Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018: 10 of our favorite items designed for the Dad who loves the outdoors and fitness. Thank dad in a practical way with our selection of gear, apparel and can’t go wrong gifts for Father’s Day. Dad will be sure to thank you and make you his favorite kid!
Topeak D-Torq Wrench
If Dad is a cyclist (and you’ll know by the 4 bikes in the garage that your mom complains about) then this is the gift for him. With bikes and components becoming lighter and lighter, a torq spec is critical. Tighten a bolt too tight and something strips or worse yet it fails while he’s riding. A little on the paranoid side and under tighten a bolt and you have handlebars slipping when you hit a bump. The D-Torq features a standard hex drive, reversible ratcheting head, tool bits and can measure torque in 4 units. You’ll get that stem or seat bolt binder to the proper torq spec and be worry-free. The digital readout provides a visible display while there are also separate programmable audible warnings for your target torque value and another for over torque. Never strip threads again or over tighten that bolt.
Retails: $239.00 | www.topeak.com
Janji Running Shorts and Top
If dad is the short shorts wearing, pounding the long miles type of guy, then check out the running apparel from Janji. Clothing manufacturer Janji provides premium running clothes with a cause, 5% of each sale goes to a clean water effort. Run, look good, be comfy, hydrate and help others hydrate all at the same time. Shown above is the 5″ Middle Short for men, from the Uganda Collection colorway, one of our favorites. Yangua means “faster” in Luganda, and this blue/green/fire-red color combo was made for that feeling! #runfast
Pair it with the Men’s Feather Tee in Bire Sky and dad will be looking stylish and hammering the group run.
Retails: $58.00 | runjanji.com
DannyShane “Modern Classic” Cycling Kits
Add a little coolness factor to dad this year. You always know a Ferrari when you see one. The same goes for DannyShane apparel. The bold stripes, plaids, and colors of their “Modern Classic” line are highly recognizable, even when they fly past you on the road or trail – never again will dad look like he just returned home from 21 days in France. Looks are good, but fit and function are what matter most out there on the bike, and DannyShane’s proprietary (and certified) Bamboo White Ash blend used in their cycling jerseys – is soft and comfortable, highly durable, and features natural wicking and odor-resistance properties. All that AND it’s sustainable? Absolutely, thanks to bamboo’s rapid regeneration and the brand’s meticulous attention to eco-friendly sourcing and processing. While the bibs and shorts don’t use the bamboo material, due to the necessary stretch, it is a Bluesign®-approved fabric, and 100% of that nylon is recycled. They are also amazingly comfortable, the chamois is top notch and will keep dad comfy downtown.
Retails: $119.00 & up | dannyshane.com
Outlier Runweight Merino T-Shirt
It is like having two shirts in one, wear it to the office, out to the pub or even on a hot and humid trail run (okay that is 3). This simple black t-shirt can do it all. Merino is one of nature’s finest performance fabrics and Outlier has done a great job on this shirt. It offers a nice slim fit, is great at regulating temperatures, managing moisture, and odor to keep you comfortable for all day situations. There are times, though, when you’re going to heat up and sweat through whatever you’re wearing. Outlier’s Runweight Merino T features a nicely balanced blend of merino and thermobuffering polyester to merge the performance of both. The polyester pairs well with the merino to create a quick-drying fabric with a great temperature range, hand feel and performance. We put this shirt through the ringer on some tough runs and were super happy with it.
Retails: $88 | shop.outlier.nyc
Mountain Khakis Money Clip
They call it a wallet, we call it a money clip, but we both agree that it is pretty sweet. Field tested for 6 months and still going strong. For the dad who appreciates good design with purpose and style, not overbuilding with pointless doodads. Built with 100% full-grain, grade-A leather, the low-profile card holder keeps yours your license and credit card handy (2 to 3 credit cards plus licence. Removable money clip adjusts for thickness, pending whether the kids have taken it all. Embossed MK Bison logo in homage of their Jackson Hole hometown. Comes in a handy little canvas bag that is perfect for holding additional cards.
