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Our Favorite Father’s Day Gifts for Dad

This Father's Day, give Pops something that will help him relish time in his favorite outdoor places, or snazz up his daily routine.
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Father’s Day is June 16, and what better way to show Dad some love than new gear to heighten his enjoyment outside?

We’ve rounded up quality gear that ranges from EDC items to essentials for weekends in the woods. Give the gift of gear that can play a part in making great outdoor memories. And, gear that could improve his setup for years to come.

Gerber ComplEAT Cutting Board Set

Gerber Cutting Board Set

Tidy up Dad’s camp cookout setup with the made-to-carry, nesting ComplEAT Cutting Board Set. The set includes two cutting boards: one thin polypropylene board, and one bamboo board that’s also the lid.

Inside, the base tray holds chopped foods, and the inner tray secures the included 6-inch chef and paring knives and makes room for sporks or other utensils. 

Make this packable set a Dad’s kitchen go-box. It’s compact for easy storage and will keep Dad organized around camp.

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Public Lands Ooni Koda 16 Gas-Powered Pizza Oven

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Experience the ultimate in outdoor cooking with the Ooni Koda 16 Gas Powered Pizza Oven. Designed for convenience and performance, this sleek and stylish pizza oven heats up to a blazing 923 degrees F (500 degrees C) in 20 minutes, allowing you to cook authentic, stone-baked pizzas in as little as 60 seconds.

The Koda 16’s spacious cooking surface accommodates large pizzas, making it a solid option for outdoor gatherings. Its gas-ignition, L-shaped flame promotes even heat distribution. Crafted for portability and durability, the Ooni Koda 16 is suitable for backyard, patio, or outdoor kitchen hangouts.

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Vaer C5 Tactical Field Solar — 40mm USA

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The Vaer C5 Tactical sports the classic look of a field watch with three hands and bold glow-in-the-dark numbers that are designed to be readable in low-light conditions.

In our review, an editor praised its performance and summarized its value for high-end features like “solar charging, 10-atmosphere water resistance, excellent lume, two straps, sapphire crystal, and an accurate quartz movement.”

The watch can run for 6 months with just an hour’s charge from the sun, so power’s not a concern until the battery wears out. It has a 40mm bezel and a low 10.4mm profile that’s less likely to snag on long-sleeve shirts. 

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Segway Portable Power Station Cube 2000

Segway Portable Power Station Cube 2000

Here’s a power solution for adventures off the grid. This compact powerhouse delivers an impressive 2,000W of reliable energy, ensuring your devices and appliances have power in a variety of environments. It has stout construction and a weather-resistant casing for outdoor use.

With multiple output options, including AC and USB ports, it can power a variety of gadgets, from smartphones and laptops to camping gear and portable fridges.

The Cube 2000’s LCD keeps you informed on battery status and power usage, while its compact, portable design makes it easy to transport. Whether the father you have in mind is camping, tailgating, or facing an emergency, the Segway Portable Power Station Cube 2000 makes a dependable companion for staying powered up and connected.

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Dometic CFX2 45 Electric Cooler

DOMETIC CFX2 Electric Cooler Ocean Blue

Let the Dometic CFX2 45 be your refrigerator on trips away from home. This portable electric cooler — in ocean blue — draws less power than a 60W bulb and can maintain temps as low as -4 degrees. You can monitor and adjust the temperatures via front panel controls and the app, which means you don’t need to open it to check and let out cool air.

The cooler has a three-stage battery protection system to draw power from your car, Dometic’s batteries/solar panels, or a wall outlet.

Unlike traditional coolers, the interior space is all usable since there’s no need for ice. Beyond the 45L size, this new cooler ranges from the 36-can capacity 28L ($600) cooler to the 84-can capacity 57L ($900), the CFX2 has internal dividers, reinforced corners, and folding handles to help take it anywhere.

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Zeal Kittredge Sunglasses

Zeal Kittredge Sunglasses
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Mixing form and function, Kittredge sunglasses sport a traditional, everyday look silhouette yet offer excellent optics in a lightweight (0.85 ounces) design using plant-based materials. The Kittredge pairs Zeal’s barely there Z-Lite frame with premium Ellume Polarized lenses for a sustainable approach to eye protection.

Active dads will appreciate the ProFlex rubber tabs on the temple and nose pads, which get tackier with sweat for training runs, hikes, or manning the grill. Check out the Confluence sunglasses if a larger, wraparound frame seems like a more fitting gift (especially for days on the water).

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Trails Magazine Subscription

Trails Magazine

We’re proud of our work here at GearJunkie but also appreciate the experience of reading a print magazine — especially outside. Trails is an independent quarterly with stories of interest to hikers, backpackers, and general outdoorists. It’s an analog gift that lasts all year.

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CRKT Stylus Frame Lock

CRKT Stylus Frame Lock

Revered knifemaker Ken Onion put his spin on the CRKT Stylus Assist to create this modernist, low-profile folding knife. This upgraded version of the Stylus Assisted has a titanium handle, CPM S35VN blade steel, and an IKBS ball-bearing pivot for a smooth opening.

The Stylus Frame Lock weighs just 1.6 ounces and can flip open for fast access. It has a lock bar to keep it open.

