Shoutout to Dads, those hard-working, stoic legends who hide in garages until it’s mowin’ time. If your Dad’s keen on the outdoors we reckon one of these gear picks is sure to make him say ‘aww, ya shouldn’t have’ this Father’s Day.


We hit up the gear gurus at Wild Earth for some tips on the best presents for Dads and they more than delivered. From storage to tools, to things that fight their smelly car, we’re sure you’ll find something on the list to suit your Papa.

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Let’s get to it.

1. Dometic GO Hard 50L Gear Storage



Dometic’s PAC H50 Hard Storage lets your Dad store essential outdoor gear in one place, making it simple to grab off the shelf or floor and slide it your boot for your next adventure. 

Made from durable vertical aluminium and high-impact-resistant polymer, this storage container will keep Dad’s tools or gear dry and rust-free. With built-in handles, tiedown points, lock holes, and secure easy-pull latches, strap the Dometic PAC H50 is ready for any adventure. 

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2. Helinox Chair One



Weighing only 1.54kg and with a packed size of 45cm, the Helinox Chair One is compact but mighty. The strong DAC aluminium alloy poles can hold up to 145kg! 

Created to provide extra room without sacrificing its hallmark performance and style, the Chair One XL increases your sitting space by 40%. Perfect for camping, picnics and any outdoor activity. 

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3. Victorinox Climber Swiss Army Knife



All you need and nothing you don’t. Based off the original Officer’s Knife, the Climber pocket knife has 14 functions, many with multiple uses. Perfect for rough and ready Dads, or those climbing up the corporate ladder, the Climber will go the distance.

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4. Barmah Squashy Roo Crackle Leather Hat



The Barmah Squashy Roo Hat is great for Dads on the move who want full protection while on the run. Get this, it folds into a bag and then springs back to shape! The Squashy Crackle is made from extremely soft, pliable and lightweight kangaroo leather – the toughest leather in the world for its thickness, and of course it’s waterproof. The hat features Barmsh’s trademarked Softie Sweatband and provides the ultimate comfortable fit. Plus, it looks kind of dashing doesn’t it?

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5.  Tactica M100X Compact Multitool Bundle Pack



The Tactica M100 is equipped with a comprehensive set of Phillips, Flat, Torx, and Allen Key bits – giving you the tools you need to tackle repairs in any context. From assembling flat-pack furniture to attaching a snowboard binding, this multi-tool is perfect for any Dad this Father’s Day. No more sifting through cupboards and sheds – the M.100X fits neatly into any kitchen drawer, backpack or glovebox, always within easy reach.

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6.  The North Face Mudder Trucker Hat



For Dads who like to be sun-safe and keep cool in warmer weather, the classic-fit The North Face Mudder Trucker is a versatile, trucker-style cap that comes in an array of high-contrast colours to keep you looking good and your campsite hair under wraps. Does your Dad still rock the ugliest cap you’ve ever seen? Hit him with an upgrade.

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7.  Smelly Balls Reusable Car Freshener – Rugged Set



‘Smelly Balls evoke associations with the earth’s layers and sedimentary formations and inspire your next adventure’… wait what? Ok, your Dad’s car stinks, but he’s hardly about to put an air freshener in? Perfume? No thanks. But ‘Smelly Balls’? We might be onto something here. Seriously though, they mixed ‘a mysterious blend of dark, sensual woods, spice, and bergamot’ and called it ‘Hunter, then put a Hilux on the packaging. Your Dad’s gonna love it.

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8. Earthwell Early Riser Vacuum Tumbler



Got a big day tomorrow? Your Dad always does, and he’ll struggle to get through it without a direct source of the black stuff. The Earthwell Early Riser Vacuum Tumbler has double wall vacuum insulation and electropolished steel that preserves taste and keeps your favourite brews cold for hours on end, drinks on ice for 24 hours, and coffee hot for 8 hours.

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9.  IceMule Classic 15L Medium Waterproof Backpack Cooler Bag



This is some next level tech. The IceMule Classic 15L Waterproof Backpack Cooler Bag is a drybag that’s insulated with a carry strap, allowing Dad to bring ice and bevvies for all. This cooler bag fits 12 cans plus ice or 5 wine bottles plus ice. With fabric 2x thicker and reinforced seams, this is an everyday Cooler Bag designed to be as tough and high-performance as technical outdoor gear that can cost much more. Summer’s on its way!

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10.  AMK 0.7 Ultralight & Watertight Medical Kit



The AMK 0.7 Ultralight & Watertight Medical Kit is the perfect lightweight, compact kit for Dad to chuck in the back of his hiking pack, his 4WD or even in a kayak. Weighing in at just 237g, this kit contains the most essential first aid supplies. Assembled and made in USA, AMK’s Medical Kits products are field tested and approved by top adventure racers, mountaineers, guides and outdoor athletes. Plus, Mum might be keen to go halves with you on this one!

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Really want to spoil your Dad but keen to get more specific? Wild Earth has done a bunch of Father’s Day Gift Guides for every kind of Dad.


Feature image thanks to @itsonlyaplanerideaway