Man with his dog wearing a Filson Featherweight Down Jacket

Gifts for Dad: Must-Have Gear for Outdoorsy Men

Whether the outdoorsman in your life loves camping, hiking, fishing, or BBQing, these gift ideas are winners.

We searched high and low to find the best gifts for outdoorsmen. From sporks to coolers, we’ve got something to wow all the hiking, camping, grilling, backpacking, and all-around outdoor-loving gents.

Filson Featherweight Down Jacket: $295

Man in Snow Wearing Filson Featherweight Down Jacket

Keep dad warm and looking good all winter long with the Featherweight Down Jacket from Filson. The durable water-repellent finish protects against light rain and snow. And the ethically sourced down insulation will keep him warm and happy when the mercury drops.

On top of all that, this jacket is highly compressible and packs down small for easy transport. Feel good knowing you’re buying a jacket that will work hard, last for years, and look good doing it.

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Engel HD30 Soft-Sided Cooler: $200

Engel Soft Sided Cooler Fishing

Looking for the ultimate soft-sided cooler? Then you need to meet the Engel HD30. This heavy-duty 30L cooler can hold 48 cans and is engineered to withstand hard use on land or sea.

The 500-denier polyester diamond ripstop outer provides durability and is designed for easy cleaning. Welded seams work to keep warm air out and increase the life of your ice.

The front zippered pocket keeps essentials on hand, and the tie-down clasps add options to secure the cooler.

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REI Camp X Chair: $40

REI Camp x Chair

This chair is comfortable, durable, and one of the best camping chairs of 2019. The mesh keeps it breathable in hot weather and allows it to dry very quickly. And the double cupholders keep drinks close.

We find it perfect for campfire hangouts, days at the soccer field, catching an outdoor concert, or lounging in the backyard.

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OOFOS OOmg Low Shoe: $130


The lightweight OOFOS OOmg Low is a feel-good essential. The revolutionary OOfoam technology absorbs 37 percent more impact than traditional footwear materials to reduce the stress on your feet and joints. They’re machine washable and incredibly lightweight for all-day comfort.

OOFOS are a great gift for athletes in need of a recovery shoe or anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet.

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Thermacell MR300 Portable Mosquito Repeller: $25

Thermacell Mosquito Repeller

Anyone who spends time in the mosquito-filled outdoors will appreciate this gift. This portable device creates a 15 square-foot mosquito-free zone so you can fully enjoy being outside.

The three included repellent mats last for 12 hours, and refills are available.

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Pelican R60 Personal Utility Ruck Case: $65


Help dad stay organized with the Pelican R60 Ruck Case. This waterproof, dustproof, adventure-proof case helps organize everyday-carry essentials, tools, gear, or anything you want to keep tidy and easily accessible.

Whether fishing, biking, overlanding, heading to the mountains, or working around the house, this do-all case tackles the elements.

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Smartwool Hike Light Crew Socks: $13 (30% Off)

Smartwool wool hiking socks

Wool socks are a must for hiking and backpacking. Grab dad a pair of these do-all wool wonders and keep his feet happy on the trail.

The wool blend keeps odor at bay and provides all-day comfort. And the flat seams makes for blister-free hiking. Bottom line: These are awesome socks on the trail and off.

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Burley D’lite Double Bike Trailer: $680 (20% Off)

Burley Dlite Bike Trailer

Just because he has young kids doesn’t mean he has to give up adventuring. This double trailer from Burley is the ultimate outdoor chameleon that will keep him pedaling, running, and skiing with kiddos in tow.

It pulls smoothly behind a bike and can easily convert to a jogging stroller or ski trailer. Plus, the active suspension and padded seating keeps kids comfortable and happy to ride. It’s also available in a single version for $559.

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UCO Gear Behemoth Sweetfire Match Kit: $16

UCO Behemoth Sweetfire

Is dad always claiming to be an expert in “bushcraft” but fails to get a fire going? Bail him out with the UCO Behemoth Sweetfire Match Kit.

The kit contains 5.5-inch-long, strikable tinder sticks made from sugarcane-based materials and will burn for 15 minutes. The stormproof tip lights up dependably in driving rain, heavy winds, and falling snow and will relight even after being submerged in water.

This gift set houses nine of the Behemoth Sweetfire matches in a reusable tin.

