Father’s Day is almost here and you’re trying to pick out the right gift to show the big guy just how much you appreciate him.
One problem, Dad literally does it all. He who works his tail off at life then likes to look good while celebrating those moments with the family. Thankfully, we’ve found several products that accommodate at least one element of this work hard, play hard mantra. Find just what you’re looking for in this roundup.
(Pro tip: Slip this story in front of the mother of your children, and your own Father’s Day might be joyous.)
Stio Men’s Eddy Plaid Shirt LS ($119): From the trails to the bar, this shirt is ready for everything. Lightweight, technical and stretchy, the Eddy is made for movement and will feel, as Flanders might say, like nothing at all. Pair it with the super comfy Coburn Pant and everyone will compliment your dad on how good he looks.
Forsake Range Low ($140): The Range is comfort, performance and style all rolled into one sneakerboot. Ultra comfy like you are walking on air, but made for the rugged outdoors thanks to the extra grippy outsole. When finished with your hike, style them up and wear them out on the town. It doesn’t get much better.
Yeti Hopper Backflip 24 ($299): Dad is often tasked with lugging a cooler filled with everyone’s snacks, lunches and, of course, his beers. This is no easy task with a regular cooler but a Yeti Backflip can really lessen the chore. The well designed backpack evenly distributes the load, making it way less awkward to carry. It’s also deeper and wider than the regular Hopper, which means more beers for Dad.
Lululemon Commission Short Qwick Chino ($88): Perfect for all activities, these shorts are the ultimate short for your do-everything dad. Whether he’s manning the grill and playing cornhole in the backyard or enjoying a night out with your mom, these shorts plus the 5 Year Basic Tee will have him looking and feeling as good as it gets.
Fair Harbor Jupiter Boardshort ($68): For the environmentally conscious beach bum dad, we recommend these buoyant boardshorts. Made from recycled plastic bottles and upcycled coconuts, they are not only durable and comfortable but even help protect the very ocean he is swimming in.
Sock Club ($12/month): Fun socks are in these days. Give your dad the gift that keeps on giving… to his feet. Socks from the Sock Club come in all kinds of unique patterns, are durable and, most importantly, feel ridiculously comfortable. So hook him up. His feet will thank you.
Mountainsmith Dump Trunk Hauler ($130): Never has there been a more appropriately named bag. It’s like a dump truck for your gear except more organized. Store wet items, like beach duds, in the waterproof bottom to protect it from all the dry gear you’ve stashed in the top compartment. Then strap it on and carry it like a backpack, leaving your hands free for gesture-dependent dad jokes.
Kicker Bullfrog BF 100 ($200): A speaker that floats? Now Dad can take his tunes with him literally everywhere. The Bullfrog is fully waterproof and yes, it does actually float. It also pumps out tunes from both sides, guaranteeing Dad can still hear it when he gets out of the hot tub to go refresh his drink.
RollR 60 by Rovr Coolers ($399): Here’s the perfect cooler for a beach-going father who’s in it for the long haul. Chill down a multitude of bevvies while keeping food dry thanks to the internal compartments. Use the collapsible bin on top to carry kids’ sand toys, then attach the whole rig to your bike and roll on up to the sand in style.
5.11 Tactical Athos Short ($45): Your dad is a badass, and he needs shorts to match that attitude even when he’s chilling on the weekend. The Athos short will help him store his wallet, cell phone and more, but they’re not just tactical. The stretchy material makes them quite comfortable, and the chino style pairs well with the 5.11 Aerial Shirt.
DC Kalis Lite ($75): You don’t have to be a skateboarding dad to rock these kicks regularly, as they are damn stylish and damn comfortable. You won’t stop getting compliments on how cool they look, even if you’re not pulling 360 kickflips.
SOG-TAC California Special ($134): With a blade that is only 1.9 inches long, this tactical knife may seem tiny but it’s all business. The automatically folding blade is contained in it’s almost 4 inch handle, making it easy to use and ready on demand—especially in California where the blade size is street legal.
Kavu Grill Slinger ($40): Here’s everything your dad ever wanted or needed in a grill apron. Durably constructed with a funky design, it has pockets to hold your tongs, a bottle opener and, most importantly, a beer pocket to keep Dad’s favorite suds within drinking distance at all times.