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Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads

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Finding the perfect gifts for outdoorsy dads can be a complicated task. There are so many different gadgets and items out there, which can make shopping a challenge. But even if your dad is the type of guy who has everything, there are still some unique gifts that might surprise him. From lawn games to high-tech equipment, here are some of the coolest gifts that all outdoorsy dads can enjoy!

And while you’re shopping, enjoy up to 30% discount at Cabela’s until 5/29!

The 11 Best Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads

Emergency Crank Weather Radio

Midland ER40 Emergency Crank Weather Radio - gifts for outdoorsy dads

Your dad can rest a little bit easier during power outages and other off-the-grid situations with this crank radio. It doesn’t require any batteries as it’s powered by a hand crank or by the attached solar panel. In addition to the AM/FM features, it has NOAA visual and audio weather alerts, so you can keep tabs on what’s happening. As an added bonus, the radio comes with a built-in flashlight/strobe light and can be used as a USB charger.

National Geographic Road Atlas: Adventure Edition

National Geographic Road Atlas: Adventure Edition - gifts for outdoorsy dads

This road atlas is the perfect gift for the avid road-tripper in your life. It includes detailed, up-to-date road maps for all 50 states, as well as Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. There are even inset maps for most major cities and the 24 most visited National Parks. Therefore, you won’t have to rely on smartphones while you’re driving through places with low cellular coverage. With this map, you can traverse the country and travel like a real adventurer!

Inflatable Kayak

BOTE DEUS Aero 11' Classic Teak Sit-On-Top Inflatable Kayak-Classic Teak - gifts for outdoorsy dads

Even if your dad doesn’t have much space in the garage, he can still find room for this inflatable sit-on-top kayak. It’s lightweight and can be packed down into a small travel bag so it’s easy to carry and store. But don’t let the portability fool you. This kayak is heavy-duty (made with aero technology PVC skin) to withstand bumps, bangs, and scrapes. Best of all, it can be converted into a stand-up paddle board, so it’s essentially two outdoor gifts in one!

Carryall Bag

Cabela's Carryall Bag-Gray - gifts for outdoorsy dads

From fishing trips to camping excursions, this carryall bag will be your dad’s new go-to. Made from 600-denier polyester, it’s constructed to keep all his personal belongings secure and dry. The interior is spacious (it has a 31L capacity), and there are six different pockets for additional storage. And despite being a heavy-duty bag, the entire thing only weighs a little over 1.75 pounds!

Garmin GPS

Garmin GPSMAP 64sx Handheld GPS with Navigation Sensors-Black/Gray - gifts for outdoorsy dads

If your dad spends a lot of time outdoors, then the Garmin GPSMAP® 64sx Handheld GPS makes a great present. It comes preloaded with TopoActive maps so he can easily get turn-by-turn directions for all types of backpacking, cycling, or hiking routes. Because it’s IPX7 water-resistant, it’ll work through all types of weather conditions (it uses batteries and can last up to 16 hours in GPS mode). Now you and the rest of the family won’t have to worry about him ever getting lost!

Outdoor Knot Tying Instruction Cards

Pro-Knot Outdoor Knot Tying Instruction Cards

Even the most rugged outdoorsman could still learn a thing or two about tying knots! These waterproof, plastic cards contain step-by-step instructions for 20 different knots that he can use camping or hunting. And because he can take them with him wherever he goes, he won’t have to worry about memorizing each one. So if the situation calls for a rolling hitch, a double fisherman, or a figure eight follow through – he’ll know exactly what to do!

YETI Tundra 45 Cooler

YETI Tundra 45 Coolers-Big Wave Blue - gifts for outdoorsy dads

When it comes to hard-sided coolers, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better brand than YETI. Made with rotomolded construction, these things are virtually indestructible. It’s also bear-proof, leak-proof, and nonslip. This Tundra 45 has enough space for 54 cans, which it keeps ice cold thanks to the 3” of PermaFrost polyurethane foam insulation. So if he’s camping, fishing, or just hanging out in the backyard, he can always have a frost beer on hand.

YETI coolers also come in a variety of different sizes. For more storage, opt for the Tundra 65 or 75. They also make smaller models too, like the portable Roadie 24.

Cornhole Toss

Wild Sports Authentic Cornhole Bean Bag Toss Game - gifts for outdoorsy dads

Transform your backyard BBQ into a competitive arena with a game of cornhole! This set comes with two solid wooden boards and 8 ACA regulation bean bags. Easy to learn and even more fun to play, cornhole is one of the most popular lawn games, so it’s bound to be a hit for your outdoorsy dad!

8-Person Tent Lodge

Cabela's Outback Lodge 8-Person Tent-Tan

With this luxury 8-person tent, the whole family can enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors with dad! The interior measures 12’x12’, with a ceiling of 9’ (so there’s plenty of room to sprawl out and stand up). It honestly feels more like a lodge than a pop-up tent! Made with polyester-taffeta walls and polyester-oxford flooring, it’s super easy to set up and is built to last for years to come.

Camping Stove

Camp Chef Explorer 2-Burner Camp Stove-Black

Why limit yourself to s’mores and hot dogs when you can prepare an entire gourmet meal on this camping stove from Cabela’s? Just hook it up to a propane tank and you can whip up a variety of dishes using the two separate burners. The legs are detachable so it can be used on a flat surface or as a stand-alone unit. And it comes with a windscreen to make sure you can still cook even through windy conditions!

As you can see, there are so many unique gadgets and gifts for outdoorsy dads. Whether it’s for Father’s Day, a birthday, or simply for being such a good father, we know he’ll appreciate the effort you put in. In addition to these nature-related gifts, you may also consider surprising him with a home-cooked meal or something personalized! Because at the end of the day, we all know that it’s the thought that makes gift-giving extra special!

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