Your 2019 Top 10 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Give Dad the Gift of a Better Adventure This Year

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May 31, 2019

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Father’s Day is fast approaching and I want to help you knock the socks off of your outdoor Dad. Here are the top 10m gifts for Dad’s day 2019 and where to grab them:

10. SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) – For Fun with Dad on the Water


Man and woman in bathing suits atop paddle boards in the water

Get Dad out on the water with an easy to use SUP / Photo: The Resort at Massey’s Landing

O’Brien Eclipse 11’6″ Stand-Up Paddleboard — MSRP $799

Get Dad out on the water on one of the fast-growing activities in America — Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The Eclipse SUP features O’Brien’s most popular profile with subtle hull contouring and smooth rocker line. The board now features high-volume, D-shaped rails, so it can ride higher on the water with less drag and more stability. The paddleboard offers one of the cleanest rides on the water and provides more maneuverability and easier storage. Front bungee system. Textured EVA foam deck pad. Recessed carry handle. Rear leash plug. 9″ SUP fin. The Board is constructed with a foam core and hand-laid epoxy resin. A bamboo top sheet adds strength and rigidity. 11’6″L x 31.5″W. 202.6-liter volume. Rider weight limit: Beginner – 225 lbs. Intermediate – 265 lbs. Advanced – 346 lbs.

9. BIOLITE CAMPFIRE – A Smokeless Firepit at the Campsite


Photograph of Biolite Fire Pit

BioLite FirePit / Photo: BioLite


BioLite FirePit — MSRP $199

Is Dad a big fan of cooking at the campsite? The BioLite FirePit, reviewed in a previous blog post, is an amazing compact fire pit that allows you to cook or stay warm on the go. The truly unique thing about it though is it burns smoke-free. Perfect for any campsite, tailgate, road trip, nights on the beach or just in your backyard, the BioLite FirePit uses patented airflow technology to create hyper-efficient flames, eliminating smoke and burning less wood for longer. The X-Ray Mesh gives you a front-row seat to the magic, enabling 360 views of your beautiful campfire. Capacity for up to 4 standard firewood logs, or lift the fuel rack and toss in charcoal to transform the FirePit into a hibachi style grill, complete with an included grill grate.


8. DRAGON SUNGLASSES – Give Dad the Gift of Style and Function


Pair of dragon sunglasses floating on the water with boat in background

Dragon H2O Sunglasses won’t sink your day / Photo: Dragon


Dragon Sunglasses – MSRP $59 – $159

With the launch of the H2O Floatable Collection of sunglasses, Dragon has made it just too easy to enjoy a sunny day out on the water. With over a dozen frame styles to choose from, there’s a pair for every dad. Get them out on the water and no matter how hardcore you go for the day, they will stay afloat above the water. The H2O Floatable Collection is constructed with an injection-molded thermoplastic with a lower density H2O material that allows these sunglasses to float. If you don’t need them to float, Dragon has so many different frames to choose from it’ll blow Dad’s mind.

7. BERGARA B-14 HUNTER RIFLE – Top-Rated Rifle for the Hunting Dad in Your Life


Bolt Action Hunting Rifle

Photo: Gander Outdoors


Bergara B-14 Hunter Rifle — MSRP $726

Do you have a true blue hunting Dad? The Bergara B-14 is a top-rated option to get Dad ready for hunting season. Legendary for guaranteed accuracy right out of the box, the Bergara name has become the big-game hunter’s choice for affordable, sharp-shooting performance. Highly efficient production techniques combine with meticulous design to make the B-14 Series Hunter Bolt-Action Rifles enough to boost any shooter’s confidence. Equipped with the world-famous Bergara barrel crafted from 4140 CrMo steel and finished in matte blue, these rifles are guaranteed to produce sub-1.0 MOA groups at 100 yards using factory match-grade ammunition. Elite performance details don’t end with the barrel. A super-smooth B-14 action with a coned bolt nose and breech ensures consistent feeding and has a sliding plate extractor for proper alignment.




Black gray and teal mens board shorts

Made of light polyester with four-way stretch / Photo: Uncle Dan’s Outdoor Store


Patagonia Men’s Stretch Planing Boardshorts — MSRP $79

These great shorts are a perfect option for an active Dad. Fully re-engineered with a new four-way stretch fabric, the versatile, performance-focused Stretch Planing Boardshorts feature a slimmer profile with minimal drag. Similar to our trusted Wavefarer Boardshorts design but with an updated fit that maximizes stretch and minimizes seams, the superlight Stretch Planings are made of durable, fast-drying 91% recycled polyester/9% spandex with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection.


