Father's Day falls on June 21 this year, which, if we double-check the calendar, is rapidly approaching.
No need to rack your brain for a great way to thank the man who first introduced you to the great outdoors. Below you'll find a gift guide for the active, intrepid or adventurous father, with items to satisfy all budgets.
For the dad who: camps, hikes, hunts, fishes or boats beyond the cellular grid
SPOT Gen3 is a rugged and portable satellite GPS messenger which provides a critical, life-saving line of communication. It lets family and friends know you're OK or sends emergency responders your GPS location, all at the push of a button. You can also send pre-programmed text messages or an email with a link to Google Maps tracking your adventure. SPOT Gen3 is essential safety gear and might be as much of a gift for mom as it is for dad! More information: findmespot.ca
Inov8 F-Lite 235
Inov-8 Footwear/F-Lite 235
Sportwear from Sherpa
Sherpa Tansen L/S Shirt
FITS Trail Socks
FITS Trail/National Park Collection
For the dad who: wears out his socks faster than he can replace them
It may be a bit cliché, but a good pair of socks is always a welcome gift. Made from Merino wool, FITS are snug in all the right places and won't sag, shift or fall down at the ankle. We suggest getting dad a pair from the National Park Series (pictured above, left and centre). Each design is named for a great American park, such as Grand Teton or Yosemite. Not only are they anti-boring socks, it's a sentimental touch if he's visited one.
Petzl TIKKA® +
Fjallraven High Coast Wind Anorak
Fjallraven High Coast Wind Jacket
This gift guide was sponsored by Globalstar Canada, Canadian distributor of SPOT devices. All items were personally suggested by Explore editor David Webb.