Here are a selection of superb gifts for the Dadventurer in your life who loves the great outdoors and isn’t afraid to get dirt under his nails and feel the rain on his face. Whether sharing the experience with the children or heading off into the wilderness to inspire them on his return there is something here to suit all tastes and budget. And if sitting on the sofa with a hot chocolate watching the latest Running Wild with Bear Grylls is as extreme as it gets, maybe this list can provide some inspiration:
Lifeventure Thermal Mug RRP £13
Rarely does a flask perform as advertised, often falling short of bold claims. The Lifeventure Mug does exactly what it says on the tin, keeping drinks hot for 4 hours and cold for 12 hours! Having used this on various adventures and expeditions in a variety of conditions I can attest to its claims. The same size as a large cup of tea, its available in 12 different colours and will be just at home flying high in the alps or resting by the local fishing lake.
Klean Kanteen – RRP £26 (Reflect 800ml)
A water bottle is essential, a water bottle that doesnt hold the taste and smell of the thousands of drinks that went before it would be a dream. Now that dream is a reality with a range of products from Klean Kanteen. Made from high quality, food-grade stainless steel, they are toxin-free, and don’t retain or impart flavours. The bottles keep drinks fresh and clean tasting no matter how many times its used and they look great too.
Suunto Core Black Watch RRP £250
A true outdoor adventure watch. With a digital compass, barometer and altimeter all in one, this battle tested, military grade watch will even sound an alarm when a storm is on its way. Great for professional and budding mountaineers alike. Not only is it tough and versatile, it looks great too!
Timex Expedition Rugged – RRP £59.99
Great value and with a range of practical features. Its water resistent to 50 metres, has an INDIGLO® Night-Light, a QuickDate feature and luminescent hands. With classic looks, this is a watch that has accompanyed many an adventure over the years seeking simple practicality that wont let them down when it matters.
Leatherman One Hand Tool RRP £109.99
Every true Dadventurer needs a Multi-Tool on their kit list. The daddy of them all is without doubt, the Leatherman. With one-handed operation of all 16 Tools, the OHT adds yet more practicality to Leatherman’s already great line-up of tools. Additionally, the handles have visual imprints of the tool underneath for quick identification making the OHT the ultimate big boys toy.
Gerber suspension RRP £49.99
More reasonably priced than Leatherman but with equivalent engineering and style, making for a robust and versatile tool. Fitted with spring loaded pliers and Gerber’s patented Saf.T.Plus locking system, the suspension features 12 tools and has a lifetime warranty.
GoPro Hero 5 RRP £349.99
The ultimate companion to your outdoor dadventures, often imitated but never matched for pure quality of shot and ease of use. Whether smashing down a ski run or simply recording the kids first bike ride or christmas natuvity, the the latest edition to the GoPro family, the Hero 5 features voice control and incresed video stabilsation and has a 2 inch touch screen with simple one touch recording. It is extremely robust and even waterproof down to 33m providing endless filming possibilities !
Natural weathering of the skin has suited man for thousands of years so whats the issue, well now we understand that all this weather can have a detrimental effect on our skin, leading to some nasty conditions, including skin cancer. Wind, rain, sun and snow resistant, this is no ordinary moisturiser. Providing day long protection against even the most extreme of elements, even Steve McQueen and Ernest Shackleton would of slapped some Mrs White’s on given the choice!
Plain Jane Firepit RRP £235
What better way to get together and regail tails of your dadventures than gather round a fire pit, and a firepit with a removeable swing arm BBQ to boot. From ‘firepitsuk.co.uk’ this 3mm steel pit is both hard wearing and stylish. Embrace the Great Britsih weather and open up the garden to good times for 12 months of the year!
Nuptse slippers RRP £38
Even the boldest of dadventurers needs some well earned down time to reflect, so a quality pair of slippers is essential. Created by outdoor clothing pioneers, North Face, the Nuptse Tent Mules have been designed to be worn in the most inhospitable of environments, often seen wandering around on the feet of mountaineers at Everest Base Camp. Incredily warm and comfortable they feature a toughened upper made from recycled bottles, so relax knowing your helping the environment before you head back into it!
Handy Dad in the Great Outdoors by Todd Davis RRP £15.99
In this super-fun book, Todd Davis offers up 50 amazing projects and activities to enjoy with the kids, perfect for planning the next Dadventure. Ideas include slack lining, identifying edible bugs, torch-making, teepee and bridge building, how to start a fire without matches, how to make a survival kit and much more.
Now you really have no excuse for not knowing what to buy! :) Have we missed anything?