Father’s Day is just around the corner, and we all know that dads are notoriously hard to buy for. But there’s one easy solution if your dad loves the outdoors: get him some new gear! Whether he’s a keen climber, gadget geek, or camping fanatic, Paddy Pallin has an array of Father’s Day gifts for outdoorsy dads. Grab him a gift he’ll be sure to actually use and not tuck away in the back of his wardrobe – check out our Father’s Day gifting highlights below.


The Happy Camper

Make his setup feel like home away from home. When comfort camping is top of the agenda, help your dad go all out with a kitted-out campsite.


Helinox Table One

Helinox Table One – $189.95

Helinox takes ultralight to the next level with the durable Table One. From holding drinks, to playing cards or eating food, this lightweight camp table weighs in at only 690 grams. If your dad likes to camp with a crowd, try opting for the Hard Top Table One which has a 50kg carrying capacity.

Luci Solar String Lights

Luci Solar String Lights – $79.95

Make his campsite magical with the Luci Solar String Lights. These solar string lights offer ten bright LED lights that can be recharged through a USB or solar power and can also output some extra battery life to mobile devices if you are running low. Perfect for the back patio, van life or indoor decor, these string lights come with easy clips to attach seamlessly into any environment.


Nemo Equipment Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair

Nemo Equipment Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair – $399.95

What dad doesn’t love to relax by the campfire? Level up his regular campchair and help him lean back and take in the serenity with this luxury campsite piece. The Nemo Stargaze Luxury Recliner Chair has a comfortable headrest and a drink holder for his favourite tipple, and provides the perfect angle for stargazing, outdoor cinema or simply watching the world go by.




The Gadget Guy

If you really want to treat your outdoor-loving dad, gadgets are the way to do it. Help your dad go further than ever before with some cutting edge hiking tech, from handheld GPS for off-grid adventures to all-singing all-dancing smart watches.

Coros Apex 2 GPS Outdoor Watch

Coros Apex 2 GPS Outdoor Watch – $579.95

Give your dad a whole new adventure experience with the luxurious Coros Smartwatch range. These lightweight watches provide health insights like heart rate and sleep monitoring, and have fully integrated GPS capabilities for safe adventuring, but wouldn’t look out of place on a Saturday night in town. The Coros Apex 2 delivers clever fitness analytics, connects to all five major satellite systems, and has a battery that lasts up to 17 days for efficient training and adventuring.

Garmin Inreach 2 Mini GPS

Garmin inReach Mini 2 GPS – $679.95

Even when he’s deep in the country, keep in touch with Dad using the Garmin InReach Mini 2 GPS two-way satellite communicator and GPS. With global satellite coverage, the Inreach Mini can send weather alerts, add waypoints throughout their journey and send messages without mobile phone coverage. This durable hiking gadget can handle rugged elements, and you can rest easy knowing your dad is safe on the trail.

Fidlock Hermetic Dry Bag Maxi

Fidlock Hermetic Dry Bag Maxi – $64.95

Keeping your Dad’s tech dry whilst exploring is easy with the Fidlock Hermetic Dry Bag Maxi. Available in multiple sizes, these durable pouches use ingenious magnets to create a 100% waterproof and sand proof seal, with touch screen capability through the case for easy text messaging and picture snapping.




The Pit Master

Brighten your dad’s Father’s Day with a campsite staple that he’ll use year after year. Give in more ways than one when you gift a Biolite product, as a percentage of your purchase goes directly to helping Sub-Saharan families gain access to clean cooking, lighting and charging.

Biolite Firepit

Biolite FirePit+ – $589.95

What dad doesn’t enjoy getting the fire going? The Biolite Firepit+ is sure to make him king of the campsite. Using clean fire technology, this smoke free portable firepit uses natural fuels such as firewood and charcoal to provide warmth and light, without the pesky smoke. And if he loves to cook, even better! He can easily transform the campfire into a portable hibachi style grill, and even control the fire intensity via a Bluetooth app.


Biolite Solar Panel

Biolite Solar Panel 5+ – $159.95

Make Dad’s remote adventures easier with Biolite’s Solar Panel to keep his valuables charged while off the grid. This ultralight portable solar charger has an inbuilt sun dial to maximise energy capture, and also features an IPX4 water resistant rating so he can leave it at the campsite with peace of mind.


