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The 9 Best Outdoor Fathers' Day Gifts of 2020

Skip the socks and give dad something he'll appreciate this year.

If Fathers’ Day snuck up on you this year, you’re not alone. Fortunately, we’re here to give you a head start on finding a last-minute gift. These 9 perfect outdoor presents are sure to delight any trail-loving dad (or, honestly, anyone.)

BioLite Headlamp 200—$45

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This headlight weighs less than 2 ounces yet packs in 200 lumens, multiple lighting modes, and lasts up to 40 hours with its rechargeable battery. The headband is so comfortable it’s barely noticeable, making this light an easy choice for overnight adventures or under-the-hood projects. Buy Now 

Rheos Floating Sunglasses—$55

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These featherlight sunnies float, so dad has less of a chance to lose them during stream crossings or impromptu lake dips. The frames are superlight, and the lenses are polarized and block out UV rays. There are several different styles to choose from, so every dad should find a fit. Buy Now 

Arc’teryx Covert ½ Zip Neck—$180

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Functional apparel doesn’t have to be ultra techy-looking. This pullover has the chops to perform as a warm midlayer in the mountains, thanks to its polyester blend material. However, its chic heathered colorways and minimalist silhouette make it perfect for casual wear as well. Buy Now 

EcoVessel Boss Triple Insulated Stainless Steel Growler—$58

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This large growler can keep your beverage hot or cold for days with its triple-vacuum insulation that’s lined with a copper layer. The 64-ounce vessel also comes with an infuser to steep tea or add fruit for a refreshing beverage. What dad doesn’t love hydration with a twist? Buy Now 

Leatherman Signal Topo—$120

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For the do-it-all dad who needs every tool at the ready, you can’t go wrong with a Leatherman. The Signal is packed with 19 tools, including a driver with bits, a saw and a sharpener, as well as emergency features like a whistle and ferro rod. New colors add some extra flair. Buy Now

Fishing Lure Making Kit—$100

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The fisherman in your family will love the gift being able to craft his own hardware. With detailed instructions, this kit helps create one-of-a-kind lures using three injection molds (crawdaddy, mudbug, and worm) and adding colors, glitter, and scents to better catch a fish’s attention. Buy Now 

Breeo Outpost—$119

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Cooking over a campfire is always awesome, but finding the right setup above the flames can be challenging. But the Outpost fire grate can easily set up in dirt, sand, or grass thanks to its anchor post and side prongs for balance, or attached to a fire pit. It’s made from stainless steel, so it’s also durable and easy to clean. Buy Now 

Rhino-Rack Rapid Locking Straps—$113-$137

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Every adventure vehicle worth its oil has plenty of bungees and straps for hauling gear. These tie-downs deliver extra security for boats, bikes, and other toys thanks to the steel wire encased within the fabric. Plus the rubberized cam buckle won’t ding or scratch dad’s car. Buy Now  

Vargo Titanium Hinge Wallet—$50

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Say goodbye to overstuffed wallets that hang heavy in dad’s pocket. This titanium version weighs less than 2 ounces and maintains a slim profile, even with separate hinged compartments that hold cash and up to 10 credit cards. Bonus: A bottle opener adds another bit of winking functionality. Buy Now