2018 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Last Updated: June 25, 2019By

Sure Dad could use a new set of wrenches, a tie, or even some underwear. It’s all been done, and we have some ideas that will make him really smile. Check out our 2018 Father’s Day Gift Guide for some cool and unique gifts that Dad might need and will definitely love.

Camp Chef

Primus Tupike Stove

This stove is awesome for cooking a full meal at camp, yet it’s light and compact enough to carry along on most adventures — Especially if you splurge for the Tupike Kit, which holds both the stove and all the necessities for a good meal. The oak laths give the stove a great look and protects it from wear and tear. The Tupike comes with a custom gridle plate that is great to make burgers and brawts. www.primus.us

Safety First

Adventure Medical Kits, Adventure Dog Series

Adventure Medical Kits has innovative products to keep you safe in the outdoors. This kit goes to the dogs. Now Dad and his best friend can be prepared for any adventure. The dog-specific kits hold comprehensive medical solutions for your furry buddy when he needs it. The kit caters to the most common injuries like paws, with an assortment of dressings, bandages and tools like the splinter picker/tick removers. www.adventuremedicalkits.com

Move To The Music

Aftershokz Trekz Air

Whatever Dad’s favorite outdoor activity, these headphones are a perfect fit. The Trekz Air are designed with bone conducting technology delivering music through your cheekbone keeping your ears open for all other ambient sounds. The Trekz Air are super light and are compatible with sunglasses and hats. With his ears open, Dad can stay safe in the city and enjoy the sounds of the outdoors when he’s in the wilderness.

“I love that I can have a conversation without taking my earbuds out,” shares Bobby L’Heureux, CO YOGA + Life® Magazine co-owner. “You can even take calls with the built in dual noise canceling microphones.” www.aftershokz.com

Useful, Classic + Nostalgic

Leatherman Collector’s Edition PST

“My father never left the house without his Leatherman Pocket Survival Tool,” says L’Heureux. “I, like many, have fond memories of my first Leatherman. With this release I was able to replace a long-lost tool that every man should own.”

The Collector’s Edition PST is based on Tim Leatherman’s original design released in 1983. This labor of love is sure to bring a smile to Dad’s face on Father’s Day. www.leatherman.com

One Man’s Junk  

Costa Untangled Collection

Costa’s legendary lenses wrapped in a 100-percent recycled frame. The Untangled Collection from Costa is made from discarded fishing nets recycled by Bureo. Every year 640,000 tons of fishing nets and gear pollute the oceans. With your purchase of these amazing sunglasses, you are helping take one step towards untangling the oceans. Plus, they look pretty sweet. www.costadelmar.com

Downwater or Downtown

Stio Downwater Anorak

Stio does it again. The Downwater Anorak has a laid-back style with amazing fabric and function. The durable shell is windproof and water-resistant. The design, which takes cues from the famed 10th Mountain Division’s uniforms, pairs perfectly with board shorts on the river our with jeans when you are hitting the town. Along with wind and water protection the Downwater Anorak is also UPF 50+. www.stio.com

Stylish + Rugged

Topo Designs Y-Pack

Topo is keeping it classic with a flap pack. The Y-Pack is awesome for day hikes in the mountains and on the city streets. The wide flap and single latch closure make it easy to get things in and out of the pack. It also has a padded laptop sleeve making it easy to travel with your computer.

“I really like the zippered hood,” L’Heureux shares. “It provides quick access and keeps a low profile. This is one of many of Topo Designs packs.” www.topodesigns.com

Multi-Sport Dad

Vuori Stockton Short

The Stockton Short is great two-in-one design. The shell is a classic look with a longer underlayer to keep you covered during activities. L’Heureux ran a mountain race in them in the heat, and he says he loved the underlayer. It was super supportive and smooth. The Stockton Short also performed well in yoga. A very versatile short. www.vuoriclothing.com

Shoes For The Trail

Altra Lone Peak

These zero drop trail shoes have a foot shaped toe box. The zero drop foot bed keeps your heal at the same height as you toes.

“They took a little time for my legs to adjust,” says L’Heureux. “They give you break-in time inside the shoe box. Running in these shoes has a free and light feeling like running without shoes.”

It is recommended you go half a size bigger in Altra running shoes. www.altrarunning.com

Keep It Dry  

OtterBox Drybox 3250 Series

The 3250 Series is based on the original OtterBox design and is close to unbreakable. It can be a fly box, a reel box, a necessities case, whatever you want to keep dry. It is a small multi use drybox you can rely on. www.otterbox.com


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