Our Father’s Day gift guide will help you to find the perfect gift for your outdoor loving Dad. Whether he is into epic mountain adventures, hiking and camping, trail and ultra running or just getting out into nature, we know you want to find him the perfect gift and we are here to help!

Father’s Day, a time to show your appreciation to the adventurous dad or father figure in your life, to thank him for everything he does for you and all of those cracking dad jokes. Whether he took you or your beloved family camping, bushwalking, skiing or just for a day out in nature, these introductions to the wild have stuck with you and are the reason you love to get out there and explore.

We all know that choosing something that’s up to Dad’s standard is no simple feat, so we have put together a list of our top Father’s Day gift ideas that any adventure loving dad would be thrilled to receive.

To start the list off here is a little something we guarantee he will love, a dad joke!
Why did the cockatoo fly up and sit on the clock?
So he could be on time.

Suunto 5 

If your Dad loves to stay in shape, or maybe just needs a bit more motivation, the Suunto 5 GPS sport watch will be a great gift. It’s really easy to use whether or not he is or isn’t a tech expert (or perhaps he just thinks he is), looks stylish and has intelligent battery modes, meaning it will keep tracking on all lengths of journeys. It also has the ability to track 80 activities so whether he’s adventuring on wheels, on foot, or in the water, the Suunto 5 will be his next best training mate. 

Suunto 5 GPS Sports Watch

Icebreaker Oasis Thermal

We all know dads never get cold, or at least never say they are cold, but just in case he does get cool, a soft merino wool thermal could be the answer. It’s stretchy, comfy and even resists odour so he can smell fresh for days. 

Icebreaker Oasis Thermal

LedLenser MH10 Headlamp

We all know that a dad needs to have the brightest head torch at camp. Well, when he has the MH10 he will leave everyone else in the dark. With 600 lumens of brightness and a beam that reaches over 150 meters away, he will be able to light up the night. No guide ropes or logs will be tripping him up in the middle in the darker hours.

LedLenser MH10 Head lamp

Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket

A waterproof jacket is a great gift for dads no matter what their adventures. The Patagonia Torrentshell is made from recycled nylon and packs down nice and small into its pocket. This allows for it to be easily added into his hiking pack for his next trek or taken with him on his daily commute in case of showers. The eco-aspects of this jacket can make for a great gift for the environmentally conscious dad in your life. Check out our Patagonia range for more recycled and ethically made products. 

Patagonia Torrentshell Waterproof Jacket

Jetboil MinoMo

If it’s time for your dad to upgrade his camp kitchen, the Jetboil MiniMo is an ideal way to bring some definite heat! Jetboil makes a stove and pot system like no other. They lock in together which means the pot won’t slip off the stove, making for a safer cooking experience that is ideal for the rugged outdoors. The gas and stove pack down to fit neatly inside the pot, so no space is wasted and it can be a compact addition to his kit. Also, the cover that protects the base of the pot doubles as a cup/bowl, so it really is an all-in-one gift.  The MiniMo has a wide pot allowing for easy stirring so dad can cook up a storm when out in the wilderness. 

Jetboil MiniMo Stove

Victorinox EvoWood 14 Swiss Army Knife

This stylish multi tool will have your dad feeling very classy next time he needs to cut some rope or open a bottle. With a walnut wood scale and all the essential tools needed for a weekend hike, this tool is definitely going to become his favourite piece of essential outdoor gear. There’s a Swiss Army Knife for all adventure dads depending on which elements he would use, whether he’s a wine man, someone who is always looking for the scissors, or looking for the most compact take-me-everywhere tool, look to our Victorinox range to find the perfect fit. 

Victorinox EvoWood 14 Swiss Army Knife Multi Tool

Socks and Undies

Socks and undies have always been a staple, hug-earning Father’s Day gift, and let’s face it – for good reason. Dad always appreciates it but why not up your gift giving game to the next level with some technical socks and undies. 


For a daily sock, why not give your dad the gift of luxury – especially compared to his old, worn through socks that are barely staying up. The Icebreaker Lifestyle Fine Gauge socks are made from merino, meaning they are durable, breathable and odour resistant which you will be thanking us for next time he leaves his dirty socks around the house. 

Icebreaker Lifestyle Fine Gauge Crew Socks Unisex

For dads who love to hike the Icebreaker Hike+ Heavy Crew Sock is the way to go to keep his feet comfy all day. Icebreaker’s cushioning on the bottom and lighter moisture wicking panels on the top to allow his foot to breathe, you won’t be able to keep up with him on your next hike. 

Icebreaker Hike+ Heavy Crew Sock Men's

If your dad gets blisters when out on the trail, Injinji toe socks are a game changer. As each toe is separated and supported there is less friction meaning less chance of blisters. 

Injinji Trail 2.0 Midweight Crew Sock


We will keep it brief… The Icebreaker Anatomica Briefs are made from merino wool and nylon so they are soft, wick moisture away from the skin and are durable. We know that moisture wicking material is so important in our technical clothing, so don’t forget about the layer closest to the skin!

Icebreaker Anatomica Brief Men's


If your Dad prefers a trunk, the ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh 6″ Boxers will have dad feeling like he is king of the mountain. Made from ultralight and breathable mesh they will keep him cool and comfy and flatlock seams prevent chafing. 

ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh 6" Boxer Brief Men's

We hope that this list helped you to find your outdoor loving dad the perfect Father’s Day Gift. If you are still looking for some more inspiration, shop our full Father’s Day Gift Guide now!

#ExperienceIsEverything | #PaddyPallin


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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