Best Father’s Day Gifts For Outdoorsmen And Campers
Up your game with this gear, and stop boring your ballie with beer, ties and trail mix for Father’s Day. Each of these tools below is the Swiss army knife of its category – made for different uses and for different men. The bonus? They’re some damn good-looking gear!
Bonus: This month’s issue is dad-themed so you can get him a copy in honour of Father’s Day (Buy It Here).
The BackPack – Salomon Prolog 70 Backpack
Is your dad into overnight camping trips or even being the most fashionable in gym? This backpack is both stylish and functional. Plus, it’s comfortable for long trips thanks to the padded backpanel and shoulder straps.
The Survival Tool – GreenLite Firelighters
The GreenLite Firelighters are an earth-friendly way to start a fire so your dad can make a non-toxic braai in the bush (or at home). It’s made from recycled ingredients and clean-burning vegetable oils. Your dad can go green when he’s out in the greenery.
The Jacket – Salomon Wing Aero M
The Shoe – Salomon Evasion 2 LTR
The Tent – Tentsile Flite+ Tree Tent
The Cleaning Tool – Earthsap Braai Grid Cleaner
There’s nothing worse than arriving at a public braai spot or a camping ground and seeing the braai hasn’t been cleaned since the first time it was used. Give this to your dad and he can chuck it in his backpack for the next time he heads out. Using only natural ingredients that do not pose any health risk and are safe for the planet too, the Earthsap Braai Grid cleaner degreases and strips all food deposits.
The Folding Blade Knife – Kaliber Kuikku
This spring-assisted stainless steel knife is equal parts functional, versatile, stylish and comfortable. The grip is great, thanks to a multi-directional G10 handle.
The Multi-Tool – Leatherman Super Tool 300
This award-winning 19-in-1 super-tool is made for every man, and comes equipped with one more added extra: a 25-year warranty. Use it to crack open a can of beer after a long day, whether outdoors or at work. (R 1 999, Cape Union Mart)
The Cooking Set – GSI Outdoors Halulite Microdualist Nesting Cooking Set
Your dad will have cooking sorted as this set comes with a cooking pot, a strainer lid, two bowls, two mugs, two sip-it lids, two telescoping foons (a fork/spoon hybrid with and extendable handle), a stove bag, and a welded sink-stuff sack. Your dad will love this kitchen-on-the-go.
The Camp Axe – Autine Unpolished Hatchet
Weighing under 1kg, this hand-forged beaut is the winter warrior you need in your hand. It’s made using a technique called laminating, using high carbon-content steel (8HF) for the blade, and has a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.
For more Father’s Day inspiration and information, pick up a copy of our June issue, in stores now! Or you can get it online for only R48, here. Now that’s a deal!