Seven Sure-Fire Picks for Father's Day

Seven Sure-Fire Picks for Father’s Day
From Left: Osprey Poco Plus Kid Carrier, Nike+ Sportsband, LL Bean Swiss Army Knife, Nau Motil Commuter, and Merrell Grafton Shirt
What Did We Miss?
This is where our allegiances lie. What else makes the perfect gift for an active, travel-obsessed father?

If your father is like ours, the travel and outdoors gear in his arsenal has elevated to near-museum status. We have seven items that upgrade his old-school stuff into the modern world, as well as a handful of high-tech options to keep him on the cutting edge.

L.L.Bean 100 Year Anniversary Swiss Army Knife
Think of this as the iconic extension of the outdoors-loving father. It boasts every tool he'd ever need, encased in a smooth wooden frame that’ll withstand a century of loving use.

Osprey Poco Plus Kid Carrier
Inspire Dad to take the kids into the wilderness with this best-in-class kid-carrying backpack.

Nau Motil Commuter Day Pack
Upgrade his old backpack or briefcase with this svelte, bike-commuter style pack. The herringbone, 500-denier poly and brushed-wool shoulder pad keeps things truly GQ, while inside organization pockets will fit the needs for all OCD-leaning father figures.

Nike+ Sportsband
Introducing the perfect tech toy for the father who runs (or has been talking about running). This data-dense, user-friendly device tracks cadence, distance, time, and calories burned—and (with the right accessories) heart rate.

Sierra Designs Lightning HT 4 Tent
Reaching the backcountry just got easier with this family-friendly shelter. This tent boasts space for four, with 60 square feet of floor space, a breathable mesh upper, and doors large enough to accommodate a Chinese fire drill.

Revo Waterway Titanium Sunglasses
We all want our fathers to look cool, and these shades accomplish that. They also are some of the best shades on the market for high-glare situations, especially on water.

Merrell Grafton Shirt
This shirt may become your father’s favorite—the poly fabric is cool against the skin and at home while hiking, biking, or mowing the lawn. And its sly pattern means you won’t shrink with embarrassment when he shows up wearing it.

Published: 31 May 2012 | Last Updated: 1 Jun 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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