Rumpl Beer Blanket

Rumpl Beer Blanket – $11.95

Keep his beer cool by the fire with a Rumpl Beer Blanket. This handy nick nack will make sure his hand stays warm and his beer stays cold. It’s the perfect budget gift for beer-loving outdoor dads.




The Peak Performer

Travelling to the highest peaks often means you need specialist equipment. If you have an adrenaline-junkie dad, help him to stay warm and safe on his outdoor adventures with specialist technical equipment made for the toughest conditions.

Rab Outpost Fleece Hut Boot

Rab Outpost Fleece Hut Boot – $79.95

The Rab Outpost Fleece Boots  are just what tired feet need after a long day on the trail. He can wear them anywhere from in alpine huts to backcountry tents to snuggling up at home, making them the perfect versatile gift for hiking dads.

The North Face Blue Kazoo Eco Sleeping Bag

The North Face Blue Kazoo Eco Sleeping Bag -7°C – $649.95

Keeping things light when traipsing through passes and scrambling over rocks is vital for any summit adventure. The North Face Kazoo Eco Sleeping Bag delivers impressive warmth to weight at just 800g with lofty yet compressible 700-fill down. You can be sure he’ll stay protected from the elements with additional head synching for those extra cold nights and a water repellent outer fabric to keep moisture at bay.


Sea To Summit Reactor Thermolite Extreme Liner

Sea To Summit Reactor Thermolite Extreme Liner – 139.95

Take your dad’s current sleeping bag to the next level with a maximum comfort sleeping bag liner. Sleeping bag liners offer extra comfort, with cotton, stretchy and silk liners available to reduce sleeping bag washing and provide a breathable sleep. Some liners, including the Sea To Summit Thermal Reactor, can increase the warmth rating of sleeping bags, offering versatility and reinvigorating your dad’s existing gear.




The Urban Traveller

For the dads that can’t stay still. Whether he’s a city-hopper or a flight-catcher, find something that will make his life easier whilst on the move.

Pacsafe RFID Travel Organiser

Pacsafe RFID Travel Organiser – $99.95

Pacsafe provides urban travelling solutions with advanced security and protection that will give your dad peace of mind when travelling. The Pacsafe RFID Travel Organiser protects valuable documents and credit cards from unwanted scans, reducing the risk of scan-based theft schemes. With plenty of pockets and card slots, your dad’s adventures will be more organised than ever before.

Osprey Ultralight Stuff Tote

Osprey Ultralight Stuff Tote – $49.95

Your dad might have his luggage setup sorted, but you can’t go wrong with a handy tote bag. Enter the Osprey Ultralight Stuff Tote. This packable bag will fold up super small in his suitcase, with the 18-litre capacity ready to be deployed on day trips or strolls through the market.

The North Face Salty Dog Beanie

The North Face Salty Dog Beanie – $49.95

The present for the dad that has everything. This beanie is a failsafe option that he’s sure to get plenty of wear from, whether it’s for everyday wear in the winter months, or a layer of warmth at the top of the mountain. Fleece lined for comfort yet subtly stylish, watch him transform from daggy dad to cool dude with the North Face Salty Dog Beanie.



Still searching?

Head to your local Paddy Pallin store and check out even more gifts for outdoorsy dads, including tools, travel accessories, and adventure books. Have a browse through our Gifts for Him edit, or opt for a Paddy Pallin Gift Card so your Dad can pick out something that you’ll know he needs for his next adventure.

About The Author


Some 80 years ago, a young bushwalker's dissatisfaction with the limited and heavy bushwalking equipment available prompted him to design and make his own. Before long, word spread, and Paddy Pallin's lightweight, functional designs were soon in demand among fellow bushwalkers. From its early days the company has concentrated on supplying bushwalkers, travellers and adventurers with the highest quality and most advanced products and knowledge. Since 1930 the company has grown to become Australia's leading supplier of specialist outdoor and travel gear. The company, still owned by the Pallin family, now has thirteen stores throughout Australia as well as online, mail order and corporate sales divisions. We are using our vast wealth of knowledge, and experience, to build an online community where we can share our stories, reviews and tech tips to help you research and plan your next adventure.

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