Many men yearn to be rugged outdoors man no matter if they live in the country or in a overcrowded city. As Father’s Day approaches, help your dad get in touch with his inner Bear Grylls (so to speak) with these perfect picks for his wild side!
Fjällräven Greenland Jacket
A Fjällräven classic since 1968, the Greenland Jacket features the brand’s signature G-1000® fabrication, allowing the garment to be waxed (& re-waxed) to alter wind and water resistance. Reinforced shoulders and yoke provide extra durability, while a snug fitting, fixed hood and button cuffs at the sleeves offer further protection from the elements. Additional features include: a two way zipper with button front, two chest pockets, two bellows front pockets, two internal pockets and leather detailing on jacket sleeves.
Available for $220.00 on www.fjallraven.us
Eddie Bauer Adventurer® All-Around Backpack
Any outdoors-man needs a pack that will keep up with him, no matter what type of adventure he’s on. From camping, to hiking, to hunting the Adventurer® All-Around Backpack will do just the trick! Quite simply the ultimate all-round pack—roomy, comfortable, and rugged, it’s built and overbuilt to last a lifetime of world travels, daily commutes, weekend hikes and every other kind of adventure that calls. Made of super-tough 500-denier Cordura® nylon that’s further reinforced with a ballistic nylon bottom. Throw it, stow it, sling it, or drag it. You won’t wear it out.
Available for $100 on www.eddiebauer.com
Muck Boots – Cool Chore
Growing up, my family and I were always outdoorsy. Whether it was pulling up stumps, building brick walls, clearing away brush, etc. — we always had to be ready to tackle any task. So a pair of heavy duty boots, such as The Chore Cool Muck Boot is perfect for my Dad. Originally designed for construction workers, farmers, ranchers, or anyone who likes to work with their hands, these boots can hold up to any messy terrain — whether mud, snow, or anything in between. The Chore Cool features the unique XpressCool technology, which creates a cooling effect which keeps your feet cool and dry in all warm weather conditions. Dad will love it!
Available for $150 on www.muckbootcompany.com
Tackle Grab Monthly Box
Well ladies, we know how much we love our Birch Boxes — well now this concept has transitioned to the world of fishing! Introducing Tackle Grab a fantastic company for the Dad who loves to fish! As a subscription-based online fishing retailer,Tackle Grab provides fishermen with baits from around the world on a 3, 6 or 12 month basis. With the help of an Angler Profile, which survey’s Dad’s fishing location, species and techniques, Tackle Grab ensures that each box is unique.
Available for $12-16/month on www.tacklegrab.com
Gerber Bear Grylls Grandfather Knife
The ultimate tough guy gift for every Dad who has dreamed of being Bear Grylls. Based on a World War II knife handed down from Bear’s grandfather, to his father and finally on to Bear himself, Gerber has taken the classic features of this family keepsake and made it distinctly modern. With a fine edge blade, corkscrew, flat and Phillips drivers, bottle opener and file, the compact Grandfather knife has what you need to tackle the task at hand. This modern classic is finished off with Gerber’s Survival Series trademark rubber grip, brass end caps and a lanyard ring.
Available for $32 on www.gerbergear.com
No matter how tough Dad is, he’s gotta break for some water eventually. The other day, I ran across this great company called ZeroWater who is making the perfect water bottle for on the go use. No matter where you fill it up, be it the park, gym or even the hose, the ZeroWater filter will remove 99.6 percent of total dissolved solids (TDS). Compared to Brita and PUR filters, ZeroWater filters have more than twice the amount of filtration stages, guaranteeing pure, great-tasting water.
Available at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Dirty Knees Soap – Minnesota Woods
For the man who lives, breathes, and… er… showers in nature. Smell like you’ve been scampering in the woods all morning with “Minnesota Woods” from Dirty Knees Soap. Watch out Old Spice, this here is the true scent of many, which any Dad would love. It’s been said that charcoal, the ingredient that gives this soap it’s manly man black coloring, helps to eliminate toxins and impurities. You’re welcome Dad!
Available for $6 each on dirtykneessoap.com
Moc II Slipper By Bear Paw
Even the most rugged outdoors-man still enjoys the creature comforts of home now and then! Introducing the most comfy shoe on the market, the Moc II Slipper from Bear Paw. This fabulous will allow this wild man to walk on air! Hand stitched suede lined with sheepskin combines style and comfort into one beautiful little package! You’re welcome Dad!
Available for $55 on www.bearpaw.com
ULTA Men’s Collection – Rugged Woods
Dad will jump for this manly body spray when he sees it. The new ULTA deodorizing body spray in “Rugged Woods” cools and refreshes with a bold, fresh and energizing scent. A blend of crisp bergamot, warm sandalwood, vetiver and a touch of fresh spices. If you don’t buy this for your Dad, your mom surely will!
You can even complete the line, by buying men’s care collection including 2-in-1 Hair & Body Wash and Face Moisturizer. These on-the-go grooming products are the perfect accessory for gym bags, traveling and to keep in a desk drawer.
Available for $9.50 on www.ulta.com