Father's Day
By Gear Patrol
on 6.6.13

Sometimes when trying to find a gift it’s best to inundate yourself in options. Hence our plan of attack for this year’s Father’s Day Gift Guide: a massive barrage of sweet gear, from outdoor to tech, cheap to astronomically expensive, swanky to rough-and-tumble. Play six degrees of Kevin Bacon with a ridiculous watch strap you can’t afford. Print out the list, blindfold yourself, spin around thrice and throw darts. Take it to your psychic and ask her which one dad will love. This is important, dammit, so put in the effort. We’ve done everything we can to help, below.

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He’s got fish stories for hours, can pitch a tent in the dark, and his five iron is getting there…
Emerson-EDC-1-Gear-Patrol Emerson EDC-1 Multitool
Known for their hard-use knives and favored by many special operations groups, Emerson’s latest offering departs from their single-blade formula. The resulting multitool is a work of art. $185
commando-padlocks-gear-patrol Commando Padlocks
Manufactured in Michigan to military- and commercial-grade standards, Commando Padlocks are strongly assembled with quality materials to protect whatever it is you’re keeping in the backyard shed. commandolocks.com
adidas-adizero-adios-boost-Gear-Patrol adidas adiZero Adios BOOST
On the shelves in early October, the new Adidas Adios Boost has already hit the streets during some of this year’s biggest marathons. It eschews the last generation’s Adiprene midsole in favor of a BOOST midsole that supposedly returns more energy to the lucky runner than ever. $140
taylormade-r1-black-driver-gear-patrol-fathers-day-gift-guide TaylorMade R1 Black Driver
As our friend Wesley Snipes once proudly imparted: always bet on black. TaylorMade’s sinister version of their tee-box weapon still offers flexibility in shot weight locations, face angle, and loft angle. It ships June 10th — perfect timing, right? $350
best-made-co-camp-chair-gear-patrol-fathers-day-gift-guide Best Made Co. Camp Chair
Best Made Co.’s latest camping accessory is made in the USA from solid white oak, duck canvas and solid brass hardware, producing a vintage aesthetic that would look right at home around both your grandfather’s campsite — and your dad’s. It also folds down to 18 x 5 x 21 inches and weighs just three pounds. $185
Bushnell-Legend-Ultra-HD-Binoculars-fathers-day-gift-guide-gear-patrol Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Binoculars
Bushnell’s well known for their binoculars and scopes, and products like these 10x field glasses reinforce that notion. Optics nuts will be impressed by technical specs (extra-low dispersion glass, impressive “color fidelity” and excellent field of view); everyone else will quickly realize that the Legends make fuzzy things far away damn sharp, damn quick. Soft touch grips feel good in the hand and ensure you don’t drop them out of the ultimate Buck-Killer HQ Pickup truck bird-watching blind. $242
Seamus-golf-head-covers-Gear-Patrol Seamus Golf Club Head Covers
Covers to match his own personal style — whether that be herringbone, plaid, or clan-specific tartan patterns. Your only trouble will be finding duds for yourself that look as good. That, and your awful slice. $45+
Everlast-Protex-3-Boxing-Gloves Everlast Protex 3 Professional Fight Boxing Gloves
Perfect for that thing you can’t talk about, these competition gloves are packed with advanced protection but still maintain a retro look. Four layers of C4 foam protect wrist against hyperflexion, while moisture management offers a more enhanced boxing experience. Just remember, you are not your boxing gloves. $150
ogio-aquatech-waterproof-golf-bag-gear-patrol OGIO Aquatech Golf Bag
Water hazards be damned. Don’t let a little drizzle ruin your time on the links. OGIO’s new Aquatech golf bag is the first completely waterproof golf bag on the market weighing under 5 pounds, so you can putt through the nastiest of puddles with ease. $280
Koko-Charcoal-Gear-Patrol KOKO Charcoal
Made from 100% coconut fiber, these all natural briquettes are 50% more efficient than standard charcoal, burning hotter, longer and cleaner. $60
Colorado-Boat-Gear-Patrol Classic Accessories Colorado Boat
You never know when the next adventure will unfold before your very eyes. Always be prepared for fishing and exploring the wet with this foldable, inflatable series of pontoon boats. Seats, insulated drink compartments, motor mounts and more are all easily slung over your shoulder when not in use. $410

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