Gifts For An Outdoorsy Dad: Fathers Day 2016

Gifts For An Outdoorsy Dad: Fathers Day 2016

So, it’s that time of year where you’ve gotta be finding the perfect gift for your outdoorsy father. Thankfully, outdoorsy people are generally quite easy to buy for. But if you need a little help, here’s 7 awesome items that will make it easier, the only problem you’ve got left now is choosing which one!

Klymit Static V

A lightweight, inflatable sleeping mat for the man who’s into serious backpacking adventures. It’s a full length mat that weighs only 514g, features a V chamber design which helps prevent movement of air when you roll around at night, and side rails to keep you in bed.


You can get one of these direct from Klymit:

Gigantic Camp Mug!

Found this on the front of the BCF catalog this week. Says it holds over 1 litre of beverage! Dad could put about 3 cans of beer in that; requiring him to get up far less often! Or you could probably use it as a bowl and eat your meals from it too. I don’t think you can get this one online, it might be a special for fathers day only. Hence, you’ll have to find your nearest BCF store and take a walk around.


Tuff Stuff Spanner Steak Knives

Here’s a fun novelty! Significantly better priced than the Snap On equivalent I’ve seen of the same thing at $119. Made of 420 surgical grade stainless steel, so as dad can pull master surgeon tricks on his rare steak.


Get a set of these from Tough Toys 

Coleman Lithium-Ion Classic Lantern

I’ve previously not been one to recommend rechargeable lanterns due to the battery technology. You leave them sitting in the shed for 6 months over winter and come time to go camping again the battery is cactus from sitting around. Well, Lithium-Ion technology is starting to creep into Coleman’s range of lanterns which will mostly alleviate this problem! Coming in at $99, this lantern weighs surprisingly little, puts out 400 lumens and features a USB port to charge your shit.


Get one directly from Coleman Australia or hit up your favourite camping store.

Thermos Bottle (which actually works!)

Snowys Outdoors offers this little 470ml Thermos which is about the size of an average drink bottle. It costs about $25 and claims to keep hot liquids nuclear for 12 hours, and cold drink nice and chilly for 24 hours. Apparently it lives up to those claims quite well too.


Check it out on

Factor Ghost 130 Miniature Flashlight

This one is for you readers in the USA, as this one is priced at $29.95 US Dollars and doesn’t ship outside the US it seems. Yeah, I know…It’s not fathers day in America yet. Anyway, it pumps out 130 lumens and is smaller than a AA battery! Holy whack son!


Go to Their Website for a closer look.

Volcano Grill Stove

This is another one made in the USA, but these guys ship to Australia! I love all the different designs of stove on the market these days, and if your dad likes to be the envy of the campground; I reckon this bad boy will do the trick! It’ll set you back $160 AUD for the top model which burns heat beads, wood and propane. Get it direct from the Volcano Grill website.


Make sure you wish your old man a happy fathers day from me!


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