Father’s Day gift guide: the best gear for hiking


Your father is not like all other fathers, he is an outdoor enthusiast, a hiker, an adventurer. Happier on a trail, inside a tent, or eating dehydrated food, your dad enjoys hiking everything. For Father’s Day this year, give him something he can really use. Support her passion for the outdoors with the following gifts.

Train hard, play harder

When preparing for a long-distance hike, your dad will need to practice beforehand. HOKA offers a brand new shoe designed for running, the Clifton 8. This lightweight and comfortable shoe, available in several fun colors, has a new midsole and breathable mesh upper. This is the “it” shoe of the summer season. Your dad can comfortably increase his miles and be ready for time on the track.

hang out for a while

For his only luxury item, give your dad a weatherproof portable hammock from Yellow Leaf. Hand-woven by expert artisans in Thailand, these hammocks are super soft and comfortable. Fun fact: Each hammock has the artisan’s name on the label, which will make your dad feel like it was made just for him. He can carry it in his backpack, put it in place when he lifts camp and relax all evening.


Take a hike

A leader in hiking footwear, Vasque has been making quality boots and footwear since the 1960s. New to the line is an adaptable and lightweight men’s hiking shoe, the Satoru Trail LT, designed to spend time on the trail. outside. Built with exceptional traction and style, these shoes are workhorses and will feel great on your pop’s feet even after long days with high mileage. Choose between three different colors and surprise your dad with a gift he will love.

Drink more water

Remembering to drink plenty of water can be a challenge when hiking. Part of the problem is a lack of flavor. Enter: tiny and light water drops, cubes of fruit and plants that easily dissolve in water, adding flavor and panache. Treat your dad to the Edition Set Steel, which includes a steel water bottle and four different flavors of water drops. The water bottle will keep your drink cool for hours. He’ll take his vitamins while he’s exploring, with no added sugar, and hopefully will be encouraged to drink more water while he’s on the trail.

The gift of color

Give your father a backpack that is not only well designed, with all the technical features he will love, but also a colorful and bright bag. The Helly Hansen Capacitor 65L Backpack, in Alert Red, is the perfect backpack for multi-day outdoor adventures. This pack has it all: a floating lid for extra storage and items to grab quickly, an adjustable back panel for the perfect size, a mesh design on the back for superior ventilation and plenty of pockets for keep your equipment organized and accessible.

Wet your feet

After covering several miles in one day, taking off your hiking boots and putting on a comfortable camping shoe is always an amazing feeling. Bringing a sturdy closed sandal that can also get wet and be used for water crossings on the trail is a good idea. Treat your dad to a pair of the best-selling Keen Men’s Newport H2 shoes. They are perfect around camp, when crossing streams and rivers, and as a back-up hiking shoe in case he has a sore blister or sore feet from his hiking boots.

Track music

Affordable and efficient, the Back Bay Runner 60 wireless headphones are designed for athletes. Whether your dad wears them during training, training for his next backpacking trip, or takes them out on the trail, these waterproof headphones will stay charged, including the charging case, for 80 hours. He’ll love the sleek design and comfortable fit.

Supercharge your fuel

Many backpackers eat high calorie foods, often junk food, on multi-day outdoor adventures. There is a better way. Athletic Greens, expert in complete dietary supplements packed with vitamins and minerals, makes travel packs for dads on the go. He can fit a few individually portioned packs into his backpack, and he’ll be groomed for nutritional success throughout the day. And, if your dad really likes the extra nutritional support, he can get a monthly subscription and stay on the path to healthy aging, immune support, gut strength, brain and memory care, health. sustained energy and faster recovery.

A speedy recovery

If your dad is the type to force himself and feel bad for a day or two afterwards, get him the Hyperice Hypervolt GO. This lightweight portable percussion technology is the elixir for tense, sore muscles. With three speeds and TSA approval for a carry-on, your dad can take this rechargeable machine with him wherever he goes. For immediate relief, he can even leave it in the trunk of his car when he’s finished his backpacking trip.

Stay dry

While hiking, your dad will need an extra layer to keep him dry and a bit warmer in bad weather. Waterproof and windproof, the Eagle Peak jacket by Jack Wolfskin is breathable, it has a removable hood and plenty of pockets for all of your dad’s small items. Constructed to be both rugged and lightweight, this hiking jacket will last him for years to come.

Be cool

Trendy dads need trendy equipment, whether it’s working out at the gym, running hills outside, or recovering at home. The adidas RPT-01 sports on-ear headphones are as stylish as they are functional. They will stay in place throughout your dad’s training and when he’s finished he can remove the earmuffs and wash them. Install the adidas headphones app and easily customize features. Your dad will love that you thought of him and gave him something he might not have bought for himself.



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