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Lodge Castiron Cook-It-All Set: $130

Lodge CastIron Cook-It-All Set

This versatile cookset features five cooking configurations and will soon become dad’s go-to camp companion. It can be used as a wok, grill, skillet, pizza oven, and dutch oven.

This one set will easily take him from morning bacon to after-dinner baking. And thanks to the sturdy cast iron construction, you know it will last forever.

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tasc Performance Air Stretch Polo: $72

Tasc Performance Air Stretch Polo

Does dad like golf? Then he’ll love this shirt. The unique blend of bamboo and cotton makes it unbelievably soft and breathable. It offers up UPF 50 sun protection and washes up great.

We’ve worn, washed, and dried ours dozens of times, and it still looks just as good.

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Redwood Empire Whiskey: $45

Redwood Empire Whiskey

Add to his collection with a whiskey from this Northern California distiller. Choose from expertly crafted bourbon whiskey, rye whiskey, or a blend of straight whiskeys.

Not only is each bottle inspired by the Great Redwoods, but you can feel good knowing Redwood Empire plants a tree for every bottle sold. Pair it with a classic flask so he can enjoy it anywhere adventure takes him.

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Snow Peak Titanium Spork: $7 (17% Off)

Snow Peak Titanium Spork

The Snow Peak Titanium Spork (or a set of them) is a gift that will last forever. It’s available in four brightly anodized colors and represents the pinnacle in aesthetics for the most practical culinary tool ever conceived.

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Good To-Go Dehydrated Meals: $7-14

Good To-Go Thai Curry

It’s challenging to find dehydrated meals that are both healthy and truly tasty. Good To-Go meals are crafted in Maine by an award-winning, New York Times four-star-rated chef without the use of preservatives.

All meals are gluten-free and low-sodium, and Good To-Go offers vegan and vegetarian options. Give a gift that warms the soul and brings a smile after a long day or night in the backcountry.

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Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM Bike Computer: $380

Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM Bike Computer

If your dad, or anyone else in your life, likes to bike, the ELEMNT ROAM is the a great gift. Equipped with a 2.7-inch color screen, smart on-screen navigation, 17-hour battery life, and intuitive operation, the ROAM is a must-have.

It’s built to withstand all weather conditions and give him countless options to customize the information available at all times. So whether he’s hitting the gnarliest singletrack line or on his daily commute to work, the ROAM has it covered.

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Manzella Tempest Windstopper 2.0 Fleece Gloves: $40

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Keep his hands warm whether he’s spending the day cheering on the sidelines or playing in the mountains. The reinforced palms increase grip and durability. And the touch tip technology means you can keep them on while checking the map on your phone.

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Carhartt Full Swing Cryder Jacket: $120

Carhartt Full Swing Cryder Jacket

Whether chopping firewood or doing the morning ranch chores, this jacket will keep him warm all winter long. Stretch panels on the back, sides, and elbows allow for full range of movement.

And the duck canvas outer is built to last. This jacket is insulated, water-resistant, and ready to work hard.

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Nathan Halo Fire Runner’s Headlamp: $55 (31% Off)

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The runner in your life will love this handy headlamp. Two down-angled lights help you see the road or trail directly in front of you, and a long-distance beam illuminates the path ahead.

With a rechargeable battery and runtime of 25 hours, it will help him easily rack up the miles even in the dark of winter.

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UCO 4-Piece Mess Kit: $15

UCO 4-Piece Mess Kit

This is the perfect gift for campers, backpackers, or anyone who regularly eats on the go. It comes with a plate, bowl, 3-in-1 spork, and tether to secure it all together.

At just 9 ounces, it won’t weigh you down and can even be thrown in the dishwasher for quick cleaning.

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Beyond Clothing K2 Celeris Hoodie: $64 (20% Off)

Beyond Clothing K2 Celeris Hoodie

This hoodie will help dad stay outdoors all year long. The specialized fleece has breathable panels so he’ll stay warm on the trail without overheating. Thumbhole cuffs keep hands warm, and a zippered stash pocket on the right wrist safeguards essentials.

Beyond Clothing is known for creating extremely high-tech survival gear that’s built to last through intense missions. And it shows. This hoodie is well-constructed and will become a go-to part of any outdoorsman’s layering system.

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Mallory Paige

Gear Editor Mallory Paige credits a childhood exploring the Rocky Mountains for her love of the outdoors. She recently spent a memorable year motorcycle camping across North America (with her dog!) and is now enjoying introducing her baby girl to all manner of adventure.

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