Gifts for The Active & Outdoor Dad: Father’s Day 2016

For the dads that love to be outside and stay moving we bring you our compilation of great gifts! As you know, the men in our lives can be difficult to shop for, so with Father’s Day just around the corner we want to make your lives a little bit easier. We know how pivotal the roles of fathers can be, so this year if you are looking to let them know how great they are with a special gift… look no further!

Back Pack Diaper Bag by Baby Boom

The Gift

Charge your devices! Listen on the go! Find it quick! The XLR8 Connect and Go Back Pack Diaper Bag lets you stay in touch and connected on the go with baby.

This backpack style diaper bag lets parents organize everything they need for baby without compromising their connectivity. Over 20 pockets keep both baby‘s diapers, wipes and bottles organized, and offer dedicated spots for your phones, wires and more. Whether about town with little ones or hiking the trails, you can keep mobile devices fully charged and functional with the 7800mAh power bank. When music is in order, the attached bluetooth speaker will play your soothing lullabies or favorite tunes. To avoid the frustration of rummaging through a dark backpack, an integrated LED light illuminates contents so items can be retrieved with ease. Insulated exterior pockets keep food and bottles cooled and away from electronics, while the spacious interior compartment stores and organizes essentials for baby and parents. A removable changing pad provides a soft, clean surface for little ones while on the go.   

This Smart Bag keeps devices charged, bottles cold, and Dad’s dignity intact.

Features You Will LOVE

  • Combination diaper bag/backpack powers up electronics to keep parents connected while storing baby’s essentials
  • Spacious interior holds diapers, baby bottles, wipes and more
  • Insulated side bottle pocket keeps bottles and drinks at temperature, and stashed away from electronics
  • Insulated front pocket is perfect for snacks
  • 20 pockets plus 5 wire/pen storage pockets
  • 7800mAh power bank can recharge up to 4 devices
  • LED light has power for 50 continuous hours
  • Bluetooth speaker for on-the-go listening

Baby Boom’s mission is to prepare their customers for every circumstance imaginable. Baby Boom understands that everything about parenthood is special. From designing your nursery and carrying a diaper bag, to watching your toddler grow into a little person squealing with delight at the site of their favorite characters, each choice you make as a caregiver is done with distinct pride. That’s why Baby Boom pays utmost attention to every detail in designing their products in order to bring you the ultimate in quality, style, function and fashion.

Versatrail Shoes by Keen

The Gift

Celebrate Father’s Day with a pair of matching father/son Versatrails! The Keen Men’s Versatrail is technically a high-performance hiking shoe, but whether Dad’s hiking through the woods, running errands or chasing his kids across the playground, he will love these. They are versatile and attractive enough for every day use. The low profile and elastic lacing system make them easy to slip on, though they do come with a pair of traditional laces if he’d prefer that look. With 4 color combinations, you’re sure to find one that he’ll love.

The most impressive part of the Versatrails are the “metatomical footbed” design, which is engineered to provide excellent arch support and cradle the natural contours of the foot. Translation: these shoes are incredibly comfortable.

Kids will prefer the look of the Versatrails over boring sneakers, and they are comfortable enough for even the pickiest of kids. Just like any pair of Keens, these are durable and can withstand the wear of a summer full of adventures for both Dad and his kids (they’re available for girls, too)!

The Cleansport NXT™ natural odor control is a feature that everyone in the family will appreciate! You can feel confident that your kids will outgrow these well before they wear out. 

Features to Love

  • Highly breathable
  • Low-profile makes them easy to put on
  • Cleansport NXT™ for odor control
  • Extremely lightweight (11.6 oz per men’s shoe)
  • Lightweight Ariaprene™ tongue construction
  • Mesh lining
  • Non-marking rubber sole
  • Easily adjustable single-pull elastic lacing and secure fit system (a pair of standard laces are also included with the men’s shoes)
  • The metatomical footbed design provides excellent support and comfort

Keen was launched in 2003 as the result of asking a simple design question: can a sandal protect the toes? The answer was yes, and it launched a commitment to designing a wide array of footwear, bags and apparel that enable you to play any place without a ceiling. Keen makes footwear for the entire family, and they have an excellent reputation for comfort, support and durability. They partner with non-profit organizations around the world to give back to communities. 