Retails: $25.00 | mountainkhakis.com
Klean Kanteen Beer Growler and Pint Glasses
What dad doesn’t love cold beer? The Insulated 64oz Growler from Klean Kanteen is premium, full stainless steel, plastic-free and designed for keeping dad’s favorite beverage fresh and cold. Not only will dad have fresh cold beer, you’ll feel good knowing Klean Kanteen is a B-Corp organization. Leak-proof Swing Lok® Cap is easy to open and maintains a proper seal needed for beer carbonated beverages. Climate Lock™ double-wall vacuum insulation keeps drinks cold for all day.
Pair the growler with a 16oz insulated tumbler and you might not see dad all day. This insulated and powder coated glass is perfect for beer, coffee, smoothies and everything in between. Keep the hot drinks hot and the cold drinks cold for hours. Also available in an 8oz tumbler.
Retails: $23.95 Tumbler | $69.95 Growler | Klean Kanteen Beer Products
Fjallraven Keb Trousers
If dad is the outdoors type and into hiking and camping then this is the pant for him. Granted summer is here and shorts are usually the norm, sometimes you just need a good kick ass pair of pants for trekking through the woods. Fjallraven is here to help with technically advanced trekking trousers that showcase an optimized fit and carefully planned details. No detail was left out when designing this pant. Intended for alpine trekking that requires climbing – where mobility is just as important as durability and protection from sharp stones, etc. For this purpose, the rear and knees are pre-shaped and have extra strong seams. The trousers also have durable G-1000 Eco fabric at the rear, front of the legs, the knees and on the inside bottom of the legs, where there is also a second layer of fabric for reinforcement against wear from hiking boots. A zippered ventilation opening from knee to hip and along the calf releases excess heat. The trouser fly is also extended to enable extra ventilation.
Retails: $225.00 | fjallraven.us
Fjallraven Abisko Cool Shirt Short Sleeve
Light, well-ventilated trekking shirt with short sleeves in moisture-wicking lyocell. Two chest pockets with flaps and ventilation holes under the arms. PRODUCT INFORMATION Light and well-ventilated outdoor shirt with short sleeves and regular fit for trekking and traveling in warm climates. Made from lyocell, a viscose-like fiber that effectively wicks away moisture and gives a soft, comfortable feel against the skin. Two chest pockets with flaps and buttons. Gussets under the arms for maximum freedom of movement, and a pair of sewn ventilation holes for extra air circulation. Did we mention dad can wear this to the office or out on a date with mom?
Retails: $100.00 | fjallraven.us
Filson 24-Hour Tin Cloth Briefcase
Dad will be looking rugged and handsome at the office with the Filson 24-Hour Tin Cloth Briefcase. Designed for all weather conditions, this water-repellent Tin Cloth briefcase is fully lined and features an interior laptop divider, removable shoulder strap, multiple pockets and trolley strap to loop over luggage handles. This might be the most expensive piece in our Father’s Day Gift Guide, but like all products from Filson, this briefcase will last a lifetime.
Retails: $395.00 | filson.com
Boardshorts Bottle Opener
Yes, you read the title correctly. Boardshorts bottle Opener, shorts with a built-in bottle opener. If dad is the beer drinking type then this might be the gift for him. Simply lift the pocket flap of your BBO and sewn in is a handy little bottle opener. No more walking around the party looking to see where the last person put an opener. The bottle opener attachment is extremely lightweight and does not affect any type of activity and is plastic so it will not rust or bang around in the washer. Taking you from the boat to the beach to the BBQ. It’s a fun product that is sure to be a conversation starter!
Retails: $48.00 | Learn More
Keen Uneek Sandal
Is it a sandal or a shoe? We’re not really sure, but do know it is unique (pun intended). If dad spends a lot of time outdoors on his feet, then this is the gift for him. The Keen UNEEK is perfect when around water, backyard BBQ’s or strolling around town. The innovative two-cord construction and a free-moving cord junction provide freedom of movement, security, and comfort. The UNEEK offers the summer enjoyment of a sandal with a fit and athletic ability of a shoe. The lightweight midsole delivers durability and comfort, while the higher-traction rubber outsole keeps your step secure. Two cords and a sole—now that’s UNEEK. Available in 8 colors.
Retails: $100.00 | www.keenfootwear.com