Father's Day is two weeks away, and here are some gift ideas for the outdoorsy dad on your shopping list. The Eureka Amari Pass Solo Tent...
Father’s Day is two weeks away, and here are some gift ideas for the outdoorsy dad on your shopping list.
The Eureka Amari Pass Solo Tent ($129) is a lightweight (3 pounds, 10 ounces) but durable aluminum-framed backpacking tent. The easy to set up, two-pole dome tent is more than 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. The bathtub floor protects against splashing and standing water. It is also available in two- or three-person designs. Available at REI and Federal Army & Navy Surplus in Seattle or http://store.eurekatent.com.
The Portland, Ore.-based Leatherman Tool Group’s new Rebar Multi-Tool ($58) comes with 17 tools that provide countless uses for any situation, and eliminates bringing along a cumbersome toolbox. Available at REI or www.leatherman.com.
The compact, lightweight and waterproof LED Lenser F1 Flashlight ($80) brightens up the darkest outings. The light features a tail stand and a durable glass breaker ring around the lens. Available at REI or www.ledlenser.com.
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Light up the night on the next camping trip with the compact Energizer LED Folding Lantern ($29.99) and Tripod Multifunction Light ($29.99). Both can be propped up to deliver vibrant lighting, and are water resistant. Available at Kmart or Target stores, and at www.amazon.com or www.energizer.com.
The Etón Rugged Rukus All-Terrain Sound System ($99.99) can be easily taken along to keep the music pumping or a smartphone or tablet fully charged. The solar-powered panel charges the unit’s internal lithium ion battery, and has a built-in USB port and is Bluetooth compatible. Available at http://bit.ly/10buzle.
The Vapur Shades ($9.99) 18-ounce BPA-free bottle keeps you hydrated on any outdoor adventure and is collapsible, making it easy to pack away. The Vapur MicroFilter ($69.99) removes waterborne bacteria and protozoa, and purifies hundreds of liters of water. Available at http://vapur.us; www.amazon.com; www.target.com; or www.eddiebauer.com.
The Cabelas Tulalip and Lacey stores are your one-stop shopping place for all the latest outdoor gear. The summer salmon fishing season is just around the corner, and the Salt Striker Casting Rods ($79.88) and Depth Master Gold DMM 30 Trolling Reel ($129.99) with a line counter are the perfect set-up to reel in the big ones.
Those planning a camping trip can keep warm under the stars with the XPG Evader 15-Degree Sleeping Bag ($99.99). Stay dry with the Gore-Tex Guidewear Bass Angler Jacket ($269.99), and cast a fly with the compact Cahill Fly Rod and Reel Combo ($59.99). All are available at both stores or www.cabelas.com.
Cut through summertime glare with the stylish Guideline Eyewear’s Draft Model Sunglasses ($59.99). Their polarized lens and sturdy frames come in handy on the water or hiking through the woods. Available at www.glpolarized.com.
The Nite Ize Gear Tie Mountables ($4.39-$5.59) provide dependable storage for just about every item dad needs to hang. The bendable mounts come in 2-, 3- and 4-inch sizes. The strong 3M Acrylic Plus Tape can be placed wherever needed, and can be easily removed without damaging the surface. Available at www.niteize.com.
On- and off-road bikers will like the high-powered and durable Nite Ize Nova X3A LED Bike Light ($60.99) to light up the way in all weather conditions. The two twistable gear ties make it easy to mount, and has a range of 442 feet. Available at www.niteize.com.
The Fisherman Eyewear Mahi Sunglasses ($29.99) are perfect for any sunny-day outdoor activity. Don’t be fooled by the inexpensive price as the spring-hinged frames are strong, and the polarized lenses offer safe protection from harmful UV rays. Available at www.fishermaneyewear.com.
A wonderful gift for the dad who likes to relax with a good book is the Steelhead University: Your Guide To Salmon & Steelhead Success ($24.95) by Terry J. Wiest. The colorful and informative 80-page book, published by Frank Amaro Publications, recently earned Wiest the “Book of the Year Award” by the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association. Available at www.amazon.com or www.AmatoBooks.com.
What a Trout Sees: A Fly-Fishing Guide To Life Underwater ($24.95) by Geoff Mueller gives readers an underwater life from a fish’s perspective, and asks one of the most famous questions: Do trout really sleep? Available at www.amazon.com.
Mark Yuasa: 206-464-8780