10 Great Gifts for Father's Day

Father's Day is right around the corner and, if you are like me, it is time to start that last-minute shopping for the perfect gift for your dad. With so much great gear on the market these days it is hard to decide on what to get that father figure in your life.  Each year our team travels to trade shows across the country to meet with equipment manufacturers, talk to consumers, and bring you our picks for the very best gear for any outdoor enthusiast.

Yakima | HoldUp EVO

Fast, secure, and easy to use, the HoldUp EVO is built to handle new bike standards, like fat tires and boost hubs, but it easily carries the classics too. The StrongArm hook secures the bikes at their wheels, protecting carbon frames and painted surfaces.  Tilt the rack with bikes loaded for quick rear-of-vehicle access using the new, easy to reach tilt lever and KickStart™ foot pedal. The super-simple locking SpeedKnob™ makes install a tool-free breeze and included SKS bike locks keep your mind at ease. MSRP: $499.99

OtterBox | Trooper LT 30

Equipped with innovative mounting systems, Duraflex tie-downs, 2-inch wide padded shoulder straps - and unique backpack conversion - Trooper soft coolers easily adapt to wherever you love to go. Perfect for picnics, sporting events, campouts, fishing, road trips and more. A coated nylon exterior is water, puncture, UV and chemical resistant. A heavy-duty base protects the bottom from abrasion. Rated IP-65 to protect against water intrusion. Backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. MSRP: $299.99

Costa | Baffin Sunglasses

These frames are made from 100% recycled fishing nets and are a tangible solution to help reduce plastic pollution.

Sharp angles and masculine styling best describe the Costa Polarized Baffin Sunglasses. Named for the cold water current that ushers discarded fishing nets across marine ecosystems, the Baffin is marked by a unique tumbled finish and includes textured detailing on the outer temples and interior rubber temple grips for comfort + performance. These frames are designed to be fully recyclable, providing an end of life solution. MSRP: $199

ManCan | Picnic Kit

ManCan Picnic KitServe beer right from the tap with this indestructible one gallon, stainless steel, keg-style craft beer growler, brewer designed and engineered to keep beer fresh until it’s gone. The 128 oz. can is made from 304 stainless steel, the same steel used in kegs, which preserves the flavors, aromas, and unique characteristics of your beer. The flexible hose tap is perfect for bringing your favorite beer on any adventure. MSRP: $150.00

5.11 Tactical | Rapid Origin Pack

Weekend Warriors, it's time to load up and get it on. Inspired by our battle-tested backpacks, the Rapid Origin Pack is a lightweight, medium sized solution for a day-hike, or whatever you feel like taking on. Built with a large drop-front inverted U opening, the interior is easy to access and, if you can't avoid bringing that laptop, there's a padded compartment to keep it safe and secure. MSRP $84.99

OtterBox | Elevation 64

Winner of our 2018 Ultimate Insulated Growler Competition, the extra-large OtterBox growler packs along enough water for your whole day or enough brew to share. I believe if you are looking for the 64floz insulated growler with the best thermal efficiency, the OtterBox Elevation 64 should be your choice. The Elevation 64 is the 100% stainless steel 64-ounce tumbler that carries what you need. MSRP: $69.99

5.11 Tactical | Have a Knife Day Shirt

This easy-wear shirt with a small-but-mighty knife pattern looks sharp tucked in or out. The Have a Knife Day Shirt from 5.11 Tactical® features our unique RAPIDraw™ placket, a revolutionary design in CCW garment design that grants immediate access to a shouldered sidearm. Sewn-on faux buttons conceal breakaway snaps that open instantly. This shirt delivers tactical comfort and style with an attitude. MSRP: $49.99

Combat Flip Flops | Operation Hawkeye Shemagh

This limited edition shemagh was developed in partnership between Operation Hawkeye and Combat Flip Flops to raise money for the family members of wounded or lost special operations soldiers. These shemaghs are handmade and manually embroidered in Kabul, Afghanistan.MSRP: $29.99

GSI Outdoors | Santoku Knife Set

This three knife set includes a 4" paring knife, 6" santoku and 6" serrated knife, a folding cutting board, a bottle for soap and a two-sided dishcloth to keep everything tidy. Weighing in at just under 1 1/2 pounds, this compact set includes a nylon case to keep all your prep gear securely and neatly organized no matter where your knife skills are in high demand. MSRP: $29.99

Dickies | Flex Ripstop Cargo Shorts

Know a Dad who can't leave the sports field? The Dickies FLEX Ripstop Cargo Shorts features LYCRA TOUGH MAX technology - meaning these shorts are twice as durable as regular ripstop shorts. With a comfortable fit that sits slightly below the waist, Dad will appreciate the new look that allows him to stay focused on the scoreboard. MSRP: $27.99


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Beau Johnston is an engineer, writer, and photographer who is dedicated to proving you can find a balance between work and life. He is the Co-Founder and Publisher of Living Overland, and when he isn't working, you can find him exploring National Parks, fly fishing, and camping with his wife (Krista) and their two dogs.


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