Sure, some dads are thrilled with another tie, mug, or bag of jelly beans this Father's Day. But then there's Active Dad who would rather explore a new trail, run one more mile or spend the day in the sun and surf with his kids. We salute you, Active Dad, and have gathered up some sweet presents right up your alley.
For the Outdoor Explorer: Dad love to explore the great outdoors? He'll love these gear and gadgets to make his exploring more fun.  This "Right To Roam" shirt from Sons of Trade is soft, stylish and sends the right message.  No man should wander without a multitool like this Sidekick from Leatherman that has 15 tools and folds up into a compact package. Consider getting the carry case too.  The Camelbak Fourteener combines a 3 liter hydration pack with a backpack for carrying extra layers and binoculars or diapers and kid snacks. It's comfortable and compact, perfect for dad's solo adventures or hiking with the kids.  Adventures are even more fun when you can relive the memories that are captured on a GoPro HERO 3+. Attach it to your helmet, chest, bike, board or more and get up close and personal with your adventure experience. Sure dad likes to build a fire, find a shelter and fish for his own dinner, but that doesn't mean his night out under the stars has to be cold.  This Kelty SB 20 sleeping bag sleeping bag is lightweight but cozy and has upgraded features like a waterproof head and foot cover and included compression sack.
 Regular old flashlights have nothing on this Olympia AD160 High-Performance LED flashlight. With 5 light settings, a beam distance of 107 meters and waterproof to 2 meters, this flashlight is small, but mighty and perfect for camping, exploring or checking under the bed for monsters.  Whether he is 4 or 64, there is something about guys and walkie talkies. Keep the "troops" in communication about the best fishing spot, potential bear sitings or beer runs with these Motorola MS350R 2-Way Radios that have a 35-mile range and are waterproof for fun in the snow, river, or road.  For camping, hiking or river walking, these Ahnu Del Rey sandals have a rubber toe cap for protection, quick-dry mesh top and sturdy grips on the bottom. North Face's Thermoball Full-Zip Jacket is lightweight and packs down small, but will keep dad toasty warm in a variety of conditions. It's available in six colors or as a vest.
For the Workout Warrior: For the dad that is always ready to break a sweat, a few fun finds to amp up his workouts.  This MiniSuit iPhone armband keeps his hands free and has place to hold a key while he jogs.  A waterproof Shuffle and short-cord earbuds by Waterfi make those endless laps in the pool go much faster.  If your guy's a runner and is ready for a new pair, Reebok Zigkick Tahoe Road II will keep him speedy and sleek on the road.  And while he's running, make sure his music helps keep him on beat (and stay in his ears!) with these anti-fall-out Adidas Sports In-Ear Headphones.  If he prefers to ride the road rather than run on it, give him one of these stylish 3rd Generation Nutcase Helmet with improved ventilation, lighter weight, better reflectivity, and a detachable visor.
Your guy love tracking his fitness - or need a little nudge to get to the gym more?  This Basis Band tracks steps, sleep, calories burned, heart rate and more - plus it acts as a traditional watch for added functionality. The easy-to-use phone and desktop apps crunch your numbers and help you to set goals and make health improvements. Plus it looks sleek.  New Yorkers can support the Central Park Conservancy with a hat , tee or sweatshirt for your favorite park exerciser.  Yoga pants aren't just for ladies. Help his butt look good too with a pair of YOGiiZA yoga pants designed to provide him maximum comfort and mobility during his cobra to his downward dog.  This hybrid Schwinn Network 2.0 looks stylish enough for a cruise around town, but has a suspension fork and seven gears for handling the bumps and wobbles of rougher terrain. Plus, the leather-looking seat and handlebar grips add extra class.  Why ride alone? The lightweight, sturdy, adjustable Weehoo iGo Bike Trailer is our favorite way to bring kids aged 2-10 along for a ride.
For the Beach Bum: For dads that would rather spend their days in the surf, sand and sun, here are a few of our favorite picks for water-loving dads.  This Bamboo All-Rounder SUP from Adventure Paddleboarding is perfect for paddles across the lake, but can also handle rides in the surf. Ideal for solo rides or taking a kid out on an adventure, it's surprisingly lightweight despite its size (my 8yo can carry it), and provides fun in your nearest ocean, harbor, or lake. Don't forget to pick up a paddle as well.  Maybe it's their primitive hunter instincts, but guys seem to love catching their own underwater meal whether by rod or spear like this Cressi Comanche Speargun. Get him this for Father's Day, and (fingers crossed) dinner will be taken care of.  Why let the kids have all the fun in the waves? This adult-sized Lucky Bums Body Board can let dad ride, roll, and splash right along with the kids all afternoon.  Summer usually doesn't require a full wetsuit, but a rash guard like this one from O'Neill will keep dad protected from the sun and add a little extra warmth while he rides.
 Boardshorts are to guys what shoes are to girls - you can never have too many. Add to his collection this Father's Day with these Quiksilver Sundown boardshorts.  Beach-loving dads have two preferred types of footwear - bare feet and flip flops like these Helm sandals sandals.  The beach is always better with a ball to throw around. This Nerf N-Sport All Weather Football can stand up to surf and sand as well as snow and mud.  Help dad explore the deep (and maybe find dinner!) with a dive set of fins, snorkel and mask.
For Dad On the Go: Then there are the dads that are just always on the go. From work to play to school pick-ups, here are our favorite picks for keeping dad in style while he's running around. Tsubo Adan Woven shoes are street smart with city style to keep dad looking good and on his toes.  These organic cotton plaid shirts from Threads 4 Thought are perfect for a night on the town or casual day at the office. Sons of Trade doesn't fail to impress with their Trucker Hat and Satellite Sling bags which are both practical and rugged with an extra dose of style.  A life on the go needs a phone that can keep up. This Lifeproof Fre Case is resistant to water, snow, dirt, sweat and whatever else your guy gets into.
 One of the coolest backpacks we've seen, this North Face Surge Ii Charged Backpack includes an built-in Joey™ T1 power supply to recharge your electronic devices on the go. Lightweight but mighty, the Joey can give you a two-and-half full battery charges for your cell phone, MP3 player, tablet or other USB device. The backpack also has a stowaway hip belt, sternum strap, laptop pocket and tablet sleeve, and lots of other pockets and features to make this backpack ideal for any guy on the go. (Hint - it will also keep your phone charged on your next hike so you don't have to decide between taking a dozen more photos or having enough battery life to use the map to find your way back.)  Kitschy, cute and practical, this money clip and credit card holder is the perfect way to tell dad how you feel.  Help him stay caffeinated and keep his coffee close at hand with a Handlebar Cup Holder from Public Bikes.  No matter how busy (or tired) dad is, he'll always look better with Gucci glasses.
Happy Father's Day!
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