Father’s Day can be tricky. Dads are notoriously hard to buy imaginative presents for. After all, does he really need another pair of slippers, a new power-tool, or a new bottle of plonk?
After several months of being stuck indoors, why not treat your father figure to something OUTDOORS? Whether he is a seasoned veteran of the trails, or an armchair adventurer – our expertly-chosen selection of Father’s Day gifts will have him pulling on his boots and raring to go.
We’ve broken this down into sections to streamline your choice? Is he an outdoors clothes horse? A technical gear-lover, or a gadget nerd?
A good fleece is the bedrock of any layering system and comfortable day in the outdoors. This offering from Berghaus has that extra-special touch that says “cheers Dad!” It comes in plenty of colours, but we’ve picked this striking red version, with a contrasting chest pocket. It will set him up for walking all year.
So the fleece is taken care of but what goes under it? A decent baselayer will wick sweat and dry quickly for maximum comfort, and this Montane Dart is more than decent. Again, choosing Montane means getting serious quality, and telling your dad he’s worth that little bit extra. This also comes in lots of colour options, but we like the sport royal-blue-with-orange-piping option that feels a little retro, like his old football kits.
Is your dad more comfortable eating trail mix on the hills, or holding court by the BBQ in the back yard? Either way, these shorts will be the perfect complement to his particular brand of ‘outdoors’. They are a classic cargo style, with plenty of pockets and made from a tough, comfortable fabric.
If you are looking to spend a little more this Father’s Day (after all, 2020 has been rough and we could all do with a treat) – then this Rab Jacket is the place to put your pennies. This ‘featherless’ technology mean all the warmth of down without the hassle. The Cirrus™ loft works well in the damp as well, meaning it’ll be ideal for the British weather, whether he’s hiking, fishing, or nipping to the shops.
If your dad is a runner, cycler, hiker, or if anything else keeps him outside all day, then the Airzone 30 is the perfect way to make sure he’s got everything he needs. It’s designed to be comfortable on the move, and it’s compatible with hydration bladders to make sure he stays well-watered. All daypacks are useful but this one looks extra clean and cool. He’ll love it.
Nothing says “peak-dad” like a thermos flask, and this classic from Stanley ticks all the boxes to be just like your dad. Reliable, tick . . . sturdy, tick . . . good-looking, well, tick. It’s ideal for all kinds of outdoor pursuits, whether he’s camping, hiking, on a long distance drive or just sick of the distance between the back garden and the kettle.
Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a LOT! Your dad is probably desperate for just a bit of time away from the family (even if he won’t admit it). Get him 1-man tent and unleash him on the outdoors. This OEX Phoxx is an amazingly affordable solo adventure tent that cant withstand all sorts of weather and environments, for less than the price of a one-night AirBnB.
Light up your dad’s life with this extremely bright headtorch from Petzl. It takes the technology and performance of Petzl’s world-renowned industrial torches – and packs it into a sport lamp. It fires out a crazy level of illumination in a range of beam patters. Designed for ultra-runners who keep going through the nights, it will be more than enough to light the camp, the riverbank, or even the search for candles during a power cut.
Last of all, this cooler will keep your dad’s beers cool all weekend. It is compatible with mains voltage or the car battery, so it’s perfect for days out and garden relaxation alike. Buy this, fill it with beer and snacks, and tell him to enjoy his special day!
Plus, when in doubt . . . just pick up one of our Ultimate Gift Cards that can be used in any Go Outdoors, Millets, Blacks, JD Sports, Scotts, Tessuti and Ultimate Outdoors store.