Father’s Day 2016 is just around the corner on June 19, which means it’s time to start thinking about dad. For outdoorsmen, there is never a shortage of gear and gadgets to choose from at your local outdoor retailer.
Judging by the looks of the garage and dad’s already ballooning pile of outdoor gear, it might seem impossible to think of a father’s day gift he doesn’t have.
To assist in your endeavor, we’ve compiled a list of 10 perfect Father’s Day gifts covering a range of budgets starting with what every outdoorsman needs: a hatchet.
Gerber 14″ Hatchet
The Gerber 14″ Hatchet is the middle child of Gerber’s new single hand axe series. The sturdy blade and flashy green handle make this hatchet a stealthy tool in the back country when you have to hack through some timber, chop firewood or build a shelter. A good hatchet is an absolute must to have along on any backpacking trip and you’ll find the Gerber at the top of the line for it’s weight balance, edge-retention and comfortable grip. MSRP $62
SOG Powerplay Multi-tool
Another must-have item in the field is a good multi-tool. One of the best around is SOG Knive’s Powerplay. Some of its key features include pliers with increased grasping power and reduced slippage. The blades are accessible without opening the entire tool, and there are 18 total components including both a straight edge and fully serrated blades. MSRP $89
Carhartt Bucket Organizer
You can’t really call yourself a father unless you have a bucket organizer, now can you? This classic symbol of all things dad turns a standard bucket into an all-encompassing tool box. The Legacy 5 Gallon Bucket Organizer Bag by Carhartt is one of the best, featuring 16 tool slots, 8 pockets, 4 webbing loop tool holders and made from durable water repellant poly. MSRP $35
Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
The Casio Smart Outdoor Watch is specifically designed for the active nature loving adventurer. This watch is so smart you can monitor distance and elevation gain and changing atmospheric pressure on the trail. For fisherman, it provides tide tables and ideal fishing times. And for cycling and runners it can help manage your pace and keep track of progress. MSRP $500
Rocky Boot C5C
For a military-inspired boot that’s comfortable on the trail and offers superior gripping ability, check out the Rocky Boot C5C Commercial Military Boot. It’s lightweight features and aggressive rubber outsole grips the terrain and eliminates slippage. This water resistant, fast-drying military boot is sure to make dad happy. MSRP $75
5.11 Tactical Havoc 30 Backpack
This unique pack by 5.11 Tactical is perfect for hunting, hiking or travelling. The Havoc 30, newly released this year, featured loads of thoughtful storage compartments with a comfortable fit and firm design. This is a rugged pack that is great for backpacking but also ideal for travel situations as it hides most of the entry points with an overlap flap. MSRP $139
Lightweight with an ultra-wide field of vision, the waterproof and fogproof Bushnell Legend Ultra HD binoculars are the best in the business. With 10x magnification and exceptional optics with water-repellent lens coating, these binoculars will hold up in any condition. MSRP $230
For adventurous dads who often venture beyond cell phone range and families that tend to worry, the SPOT Trace offers the perfect gift for Father’s Day. Since its inception in 2007, SPOT technology has initiated more than 4,000 rescues worldwide. With a simple tracking device no bigger than a cell phone, adventurers can easily check in or issue a distress call. With the SPOT Gen3, dads can use its cool features to deliver custom messages and interval check-ins. These devices can also be placed on valuable possessions like boats or trailers in case they are stolen. MSRP $119 SPOT Trace, $169 SPOT Gen3 Check out their Father’s Day promotion here.
Clawhammer Supply Home Distiller
If you want to be the best son or daughter ever, you will get your father one of these. Nothing makes a man happier than drinking alcohol he made at home. With Clawhammer Supply’s 8 Gallon Stainless Steel Distiller, it makes backyard booze in style. This stylish design adds a classy touch to the age-old art of making moonshine. MSRP $525 And for the DIY-ers there are several kits to make your own still of various sizes the smallest being 1 gallon MSRP $149
Now if you really care about your father and are tired of watching him break his back pushing a lawnmower around the yard, consider the Husqvarna Automower. Basically the Roomba of lawnmower, this automower does all the work for you in an easy programmable application powered through a smart phone. A modern convenience fit for a king. MSRP $1999
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