Father’s Day honors the hard work and dedication of our parents. And what better way to honor your outdoor lover father than give him a good team. We tested some new products and found some items that we are sure any parent would love.
California Cowboy Tropic High Water Shirt
While some might consider a simple shirt to be a relatively humble gift, intelligent children will realize that their parents will love California Cowboy’s rich Tropic High Water Shirt detail. The lightweight cotton material (64% cotton, 33% Tencel, 3% Spandex) is suitable for light activities, such as fishing from a floor boat or even a cruise off the coast. Breathe well and dry quickly. But the only fish-pattern of the shirt gives you enough style and style to be suitable for dinner and drinks after a day of fishing. The t-shirt also destinies the signature of California Cowboy, including a perfect dry pocket to store a phone, a pocket size to hold a bottle of beer, a bottle opening pocket with included opening, and a loop of sunglasses.
The characteristic Tropic High Water is available in a wide range of colors and patterns. $115. Buy now.
Danner Trail 2650 Field Shoes
Modern hikers Savvy have learned to rely on well-built trail shoes to protect their feet without the weight of the traditional complete hiking boots. While today there are many options for support trail shoes, hikers who want to go so fast and light on the trail will appreciate the new Danner Trail 2650 Campo shoe. When placed tight, the top layers of leather and fabric gently wrap around the foot as a running shoe for the unrestricted blistering fit. Vibram soles are of medium density that provide good traction on sloppy paths, while still gripping and firm on slid rock. Any parent who wants a low-rise hiker who fits a runner will love the gift of the Trail 2650 shoes Danner Field. $140. Buy now
Portland-based Benchmade makes some of the best knives we’ve used, and its folded load models every day stand out as in the pinnacle of its design achievements. The Bugout series represents the best of its light EDCs and a new variant, Bugout 535-3, moves the needle even more in the range of excellence. The new Bugout sports fryed carbon fiber handle scales, a premium S90V super steel blade, and fresh blue anodized aluminium hardware. The Bugout also has Benchmade’s excellent AXIS locking mechanism – we checked the first Axis block 20 years ago, and it remains the best locking system we’ve ever seen. When closed, the knife measures just over three inches long and a narrow profile and elegant scales allows you to slip comfortably in any pocket. $300 www.benchmade.com
Ledlenser H7R Core Headlamp
Whether you read while you sit in a sleeping bag, move around a well-furnished camp in a campaign field underway, or trying to establish a remote field during a backpack exit, a bluff makes life easier. Not only does a lighthouse release hands for any task you need to perform, but the light is automatically, and instantly, directly where your attention is focused. The new Ledlenser H7R Core is a powerful LED lighthouse capable of illuminating a campsite, piercing the pure darkness of a moonless night in the forest, or tracking a dog who wonders before dawn. The H7R launches a bright 1000 lumens up to 250 meters. The light is rechargeable and has a full time of 4-hour burn in the brightest environment. $100. Buy now.
Orvis Clearwater Trout Spey 4wt Outfit
For parents who love fly fishing, the new Orvis Clearwater Trout Spey rod and reel outfits could be the perfect surprise gift. Traditionally, spice castes used the melting technique of two hands to target hard fish to reach as salmon and steel head in the rivers bordered by wide trees. Today, a growing movement has fishermen of trouts adding new light rods of two hands to its single-hand rod lever. The trout fir rods can deliver a large, heavier trout on the far side of the wide rivers, and the Orvis Clearwater Trout Spey 4wt rod and the Clearwater IV reel is a great trout kit all around. The 11’4” rod is strong enough to get coils across the wide rivers, and delicate enough to feel the tug of gentle trucha in modest size. The suit comes complete with back and line – a Mission shooting line with Skagit head. The Clearwater kit is a great tool for one-hand wheels to enter the Spey world. $600. Buy now.
MiiR 64oz Growler
What father wouldn’t make the beer present? And even more, the gift of the means to bring home your favorite beer from the pub? With the boom of the popularity of the artisanal brewers, the growers have become omnipresent in our culture. There are glass containers, plastic, ceramics, steel and titanium to help beer drinkers take their favorite home. The MiiR 64 oz Growler represents one of the best options we find for the clean transport of ale. The double-wall steel tank has four pints of beer and keeps it cold for days at a time (if the beer will stay in the grower for so long!). The MiiR grower is coated with energy for durability and style, and has a pour handle to help make the distribution of the easy drink. The cap is sealed by pressure with a locking closure to avoid problems associated with threaded caps – there are no threads to keep the mueca and mueca and there is no need to merge with the screw at the top after the darkness. Just the lid and cut the closure. The MiiR Growler is also noticeably affordable in only $55. Buy now.