Father’s Day Gifts for the Outdoor Dad

Father’s Day is this coming weekend so today is the day to lock down that gift for the outdoor Dad in your life. Here are nine hand-picked gifts that this outdoor dad would be stoked to get!

Trigger Point The Grid Foam Roller $39.95

The Trigger Point The Grid Foam Roller

One of the highest rated foam rollers out there, The Grid Foam Roller is a way to self-massage tired and sore muscles for quicker recovery and better next day performance. Any trail runner, hiker, skier, or climber would be happy to add this to their kit!

Darn Tough Socks

Fathers Day Gifts for Outdoor Dad

As cliché as it may sound dad’s need socks and don’t often shop well enough for themselves preferring to wear their favorite styles until they are paper thin. Darn Tough are hands-down my favorite brand because they last forever and are made right in Vermont! There are a few collections to pick from but my favorite is the Dad Life Gift Set!

Brooks Ghost 10 Running Shoes

Brooks Ghost 10 Running Shoe

One of the highest rated new running shoes for both trail and road the Brooks Ghost 10 are getting rave reviews. Have him toss out those beat up smelly runners and get going this summer in a top-rated runner.

Petzl Headlamp

Petzl Reactik Plus Headlamp

Every outdoor dad needs a headlamp and the improvements in the last 10 years warrent an upgrade. Consider the Petzl Actik ($49.95) or the mountain guide favorite Petzl Reactik Plus ($109.95) and he’ll never be without solid lighting on those pre-dawn alpine starts. Headlamps also are awesome to have around the house during power outages BTW!

Garmin Montana 680t GPS


Pretty much the best handheld GPS on the market right now.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear The Shell Jacket

Hyperlite Mountain Gear The Shell Jacket

Possibly the nicest longest lasting waterproof jacket he will ever own! I wrote an in-depth review on this one here!


Garmin Fenix 5 Watch

Garmin Fenix 5 Watch

A top-tier gift I’ve been using the previous Fenix 3 HR watch for the last two years and it is an incredible gift for an outdoor hiker. 1000+ word reviews over the quality and capabilities of this watch exist all over the internet, but I’ll just state it’s the best brand/model of GPS enabled watch I have yet to test!

Waterfall Rappelling

Now we will get a little less orthodox and suggest giving him an experience rather than a physical gift. A waterfall rappelling adventure requires no previous experience and is a great adventure you can share with the dad in your life. The professional guides at Northeast Mountaineering will make sure you have the equipment you need and provide all the training necessary to create an exciting and memorable adventure for you and dad. All you need to do is book it and make that first step!

Use promo code “DavidNEM” when you book the adventure for a great chance at winning another guided trip of your choice!

Guided trip of your choice

Let dad pick his own adventure, whether it be rock climbing, ice climbing, or winter mountaineering a gift certificate to a guide service that offers all of these adventures year round let’s him pick the adventure he wants to go on or the skills he wants to improve. Denominations are available from $50-$500, you pick!

I hope these suggestions help you find something for the outdoor dad in your life. Mine is notoriously hard to shop for and not super outdoorsy but I think I’ll figure something out to thank him for being the greatest dad ever!

See you in the mountains,

Northeast Alpine Start

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