Work Boots by The Original Muck Boot Company

The Gift

Every guy, dad or not, needs a solid, workhorse of a boot. We’re not talking about a simple rain boot; we mean a versatile boot that is durable, flexible, completely waterproof, and loaded with features that make working outdoors easier and safer.

The Men’s Chore Collection from The Original Muck Boot Company is their bestselling line of work boots, and for good reason. The Chore Mid can take your guy through a day of working the horse stalls, chopping down wood in the backyard, slushing through ankle deep snowbanks pulling two giddy kids on a sled, and just about any other outdoor activity or “chore” they find themselves about to tackle.

Features to Love

  • Stretch-fit topline binding
  • Keeps warmth IN and cold OUT
  • 5mm NEOPRENE bootie with four-way stretch nylon
  • 100% waterproof
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Upper toe area is triple reinforced and heel area is quadruple reinforced
  • Steel shank for additional arch support
  • Quick clean rubber overlay
  • Height is 12″

Since 1999, The Original Muck Boot Company has been designing and creating high performance footwear (with an emphasis on boots) that are actually comfortable, in addition to being 100% waterproof and able to handle a wide variety of down and dirty conditions. These high quality, breathable, and stylish boots are loved by a large customer base for their unique and essential features, such as an airmesh design, steel toe enforcement, snake proof, slip and oil resistant, scent masking, and more, making them one of the fastest growing lines in the waterproof footwear market!

Gym Apparel by Flex Comics

The Gift

No matter how old dad’s get, they still love their comic book characters. Flex Comics has you covered. For the dad who loves fitness and his comic book characters, you absolutely can not go wrong with this gift choice. He’ll be showing the world he’s training to save Vanessa in no time. 

Training to Kill Francis Tank and Sun’s out guns out shorts is an outfit sure to make your fitness dad laugh and wear with pride when he trains. The tank depicts everyone’s favorite sarcastic superhero training to kill Francis and rescue Vanessa, while the shorts show you he’s doing it sun’s out guns out.

The Maximum Effort Towel is for the Dad who is pouring sweat during his workout. The world’s most sarcastic superhero to the rescue again. The Maximum Effort Towel is just plain awesome. Guaranteed to wipe out sweat and look cool while doing it. It’s also great during his sets on benches that require you to lay down and you would rather not have your hair in someone else’s sweat.

Features to Love

Training to kill Francis tank top

  • Eye catching design
  • World’s favorite sarcastic superhero
  • Perfect gym cut

Sun’s out guns out shorts

  • Eye catching design
  • World’s favorite sarcastic superhero
  • Loose and comfortable for training legs

Maximum Effort Towel

  • Eye catching design
  • World’s favorite sarcastic superhero
  • Coolest towel in the gym

Flex Comics was created to bridge the gap between fitness and comics. Its creator Jeremy Agapitos did just that with the help of his longtime friend Chris Marzuola. Together they fused fitness and comics together. Not only do they have an awesome apparel line, but an actual comic line as well with tens of thousands of weekly readers. 

Massaging Ice Therapy by VibraCool


The Gift

VibraCool™ is the perfect gift for the athletic dad or the dad who is recovering from an injury. VibraCool™ combines cold therapy with vibration. The result is decreased pain and inflammation thanks to the cold, and improved blood flow and loosening of stiff muscles thanks to the massage and vibration. VibraCool™ works because it was created by a pain management physician to combine the benefits of different therapies. For aches and injuries, all you have to do is apply VibraCool™ directly to the sight of pain for 10-20 minutes. You will get relief on contact. Independent research proves that it works. VibraCool™ is FDA 510K cleared for these indications: to “control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). It is also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension.” 

Features to Love

  • Combines cool therapy with massage for maximum relief
  • FDA cleared for pain relief
  • Ice packs are guaranteed for 100 uses
  • Can be used during activity when used with strap to hold in place
  • Relieves pain and can prevent Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

VibraCool™ offers an incredible option for pain relief that you can use at home or on the go in 20 minutes or less. Created by a pain management physician, this company has combined cool temperature and massage for pain relief for the first time. Over 5,000 hospitals and clinics now use VibraCool™ on their patients. You can get this medical level of relief for yourself whether you have injuries or you want to prevent soreness after an intense workout. Give VibraCool™ a shot; your body will thank you. 




