With Father’s Day around the corner (June 18th), we thought we would share some of the items we believe make excellent gifts for; outdoorsy dads, sporty dads and relaxed dads, this list has it all. We have tested every item on this list to make sure that it’ll pass the Dad test! For more information and a link to purchase, click the review link below each item.

1. Hoka Speedgoat 5

Hoka Speedgoat Review: To The Test

The Hoka Speedgoat 5 is the ultimate trail running shoe for adventurous fathers. With its aggressive traction, responsive cushioning, and supportive fit, it’s designed to tackle even the most rugged terrain. Whether he’s conquering rocky hills or muddy trails, these shoes will provide exceptional grip and comfort, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable running experience. We have run over 500km in our pair! They are our current favourite running shoes.

2. Zerofit Ultimate Heatrub Baselayer

Zerofit Ultimate Heatrub: Product We Love

For dads who love to explore the outdoors in colder temperatures, the Zerofit Ultimate Heatrub Baselayer is the perfect gift. This high-performance baselayer is designed to provide exceptional warmth and insulation while remaining lightweight and breathable. Its innovative heat-generating fabric traps body heat and wicks away moisture, keeping your father comfortable and dry during his outdoor adventures. It is also exceptionally comfortable. It would be a perfect gift for a dad who is thinking about heading off on an expedition or is an avid skier.

3. Nuasan Massage Gun

Our New Favourite Massage Gun

Give your dad the gift of recovery with the Nuasan Massage Gun. This powerful yet portable device offers deep-tissue massage therapy, helping to relieve muscle tension, reduce soreness, and improve blood circulation. With multiple intensity levels and interchangeable massage heads, it allows your father to customize his massage experience and enjoy the benefits of a massage from wherever suits him.

4. Craghoppers Fleece

Craghoppers are Raising the Bar in Sustainable Practices

The Craghoppers Fleece is a versatile and stylish layer that every outdoorsy dad will appreciate. Made with a blend of insulating and lightweight materials, this fleece provides exceptional warmth without compromising on breathability. Whether he’s hiking, camping, or simply enjoying a weekend getaway, this cosy and functional fleece will keep him comfortable and protected from the elements. Craghoppers also manufacture their products from recycled plastic bottles and are working hard to create sustainable clothing for outdoor enthusiasts.

5. Helinox Chair One

Helinox Camp Furniture: To The Test

For dads who value comfort during their outdoor escapades, the Helinox Chair One is a game-changer. This lightweight and compact camping chair is perfect for backpacking, picnics, festivals, or simply relaxing in the garden. Despite its small packed size, it offers excellent stability and durability. Your father will appreciate the luxury of a comfortable seat wherever his adventures take him. We have thoroughly been enjoying taking our Helinox Chairs to some of our favourite spots in the evenings for some bonus time outdoors recently.

6. Kambukka Etna Flask:

Kambukka Etna Flask

The Kambukka Etna Flask is the ideal companion for dads who love to stay hydrated on the go. This sleek and durable flask keeps beverages hot for up to 8 hours and cold for up to 20 hours, making it perfect for outdoor activities, hikes, or long road trips. Its leak-proof design and convenient one-handed operation ensure that your father can enjoy his favourite drink hassle-free, no matter where he is.

7. Helly Hansen Shell:

Helly Hansen Waterproof Shell

The Helly Hansen Shell is a must-have for fathers who enjoy outdoor activities in unpredictable weather conditions. This high-performance waterproof and windproof shell jacket offers excellent protection against the elements, keeping your dad dry and comfortable during rain showers or gusty winds. With its breathable fabric and adjustable features, it provides optimal comfort and freedom of movement, making it an essential piece of outdoor gear.

8. Entry to EcoTrail Wicklow

EcoTrail Wicklow: Everything You Need To Know

Give your father the gift of adventure with an entry to EcoTrail Wicklow. This thrilling trail running event takes participants through the stunning landscapes of Wicklow, Ireland, with varying distances and challenges to suit all fitness levels. Whether your father is a seasoned trail runner or looking to embark on a new fitness goal, this entry will provide him with an unforgettable outdoor experience and a chance to connect with nature. Why not sign up with them and embark on the journey together?

9. Entry for Quest Adventure Race

Quest Adventure Race

For dads who love the thrill of multi-discipline challenges, an entry to Quest Adventure Race is an ideal gift. This exhilarating race combines trail running, cycling, kayaking, and hiking into a thrilling adventure. With different race distances available, your father can choose the level of challenge that suits him best and push themselves to achieve something great! Why not sign up with them and experience it together?

10. Leatherman Signal

A Week With The Leatherman Signal

The Leatherman Signal is the ultimate multitool for adventurous fathers. This rugged and versatile tool combines essential functionalities such as pliers, knife blades, saws, screwdrivers, and more, making it perfect for camping, hiking, or any outdoor activity. With its built-in fire starter, whistle, and hammer, it’s designed to handle emergencies and provide peace of mind during outdoor adventures.

11. Be Kind Incense

Our Be Kind Routine

Help your dad create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere with Be Kind Incense. Made from natural ingredients, these handcrafted incense sticks come in a variety of calming scents, such as lavender, sandalwood, or jasmine. Perfect for meditation, yoga, or simply unwinding after a long day outdoors, this thoughtful gift will add a touch of tranquillity to your father’s life.

12. Outsider.ie Enamel Mugs

Outsider Mugs

Outsider's Enamel Mug

For dads who appreciate a good cup of coffee or tea during their outdoor pursuits, the Outsider.ie Enamel Mugs are a stylish and practical gift. Made from durable enamel and featuring unique outdoor-themed designs, these mugs are perfect for camping, hiking, or enjoying a hot beverage in the garden. Your father will love sipping his favourite drink in these timeless and nostalgic mugs.

13. SAXX Underwear

SAXX Underwear: Product We Love

Give your dad the gift of ultimate comfort with SAXX Underwear. These innovative men’s underwear feature a patented BallPark Pouch™ that provides excellent support and prevents friction, ensuring maximum comfort during physical activities. With their moisture-wicking fabric and breathable design, SAXX underwear keeps your father cool and dry, making them the perfect choice for outdoor adventures or everyday wear.

14. Therm-a-Rest Topo Luxe

Therm-a-Rest Sleep System

The Therm-a-Rest Topo Luxe is the ultimate sleeping pad for dads who enjoy camping in comfort. This luxurious and lightweight inflatable pad offers exceptional warmth and support, ensuring a restful night’s sleep in the great outdoors. With its innovative design and premium materials, it provides superior stability, insulation, and packability, making it the perfect companion for overnight adventures or camping trips with the family.

For More Gift Ideas:

Top 10 Father’s Day Gifts for the Outdoor Lover

The Ultimate Outdoor Enthusiast Gift Guide

Top 10 Camping Gifts

By Matthew McConnell

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