A Father’s Day Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Dads
Your pops is a good man. Get him something that will last.
Chances are, Pa helped instill you with a love for the outdoors when you were little and maybe even gave you your first piece of gear as a hand-me-down. Show your appreciation with any one of these burly but classy gifts.
Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill ($1,400)
With double-thick sidewalls and a convection system that speeds up cooking, the Ironwood is a hoss. It’s also easily tamed, since temperature, smoke, and time can be controlled from the couch using the Traeger WiFire app.
Pendleton Yakima Camp Throw Blanket ($100)
Soft enough to not be itchy, but with ruggedness to withstand rocks, branches, and dirt, the wool-cotton Yakima belongs by a roaring fire.
Best Made Footlocker ($298)
Constructed from matte powder-coated steel, this chest is right at home in the garage, at the foot of the bed, or next to the sofa. Which makes sense, considering its almost endless storage utility.
Blundstone Original 500 Boots ($180)
Blundstone is the longtime king of mountain-town casual wear. The Original 500 features supple leather, a cushy insole and midsole, and ample shock absorption.
Hults Bruk Sarek Ax ($159)
The hefty steel head begs to be driven into logs. When it’s not out chopping, the hickory-handled Sarek is pretty enough to rest above the mantel.
Vuarnet Cap 1813 Sunglasses ($330)
These aren’t your grandpa’s aviators—but they should be. The purple flash of the lenses, clean lines of the stainless-steel frames, and clever brim—for added glare reduction—mean he’ll look and feel good on the road or in the field.
Yeti Rambler Stackable Pint Glasses ($50 for two)
These stainless-steel pints are extremely hardy. Even better, they come in a two-pack, giving Dad the perfect excuse to invite you over for a beer.
Shinola Computer Brief Pack ($795)
The leather of this pack looks even better with age. Gunmetal hardware accentuates its refined styling, while inside pockets and a computer sleeve keep everyday essentials secure.
Pendleton Serape Beach Shirt ($119)
The Serape is made with straight-brushed cotton, so it’s perfect for leisure. And it’s classic Pendleton, with eye-catching stripes, buttoned chest pockets, and a full-coverage curved hem.
Citizen Promaster Diver Watch ($425)
The Promaster Diver’s black-on-black housing is stealthy cool, while the red hits on the bezel and second hand add some flair. The watch goes well with everything, and it’s water-resistant down to 200 meters.
Filson Waxed Canvas Work Vest ($195)
The old-school appearance hides toasty PrimaLoft Gold synthetic insulation, which Dad will appreciate during early-morning adventures.
Carhartt Rugged Flex Straight Fit Tapered Leg Jean ($45)
A comfortable (but not baggy) fit and a touch of stretch will make these his new go-to chore pants. The handsome dark denim means they also play just fine downtown.
Orvis Recon 8’6” Five-Weight Fly Rod and Reel ($727)
This four-piece beauty is a versatile master caster. Its length allows for maneuvering in tight quarters, and stiff graphite construction ensures accurate placement in high winds.
Kershaw Manifold Knife ($31)
A blade worth giving should be both capable and attractive. That aptly describes the Manifold, with its 3.5-inch edge, easy flip opening, and worn-steel finish, which protects the knife from dings and scratches.