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Your ultimate list of outdoor adventure gift ideas for Dads.
I think you will agree with me that finding the best Father’s day gifts for outdoor lovers is tough — especially if they love to do, not only ONE ADVENTURE but EVERYTHING in the great outdoors.
As a result, it can be overwhelming because there is so much outdoor stuff out there. Too many to choose from I would say.
However, it does not have to be that way. Today I will share with you a list of gift ideas that can help you pick the perfect Father’s Day gift for outdoor lovers. From pocket knife, stainless steel to quick-drying and more.
47 Gifts For Outdoor Lovers
Camping Gifts For Father’s Day
#1 Heavy-Duty Tent
Best Feature: Can sleep 6 people, heavy-duty 1000D polyethylene bathtub floor for extra durability and welded leak-proof seams
Top Positive Review: “Great tent. I set it up in my backyard, to give it a trial run (and seam seal) before taking it out camping. There are pros and cons…” – Matt (See full review)
#2 Durable Cooler
Best Feature: YETI’s PermaFrost Insulation is pressure-injected, giving you exceptional thermal resistance for unmatched ice retention.
Top Positive Review: “Didn’t get mine on Amazon, I knew somebody that knew somebody that could get it from a vendor. Anyhow, I was someone that would not buy a Yeti until it had wheels, unsure why it took so long for such a heavy cooler to have wheels. I guess if you have the money to but Yeti, you probably have friends to help you carry a cooler, when fully stocked, is well over 100lbs. Now, I have friends…not a total loser, but my friends have Yeti’s and at the end of the day, when we move Yetis around, I have ruined my buzz and my heart rate peaks out at 180 bpm. Well, this solves a lot of problems. Fully stocked, one hand totting….” –Carl R. Vick
#3 Comfortable Sleeping Bag
Best Feature: Waterproof design that prevents moisture ingress and keeps you warm. Mummy and Envelope sleeping bags fully opened is a blanket or quilt.
Top Positive Review: “When I received the sleeping bag, it was in a vacuum sealed bag which made it easy to store until I needed to use it.
After opening the sealed plastic wrap the sleeping bag was not much larger. I already used it for two camping trips and two backpacking trips. It kept me warm on my trips. I was actually surprised that I did not get cold like the times I used my sleeping bag I bought from Costco” –Sophie
#4 Durable Hammock With Mosquito Net
Best Feature: 210T Parachute Nylon. Internal with a large space, it won’t feel stuffy and as if it does not exist. A storage bag sewed with a hammock can be used for storing small items.
Top Positive Review: “Unlike the two poor reviews on here which are untrue, there is no gap from zippers as they zip together toward each other and they don’t come with steaks to stick in the ground, it’s a hammock people. The thing works as advertised, the mosquitoes net stays off of your face and takes less than a minute to set up. The straps don’t tear tree bark and the hammock gives you plenty of room to wiggle around in. I’ve used this thing over the summer and slept in it over 25 times and have had no issues with rips or tears.” –Dan (Read full review)
#5 Outdoor Table Set
Best Feature: The table set’s bowl features a sealable lid for leftovers and also includes a mesh sack for easy carrying and storage. Its unique mugs include insulated EVA sleeves and Sip-It Lids to keep beverages hot and prevent spills.
Top Positive Review: “This is a good set of dishes. The nesting cups are great. The bowl lids aren’t leak-proof, but they do a good job protecting the contents of the bowl. The plates are a great size and the square shape adds utility so plates can be stacked on top of each other in a make-shift plate lid.” –Anthony
#6 Reliable Headlamp
Best Feature: Powerful U.S. developed XPG2 LED generates a powerful beam with daylight color and definition. Runtime of up to 45 hours on low and 3 hours on high.
Top Positive Review: “I use a small single-strap head lamp very frequently for my craft work as it requires that I see very small pieces and details with as much clarity as I can possibly get, so there are 3 things I must have in a headlamp: It must be comfortable to wear straight on my head without a hat underneath, it must be lightweight as I’m frequently bending my head over and looking down at my work, and it must be as bright as possible.” –DPStewart
Father’s Day Gifts For Hikers
#7 Lightweight Backpack
Best Feature: This Venture Pal Backpack is made with high quality tear and water resistant material, provides extra strength and long-lasting performance with the lightest weight possible.
