Make Father's Day special this year with the top kit for all his favourite outdoor activities | Illustration: Briana Murphy for The Market Herald

Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for the Adventure-Seeking Dad

With Father’s Day just around the corner, securing a top-notch gift for Dad is on the top of everyone’s to-do list. And while it can be difficult finding the perfect gift for the adventure-seeking, nature-loving Dad – who seems to have all the kit he needs – we’ve got you covered. From apparel to gadgets and smart tech. Here are the best gifts to buy this father’s day for the dad who prefers to explore the outdoors in style.

Smart Tech

GoPro Hero 9 Black

Deemed by TechRadar as the most powerful and versatile action camera on the market, the GoPro Hero 9 offers the explorer Dad the ability to record memories in 5K detail. With a new sensor and front display, the A$529 GoPro Hero 9 also grants users the ability to vlog, so don’t be surprised when Dad starts up his own YouTube channel.

GoPro Hero 9 Black video camera
Image: GoPro Hero 9 Black, A$529 | Source: GoPro

Swarovski Habicht 8X30 W

Featuring a traditional yet lightweight design, the Swarovski Habicht binoculars offer a classic optical system with added style. Made with light-alloy housing, these classic binoculars offer a field of view of up to 136 metres. Priced at A$1,190, the Swarovski Habicht is the perfect item to bring if he decides to go fishing or camping.

Sony IER-Z1R Ear Headphones

Once you’ve experienced superior sound quality, there’s no turning back. Give your audiophile Dad the gift of top-quality sound with these Sony IER-Z1R in-ear headphones for A$2,200. Promising ultra-high sound quality through naturally controlled acoustics, audio-grade solder and a newly developed balanced armature driver, these earphones are considered some of the best on the market.

Above and Beyond Bluetooth Speaker

Doubling as a power bank, any dad who has an all-terrain spirit will admire this waterproof Bluetooth speaker by Land Rover, Musto. With impressive 12-hour battery life, mobile speakerphone function and impact-resistant design, the Above and Beyond Bluetooth Speaker is priced at A$147 and is essential for every Dad’s travel bag.

Land Rover Above and Beyond Bluetooth Speaker
Image: Above and Beyond Bluetooth Speaker, A$147 | Source: Land Rover

Celestron Nexstar 6SE Computerized Telescope

Whether he is an accomplished or beginner observer, Celestron’s Nexstar 6SE enhances and simplifies stargazing. At A$2,575, the Nextstar 6SE offers a 6-inch aperture to grant top views of the Moon and planets as well as SkyAlign technology, so you can easily align your telescope. Perfect for at home and on camping adventures, this is a top gift for passionate and budding stargazers.

Apparel

Lite Gore-Tex Packable Jacket

Made from highly breathable Gore-Tex fabric, this well-crafted and stylish Lite Gore-Tex Packable Jacket is the perfect all-rounder for thrill-seeking dads. Fully waterproof and designed with reflective prints, this Land Rover collaboration with Musto is the ultimate hiking jacket and costs A$413.

Land Rover Men's Lite Gore-Tex Packable Jacket
Image: Men’s Lite Gore-Tex Packable Jacket, A$413 | Source: Land Rover

Musto Mirovia Seam Sealed Backpack

Made with 500D PVC material and heat-sealed seams to keep water out, the Mirovia Seam Sealed Backpack is a must-have for explorers. Described as the go-anywhere, take-anything backpack, Dad can pack all his essentials including his computer inside this practical and sturdy backpack for A$211.

Land Rover Mirovia Seam Sealed Backpack
Image: Mirovia Seam Sealed Backpack, A$211 | Source: Land Rover

The North Face Backpacking Boots

Produced using only top quality material from Gore-Tex, The North Face’s backpacking boots see practicality meet style. Designed for comfort, these boots are the perfect father’s day gift this year for the dad who loves hiking and are priced at A$356.

