Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day is Sunday—time to spoil dad with some gear you know he wants or needs but might not ever buy for himself. We have picked six items across different price categories, giving you some great gift ideas regardless your means.


Patagonia Simple Fly Fishing Kit: Have a dad who has always wanted to try fly fishing? This complete starter kit includes an 10’ 6” tenkara rod, the book Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel, a box of one dozen soft hackle flies, level floating tenkara line, a 7.5’ 3x tapered leader, and a quick set up guide. Your dad no longer has any excuses.


Columbia EvaPOURation Jacket: A waterproof breathable jacket under $100? You bet. Omni-Tech fabric provides bomber weather protection while the Omni-Wick EVAP liner helps quickly disperse any moisture buildup, keeping your dad comfortable both inside and out. Underarm vents deliver added breathability, and the jacket packs down into its own pocket for easy stowing.


Wahoo TICKR Run: For the dad who loves to run, there is no better gadget than the Wahoo TICKR Run. A dual band (BLE and ANT+) heart rate strap not only delivers consistent heart rate data to your app/computer of choice, but evaluates your running form at the same time. The device measures stride rate, vertical oscillation, ground contact time, and running cadence, to tell you how smoothly (or not) you run.


Duluth Trading Dry On The Fly Pants: These pants wick away sweat, dry quick, and keep you comfortable when working hard on hot days. The fabric is incredibly tough stuff–a canvas weave that’s built to last but brushed for a soft, non-crinkly feel, all while delivering UPF 40 sun protection. Deep side pockets (one with zippered security pocket) and large rear pockets with flap hook-and-loop closure provide plenty of storage space when out exploring.


Cotopaxi Luzon: The Luzon is a simple, minimalist day pack with an uncluttered design that your dad can use for everything from hiking and biking to travel and those Sunday morning farmers market runs. As a bonus, the purchase of this pack provides food, shelter, and most importantly education for dumpsite children in the Philippines.


The Atlantic PDX Airport Socks: Everyone knows that socks make the kit. Have a hipster dad who likes to ride? Better yet, lives in Portland? Arguably one of the coolest cycling sock makers out there, The Atlantic created the PDX Airport socks in honor of that famous Portland airport carpet. In the shop, you will also find LAX Airport socks and a large variety of other fun designs. Your dad will be the envy of the peloton on his next group ride.

Free to you

If you have completely forgotten about Father’s Day or are dirt broke and can’t afford a gift—don’t panic. We’ve got you covered. We are giving away two $50 gift certificates for Duluth Trading Co. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us why your dad would make a great candidate. We will pick two winners on Wednesday and ship the certificates directly to your dad in time for the holiday. To help him choose what to buy with his fancy new gift certificate, Duluth Trading has come up with some fun suggestions.

  1. This dad would make a great candidate to win this prize because he would ballistic to win such great prize! He is a camping die hard. His whole life revolves around the outdoors and he appreciates good gear.

  2. My pops would make a great candidate because he’s stuck in bed all summer after blowing his knee out in a mini dirt bike crash. He’s not very good at acting his age, hah!

  3. My dad would be a great candidate because he’s such a hard-working and caring man. When I think of all my dad did for me when I was young, one story in particular comes to mind. When I was young my mother would put two french braids in my hair every morning before school. However, when I was about 7 or 8 she started to travel for work several days a week. Being a silly little girl, my concern was “who’s going to braid my hair for school?” My dad took me to the beauty salon and paid for the stylist to teach him how to braid my hair. That’s a dad who loves his daughter! Over the next several years, my dad learned to paint fingers and toes with nail polish, pick out “outfits” for his daughters, and play with Barbies. He never had any sons, but he completely embraced having daughters.

  4. My dad would be a solid candidate. He is hard working and dedicated, keeping his “farm” in immaculate shape year round for the family to enjoy. Fixing sprinklers, planting grass, and making sure the wood pile is always stacked high for evening campfires and smores!

  5. Thanks for entering everyone! We drew two winners out of a hat- congrats to Canadian Voyageurs and Nick! Email me your dad details and I will get those gift certificates off today.

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