Top Positive Review: “This backpack got me through a fairly intense hiking around Phoenix, AZ. I carried it on my back for about 12 hours one day, and I have to say it was pretty darn comfortable. Carried like 5 powerade bottles, a spare water bottle, a camera, pants, and a hoodie, with plenty of room to spare. I probably would’ve been weighed down before it got overburdened. It has a pretty thin profile too, which was helpful when my back was against a steep wall. I liked the mesh pockets on either side; I just kept switching out powerade bottles. The backpack felt really secure with the check strap buckled. …” –jvdeasis
#8 Heavy-Duty Hiking Boots
Best Feature: The White Ledge Men’s Hiking Boots have premium full-grain waterproof leather uppers, seam-sealed waterproof construction, and rustproof speed lace hardware with hooks at top for secure lacing.
Top Positive Review: “I needed a pair of hiking boots to replace the Keene boots that were only 1 1/2 yrs old but not only lost their waterproofing in the first six months but had a weed stalk in the field go right through the side and almost break my skin. This was the second pair of Keene’s that had gone bad in just over a year and, at $130 I was getting tired of replacing them…” –Vanns40
#9 Comfortable Hiking Pants
Best Feature: Duratex Fabric repels liquids, dirt, and other contaminants. Multi-purpose cargo pockets for various tools and equipment. Fade, shrink, and wrinkle resistant.
Top Positive Review: “I got another couple pairs and went a size up and length as well. They fit much better. I usually wear a 35/36×32 in everything (36 in these types of pants) but the 36 was already stretching the elastic on these pants and the length was way too short. Any time I bent over they would get snagged on my the top rear part of my boots then I looked like a wanna be paratrooper.The 34 length is perfect. So go a full size and length up from what you normally get…” –Threeper
#10 Protective Shirt
Best Feature: Ultraviolet protection factor blocks out the harmful UV radiation from the sun, long sleeve boasts legendary performance details: a flip-up collar that protects from harmful UV rays.
Top Positive Review: “Bought three of these shirts in different colors. They are affordable, provide sun and wind protection and are lightweight (great for traveling). They are also fairly durable. Even if they get damaged, because of the price, no big deal (unlike the much more expensive examples you find ..” –the.ting
#11 Survival Emergency Kit
Best Feature: Ultraviolet protection factor blocks out the harmful UV radiation from the sun, long sleeve boasts legendary performance details: a flip-up collar that protects from harmful UV rays, vents on the sides
Top Positive Review: “This survival kit is exactly what I was looking for to keep in my car for emergency situations. Sometimes I travel off the beaten path while camping, and it’s good to have some of these tools in an emergency situation – emergency blanket, compass, knife, fire starter” –Raquel M Weitl (Read full review)
#12 Sun Sleeve
Best Feature: Provide protection on your arm against sunburn, Elastic and fast dry materials for cooling effect.
Top Positive Review: “Purchased these for my large frame husband to protect and hide his arms from the sun after he had a severe reaction to poison ivy. He was reluctant to try them, as they look super small. However! They were comfortable for him. Hid the grossness from people and protected from further irritation.” –Lucy (Read full review)
Cool Outdoor Gifts For Dads Who Love FISHING
#13 Efficient Fishing Line Spooler
Best Feature: Compact and lightweight make Piscifun Line Winder portable
Top Positive Review: “This is the first line spool-er I have ever owned but I have a feeling it will be my last. The fact is this thing is a beast. Build quality is fantastic. Very stable and strong. Takes a little getting used to fitting your line spools in the clamp but other than that it works perfectly…” -The Canuck Abroad Fishing (Read full review)
#14 Protective Fishing Shirt
Best Feature: UPF 50+ Sun Protection;Cooling Technology; Quick Dry, 90% Polyester +10% Spandex Stretch-Flex Fabric; Unbelievably soft, lightweight and breathable
Top Positive Review: “This is the first performance fishing shirt I have purchased. I bought a 2XL because I wanted the shirt to fit a little loose for breathability, and the size was perfect (I’m 6’2″ and 240lbs). The shirt was extremely comfortable and did not feel hot at all when dry…” –W.Buckner (Read full review)
#15 Fishing Multi-Tool
Best Feature: Corrosion Resistant:Booms Fishing pliers L1 made of anodization and polished stainless steel makes sure it can resistant rust and corrosion,this fishing gear can last a lifetime if you take care of them
Top Positive Review: “I gave this to my 14 yr old son to add to his tackle box. He always seems to need pliers or scissors while fishing. He LOVES this! Out of ALL his gifts I think this ranks up there with his phone. He thanked me and commented on this all day. My Husband who has every tool imaginable even commented on how nice this was. I will probably have to buy another one for Fathers Day…” –B.Kays
#16 Lightweight Fishing Waders With Boots
Best Feature: Durable, Lightweight, Convenient, Safe, All-purpose
Top Positive Review: “Kept my husband dry. And surprisingly warm in ice cold water. He wasn’t out too long. But these were the perfect solution, and came quickly.” –J. CL.