Land Rover X Elliot Brown Holton Professional Watch

Created in collaboration with premium English watchmaker, Elliot Brown, the Holton Professional Watch is the perfect timepiece for fashion-forward explorers. Featuring scratch resistance sapphire crystal, a high-grip uni-directional bezel and ultra shock-resistant casing, this exclusive timepiece has been tested in water at 200 metres and has been designed to withstand the elements. You can pick up this watch for Dad for A$915.

Land Rover x Elliot Brown Holton Professional Watch
Image: Land Rover X Elliot Brown Holton Professional Watch, A$915 | Source: Land Rover

Above and Beyond Cap

When it comes to Father’s Day gifts you can’t go wrong with a quality cap. Designed for comfort, the Above and Beyond Cap is quick-drying, made with breathable materials and incorporates reflective prints. You can gift Dad the perfect everyday cap for A$55.

Land Rover Above and Beyond Cap
Image: Above and Beyond Cap, A$55 | Source: Land Rover

Land Rover Leather Weekend Bag

Made with supple natural-grain brown leather, Land Rover’s Weekend Bag is the perfect gift for a Dad on the go. With sturdy handles and a comfortable shoulder strap, the Weekend Bag is a must-have in terms of style and practicality and carries a price tag of A$477.

Land Rover Leather Weekend Bag
Image: Land Rover Leather Weekend Bag, A$477 | Source: Land Rover

Tools and gadgets

The North Face Gold Kazoo

Made with natural down insulation and a water-resistant finish, The North Face’s Gold Kazoo sleeping bag is essential for campers. Featuring 700 fill ProDown and anti-compression pads, the Gold Kazoo offers lightweight thermal protection and superior comfort while adventuring out in the elements. At A$450, the Gold Kazoo is a premium sleeping bag.

Above and Beyond Multi Tool

Every man needs a multi-tool. Equipped with spring-action pliers, a bottle opener, knife, serrated blade, Phillips screwdriver and can opener, all made with stainless steel, this multi-tool has it all and is A$73.

Land Rover Above and Beyond Multi Tool
Image: Above and Beyond Multi Tool, A$73 | Source: Land Rover

Ledlenser H19R Core Rechargeable Headlamp

If Dad loves nighttime bush exploring or fishing then a high-quality headlamp is an essential piece of kit. Featuring a Fusion Beam that combines the power of two lenses, Ledlenser’s H19R Core headlamp offers superior long and short light output as well as a handy rechargeable battery for A$399.95.

Homecamp Classic 4M Bell Tent + Winnerwell Nomad Stove Bundle

Give Dad the ability to camp all year round with a tent and stove bundle from Homecamp for A$2,002. Equipped with a four-man tent, medium stove and all the essential safety gear, this Homecamp bundle ticks all the boxes for Dad’s next camping trip, even if it is only a trip to the backyard.

Goal Zero Yeti 3000X

Boasting a 2000W AC inverter, Goal Zero’s Yeti 3000X is one of the most reliable power stations money can buy. Allowing you to run just about anything you normally could from a wall outlet, the Yeti 3000X comes equipped with 60W USB-C ports as well as a 12V port for appliances like portable fridges and costs A$6,499.95.

Domestic CFX3 75DZ Compressor Fridge Freezer 75L

Delivering deep freezing down to -22C and minimal power usage, Domestic’s Compressor Fridge Freezer is every outdoorsy man’s best friend. In addition to multiple powering capabilities (AC, DC or solar), this fridge freezer also comes with a visual interface and app so you can easily monitor temperatures. You can pick up this stellar gift for Dad for A$1,949.

Above and Beyond Flask

Made with double-walled steel, Land Rover’s A$64 Above and Beyond Flask keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 15 hours. Whether Dad loves to hike, camp, fish or all of the above, this is the ultimate durable flask, equipped with a removable drinking cup, convenient nylon cord attachment and easy pour lid.

Land Rover Above and Beyond Flask
Image: Above and Beyond Flask, A$64 | Source: Land Rover

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