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8 Great Father's Day Gift Ideas for Dads Who Love the Outdoors

These are the perfect outdoor gifts for this Father's Day.

It is that time of year again. Father's Day is right around the corner and will be here before you know it. Have you thought about what you will be getting that special dad or granddad this year? Odds are you have already done the usual ties and coffee mugs. That stuff is kind of played out, especially if your dad loves the outdoors.

This is the year to do something special and get him some practical outdoor gear he can actually use and appreciate.

Here are our top picks for outdoor gear to get for your father or grandfather this Father's Day!

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5.11 Tactical A.T.L.A.S. Boots

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Travis Smola

We were fortunate enough to test out a pair of these boots earlier this year and we can safely say they are one of the comfiest pairs we have ever worn. This is a solid pick for the dad who still works and plays hard. A.T.L.A.S. stands for "all terrain load assistance system." Basically, it is an oil and slip-resistant outsole tread pattern that grips the ground like glue. Great for guys who still do a lot of hands-on, physical work. As we stated in the review, these things are like an all-terrain suspension system for your feet. They are perfect for working in the yard or hiking up a steep mountain on a backcountry hunt. 5.11 makes their A.T.L.A.S. boots in an 8-inch, MID and even a trainer to fit your dad's style. - $150

VSSL First Aid/Survival Kit - LED Flashlight

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Travis Smola

If you dad or grandfather still likes to go adventuring in the outdoors, help them be prepared for emergencies with these very practical flashlight combos. We only recently got out hands on these kits and they are quite impressive. VSSL makes two different variations of kit. Each one includes an extremely bright 200 lumen LED flashlight with four different modes. One mode even flashes SOS for emergency situations. These flashlights are waterproof, durable and feature a compass on the end in case he ever gets lost. The coolest part of these flashlights are the contents. The first aid kit includes bandages, tweezer, tape, gauze and even an emergency whistle. The survival kit includes fishing gear, a wire saw, waterproof matches, a mini first aid kit, tape, rope, razor blades and more. Your dad will appreciate the usefulness of the flashlight combined with being ready for any emergency situation that may arise. -$125

Bubba Blade Full Tang Interchangeable Fillet Knife

Maybe your grandfather or father is dedicated fisherman who has been holding onto those old fillet knives a bit too long. It is about time he got some new gear that allows him to prepare his fresh catches for dinner faster and easier than ever before. The Bubba Blade Full Tang interchangeable knife set is perfect. This kit is four knives in one. The grips on these knives are easy to handle. The full tang gives extra strength and means that your dad never has to worry about the high carbon stainless steel blades breaking. They are also coated with titanium nitride to protect them from the elements no matter what type of fishing he prefers. Included in the kit is a 7-inch tapered flex blade, an 8-inch ultra-flex blade, a 9-inch serrated flex blade and a 9-inch stiff flex blade. These blades will easily clean even the boniest of fish in the sea. The kit also comes with a nice carrying case. $119.99

Costa Tailwater Sunglasses


You don't have to be a hardcore angler to appreciate a good pair of polarized shades. We like to recommend the best, which is why the Costa Tailwalker Sunglasses gets one of our spots on this gift list. There's no doubting Costa's leadership in the space, but the Tailwalkers have a unique, innovative feature that adjusts the fit with locking-lever temple tips that don't diminish the aesthetics. Instead, they're probably even cooler because of it.

Breeo Outpost Grill


A backyard grill or smoker can get kind of expensive, but if your dad loves a cookout, there's a way to reward him without dropping all kinds of cash. The Breeo Outpost Grill is used over a fire pit, meaning it's a great portable option for camping trips. But don't let the minimalistic nature fool you, it'll serve a grill master well in their backyard, too.

TETRA Hearing Protection


The TETRA story starts with two audiologists who combined their expertise in the world of hearing and merged it with their passion for the outdoors. There's a variety of premium products available, ranging from waterfowl to big game to wild turkey hunting. They are now branching out and providing more offerings for upland, the range, and more. It's the sort of thing that stops your dad from ever having to buy another set of cheap earmuffs again.

Abu Garcia Virtual Rod

If the dad you're getting a gift for is acclimated to the cell phone/tech gadget lifestyle, then an Abu Garcia Virtual Rod would be a really neat addition to their fishing gear. It links up to the ANGLR app on your phone via Bluetooth, and helps log and keep track of your catches with a quick press of a button on the butt end of the rod. It's a good example of the next-gen adaptations that outdoor equipment is witnessing.

AFTCO Yurei Air-O Shirt 

A Yurei Air-O Mesh Performance Shirt from AFTCO is one of those simple-but-awesome gifts a father is going to get great use out of. The breathability is off the charts (seriously, it's like you aren't wearing anything at all), and there's stain release and anti0odor characteristics on the quick-dry material that makes it perfect for fishing, or just hanging outdoors in the heat of the summer.