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Backpacker Magazine – Online Exclusive

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Father's Day Gift Guide

What do dads really want? Hint: not more ties or car wash gift certificates. We polled our male staffers to find out what they hope to get (or give) this June 19th.



Dan Larson, gear tester, father of Holden (9)
I’d love a good, basic fly-fishing setup to share with my son, like Cabela’s Ready-to-Fish Prestige package ($159, cabelas.com), and a copy of Fly Fishing for Dummies ($15, dummies.com) so we can actually catch something.

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READERS COMMENTS

Donald N . Wright
Jun 15, 2011

short folks and tall folks, male and female, anyone not "normal sized", gear is hard to find and afford. We old folks go slower too!

Jean
Jun 14, 2011

Ditto here! I'm 5' 0" also. Plus I have a short torso compared to my legs. It's hard to find clothes and gear that fits. I'll be a tester, too! ;-)

Bonnie
Jun 14, 2011

I've always thought there should be a section for backpacking gear and clothes designed for "vertically challenged" adults. I'm 5' and it has taken me months and lots of returned backpacks and hiking boots/shoes to find the right fit. I've looked at gear for children but the fit and quality is lacking. If Backpacker decides to test out gear for shorter people, I'm willing to help out!

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