With Father’s Day always falling on the third Sunday of June, the holiday perfectly coincides with the start of the summer outdoor and camping season. Regardless of their age or locale, if your dad enjoys off-grid exploration and adventure, a piece of outdoor gear can make for a fantastic gifting option come Father’s Day. That’s why we’ve scoured the internet to come up with this handpicked guide of perfect Father’s Day gifts for the outdoorsman in your family.
About Vintage 1926 At’Sea Dive Watch
It’s tough to beat a good dive watch. Not only do they look great in all situations, but they’re perfectly suited for all of life’s adventures. About Vintage’s 1926 At’Sea combines retro styling (inspired by the invention of the waterproof wristwatch from its titular year) with a robust 200m water-resistance rating, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and a tough Japanese quartz movement featuring a sweep seconds hand. It all adds up to a watch that’s perfect to wear both outdoors and indoors. Plus, since About Vintage is a carbon-neutral brand, any outdoorsman should feel proud about supporting a company that has the planet’s best interests in mind.
LifeStraw Peak Series Bottle Filter
Part of Life Straw’s newly-released Peak Series, this 22oz (650ml) soft water bottle comes with a built-in filter that eliminates a whopping 99.999999% of bacteria, parasites, silt, and microplastics. On top of a construction that’s twice as thick as its predecessor, this bottle also features a re-engineered membrane, a custom backwash accessory, and a packable/collapsible design.
Gerber Stake-Out Multi-Tool
Weighing only 3.32oz, the Gerber Stake-Out is a hardwearing, outdoor-focused multi-tool that packs 11 functions including a bottle opener, a saw, a stake puller, an awl, a file, tweezers, a ruler, a Ferro rod striker, an integrated carabiner, and a frame-locking 2.2” Scandi-grind sheepsfoot blade.
Helinox Chair Zero
Sold in three color options, Helinox’s Chair Zero is an ultra-lightweight yet thoroughly rugged folding camp chair that boasts a 265-lb weight capacity while tipping the scales at only 17oz. Backed by a five-year warranty, the chair features a reinforced textile fabric construction draped over a folding frame design that’s composed of a proprietary aluminum alloy.
VSSL Camp Supplies Kit
Backed by a lifetime warranty, VSSL’s Camp Supplies kit is comprised of a 9.375″ L x 2″ D cylinder that’s made from an indestructible military-grade aluminum alloy and capped off with an LED flashlight on one side and a SUUNTO KB-14 mechanical compass on the other. Inside, the kit contains more than 70 pieces of essential camping gear, all neatly stored in stacking pucks.
Danner 26L Daypack
The first-ever backpack model from Danner, the 26L Daypack is a vintage-inspired hiking pack that offers 26 liters of internal storage space. Made from a rugged nylon material that’s reinforced and accented via leather panels, the bag features a cushioned back panel, a laptop sleeve, two external zippered pockets, and a storm-flap and cinch-protected main closure that’s secured via a G-hook buckle.
Benchmade AИOИIMUS Knife
The Benchmade AИOИIMUS is an all-new fixed blade knife made specifically for camping, hunting, and bushcraft duties. Sold with a custom KYDEX sheath, the AИOИIMUS features a set of textured G-10 scales set over a full-tang CPM CRU-WEAR, gray Cerakote-finished blade with a 4.375″ cutting edge that’s rated at between 62 and 64 for hardness on the Rockwell scale.
Weighing less than 20lbs, the Biolite FirePit+ is a wood- and charcoal-burning, portable smart fire pit that utilizes a patented airflow technology to deliver markedly more efficient flames and heating. Sporting an upgraded body design adorned in a high-temp enamel coating, the FirePit+ also packs a 12,800mAh battery that affords it up to 30 hours of burn time (or seven hours on its highest setting).
DB2 Indestructible Waterproof BT Speaker
Made by hand in America, DemerBox’s DB2 is an insanely hardwearing, mobile, outdoor Bluetooth speaker that’s constructed around a crushproof Pelican hard case. Sold in half-a-dozen color options, the speaker boasts a dry storage compartment, an integrated power bank, and a battery that affords 40 or more hours of music playback on a single charge.
AETHER Dolomite Boot
Born out of a collaboration between AETHER and century-old Italian shoemaker Fracap, the Dolomite Boot is an ultra-premium mountain boot that’s made by hand in Italy from Italian calf leather and suede. Also leather-lined, these boots feature grippy Vibram outsoles with welt-stitch details, metal eyelets and lacing hooks, and special Fracap and AETHER branding on the tongue.
Filson x Brant & Cochran Dirigo Belt Axe
A limited-edition camp axe made entirely in America, the Filson x Brant & Cochran Dirigo Belt Axe is comprised of a 17” hand-rubbed oil and wax finished hickory handle that’s mated to a hand-forged and tempered 1.75lb 1050 carbon steel head that was modeled after traditional axe designs from early-1900s Maine. This item is also sold with an included honing puck and a custom leather sheath.
The 30 Best Camping Gear Essentials
Still haven’t found the perfect off-grid-focused gift for dad this year? Then be sure to check out our guide to the best camping gear essentials for 30 additional items that are perfect for off-grid adventurers.