5. LEW’S MACH INSHORE SPEED SPOOL SLP BAITCAST COMBO – The Perfect Tool for the Fishing Father


Close up of fishing rod spool

This combo incorporates everything you want / Photo: Overton’s


Lew’s Mach Inshore Speed Spool SLP Baitcast Combo — MSRP $116

Do you need to tackle (see what I did there) the perfect gift for your fishing father? Lew’s Mach Inshore Speed Spool SLP Combo gives the angler an affordable option to inshore fishing. The Inshore Speed Spool SLP Combo incorporates everything you want in an inshore combo and then some. The reel is designed with an SLP frame, for better ergonomics without compromising line capacity. The reel also offers a dual braking system, with an externally adjustable MSB (Multi-Setting Braking System) and an internally adjustable Centrifugal Braking System. The rod features a one-piece IM8 black with actions tailored for fishing inshore. The American Tackle Saltwater Microwave Guides ensure smooth casting and improved line lay while the Winn Dri-Tac split grip handle provides a positive grip even when your hands are wet.

4. LOW-PRESSURE MOUNTED GRILL – For the RVing Dad Who Loves to Grill


BBQ attached to side of RV

Attaches directly to your onboard LP supply / Photo: Camping World


Low-Pressure Mounted Grill — MSRP $130 (+ $11 for the mount)

For the Dad who loves grilling on a barbecue as much as he loves hitting the open road in the RV. Mount on your RV sidewall or use on a tabletop. Provides 10,000 BTUs of cooking power. Porcelain enamel cooking grid offers a roomy 305 sq. in. cooking area. Features include a piezo ignition, built-in temperature gauge, cool-touch stainless-steel handle and heavy-duty carry bag. Hanger bracket included for mounting on RV sidewall (requires Grill Mounting Rail #95644, sold separately).

3. FUJI NEVADA MOUNTAIN BIKE – Real World Adventure on a Real World Budget


Teal and black mountain bike

Photo: Gander Outdoors


Fuji Nevada Mountain Bike — MSPR $520

Is Dad getting interested in mountain biking? Does he want to graduate from a road bike to an off-road bike? Inexpensive and efficient, the Fuji Nevada 27.5 1.5 Mountain Bike is constructed with a mix of components that will keep you on the trails for miles. The A2-SL custom-butted aluminum frame, combined with a suspension fork with remote lockout, keeps every ride smooth, even over roots, rocks and other natural obstacles. Reliable components are built on a proven frame for real-world conditions. Praised for its versatility, the Nevada can take riders from their first weekend ride to their first mountain bike race.

2. CAMELBAK ARETE 18 — Hydration and Storage for the Hiking Dad


Hydration pack for hiking

A perfect mountain solution for hydration and storage / Photo: Gander Outdoors


Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack – MSRP $65

Want a perfect solution for the hiking Dad? This great pack provides a 1.5-liter bladder AND a ton of great storage. Versatile as they come, the CamelBak Arete 18 is the ideal pack to take on your next hike. The pack is equipped with a Crux reservoir that delivers more water per sip and has an on/off lever that prevents leaks. The reversible design easily converts into an insulated reservoir sleeve to hold your water supply steady inside a larger bag. It’s lightweight ensuring you have no trouble taking it with you on your numerous hikes.



Happy family: mother, father, children son and daughter on nature on sunset

Get Dad outside this Father’s Day / Photo: Getty Images


Make a New Memory with Dad Outside!

When it comes to the perfect Father’s Day present, I can’t think of anything better than just getting outside with my girls. If you really want to do something special for Dad, grab some gear from this list, plot a quick adventure and get outside with your whole family. Experiencing nature and creating new outdoor memories is one of my favorite things in the world and I just can’t think of anything I’d rather get than time with them.

That wraps up my 2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide for my fellow outdoor Dad’s out there. From “The Dad Outside,” Happy Father’s Day!

About the Author:
Outdoor photo of author Jeremy P Elder Copyright Infamousworks 2019
Jeremy P Elder is a U.S. Army combat veteran and podcast producer and host. He is a proud father and writes the A Dad Outside blog series about adventures with his young daughter and is the author of Topics of Heroes and its sequel Topics Too. Jeremy has served as the Digital Product Manager for Good Sam Enterprises.