#17 Floating Fish Gripper
Best Feature: Wrist lanyard keeps it close at hand, Floats when dropped in the water, Won’t harm the fish due to flat jaw design
Top Positive Review: “Landing nets are very good for their purpose, but they are often clumsy to carry or stow. For those anglers who would like to have a way to land fish without carrying a net around, this fish gripper is a good choice..” –Todd L.
#18 Foldable Fish Ruler
Best Feature: Folding compact and floats in the water, Made from a blend of PVC and plastic, Carved notch on the nose board allows you to measure the fish while it is still on the hook
Top Positive Review: “Pleasantly surprised that this fish board is so tough. I really thought the folding part would be it’s downfall. Instead, that is it’s best feature. The folding really helps with storage on a kayak. I thought it would be a weak point, and I’d be looking for another non folding board soon..” –LungMei
Outdoor Adventure Gifts For Dads Who Love KAYAKING AND CANOEING
#19 Lightweight Life Jacket
Best Feature: Soft, breathable, quick-drying fabric with reflective 3M Scotchlite strips on the chest
Top Positive Review: “Bought a pair of these, one for me, one for my wife. We were tubing down our local river and she was throw off by an unexpected rock/rapid and landed under it. She was stuck at that point and the only reason her head stayed above water was this vest.” –Mr. Dresden
#20 Emergency Paddle
Best Feature: Has a corrosion-resistant aluminum shaft and high-impact plastic blade.
Top Positive Review: “I bought this paddle and received it a few days before heading to Lake Powell in late June 2019. On the first day of our trip, unfortunately we hit a submerged rock. In order to get towed back to our houseboat, I had to paddle my 24 ft Centurion WakeSurfing boat away from the rocks so that …” –Ben C.
#21 Durable Paddle
Best Feature: paddles are made of a carbon fiber shaft and durable ABS blades
Top Positive Review: “To start I was very excited to get the paddle and it seems and feels of very good quality, sturdy and light weight. The paddle is not the issue and I’m happy with it…” –Amazon User
#22 Durable Kayak Cover
Best Feature: Easy On And Off For Your Kayaks , Waterproof & Durable Material
Top Positive Review: “These covers are working great for me. I use them to protect my kayaks from sun and rain by the river between uses. They have been doing a great job. In heavy rain, the water will pool in low spots on the cover and will not penetrate…” -Jon
#23 Comfortable Seat
Best Feature: The deluxe kayak seat is made of durable EVA foam interior and high quality 210D polyester exterior
Top Positive Review: “I have owned 5 kayaks and about 7 different types of seats. I have tried everything. This seat is quality and I would purchase this again. It is well made with high quality materials. It is very comfortable….” -Rugrb5 (Read full review)
#24 Kayak Pump
Best Feature: Full-length foam ensures the pump will float if you drop it, 8 strokes per gallon, Yellow body is easy to locate, even in dim lighting
Top Positive Review: “The pump worked when I needed to dewater my overturned Native Ultimate FX fishing kayak. However, It took about 20 minutes and “wore me out”. I’ll be seeking a way to install a battery-driven bilge pump in the future. The NRS product should work well for normal applications.” –Allen
Adventure Gift Ideas For Dads Who Love CLIMBING
#25 Heavy-Duty Harness
Best Feature: ATC-XP belay/rappel device, Rocklock Screwgate locking carabiner, a chalk bag and BD White Gold chalk
Top Positive Review: “My first harness couldn’t be more happy with it I recommend to every one after my purchase I’m pretty much sticking with black diamond for all my climbing needs” –Bobby
#26 Protective Helmet
Best Feature: Co-molded EPS foam with low-profile polycarbonate shell, Streamlined, lightweight headlamp clips
Top Positive Review: “I bought this a couple weeks ago, it fits pretty much perfectly, and is adjustable to any head size. I attached a GoPro to mine, it almost feels like the helmet was designed for the GoPro attachment cause it fit perfectly…” –Justin (Read full review)
#27 Heavy-Duty Rope
Best Feature: Great size for intermediate climbers, Lightweight, high-performance entrant
Top Positive Review: “Great rope!! I got two separate compliments on the color as soon as I walked in the gym. More importantly, belaying with my (and my climbing partner’s) ATC was super smooth. Definitely recommend for indoors…” –Kristin
#28 Reliable Carabiner
Best Feature: Straight gate Positron on top and bent gate Positron on the bottom, Dual keylocks ease clipping and cleaning
Top Positive Review: “These things are just simply amazing. They are the best quality quickdraws I’ve ever used in my 6 years of climbing and man are they gorgeous. Stand out on the wall with these suckers. They are a little pricy, but worth the extra penny. You are trusting your life with these babies. Pay for the extra peace of mind.” –Weston
#29 Climbing Shoes
Best Feature: Leather, Designed to help intermediate climbers smear, hook, and edge like pros.
