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Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 16!) but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with gift ideas for every type of outdoor-loving Dad!
Whether he’s into mountain biking, camping, hiking, trail running or cruising around town, we’ve got gift ideas for all his favourite activities:
The Everyday Carry Tool System by One Up
The ultimate spare kit for anyone who hates riding with a backpack, the sleek EDC tool system can fit right inside the steering tube, and contains all the essentials for trailside maintenance, including hex keys, torx, a tire lever, a chain breaker, spare quick link storage, a flathead screwdriver, spoke keys, a spare chainring bolt, a CO2 cartridge, and more! This is an awesome gift for an avid biker that can be upgraded by adding the EDC pump (so now you have a gift idea for his birthday or Christmas too!)
EVOC Enduro Touch Gloves
Ah, that new glove feeling. The EVOC Enduro Touch glove is lightweight, breathable and durable as well as touch screen compatible. Designed with ambitious trail use in mind, the Enduro Touch glove features strategically placed vents that make it a great choice for summer riding, and the neoprene cuff ensures a snug fit. Spoil Dad with some fresh mitts!
A New Mountain Bike
Go all out and treat him to a whole new bike! If you’re not quite willing to break the bank on a brand new 2019 bike, there are lots of in-store deals to be found at GearHub - all of our 2018 bikes are currently on sale at 20% off, and our consignment section is always full of a rotating selection of killer deals!
The Go Growler by Stanley
Double walled with the classic Stanley cold-rolled steel outside and a smooth ceramic interior, the Go Growler holds 64oz (or 1.89L) of ice-cold, leak-proof, and clean-tasting beer with no metal taste or smell, and is BPA-free and dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. It keeps beverages cold for 24+ hours, and comes with Stanly’s lifetime warranty. Combine it with a 12-fill gift card from Fernie Brewing Co and you just might make him the happiest Dad in town!
The River Cowboy Hat by Flylow
This wide-brimmed straw hat offers ample sun protection for lake days and river floats, and the handy chin strap keeps things secure on windy days. And maybe most importantly, the “Ski Bum” tag helps let everyone know that even though he’s trying to love summer, he’s really just counting the days until ski season returns.
The Camtrax 3-in-1 Hatchet/Folding Saw/Hammer by Camillus
Kick his campfire building skills up a notch with the ultimate 3-in-one tool. The Camtrax is a hatchet, hammer, and saw all at once, and there is no wood in existence that it can’t handle. He’ll be happily hacking away.
Terra Pants by Montane
The Terra pants are the full package - comfortable, lightweight, highly-breathable, extremely durable and weather resistant. Their small pack size, reinforced knees, seat and ankles, and quick-dry properties are just some of the features that make these pants a great choice for a variety of outdoor sports. These are store owner Mark Hall’s “favourite pants of all time” and he is a confirmed outdoor-loving Dad!
Forge S GTX Hiking Boots by Tecnica
Tecnica may be better known for their ski boots, but they made major waves in the hiking industry when they introduced the Forge series - the world’s first heat-mouldable hiking boot. These boots are custom thermo-formed to fit your foot, just like ski boots have been doing for years, for maximum comfort and minimum blisters. The Forge S is a fully synthetic boot designed to meet the demands of serious trekkers, no matter the terrain.
Lite First Aid Kit by Evoc
A good first-aid kit is a must on any hike, whether it’s a multi-day epic or a chill nature walk with the kids. Weighing in at just 380g, the Lite first aid kit by Evoc comes in its own waterproof dry bag with an integrated emergency whistle. It has all the essentials for initial first aid treatment in the backcountry, including an insulating blanket, disposable gloves, bandages and compression bandages, a first aid dressing pack and elastic bands for stabilizing sprains or fractures. Safety first!
The Via Jaws 10L Hydration Pack by Montane
The VIA Jaws 10L pack is ideal for ultra distance running or long trail days. With 10L of storage spread across 8 pockets, there’s a spot for all the essentials. The VIA Jaws comes with two soft flasks that fit in mesh pockets on the shoulder straps, and is bladder-compatible. Noted for its comfort and stability, this pack features a unique 2-inch strap between the shoulder straps that holds the pack steady on a variety of terrains. This versatile hydration pack can be easily used for mountain biking and hiking as well!
Vertex No Show Merino Running Socks by Darn Tough
Darn Tough is known for their high-quality durable merino wool socks and the Vertex No Show running socks are no exception. Designed with a streamlined fit, these lightweight socks feature ultra-light cushioning for maximum comfort and seamless construction to reduce hotspots and blisters. Merino Wool is naturally antimicrobial, so this sock repels bacteria and odor even when worn all day long.
Coda Cap by Montane
The Coda cap is a super lightweight, breathable and fast drying trail running cap. Its moisture-wicking sweat band keeps moisture away from the forehead. This cap also offers UPF 30 sun protection. Not bad for 47 grams!
Brooks B17 Original Saddle
Pimp his ride so he can cruise around town in style! The B17 has been on the market for over a hundred years, and with good reason. Its timeless, beautifully simple design has made it an enduring favourite. This is a truly “buy-it-for-life” product that moulds to each individual rider’s bottom for years of comfortable cycling.
Bicycle Wine Rack by Oopsmark
If he likes wine, and he likes biking, he’s going to love this! This leather bicycle wine rack is handmade in Montreal (of course) and will let him easily bring a bottle of wine wherever his townie can go! Hidden clamps hold the bottle securely, while brass fasteners give it an antique look and feel. Afternoon wine sipping sesh in the Annex park anyone?
Brooks Trouser Strap
Help him get from point A to point B without getting his pants caught in his chain ring! Perfect for a Dad who wants to cruise into town for dinner at Nevados and drinks at the Fernie Distillers looking respectable in his fanciest pants.