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Father’s Day is just around the bend, and that means grilling on the patio, camping on the weekends, and maybe a few patterned neckties or noodle art gifts from the kids.

If you’re shopping for a dad you love this holiday, don’t you think it’s time to upgrade some of that camp gear in the garage? Or maybe swap out his beloved (but rusty) camp grill for something a little sleeker?

If you’ve got an outdoorsy dad, you know firsthand how important it is for him to have the right tools for his favorite outdoor activities. Whether it’s hitting the backwoods with the 4X4 or breaking out the grill for summer, make sure Dad gets what he needs with this Father’s Day gift guide.

Don’t settle for the ordinary this Father’s Day. We’ve got a killer list of the best gifts for outdoorsmen and the unique nature-loving dad in your life.

So ditch those run-of-the-mill “dad joke” coffee table books, and get the man something he’ll brag about all year long.

The HeroClip

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Price: $19.95

Listen, we know dads love to take all the grocery bags in one single haul. And maybe that’s not such a ridiculous idea with this handy tool at his side.

He can hook, clip, and pack anything he needs — from tents, packs, and tree branches with the HeroClip.

The 3-in-1 opening allows him to secure his gear in any camping situation, and can hold up to 60 lbs. of equipment without anything slipping around on the hook.

Keep in mind, this hook isn’t for climbing — but he can certainly use it to haul heavy loads.

Outdoorsy dads love the HeroClip >

Compact Camping Cookware Mess Kit

Price: $39.99

The last thing your dad needs on Father’s Day is a broken fork or knife during a camping meal.

Maybe he doesn’t even have his own kit, and has just been repurposing old stuff around the house for his camping cookware. While there’s nothing wrong with that, this compact set can be a real game-changer.

This simple outdoorsy gift for Dad includes 10 camping cookware essentials:

  • Non-stick pot, pan, and lid
  • 2 bowls
  • Folding stainless steel spork
  • Soup spoon
  • Spatula
  • Cleaning sponge
  • Travel bag

Now all he has to do is get that camp stove fired up, and dinner is served.

Get the best camping cookware for Dad’s next solo adventure >

HikeWize Subscription Box

Price: $55 monthly

There’s nothing quite like getting a box of surprise goodies in the mail.

You can stop the search for what to get your outdoorsy dad here with a HikeWize box of hiking essentials like water bottles, snacks, maps, and cool camping gear.

You can keep the love going with a monthly subscription so that he never runs out of fun toys to take on the trail.

Hit the trail this Father’s Day with a HikeWize box >

Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

Price: $69–$269

Whether the dad in your life likes his meats well-done or bleeding rare, he’ll get the perfect cook with this unique Father’s Day gift.

This wireless stainless steel probe easily reads the temperature of your meat, then sends the info right to your phone app.

This is perfect for busy (and social) dads who want to grill this summer, but don’t want to constantly be hovering over the grill for the best burgers, brats, and steaks.

Get Dad the coolest grilling tool around >

Beef Jerky Bouquet

Price: $92–$119

Who says men can’t enjoy a good bouquet?

Your dad will love this meaty treat that comes packaged in your choice of mugs, boxes, and traditional bouquet arrangements.

Each includes a variety of delicious flavors of gourmet beef sticks for dad to enjoy whenever and wherever.

Not a jerky kind of guy? Get him the bacon bouquet instead.

Father’s Day just got tastier >

Custom Knife Making Kit

Price: $149.99

Give a man a knife, he hunts for a day. Teach a man how to make a knife — you get the idea.

Man Crates are the perfect gift for crafty and adventurous dads. The knife-making kit gives him a chance to make his own knife like a true craftsman.

This box includes:

  • Shawnee Skinner Blade
  • Maple Handle Scale Set
  • Brass Bolster Set
  • Leather Pouch Sheath
  • Mosaic Pins
  • 2-Ton Syringe Epoxy
  • Rasp & File Set
  • Graded Sandpaper Set
  • Detailed knife-making guide

We sure hope he follows the directions, but we know how stubborn dads can be!

Give Dad the gift of building his own artisan knives >

Wild River Tackle Backpack


Price: $199–$219

If your dad loves to fish, this might just be the perfect gift for him. The days of hauling heavy tackle boxes and bait are over this Father’s Day.

Now your dad can load up everything he needs for a full day of fishing — even when it gets dark out.

Equipped with an integrated LED light system, he’ll be able to throw his line long after the sun goes down.

Shop Wild River’s single-solution bags for dad >

YETI Base Camp Chair

Price: $299

We know how much dads love their chairs. It’s almost a requirement to take a snooze in the shade on the campsite after a good camping meal.

But maybe it’s about time you replace the flimsy one he’s been attached to all these years.

YETI’s base camp chair is the most durable camping chair on the market with a double-barrel frame that won’t break down in the sun’s rays and sturdy joint construction.

So your dad can easily chuck it in the back of the truck without banging it up.

A chair built-to-last — just like Dad’s sense of humor >

Titus Adventure Company Overlanding Rental

Price: $800+

Why not give your dad the gift of an experience he’ll never forget this year?

Based out of Denver, TAC Rentals are the perfect solution to an impromptu camping trip — minus all the hassle of packing and prepping.

Choose from a variety of vehicles (4X4s, Campervans) and pick your camping package and extra add-ons for your trip.

This is an excellent choice if Dad’s gear has entered the bottomless pit of the garage, or if he’s always wanted to experience the #vanlife.

No matter which choice you make, you can’t go wrong here. Each rental includes everything you need for the most epic trip yet.

Skip the prep and get Dad out in the wild >

A Roofnest Roof Top Tent


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Price: $2,995+

Last but not least, what Father’s Day would be complete without a Roofnest RTT for the whole family!

And if Dad wants to be comfortable while he’s camping, there’s really no alternative than a spacious and cozy Roofnest.

With a crazy quick and convenient setup, Dad can let the kids pop the tent while he fires up the grill or gets his fishing gear ready.

Roofnest lover Zac Gruber getting geared up for Father’s Day

No more fiddling with tent poles or pulling out his back trying to get into a tent on the ground for Pops this time. Just snap the latches and it’s go-time.

Each Roofnest is spacious enough for the whole family and keeps you dry and comfortable no matter what the forecast brings.

Store all the gear up top and the bedding inside and everyone’s happy — especially dads who end up doing the grunt work on the campsite most of the time.

roofnest roof top tent great for fathers day
A great spread by Jake Bauer shared in the Roofnest Flock Facebook Group

Make This the Most Memorable Father’s Day Yet

This is the year to splurge on a roof top tent for Dad.

Get an XL model roof top tent for the family, or surprise him with a Condor, Falcon, or our newest Sparrow Adventure.

No matter which RTT you pick out for Dad this year, just be sure to throw a bow on top for good measure.

Elevate your family camping experience with a Roofnest >

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