8 Father's Day Gifts for Adventurous Dads

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With Father's Day just around the corner, many readers are no doubt searching for the perfect gift for their adventure-loving dad. Whether he's an avid outdoor enthusiast who hikes local trails or a globetrotting explorer who fancies himself a modern-day Indiana Jones, we have some suggestions that are sure to please. If you're looking for just the right item to make his day, then look no further.​

Olympus Stylus TG-4 Camera

Ruggedized cameras aren't new to the market, but they do continue to improve in leaps and bounds. The Olympus Stylus TG-4 sets the standard for all other outdoor point and shoot cameras at the moment. It features a 16MP sensor, a high-speed wide-angle lens, the ability to shoot 1080p HD video, and built-in Wi-Fi for remote shooting and wireless sharing. It is also waterproof (down to 50 ft0, crushproof, shockproof, and freezeproof, remaining functional in temperatures as low as 14 degrees fahrenheit. As if that wasn't enough, it also has GPS capabilities and an electronic compass.

Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL2 mtnGLO Tent

For the dad who loves to go backpacking and camping, the Rattlesnake SL2 mtnGLO tent from Big Agnes is a fantastic gift. This three-season tent features two doors, an easy to install rainfly, and can comfortably sleep two. It also packs down to a trail weight of just 3 pounds, 9 ounces, and has an integrated string of LED lights that illuminate the interior without the need for headlamps.

myCharge Razor Max Portable Charger

Keeping our gadgets charged while on the go can be a real challenge these days, but dad won't have to worry if he's carrying the Razor Max from myCharge. Whether he's traveling across town, or to the far side of the planet, the Razor Max is built to last. Its anodized aluminum body is tough enough to go just about anywhere, while providing as much as 6000 mAh of power.

That's enough to give him an additional 25 hours of talk time on his smartphone. This portable charger is lightweight, compact, and offers two USB ports for charging multiple devices – including tablets – at the same time.

Stance Run Socks

Let's face it, no one really wants to get socks for a present on Father's Day, or any other holiday for that matter. Well, that is unless they are Stance Socks. Designed for active individuals, these socks offer both style and performance in a wide variety of fun and interesting designs. The Stance run collection is a particular favorite, offering a wide variety of options for dads who take their running very seriously. These socks offer graduated compression, excellent venting, good cushioning, and a high level of durability. In short, everything you need out of a performance sock.

Fishpond Westwater Rolling Carryon

The right luggage can make all the difference when traveling, which is why it important to get the right bag to fit your dad's particular needs. The Fishpond Westwater Rolling Carryon is a duffel bag that is meant for active travelers, offering excellent protection from the elements. It features tough, durable construction, a telescoping handle and rugged wheels, integrated backpack straps, and two zippered interior pockets for organizing gear.

For its size, this duffel has a surprising amount of interior space, which makes it easy to load all of your important gear, while still not having to check it at the airport.

BioLite BaseCamp Grill

Backcountry cooking doesn't get any better than the BaseCamp Grill from BioLite. Not only is it capable of grilling up an entire meal with ease, it can do so using only twigs, branches, and small pieces of wood as fuel. This makes it a great alternative to other camp stoves that require fossil fuels to heat provisions. But the BaseCamp has another trick up its sleeve. It also has the ability to capture the heat created by the fire to generate electricity that can be used to charge electronic devices, as well as power a small fan that helps making cooking more efficient too.

ExOfficio Sol Cool Ultimate Hoody

ExOfficio makes some of the best travel clothes on the market, helping us to stay comfortable no where were we go.

But the company's Sol Cool Ultimate Hoody might just be the most versatile piece of gear they have in their line-up. Not only does the hoody effortlessly wick moisture away from the body, it also provides plenty of ventilation, as well as UPF 50+ protection from the sun. It also features thumb loops, a security zip pocket, and a hood that coverage for the ears, neck and nose. This is one piece of travel apparel dad won't want to leave home without.

Send Dad on an Adventure

If it has been far too long since dad has gone on an adventure of his own, perhaps it is time that the family organized one for him. Sure, a day of hiking or mountain biking on a local trail can scratch the adventure itch for a short time, but to really quench the thirst a true great journey may be in order. Consider climbing Kilimanjaro with Tusker Trail for instance, or selecting from one of G Adventures' many itineraries across the globe. Nothing is a true substitute for travel, and a grand adventure is the best gift of all.

Happy Father's Day everyone!