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LUNO AIR+FOAM PRO Camping Mattress

Luno AIR+FOAM Mattress

LUNO says the AIR+FOAM PRO Camping Mattress is its comfiest, most versatile sleep system yet. It’s made to fit into the back of your vehicle or tent, with a polyurethane foam cushioning that helps the mattress reach its whopping 11.2 R-value (in the regular size).

A support attachment slides over the back of the front seat to act as a support shelf for the mattress. Another attachment hangs from the other seat to serve as an organizer for odds and ends. Setup is easy, with an inflation time of 1 minute, and it rolls into an easy-carry bag when you’re done.

LUNO gave the mattress a 50D polyester top and 150D, TPU-coated bottom to withstand camping conditions, but you can add a warranty for more peace of mind. Note that these new mattresses are set to ship by June 10, which should be in time for Father’s Day.

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Ombraz Cammina Armless Sunglasses

Ombraz Cammina Armless Sunglasses

Dads understand the importance of functional simplicity. The fewer moving parts, the less there is to break. The harder something is to lose, the longer it will stick around. And if you can add a dash of style to that equation, it’s a bonus.

Ombraz Armless Sunglasses hit all of those points: They have no arms, so Dad never has to worry about bending or snapping hinges (or falling off). They instead use a silky, cinchable cord that doubles as a Croakie-like eyewear retainer so they hang around his neck.

On top of all that, styles like the Cammina are timeless and will add a pop of panache to any father’s getup.

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Meindel Vakuum Boots


Meindel has been known for making boots for over 300 years. But the brand only came to the U.S. in 2019. Many of Meindl’s footwear offerings are aimed at hunters, but it also makes killer hiking boots. The brand’s new MFS-Vakuum Hiker is a perfect example of the quality this brand is known for and is a great gift for any dad who likes to hike.

The MFS-Vakuum has high ankle support, is made of full-grain nubuck leather, and has Meindl’s proprietary Vakuum tech, which molds the boot to your specific foot shape over time. They’re waterproof, breathe well (despite being leather), and lock your heel in place with a special lacing system unique to Meindl boots.

The ultralight crowd won’t adopt them anytime soon, but any hike-happy father will be psyched to wear these out — and blown away by how comfortable they are.

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Moki Ascent Step


Give Dad a boost on his adventure rig with the Moki Ascent. It’s a secure step with tread to help improve accessing the roof of a vehicle, particularly when the car door’s threshold is too low or uneven.

The Moki Ascent uses a dual-position hook and platform design that locks into front or back car door latches. It’s made of solid steel to support up to 400 pounds.

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3-in-1 Firelight Flask 750 — Integrated Flask With 2 Whiskey Glasses

Firelight Flask 750

The flagship Firelight Flask is a three-piece bar set with a vacuum-insulated 750ml flask and two tumblers. Fill the flask with spirits, hot water, or coffee, and rest assured it seals tight with the brand’s leakproof PhantomLock, while the tumblers magnetically snap into place as the lid and bottom. The flask is wide enough to add ice and clean with warm water. The kitchen-grade stainless steel interior won’t mess up the flavor of your drink.

You can add a personalized touch for Dad using the brand’s custom engraving tool. Don’t worry, it can still ship within 3 days.

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Milk x Whiskey Adventure-Proof Diaper Bag

Milk X Whiskey Adventure-Proof Diaper Bag
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This waxed canvas backpack can hold its own on the trails, yet it stands out for its baby-friendly features like a stroller strap system and a (removable) odor-sealing pocket for stashing soiled diapers.

The five-part backpack starts with the familiar storage for a laptop, extra layers, and smaller necessities like keys and sunglasses. There’s a water bottle pocket on one side, and an insulated cooler compartment accessible from the other side.

The cooler holds small milk bottles, fruit packs, and other snacks. And then there’s the Changing Add-On, which can hold four to six diapers, spare onesies and socks, wipes, sanitizers, and more. There’s even a pad for the little one to lie while changing them.

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The Ridge Wallet

Ridge Wallet blue on wood

The Ridge Wallet is our favorite minimalist wallet. It holds five cards between two aluminum plates and has room to secure cash on the outside with a strap. It has RFID protection and weighs 2 ounces.

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Segway Ninebot KickScooter Max G2

Segway MaxG2 E Scooter

With a powerful 1,000W rear-wheel drive motor, this scooter makes for an impressive ride for urban adventures. It easily ramps up to 22 mph and boasts a range up to 43 miles on a single charge. It also has front and rear suspension systems and a traction control system for comfort on long rides and stability on slippery roads.

Plus, with Apple Find My integration, tracking your Max G2 has never been easier, adding an extra layer of security to your KickScooter. The Ninebot KickScooter Max G2 combines performance, convenience, and safety in one sleek package for commuting or exploring.

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Opinel Grilling Set

Opinel Grilling Set

This three-in-one Opinel set is a conversation starter with a practical side. Dads who spend as much time cooking on the home grill as the camp grill will enjoy the mega-sized folding knife (No. 12 B) with a 16cm stainless steel blade and beech wood handle.

It has the Opinel safety collar you’d expect to secure the blade or Spatula+ attachment. The large spatula extension has beveled edges for scraping or cutting. The separate XL tongs are 40 cm long and have a notch in the heel to adjust or lift your grill. 

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