The team at Paddy Pallin have put our collective heads together and come up with the ultimate list of Father’s Day Gift’s!!

You will be sure to find the perfect gift for your Dad and maybe something for yourself 😉


For all the new Dads out there who still want to get out and enjoy the outdoors with the family the Osprey Poco AG series sets the benchmark for comfort (both child and carrier).

The Osprey Poco AG series features the award winning AG™ (Anti-Gravity) backpack suspension system, while lightweight aluminium stays provide load stability, the mesh shoulder harness and back panel combination keeps you comfortable for the long haul.

Child safety and comfort is paramount. The child cockpit is fully framed and padded and the butterfly harness is fleece-covered. When you set the pack down, the base is extra wide and has a locking foot bar for stability. Two large, reinforced grab handles ensure secure pickups. The child seat has built-in safety leg loops.


For coffee on the go the GSI Commuter Java Press gives you that amazingly bold flavor of freshly pressed coffee or tea in a convenient travel mug thanks to a clever design that replaces the intrusive plunger rod and with a nesting inner sleeve that creates an additional wall of insulation to keep your drink hot.


Is dads old sleeping bag a classic Paddy made one from the 80’s?? if so a new Nemo Sleeping Bag might be in order. Over the course of a night, most people reposition themselves at least 5 times and spend time on their side, often in a running position. With this in mind Nemo has a number of bag designs which allows you to get the best fit for your sleep. A great day tomorrow starts with rest and recovery tonight.


A multi tool is a classic Father’s Day present and when you think of multi tools Leatherman is the 1st name that will come to mind.  The Leatherman Sidekick features 14 tools which packs away to a handy pocket size. The outside-accessible blades mean you can open the knife with just one hand and rounded handles make getting a grip around their all-new, spring-action jaws easy and very comfortable.


The Arc’teryx Atom LT is the perfect synthetic layering piece coming in a hooded, jacket or vest. Learn more about the Atom LT Hoody and get Lachlan’s thoughts on it in his review.


The North Face Base Camp Duffel is a true classic. The silhouette is known world wide and comes in any size you need up to a massive 150L!! With the Base Camp Duffel celebrating its 30th birthday last year it has become synonymous with expeditions around the globe.


Is it even possible? Less than 45 grams and 25 brilliant lumens? Yes and yes. The LEDLENSER P3 AFS keychain light runs on only one AAA battery and is just over 9cm. With focusing options for long-distance, up-close and all points in between, this little powerhouse may just be the final word in compact lighting.


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Does your Dad buy everything he wants when he sees it? Maybe the good old Gift Voucher is the best idea.

About The Author

Dave Casey

Dave has worked as an International Expedition Leader and in Outdoor Education for over 15 years. He has extensive travel and guiding experience in Australia, NZ, Asia, South/North America and Europe. In his spare time Dave is a keen bushwalker, mountain biker and climber while also dabbling in some mountaineering and sea kayaking.

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