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10 Perfect Father's Day Gifts for Dads Who Hike

From a comfy chair that's light enough for a daypack to a full-size camp kitchen, this gear is ready to upgrade any dad's next trip.

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You won’t find any essential gear on our list of the best outdoors Father’s Day gifts—no sleeping bags, tents, or boots. Those are necessities. Instead, give dad something he wants, from a pair of nigh-unbreakable binoculars to a collapsible camp kitchen.

Big Agnes Skyline Ultralight Chair: $110

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All of the comfort, none of the bulk. That’s the deal with Big Agnes’s new camp chair, which packs small and weighs just over a pound. Its large, bucket seats are amply deep for relaxing sessions around the campfire, and its pole system is sturdy no matter what ground it’s planted on. Buy Big Agnes Skyline Ultralight Chair Now

Gerber ComplEAT: $28

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This all-in-one utensil is like a multitool for your camp kitchen. It has a separate fork and spoon, spatula, bottle opener, peeler, can opener and serrated opener; you can even snap it all together like a puzzle for nifty tongs. And at just over 2 ounces, it should find a place in your pack on every trip. Buy Gerber ComplEAT Now

Work Sharp Guided Field Pocket Knife Sharpener: $15

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Every outdoorsman worth his salt has a favorite knife, and keeping it in tip-top shape is just as important. With 320 grit on one side and ceramic on the other, this compact sharpener is small enough to fit in a hipbelt pocket for on-the-go maintenance. Buy Work Sharp Guided Field Pocket Knife Sharpener Now

Maven C2 Binoculars: $200—$255

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Want to be more eagle-eyed on the trail? These bombproof binocs will let you spy on faraway animals and summits without a significant weight penalty. Constructed from lightweight plastic with a rubber polymer, they can handle the rough stuff. Buy Maven C2 Binoculars Now

GSI Outdoors Gourmet Griddle: $55

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A camp chef is only as good as his cookware. This large griddle offers superb heat distribution, making for perfect pancakes, grilled cheeses, and omelets every time. Bonus: The etched, non-stick surface and pour spout for collecting grease make it a cinch to clean. Buy GSI Outdoors Gourmet Griddle Now

GCI Master Cook Station: $125

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For the guy who wants the ultimate cooking setup at his campsite, this table has an aluminum counter, storage rack, three side tables with beverage holders, a lantern pole, and, of course, a kitchen sink. The best part? It easily collapses down for transport and storage. Buy GCI Master Cook Station Now

Sierra Designs Joshua Vest: $129

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This vest lands smack at the nexus of form and function, with a spiffy trail-to-town look and tons of features. It’s stuffed with 800-fill down to ward off chills, and boats hand pockets, a zippered chest pocket, and an internal drop pocket. It also packs into its own pocket for easy storage. Buy Sierra Designs Joshua Vest Now

Yeti Rambler 24 oz. Mug: $30

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This handsome-yet-beefy drinking vessel can handle all the bumps and bruises that come with camping, all while keeping your beverage of choice cold for hours. It’s also dishwasher-safe, so you have one less thing to worry about when you’re done adventuring. Buy Yeti Rambler 24 oz. Mug Now

Black Diamond Alpenglow Hoody: $85

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Sun protection can make or break a summer outing. With a UPF 50 rating and breezy, lightweight material, this top will keep you in the comfort zone on even the hottest days. A hood fits over or under a climbing helmet, and Polygiene odor control means you don’t have to worry about skipping a wash or two. Buy Black Diamond Alpenglow Hoody Now

Mountain Khakis Bison Boxer and Boxer Brief: $28

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Just because nobody can (usually) see your underwear doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be snazzy. Fun color schemes give these boxers a boost, and their quick-drying material, solid breathability and soft feel seal the deal. Buy Mountain Khakis Bison Boxer and Boxer Brief Now

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