6 Best Hiking Gifts For Dad

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Give your Dad one of these 6 best hiking gifts. Celebrate your Fathers and your Father’s influence in our lives. Your Dad deserves a nice gift!

hiking gifts for dad

We had Father’s Day this year. Still, we all like a good story, right? I like this story about how Father’s Day started.

The day was first proposed by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington in 1909.  Ms. Dodd’s father was a Civil War veteran. Her father was also a single parent who raised his six children in Spokane.

In 1909, Ms. Dodd heard a sermon about Mother’s Day at Central Methodist Episcopal Church. She told her pastor that fathers should have a holiday like Mother’s Day.

She suggested June 5. That day was her father’s birthday. There was not enough time to prepare a sermon. The day was moved to the third Sunday in June.

Father’s Day became a permanent, legal national holiday in 1972. Now, we celebrate the day on the third Sunday in June.

Best Hiking Gifts For Dad

Give your dad one of these hiking gifts:

Hammock – ENO SingleNest

For a peaceful rest after a day on the trail, choose the ENO SingleNest.  The SingleNest comes out of its softball sized stuff sack easily. Clip the hammock to your handy Atlas Straps (sold separately) and settle in for a restful night’s sleep. 

The ENO is light enough to be a great choice for your backpack. You can also use the Hammock for a rest in your backyard. Pick the SingleNest as your choice for resting on the trail or just lounging in your yard.

hiking gifts for dad
Eno Single Nest

Features & Benefits – Hiking Gifts For Dad

  • Heavy duty triple stitched seams
  • Soft, breathable, and fast drying
  • Aluminum wiregate (light, easy open & close) carabiners
  • Attached compression sack
  • MSRP $54.95
Capacity400 lbs. / 181 kgs.
MaterialFirm Grip, Soft Nylon
Packed Size3.5″ x 5.5″ / 8.9 cm. x 14cm.
Unpacked Size9’ x 4’10” / 2.8 m. x 1.4 m.
Weight16 oz. / 454 g.

*NO LONGER AVAILABLE – Hiking Boots -Hoka Stinson Mid Waterproof

The Hoka Stinson Boot is no longer available. This is a great boot. I still wear them. Read this short description. This applies to other Hoka hiking boots and why they are such good boots.

Mountain performance meets everyday style. You have both when you choose the Stinson Mid GORE-TEX. The boot has ultra-cushioning. The cushion keeps your feet feeling GREAT on forest or city trails! These are the most comfortable boots I’ve ever owned.

A GORE-TEX waterproof bootie and Nubuck leather upper keeps your feet dry from just the morning dew to a shallow creek crossing. The anatomically designed collar gives you all the support you need and adds to the boot’s comfort.

This boot looks good on the trail or in the city.

For more information about choosing the best hiking boots read this.

Hoke – Stinson Mid Waterproof

Features & Benefits

  • Waterproof Nubuck leather upper
  • GORE-TEX waterproof bootie provide a gives you a complete barrier from a variety of weather
  • Anatomically designed molded foam collar provides additional ankle support
  • Durable ripstop gusseted tongue provides additional midfoot lockdown
  • Wide midsole and accommodating fit ensure a comfortable ride
  • Ultra plush cushioning
  • 4 mm lugs provide all-terrain traction
  • Stabile on uneven trails

SunhatOutdoor Research Helios

The broad-brimmed Helios Sun Hat protects from the hot sun. The headband moves moisture away from your brow. The brim offers an oasis of shade. The draw cord keeps your hat tight on long trails. This hat has held up very well for more than 5 years.

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Outdoor Research – Helios

Features & Benefits

  • Water resistant
  • Breathable for comfort
  • Lightweight adds to your comfort
  • Wicking keeps cooler
  • Quick drying keeps you dry
  • UPF 50+ protects from sunburn
  • Foam stiffened brim adds more sun protection
  • One handed draw cord adjustment for a better fit
  • Removable chin cord for custom fit
  • Packable for easy storage
  • MSRP $38

Hiking SocksDarn Tough Micro Crew

Choose another of the best hiking gifts for dad, give him socks. Darn Tough gave the Merino Wool micro crew cushion hiking sock a little bit of spandex and nylon. The spandex and nylon help keep your feet extra comfy as you hike the miles away.

The Micro crew blows away your heavy, itchy wool socks. The sock has built in elastic arch support and high density padding in the heel and toes for your comfort.

Darn Tough made these midweight socks using Merino Wool. Merino naturally resists stinky odors. The wool also manages moisture to keep your feet blister free.

These are VERY comfortable socks.

For more information about choosing the best hiking socks read this.

hiking gifts for dad
Darn Tough – Micro Crew
Material61% Merino Wool, 36% Nylon, 3% Lycra

Stuff Sack – Hyperlite

With Hyperlite Stuff Sacks you can choose between two fabric options. You also have six size options to choose from. The size sack you choose depends on the gear you want to pack.

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Hyperlite Stuff Sack

Features & Benefits – Hiking Gifts For Dad

  • Strong rip stop properties for durability
  • Core drawstring with mini cord locks to secure your stuff
  • Waterproof (Not a dry bag though, DO NOT submerge in water!)
  • Multiple color choices to suit your style
  • Hand-built in Biddeford, Maine, USA supports our workers
  • MSRP $20 – $45; priced by stuff sack size

Use the table below as a guide to choose the stuff sack size you need.

Nano4″x6″Compact electronics, first-aid kit, wallet
Small8″x10″Small electronics, snacks, toiletries
Medium9″x12″Tarpaulin, food, extra clothes
Large10″x14″Camera gear, books, food, clothes
X-Large12″x17″Cooking gear or clothes
XX-Large14″x19″Sleeping bag, tent, insulated clothes

Hiking Gear Accessories

Hiking Poles – Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z

Black Diamond’s Distance Carbon Z makes an ideal hiking pole for hikers who want lightweight gear. The Carbon Z weighs just 9 ounces.

The pole has a three section foldable design. This design allows you to quickly open and use your poles. Also, the pole has rubber tips and a lightweight foam grip.

Distance Carbon Z Poles

Features & Benefits

  • Carbon fiber for lightweight, comfy pole  
  • 5 ounces each (120 cm); easy to carry
  • Foam grip for hand comfort
  • Flip lock for easy to lock your length
  • MSRP $169.95

Summary – Best Hiking Gifts For Dad

You know you have a great dad! He will be excited by any of these 6 best hiking gifts for dad. Make his Father’s Day!

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