Top Positive Review: “Ok so I knew that based of many online reviews, tarantulace’s were the go-to intro climbing shoe. I have some experience with indoor bouldering and top-roping but I’ve never bit the bullet and bought my own pair. As far as foot shape goes, I would say I have a slightly slim foot, but otherwise all is normal.” –Backtrackin (See full review)
#30 Climbing Pack
Best Feature: Top loading design with drawcord skirt closure, Full length zipper access, External zippered front pocket and internal organizer pocket
Top Positive Review: “I got this pack a month ago and have been using it a ton and it’s been great! Sturdy and good design. I’m hauling shoes, harness, a hammock , 12 quick draws, water, and usually a sweatshirt, with my 70m rope on top very comfortably with room to spare. Would definitely recommend this for any approach.” –Nanders
Adventure Gift Ideas For Dads Who Love BICYCLING
#31 Durable Cycling Shoes
Best Feature: Boa L6 closure dial for fast, intuitive adjustment
Top Positive Review: “I’ve been riding in the Trans Boa shoes for about 6 months now and am very happy with my purchase. The fit with Boa is great and they have all the features I would ask for in a road shoe without a high price tag.” –Jaydc7
#32 Reliable Odometer
Best Feature: Small size, light weight, wireless, waterproof design makes it convenient and durable. This bicycle computer measures speed, distance, and riding time. Exactly what any serious bicyclist or fitness fanatic needs to know for stats tracking.
Top Positive Review: “I’m very happy with this bike computer. The price was cheap, it was easy to install, is very accurate and the display is good.” –Jim Moore
#33 Bike Multi-tool
Best Feature: Low profile multi-tools optimized for modern component groups, CNC machined aluminum side plates, Forged, Center-pivot, Chrome Vanadium steel bits
Top Positive Review: “Lezyne V has all the basic tools in a compact and light form factor. This is my primary tool for quick adjustments on my bike.” –Rantonaz
#34 Multipurpose Bike Bag
Best Feature: Strap-on mounting design makes bag be secured in place, Large & Medium can expand for more capacity need
Top Positive Review: “I ordered the medium size. When I first opened the box I was taken aback by the size. I was expecting something larger. However, when I started putting stuff inside I was pleasantly surprised how much stuff fit inside.” –Jesse
#35 Roadbike Helmet
Best Feature: Adjustable visor protects your eyes from rain, sun, mud and tree branches, Aerodynamic ventilation channel system – 16 vent slots
Top Positive Review: “I purchased this helmet about a month ago for my daily bike commute. I have a petite head and neck, with the added padding and adjustments I am able to get a snug, yet comfortable fit (i.e., tight enough to keep the helmet from having any wiggle without giving me a headache).” –Teleskigirl
#36 Polarized Sunglasses
Best Feature: 100% UV light blockage for max protection, 100% Polarization kills reflected glare and reduces eye strain
Top Positive Review: “As a guide in Alaska, I have to fish in many different weather conditions. The sunrise silver mirror is a great all around lens especially on overcast days. I never leave the dock without them!” –Northy
Outdoor Gift Ideas For Dads Who Love SKIING/SNOWBOARDING
#37 Ski Pole
Best Feature: 16 mm (0.63 in) aluminum upper with 14 mm (0.55 in) aluminum lower, Redesigned touring grip with updated ergonomics
Top Positive Review: “I’ve owned a pair of these bad boys for a few years now, and have been very happy with their performance both in the summer hiking, and for a backcountry ski pole. Lightweight and easy to adjust (even wearing bulky gloves). Definitely make sure you have your powder baskets screwed on TIGHT though…” –Momarie (See full review)
#38 Snowboarding Bag
Best Feature: Multiple board capacity, Removable shoulder strap, Carry forward style
Top Positive Review: “Bought recently for storage of my board I fit 5 boards in it perfectly and it is great for clean dry transport probably not the best for airport travel because it has no padding” –Halen
#39 Ski Bag
Best Feature: Protect your skis and outerwear and stay organized with the padded, cinch top ski sleeves, Added protection for poles with a dedicated internal pole compartment
Top Positive Review: “Great ski bag, the quality of the zippers and the bag itself are great. The bag itself is nice and room with straps to synchronize it down if there’s extra space. It holds my skis, what more could I ask of it.” –Sirfallsoffmountains
#40 Snow Goggles