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Shoes by Vionic


The Gift

Get Dad a cool looking pair of shoes that will actually help his feet. The Conner Casual Slip On from Vionic Shoes looks like a slip on surfer shoe but has orthotic technology built in. This shoe features Vionic’s Orthaheel Technology, “a biomechanic orthotic footbed that naturally aligns your feet and may help to relieve heel pain by reducing over-pronation.” With a classic herringbone textile, this shoe has a vintage look. They look great with shorts, and the man in your life will be slipping these on every chance he gets. This shoe is not just safer and healthier for your feet, it looks great too.

Features to Love

  • Vionic Orthaheel Technology for natural alignment
  • Vintage style
  • Full rubber cup sole with basket weave outsole
  • Tread for improved traction
  • Available in 3 colors: Light Grey, Navy, Light Tan

Vionic Shoes, developed by a podiatrist and a group of expert physicians, creates shoes that not only look good but are the absolute best shoes you can buy for the health of your feet! Vionic offers stylish shoes that all include their patented Orthoheel technology. Orthoheel technology allows for every shoe from Vionic, whether sandal, dress or active, to provide perfect balance, adequate support and essential stability. The technology built into these shoes allows for proper alignment of your feet, giving you comfort like you have never experienced before. 


Conner Casual Slip On


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Workout Clothes by Pearl Izumi


The Gift

Have a dad in your life who likes to run? Look no further than Pearl Izumi. From top to bottom they’ve got you covered. Pearl Izumi has everything to make the running dad in your life stylish and comfortable. Tank tops, shorts, shoes, no matter what it is, the running dad will appreciate Pearl Izumi’s products this Father’s Day. 

The Men’s Pursuit Singlet and Men’s Pursuit 7″ Short is an outfit sure to keep dads cool, comfortable and stylish on their run. Both pieces are made from the same lightweight transfer dry fabric. This material is made to keep you cool, comfortable, and as dry as possible. The stretch in the material allows you to move freely without restriction. Style, function, and comfort, all in one.

Features to Love

Men’s Pursuit Singlet

  • Lightweight Transfer Dry fabric with Icefil treatment provides superior moisture transfer and added cooling
  • Strategically placed mesh for ventilation
  • Added reflectivity for enhanced visibility
  • Main body fabric UPF 50+
  • 100% polyester

Men’s Pursuit Short 7″

  • Transfer Dry 4-way stretch fabric provides optimal moisture transfer and stretch with superior hand feel
  • Envelope back pocket to store your keys, food, phone or music
  • Transfer Dry built-in liner
  • Added reflectivity for enhanced visibility
  • 7″ inseam

Pearl Izumi believes in putting out the best running materials and quality money can buy. Created by Kinji Shimizu with an obsessive approach to bring constant innovations to the market. 

Recovery Drink by Play Again Now


The Gift

Give the athletic dad in your life a gift he can use this Father’s Day. Play Again Now is a recovery drink for athletes that helps prevent body soreness that can occur after working out or participating in a sporting event. Does your husband lift weights? Is your Dad a triathlete? He will certainly be able to use Play Again Now, and we are sure he will love it and see results. Play Again Now tastes great and leads to faster recovery in only 7 days. It is helpful for all ages and for recovery from all types of athletics and training. It works because it replenishes what was lost. It has 2 active ingredients, high-molecular-hyaluronic acid and MSM, to provide lubrication, anti-inflammatory and immune support at the cellular level. This is what recovery is all about. 

Features to Love

  • See results in 7 days
  • Clinically proven to be safe and effective
  • Aegis Shield Certified free of 200+ banned substances by Aegis Sciences Corporation
  • Physician recommended
  • Effective for all types of athletics and training

Play Again Now was created to offer athletes “recovery you can feel now.” Their sports recovery drink with HYALURONIC ACID WITH MSM is clinically tested and proven. Professional and amateur athletes alike are all noticing a difference in how their body recovers with the recommended use of Play Again Now. Play Again Now® participates in the Aegis Certified banned substance testing program and is an Aegis Certified dietary supplement. This company is making a positive impact on the lives of athletes everywhere.  


Play Again Now


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Swimwear by Tom & Teddy

The Gift

This Father’s Day, gift Dad something that he and his littlest sidekick can rock together on the hot summer days that lie ahead. Tom & Teddy has amazing, matching and vibrant swimwear designed specifically with dads and their little boys in mind.   

