Dads who like to camp, backpack and spend time outdoors are a particular breed. They often take pride in how many holes are in their rain jacket, or how many miles they’ve put on their duct-taped hiking boots. And they often need a little bit of convincing that it’s time to upgrade their gear. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Backcountry to make the convincing just a bit easier. The gifts below are the right mix of utilitarian and tech-forward that will be sure to please on the 21st — and be sure to check out the entire Father’s Day sale selection at Backcountry here.
Stanley Classic Legendary Food Jar – 1qt
Few outdoor items are as classic as a Stanley Thermos — and there’s a reason that they’ve stood the test of time. Whether it’s soup, coffee, oatmeal or something to take the edge off, your dad will find joy in this thermos doing what it was designed to do — keep hot things hot and cold things cold.
Marmot Lykken Short-Sleeve Shirt
Everyone’s dad could use a wardrobe update — particularly in the camping apparel department. Ditch that drab safari shirt and upgrade him to something with a bit more style.
The North Face Motion Short
The North Face’s Motion Shorts are just the right combination of style and performance. They’re great whether he’s on the trail, around the campfire or taking a stroll through town. Plus, with two percent elastene, they offer plenty of comfort for all-day excursions.
The North Face Griffin 75L Backpack
While the external-frame backpacking bag your dad has had since 1970 may bring him some about of trail cred, it’s best left at home. To gift him a nice upgrade, opt for The North Face’s Griffin 75L backpack. The bag features the Dyno Carry System, which offers pivoting shoulders and waist for increased mobility. It’ll feel like stepping out of an ill-fitting tuxedo and into some sweats.
Sea To Summit Comfort Light Insulated Sleeping Pad
Sea to Summits’s Comfort Light backpacking sleeping pads prove that going ultralight doesn’t mean having to go ultra-uncomfortable. A combination of diamond-shaped air chambers help to evenly distibute weight and the Thermalite insulation helps to stay warm on cold nights in the tent.
Stanley Adventure Stacking Vacuum Pint
Few things are as satisfying as a cold beer after a day spent on the trail. But when you’re outdoors, cold beer can quickly turn to warm if neglected in a can. Stanley’s Adventure Stacking Vacuum Pint can help prevent warm beer with its 18/8 stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulation.
Columbia Crestwood Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
A breathable, lightweight, waterproof and comfortable hiking boot should be the foundation of every outdoorsman’s kit, and the Columbia Crestwood Mid fits the bill. With a feature list like that, you’d expect a heavy price tag, but the Crestwood brings excellent value at just $60.