Best Feature: ChromaPop lens, Quick release lens change system, Includes bright light and low light performance lenses
Top Positive Review: “I should have bought Smith Mags. Skiing every day means changing lenses and the Mags would have been even easier. The I/OS fit the Smith helmet without gaps and fit a smaller face perfectly. Having 2 lenses covers bright sun or flat light conditions and makes for better skiing..” –Strojski
#41 Protective Helmet
Best Feature: In-Mold Shell Construction, Passive Ventilation, Long Hair Fleece on Liner and Ear Pads
Top Positive Review: “Very good fit, good look, and nice color choices. The teal blue is bright and helps others to spot you on the snow. The design is flawless and allows for several goggle types to work with it. Warm fuzzyness on the inside keeps the head warm and is removable. Good lid for the price…” –ThatDude_RJ
#42 Boot Bag
Best Feature: eat-molded, crush proof SafeZone compartment protects your goggles, sunglasses, iPhone, portable electronics and other fragile gear
Top Positive Review: “Super spacious, easy to get boots into and out of, and seemingly b*mb-proof. Got this for my wife and I’ll be getting another one for myself…” –grammy (See full review)
MUST-HAVE ACCESSORIES FOR DAD’S NEXT ADVENTURE TRAVEL
#43 Emergency Blanket
Best Feature: Features BRIGHT ORANGE EXTERIOR…an easy to spot universal distress color for rescue, Resists tearing and will not shred like mylar blankets
Top Positive Review: “We were a bit skeptical at first, but it was a great asset in a cold colder than Houston, TX environment. The weather was damp, but these really made the difference for our team.” –Dave
Best Feature: 4K30 Video, Rugged + Waterproof, Intuitive Touch Screen, Voice Control
Top Positive Review: “My husband was so excited to get a GoPro Hero7 as a gift and he’s already planning how he’s going to use it to document his month-long motorcycle trip to both the most northern and most southern US locations and everything in between, this summer.” –Dawn
#45 Camera Remote
Best Feature: Gives you full remote control of all camera functions, even the shutter and turning the on/off settings
Top Positive Review: “My husband and I are not adventure enthusiasts by any means but we do love the outdoors; fishing, hiking, snorkeling, etc. After having our GoPro for 2 years we decided to try the remote and so happy we did…” –Erin(See full review)
#46 Bug Repellant
Best Feature: Formulated with 40% Deet, Repels mosquitoes, ticks, gnats, biting flies, chiggers & fleas
Top Positive Review: “This stuff is a life saver! I’m the person mosquitos bite when nobody else gets it. In fact, my husband doesn’t have to worry about bug spray as long as I’m around. Neither do my friends. They will zoom in on me from miles away & they think I’m the prime rib on an all you can eat buffet….” –Julie Ann(See full review)
#47 First Aid Kit
Best Feature: It’s the most durable bag in the market with 600D polyester and quality zips.
Top Positive Review: “With a huge amount of first kits available on Amazon I was keen to find one that suited my needs. I work offshore on yachts and I always like to have my own back up first aid kit in case the yacht’s one is lacking in some way…” –Eastern Ridge(See full review)
There you have it!
I hope you were able to get an idea for the best gifts for outdoor lovers in your life that will get them excited for their next trip to a national park or any great outdoors.
Which of the best Father’s day gifts for outdoor lovers are you going to get?
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I think the sun sleeve would be a great gift for my dad since it works outside a lot. Thanks for sharing.
Awesome! I am sure he would love it 😊
I feel like a headlamp would suit my father to a tee! I actually forgot father’s day was so close. I doubt it will be a big thing in our home this year as we recently lost a grandfather.
Thank you for sharing 🙂
Oh I am so sorry about your grandfather 😞
My dad is actually into all of these things and is so hard to shop for! This was helpful Thank you so much!
Thanks! Glad it was able to help.
Such great ideas here, thank you!!
These are great ideas! I think the foldable fish ruler would be perfect for my father in law! Someday I hope to buy a yeti cooler too! Those are awesome!
I’ve been trying to think of something to get my husband for his first fathers day, and this list is so incredibly helpful! Thank you!
I am glad you found it helpful. Thanks 🙂
So many great ideas!!
This is such a great list! I haven’t seen a list like this one before 😀 Some if these items would be perfect for my husband.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Oh thanks 🙂