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2012 Father's Day Gift Guide

Skip the new wrench sets and the flowery ties. Give the man on your list something that he’ll really be stoked about. We’ve got a slew of great dad-tested gift ideas starting at $20


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[dutch oven]
Lodge Cast Iron Camp
Dutch Ovens

He’ll take his campfire cooking to a whole new level.

[the most useful book]
BACKPACKER’s Complete Guide to
Outdoor Gear Maintenance and Repair

Empower him to fix any gear-
related problem, step-by-step manual.

[headlamp /lantern]
Snow Peak SnowMiner

This 2-in-1 camp light is the only one he’ll ever need.

[double bag]
Feathered Friends Spoonbill

Snuggle up with your partner in this cozy bag for two.

[versatile hiking shoes]
Salewa Firetail

These well-priced shoes are ideal for day hiking and light backpacking.

[family tent]
Big Agnes Burn Ridge 4 Outfitter

What a deal! A top-quality, palatial, two-door, four-person car camping tent for $300.

[plush mattress]
NEMO Cosmo Air XL

Give him the gift of sleep with this oversized, three-inch-thick airmat.

[smart rain shell]
Marmot Vapor Trail Hoody

This stretchy, great-fitting shell will keep him dry and warm on any adventure.

[multiday pack]
REI Flash 62

He’ll thank you for this comfy, stable pack that can handle hero loads.

[smarty pants]
Helly Hanson Odin
Quick-Dry Pant

Great fitting, stretchy, summer-weight pants for his big adventures

[solar sound system]
Eton Rukus

Turn an iPod into a campground sound system.

[portable power]
Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Pro

A rugged battery pack that will let him stay charged up and connected.

[iPhone armor]
LifeProof iPhone 4/4S Case

Keep his phone immune to the elements.

[iPad armor]
Otter Box iPad 2 Reflex Series Case

What’s better than having an iPad? Not having to worry about what’ll happen to it when it gets into little hands.

[the perfect cup]
Stanley Ninteen13 One-Hand Vacuum Mug

Multitasking dads will love this easy-sipping cup.

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