Father’s day is coming up faster than a magpie swooping a cyclist on a bike path. If you’re stuck for pressie ideas, check out our selection of gift ideas for the adventure dad in your life.
The best present you can gift your old man is time spent together, extra points if it’s outside doing something rad. But for those times that getting together isn’t possible, a pressie in the post is the next best thing.
Father’s Day Gifts under $50
Icebreaker Mountaineer Mid-Calf Merino Hiking Socks
What’s a father’s day gift guide without socks! Seriously though, socks are a timeless present, and these merino hiking socks from NZ legends Icebreaker are some of the best out there. These guys are warm, breathable, and offer a bit of extra cushioning around the heel and toes, ideal for keeping dad warm for those winter hikes.
Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Lightweight Hip Pack
Another dad staple is the good old bumbag. But not in the daggy dads of the 90s way, bumbags are back but with a rebrand. They’re now called hip packs and they’re actually pretty rad.
Great for cycling, bushwalks, and pootling around town, the Patagonia Black Hole mini can be worn on your hips, or across your torso. Made from 100% recycled nylon ripstop fabric, it’s weatherproof, lightweight, and stows away into its own pocket when not in use.
Aeropress Coffee Maker
Camp coffee, car coffee, or coffee at home, the Aeropress is one of the best portable coffee makers out there, and also my personal favourite. It’s a pretty simple piece of kit, which makes it nigh on indestructible.
The Aeropress brews American style long blacks, or espresso shots and uses wafer-thin paper filters, or an even more eco-friendly reusable metal filter.
Sea To Summit Pocket Hiking Shower
We’re not saying that Dad stinks, but we’re pretty certain everyone would appreciate a bit of hose down in the middle of a multi-day hiking trip. Sea To Summit’s Pocket Hiking Shower iss a dry bag with a nozzle. When not full of water, you can either roll it up, or use it for additional dry storage; but when you’re ready for a wash, it’ll hold 10 litres of water, hang from a tree and give you around 7 minutes of outdoor shower time.
Father’s Day Gifts over $50
Leatherman Wave PLUS Multi-tool Knife With Button Sheath
Leatherman is one of those icon brands that just scream outdoorsman. Now I wouldn’t say I’m all that handy in the outdoors, but with a Leatherman strapped to my belt I’d certainly feel more the part, and they’re just as useful as they are iconic.
On a recent backcountry splitboard trip, my partner’s loose bindings were tightened with a Leatherman, basically saving the day. If he hasn’t got one, get him one!
Osprey Raptor 10 Men’s Mountain Biking Backpack
Ideal for mountain biking, commuting, and short hikes, the Raptor is a comfy backpack boasting some smart features. In the bottom compartment, there’s a removable tool roll, you get a 2.5 litre hydration reservoir included and there’s an attachment for securing your helmet to the bag when you’re off the bike. There’s plenty of other features that you’d expect from Osprey that help make the bag comfy to wear, well-ventilated and secure on the trails.
Sea To Summit Aeros Premium Pillow – Large
Help Dad get a good night’s sleep, and maybe keep that fog-horn snoring at bay. There’s a few good camp pillows out there, but this luxury model from Sea To Summit is possibly the next best thing to bringing your favourite pillow from home. Made with a super soft brushed 50D polyester knit exterior, and using an easily adjustable valve, you can inflate this pillow just right for maximum camp comfort.
The North Face Half Dome Fleece Hoodie
Keep Dad comfy around camp, or around the house with the classic styled hoodie from The North Face. Warmer than your average hoodie, this guy features 8% recycled polyester fleece, a kangeroo pouch and two-piece hood.