Whether you live on a beach, are vacationing to the beach, or your family loves to catch some rays out back in the kiddie pool, these high quality suits will quickly become a favorite. This season they have a new seaside collection with beautiful colors and fantastic and fun patterns. The fabric is a quick dry microfiber lined with 100% cotton mesh, and all of their suits are salt water and chlorine resistant, so no matter where your adventures take you, you will be ready for some water time fun!

Features to Love

  • Quick drying microfiber fabric 
  • 100% cotton mesh lining
  • Salt water and chlorine resistant 
  • UV protected
  • Braiding draw cord with Tom & Teddy silicone tips
  • Two side pockets 
  • One back pocket with Velcro fastening
  • Elasticated waistband 

Tom & Teddy was created in 2011 and focuses on the undeniable bond between father and son. They are a beachside living brand that aims to capture the spirit of the great Australian outdoors while crafting high quality and durable pieces. If you are looking for the perfect suits for a summer full of fun then they are exactly where you want to be looking!

Torrentshell Raincoat by Patagonia


The Gift

Any dad who loves the great outdoors knows that sometimes there is no way to predict the weather. This Father’s Day gift him a raincoat that will ensure that even if he gets caught in the rain he will still be well equipped!

The Patagonia Torrentshell Raincoat will keep Dad dry in wet conditions whether he gets stuck in a rainstorm, snowstorm or a tropical storm. It is both lightweight and durable and features versatile H2No Performance Standard waterproof protection. 

Features to Love

  • 2.5-layer waterproof, breathable H2No Performance Standard shell
  • 100% recycled nylon face
  • 2-way-adjustable hood
  • Laminated visor rolls down and stores 
  • Microfleece-lined neck provides comfort
  • 2 zippered hand warmer pockets and venting pit zips; all with welted exterior storm flaps and durable water repellent-treated zippers

Just the name Patagonia has become synonymous with quality products built to last against all of the elements. Their beginner roots were actually pretty small as they started out as a company that simply sold tools for climbers. Though they still make tools and clothing for climbing, they have also expanded to other outdoor sports such as skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running. They believe in fighting to save the beautiful places people love to explore, and for that reason Patagonia donates their time, services and at least 1% of sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups all over the world. They also focus on reducing harm caused to the environment by working on reducing their carbon footprint. 


Torrentshell Jacket


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Prescription Sunglasses by EyeBuyDirect

The Gift

Every man needs an awesome pair of aviator shades that they can rock from time to time. The perfect aviator shades can make any man feel like he is the hero of his own action movie. There is no better style than Good Vibrations from EyeBuyDirect to give him the aviator style, “California loving”, classic look. Good Vibration’s aviator shades boast a sleek, thin black wire frame featuring a double nose bridge, as well as adjustable nose pads and acetate temple tips for extra comfort. And if the man in your life needs some prescription eyewear, simply upload his current eyeglass prescription and they will arrive, perfectly accurate, in just a few weeks.

Whether you want to embody Maverick from “Top Gun” or James Dean from “Rebel Without a Cause”, these killer shades are sure to give you an added boost of confidence and machismo.

Features to Love

  • Comes with a microfiber pouch and eyeglass screwdriver
  • Crystal clear lenses that are easy to clean
  • Prescription lenses are available
  • More reasonably priced than most eye-wear stores
  • If damage occurs to glasses, EyeBuyDirect will send a new complementary pair

EyeBuyDirect was founded in 2005 with the belief that everyone has the right to better vision. They strive to give you the best quality, at the lowest possible price. EyeBuyDirect has distributed millions of glasses to people just like you, saving their customer’s hard-earned money. They offer the widest selection of great prescription eyeglasses at the most affordable prices in the world.

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Happy Father’s Day to all the fantastic dads out there!

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Jessica is a holistic health counselor and work from home mom living in the middle of nowhere USA with her sweet little boy! She suffers from a serious case of compulsive globe-trotting and is always counting the days until her next move or adventure. You can often find her trying to get in her exercise in by lunging through the park while chasing after her very energetic little boy! She is constantly fueled and energized by her love for healthy eating and occasionally copious amounts of caffeine.

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