Father’s Day: Top Ten Gifts for Outdoor Dads

Father’s Day: Top Ten Gifts for Outdoor Dads

We’ve compiled the ultimate outdoor gift list to make Father’s day gift shopping a breeze – and it’s not all FINDRA! From super merino socks to a Shand Stooshie, from a camping mug to a bottle of Scottish gin to enjoy in it, here’s everything a discerning dad could ever want!


 

FALCON Enamelware

FALCON Enamelware


Originally manufactured in the Black Country near Birmingham in 1920, the classic ‘ice white with a blue rim’ design is still instantly recognisable to this day.

As well as timeless elegance, Falcon Enamelware has enduring strength. Enamelware is porcelain fused onto heavy-gauge steel, giving it many admirable qualities – durability, smoothness and chemical resistance. It can assume brilliant, long-lasting colours, and cannot burn, so if dropped, it may chip but it won’t break! In 2011, the original collection was revitalised – creating new colours and cookware sets along with increasing the gauge of the classic mug, the range is extensive (pie dishes in every size!)

A perfect gift for Fathers day and we also think it's highly suitable for van life and camping!

From £7.

www.falconenamelware.com

 

MILLICAN Daypack

MILLICAN Daypack


Millican daypacks are made to take you anywhere – from work to adventure and everywhere in-between. They are lightweight, weatherproof, sustainable and built to last a lifetime (plus we love the roll-top fastenings).

The Core Roll Pack 20L will carry all the gear that any Dad needs, rain or shine. Plus, it has lots of pockets and loops to stash dad-gear (laptop sleeve, water bottle pockets, key loop, bike-light loop). Pick your colour (lovely selection!) and your dad is all set to head of on an adventure!

£80.

www.homeofmillican.com

 

 

FINDRA Lewis Merino Zip Neck Top

FINDRA Lewis Merino Zip Neck Top


Made from the highest quality ethically sourced non-mulesed Australian Merino wool, this lightweight, seamless zip neck garment is long-lasting and super comfortable to wear. It features thumbholes and longer sleeves for hand and wrist coverage, textured elbow patches and cuffs for durability, with a high neck zip.

Being breathable, it will wick sweat away from the skin for ultimate outdoor performance - in other words, it will easily take your dad from the mountain top to the cafe (or bar!) in comfort, and style. It is fast drying and packable, and perfect for hiking, mountain biking, running or just chilling out.

£115.

FINDRA Lewis Merino Zip Neck Top

 

THE CYCLING CHEF by Alan Murchison

THE CYCLING CHEF by Alan Murchison


‘I can't think of a finer chef to have written a book on nutrition and diet for athletes’ – Tom Kerridge.

Designed for cyclists and written by Alan Murchison – a Michelin-starred chef and champion athlete who now cooks for British Cycling's elite athletes. The easy-to-make and nutritionally balanced meals will help cycling dads reach their performance goals – it is flavoursome food to make him go faster.

There are more than 65 mouth-watering recipes – including breakfasts, main meals, desserts and snacks, as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes – each designed with busy cyclists in mind. They’re all quick and easy to prepare and are made from ingredients that are readily available in any local supermarket.

From £15.

www.blackwells.co.uk//The-Cycling-Chef

 

INSHRIACH Gin

INSHRIACH Gin


The Inshriach Estate is in an area of outstanding natural beauty near Aviemore and deep in the Cairngorms National Park. Not only is this one of the last strongholds of Scottish juniper (and you can’t make gin without juniper!), it is an area abundant in interesting and edible botanicals that are also used to flavour this beautiful gin. Every part of the process from harvesting to bottling to labelling and distribution takes place on the estate.

Inshriach 43% Original Gin uses three ingredients – Juniper, Rosehips and Douglas fir. The juniper is gathered in the Autumn, the rosehips just before the first frosts, and the Douglas fir from Inshriach forest on the morning it is needed. Once distilled the gin is then brought down to 43% ABV using water from the estate’s own Cairngorms spring. Perfect when enjoyed neat or with a few cubes of ice. Cheers!

£35.

www.inshriachgin.com

 

DAFE Date Coffee

DAFE Date Coffee


A project created by two mountain bikers in the Surrey Hills, Dafe is a fresh tasting, caffeine free alternative to coffee. It’s roasted and ground from the highest quality date seeds and delivered to your dad’s door in fully compostable packaging.

Your dad can craft his Dafe however he likes – black, with milk (or alternative), in a mocha or cafetière. The taste is somewhere between coffee and tea, with subtle notes of chocolate. It’s ideal for those dads who are caffeine free, those who just want to cut back on the caffeine a bit, or those who just fancy an alternative hot drink.

From £6.50.



 

FINDRA Nevis Softshell Trail Shorts

FINDRA Nevis Softshell Trail Shorts


FINDRA Nevis Trail Shorts for men are a multi-purpose technical short for mountain biking, cycle touring, hiking or just hanging out at the beach – they can just as easily be paired with flip-flops as with cycling shoes or hiking boots and trail shoes.

Made from a lightweight water repellent stretch fabric that allows freedom of movement, this is a practical outdoor active short that is slim fitting yet roomy enough for knee pads. Featuring adjustable velcro waist fasteners for a perfect fit, and flat concealed front zip pockets plus an additional concealed side seam pocket to keep dad’s valuables safe.

Easy and lightweight to pack down for storage and travel, but still durable and stylish enough to become the go-to favourite everyday trail short: we expect your dad will go everywhere in them.

£70.

FINDRA Nevis Softshell Trail Shorts

 

APIDURA Expedition Handlebar Pack

APIDURA Expedition Handlebar Pack


Ideal for carrying lightweight, compressible kit, the 9l Expedition Handlebar Pack is a handy partner for your dad’s long-distance road bike tours, weekend trips, or even a daily ride to work.

Eliminating the need for a bulky front rack, the bag fastens to the handlebars with a reinforced attachment system that adds stability while improving handling and preventing abrasion. A dual roll-top closure keeps the contents secure, while allowing flexible packing capacity. A hands-free air release vent makes compressing the bag hassle-free, while welded seams ensure that contents stay dry in all conditions. Tiptop!

£96.

www.apidura.com

 

SHAND Stooshie

SHAND Stooshie


Really want to spoil your dad? The Stooshie adventure bike is the best selling model from Shand Cycles and each one is hand built to order in Scotland (just outside Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills). The brand was established in 2003 and is focused on designing and hand building bespoke steel frames and bikes made especially with the beautiful mountain trails, gravel paths and scenic roads of Scotland in mind. Build time is just 12 weeks and each model can be customised to meet your dad’s requirements, so it’s an ideal (if slightly expensive!) gift for the dad who enjoys attention to detail.

From £3,395.

www.shandcycles.com

 

FINDRA Merino Wool Socks

FINDRA Merino Wool Socks


No Fathers Day gift guide is complete without socks – especially if, like our socks, they have a reputation for being rather special.

Made in the UK with 100% Australian Merino wool, FINDRA socks are seamless to reduce hot spots and designed for durability, activity and fun.

Merino is renown for being breathable and for its sweat wicking properties, which means your dad can wear these for days on end on any type of adventure. Striped or plain, and available in some really lovely colours, they really put joy into socks.

From £16 per pair.

FINDRA Merino Wool Socks