We know how to churn out some true adventure-lovers here in Australia and your dad is likely no exception. If he still has a thirst for the outdoor experience, our following Gift Guide definitely has you covered for this year’s Father’s Day (which arrives 4 September). It comes packed to the gills with the latest and greatest in adventure-ready gear, apparel, and tech. That includes everything from durable North Face jackets to multisport GPS watches to lightweight camping chairs and so much more. Pick him up something special and maybe grab an extra for yourself so you can join him on the next thrill-seeking excursion. This is how you stay young at heart no matter what your age.
The North Face Men’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket
Leave it to The North Face to craft the ultimate outdoor jacket, which resurrects the oversize logos of its 1996 predecessor. It features ripstop fabric and a non-PFC DWR finish for ample protection, along with ultra-cosy 700 fill goose down. – AU$480
Palace GORE-TEX S-Tech Jacket
This authentic Gore-Tex jacket is stylish, optimal, breathable, waterproof, and ready for all the outdoor adventure you can throw its way. It’s also selling out fast so get clicking before it’s gone.
YETI Tundra Haul Hard Cover Cooler
Who wouldn’t love a portable bar? The Tundra Haul is iconic outdoor lifestyle brand YETI’s first ever cooler on wheels, delivering some serious sud storage for whatever dad has in store for the summer. Inside the new Nordic Blue-coloured cooler, you’ll find extra-thick walls loaded with up to two inches of insulation, meaning your brews will always stay cold. That’s a massive plus when you consider this powerhouse is capable of holding a whopping 45 cans of beer. Park it next to dad this Father’s Day and you’ll have one happy chappy.
Bolstering feet since 2013, the mighty XT-6 remains the sneaker of choice amongst long-distance runners, professional athletes, and all-around fitness freaks. Recently updated with new colours and materials, it features dual-density EVA cushioning at the midsole, abrasion-resistant mesh, a full-length chassis system, and other goodies.
Nike ACG Smith Summit Pants
Nike’s lightweight and durable cargo trousers take direct inspiration from the versatile terrain of Smith Rock State Park in Oregon. Crafted from a minimum of 75% recycled polyester and recycled nylon fibres, they feature plenty of pocket room and conveniently roll up into shorts to accommodate warmer weather. Take them anywhere. – AU$210
District Vision Stretch Shirt
This signature activewear is available through luxury retailer Mr. Porter and that’s your first sign of its superior quality. Lightweight stretch-mesh construction and bonded side seams drive home the high-performance vibe, delivering improved airflow whilst preventing chafing. Accept nothing less. – AU$209
Nike Dri-FIT Socks
Socks are an underrated garment in one’s outdoor arsenal in that they can make or break your levels of comfort. Nike brings it with their popular Dri-FIT collection, which employs super-soft yarn along with moisture-wicking technology. Start cosy and stay cosy through a host of activities or terrains.
Supreme GORE-TEX Bell Hat
This waterproof and breathable headwear was first introduced in 2021 and it’s still selling strong. Behold its signature GORE-TEX construction with mesh lining, webbing strap enclosure, and logo detailing. Act now because there are only a few left.
Garmin fēnix 6 Pro and Sapphire
If you really want to make his Father’s Day, look no further than this multisport GPS watch from Garmin. Equal parts tough, stylish, and intelligent, it comes forged from premium materials and puts a slew of advanced features at your disposal. From heart rate monitoring to pre-loaded ski maps to music syncing and more, this thing pretty much does it all. And did we mention that it can run for up to 14 days on a single charge?
The James Brand the Mehlville
This ultra-sturdy EDC reinvents the modern carabiner and offers more than meets the eye. Machined from a single block of alumunium, it hosts two separate compartments so as to completely prevent your keys from falling out during use. A custom thumb stud bottle opener is also part of the slim and compact package. It’s but one amongst a slew of revolutionary products from The James Brand.
Bell & Ross BR0392
Few watchmakers capture the spirit of adventure quite like Bell & Ross, hence their popularity amongst divers, pilots, and explorers. The eye-catching BR0392 also goes by the name of Phantom and it’s not hard to see why. Dressed in all black, it runs on Swiss-made calibre BR-CAL.302 automatic movement, with photo-luminescent-coated black indices, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and a ceramic case. If Dad doesn’t want it, would you consider getting one for us instead? Just asking. – AU$6,187
Snow Peak Multi-Container M Logo-Embroidered Nylon-Canvas Bag
Made from resilient nylon canvas, Snow Peak’s Multi-Container M is a true bag for all occasions. Its sturdy handles and cubic shape make it a brilliant travel essential and one that can hold pretty much everything you need for an overnight adventure. – AU$159
Helinox Chair One
After a long day of hiking or fishing, a man deserves a comfortable seat on which to rest his rear. Enter the Chair One from Helinox and its seamless blend of lightweight design and sturdy construction. It also folds down for effortless storage. – AU$150
Hydro Flask 32oz Wide Mouth
Forged from pro-grade stainless steel, this BPA-Free water bottle keeps liquids cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12. Just picture ice-cold water flowing from its wide mouth into yours on a scorching day and you get the idea. It’s dishwasher-safe and backed by a lifetime warranty. – AU$70
Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus
Australia’s own Bellroy is one of our favourite brands because they focus on functional designs and exceptional materials. Their Classic Backpack Plus is par for the course and it offers dual compartment carry along with a streamlined aesthetic. Features include a special laptop sleeve, separate tech section, easy-access pouch, front zip pocket, contoured shoulder straps, padded back panels, and more.
AWAY The Carry-On
Masters of modern luggage, AWAY have crafted the perfect carry-on. Perched within its tough polycarbonate shell are an interior compression system, water-resistant laundry bag, and organised layout, with enough room to hold all your essentials. Wheel it through the airport, slide it into the overhead compartment, and embark on your next adventure. This is travel done right.