6 Best Hiking Gifts For Dad – 2022

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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!

How did Father’s Day begin? 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.

Show your Dad that you appreciate him with a Father’s Day gift or just an “any” day gift. Each of these gifts make great gifts for your Dad.

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.

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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.

Hiking Day Pack – TETON Sports Oasis 18L Hydration Pack With A 2 Liter Water Bladder (2022 Model)

The TETON Sports Oasis 18L Hydration Pack includes a 2 Liter Water Bladder and makes a great day pack for your Dad. Located foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Cedar Hills, Utah TETON Sports makes gear like the Oasis pack to help you enjoy the outdoors.

The Oasis 1100 by TETON Sports is an 18-Liter backpack. The pack comes with a leakproof 2 liter hydration bladder. The thoughtful design has plenty of room for all the gear you want to keep handy. You can adjust the shoulder, chest, and waist straps to get a custom fit.

The Oasis pack comes in a wide variety of colors. The pack also includes features normally seen on more expensive packs.

TETON Sports stands behind their gear. The company has a lifetime guarantee for material defects or workmanship no matter where you buy the product.

TETON Sports – Oasis

Features & Benefits

  • 18 liter hydration pack to carry all the gear for your day hike and keep you hydrated
  • Adjust shoulder, chest, and waist for your comfort
  • Contoured, padded shoulder straps for your added comfort
  • Rugged, high denier (thickness) ripstop shell for a tough long lasting pack
  • Bungee shock cord to easily store your jacket
  • Anti-shock chest strap with safety whistle for your comfort and safety
  • Reflective trim for more safety
  • Strap clips for easy storage
  • Cushioned bite valve to prevent leaks; pull to open easily, push to close easily
  • Lifetime Warranty protects your purchase
  • MSRP $49.99

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. I tried other sun hats but always come back to my Helios.

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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

Waterproof Hiking Boots – Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus II

Your Dad will love this classic, waterproof hiker. The boot has coated leather for comfort and to keep your feet dry. Columbia made the Newton Ridge Plus II a stylish, tough, light hiking boot.

The boot has a waterproof, sealed seams. This boot keeps the rain, muck, and puddles on the outside of your boot so your feet stay dry as you hike.

The Newton Ridge has responsive, supportive cushioning. The cushioning along with super grippy rubber outsoles let you hike for miles in comfort over rocks, grass, gravel, and roots.

Columbia makes this boot in a factory that supports the BSR HERproject. The project empowers women working in global supply chains. The project empowers the women through health, finance, and gender equality training programs.

Columbia – Newton Ridge Plus II

Features & Benefits – Hiking Gifts For Dad

  • Wide fit for your comfort
  • PU coated leather, suede, and mesh upper keeps your feet dry in a lighter boot
  • Omni-Tech waterproof, breathable seam sealed membrane bootie keeps the water out
  • Metal hardware for a tough boot that lasts longer
  • Techlite lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort and extra soft cushioning
  • Omni-Grip rubber outsole to grip the trail
  • MSRP $110

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.

I LOVE these socks! They make great socks to wear with your hiking boots. They also wear well with hiking shoes since they are not too high. These are VERY comfortable socks too.

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


Material61% Merino Wool, 36% Nylon, 3% Lycra
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Darn Tough – Micro Crew

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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