight and packable chair can be rolled up to only 14cm in diameter and doubles as a sleeping mat for ultralight backpacking. Its unique design allows for reclining into the backrest – much needed after a walk into camp for the night or stopping at the summit to take in the view.


5. Kea Kit Ultimate Outdoor Survival System



Does Dad fancy himself the next contestant on Alone and is keen to test his skills? Then the Kea Kit Ultimate Outdoor Survival System is for him. With everything needed to keep safe during any outdoor adventure, it includes tools for water, fire, navigation, shelter and medical equipment. The modular design with each tool-kit in individual cases allows you to pick and choose what cases are needed for different types of adventures. The cases are durable and water resistant to keep all equipment safe for when you need it (hopefully you don’t).

Read: Kea Kit Ultimate Outdoor System Review


6. Illumina X 2-Person Ultralight Hiking Tent



Is Dad in need of a new tent? The Illumina X 2-Person Ultralight Hiking Tent is a great all-round tent and is made for a variety of conditions from warm summers to alpine campsites. Weighing it at only 1.55kg, the free-standing Illumina features an insect proof mesh inner tent and fully seam sealed outer tent to ensure Dad has a comfortable and enjoyable camping trip.


7. BrewSpoon Single Cup Coffee Filter



Is Dad always on the hunt for a good coffee? Now he can have one at the campsite, the crag or at the summit with Brewspoon. This super lightweight device is easy to use. Just pop in your favourite coarsely ground coffee, place the sealed Brewspoon in your cup with water, and give it a stir, let it for 2-3 minutes and that’s it!


8. Grand Trunk Tech Single Hammock



It’s time to chill out with the Grand Trunk Tech Single Hammock. Its super strong, soft, and breathable material allows for ultimate comfort to put your feet up. The 3.35m hammock packs down to roughly the size of a Nalgene, so Dad can not only pitch it in the backyard, but can also take on camping and hiking trips. The Ripstop fabric is weatherproof too so it’s ready for any adventure.




Feature image thanks to @itsonlyaplanerideaway


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