Best 2019 Gifts for the Outdoor Dad

Your dad loves the outdoors, and you want to make sure he gets the best gift ever.  That’s why you’ve come to this blog – you want to know what the best gifts for dad of 2019 are, and we’re here to answer that question.

Below, we’ve come up with a bunch of great gift ideas that Dads will love!



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Osprey Backpacks and Bags for Easy Traveling

Sometimes what Dad really needs is a day in the mountains.  Osprey backpacks and bags are perfect for making sure he’s able to take everything he needs with him!  Take a peek at two of our favorite Osprey bags!


Osprey Skarab 24

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A classic daypack for Dad!  The Osprey Skarab 24 has plenty of room for everything that a full day outdoors requires!  A framesheet suspension system combines with a BioStretch™ harness and hip belt to spread weight more evenly and reduce the overall pressure on your spine.  Dual side compression straps make sure that no matter how Dad moves on his adventure, the backpack remains stable.  The wide zippered front access panel reduces the amount of time spent digging around for buried equipment, and there’s even a 2.4-liter fluid reservoir with bite valve attachment for easy hydration.  With just enough bells and whistles, but none that aren’t necessary or useful, Dad will love this backpack on his next outdoor adventure!


Osprey Ultralight Dry Sack

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Does Dad take any electronics with him on his adventures?  Of course, he does, which is why it’s so important to find a way to keep things dry.  The Osprey Ultralight Dry Sack ensures that!  With a roll-top waterproof enclosure and waterproof-coated fabric and seams, no water will find its way into the gear inside!  It’s also easy to pack away, keeping a rectangular shape to easily fit in your backpack.


Chaco Footwear for a Comfortable Hike

When your dad hits the trails, he does it in style.  Or maybe he doesn’t, but you want him to!  We have a great selection of Chaco footwear.  Below are two of our absolute favorites!


Chaco Men’s Sandals

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These are perfect shoes for the dad that loves to let his toes hang out!  These comfortable Chaco sandals are made with polyester jacquard webbing that wraps around the foot and midsole, ensuring a customized-type fit to Dad’s feet.  The heel risers are made of durable high-tensile webbing and are adjustable to make sure they fit juuust right.  Great for daily wear or hiking the trails in!


Chaco Yonder Boot, Men’s

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Dad prefers his toes to be covered?  How about some all-around coverage?  These stylish, comfortable boots by Chaco combine workboot durability and hiker-type styling.  The sturdy outsole of the shoe has performance tread to make sure that there’s plenty of traction between foot and ground, with a removable, knit-lined footbed made for all-day comfort.  With the comfort and skid-resistant tread design, your dad will have safe, enjoyable trips to the mountains!



Patagonia Clothing for Style and Comfort

Patagonia is a name brand that effortlessly combines outdoor style with ultimate comfortability, and that is something that ANY dad will love!  Come by our stores to see our selection, and take a look at our two favorites below!


Patagonia Men’s Puckerware Shirt

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Lightweight?  Check!  Moisture-wicking?  Check!  On-trend?  Double-check!   The Patagonia men’s Puckerware shirt is made with lightweight, textured recycled polyester/organic cotton blend, which means that this shirt will keep Dad dry in hot, humid weather.  That makes it perfect for Tennessee weather!  On top of that, Dad will love the way this shirt’s crinkled weave texturing keeps it away from the body, making it even easier to enjoy a nice breeze on a hot day.  Wrinkle-resistant and easy to wash and dry, it’s the perfect gift for any outdoor dad!

Patagonia Men’s Baggies Light Shorts, 6.5″ 

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If your dad wears shorts during the summer, these Patagonia men’s Baggies will make a great addition to his wardrobe!  Baggies Lights are lightweight, fast-drying, and made of a durable 100% recycled polyester ripstop fabric.  Plus, the fabric comes with 40-UPF sun protection, making them a great choice for summerwear.  These shorts have vertical side pockets with drain-and-dry mesh pocket bags, so they’re as perfect for swimming as they are for hiking in.  Dad can go anywhere and do anything in these Patagonia shorts!



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Hydro Flask Drinkware for Ultimate Hydration

We love the Hydro Flask brand drinkware because they live up to the promise of keeping whatever you’re drinking at your optimum temperature.  If your dad prefers his drinks cold, this is a great gift for him!


Hydro Flask 16 oz True Pint

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When Dad goes camping, make sure he stays hydrated with this Hydro Flask True Pint cup.  These cups are easy to stack-and-pack, making them a great choice for group camp nights.  A TempShield™ insulation liner keeps condensation at bay while making sure a cold beverage stays cold.  Made with stainless steel, these cups are hardy, and Hydro Flask believes in their product so much it comes with a lifetime warranty!  Dad will thank you for the Hydro Flask Pint when he has his first beer by the campfire and discovers that the last drop is as cold as the first sip!


Hydro Flask 20 oz Wide Mouth w/ Hydro Flip

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Does Dad like his beverages hot AND cold?  Then this Hydro Flask 20 oz Wide Mouth Coffee Flask is perfect for him!  With the TempShield™ insulation and durable stainless steel construction, this flask will keep cold beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot beverages hot for up to 6 hours!  This flask also comes with a lifetime warranty.  Perfect for camping, hiking, kayaking, and anything your outdoor Dad loves to do!


Hydro Flask Tag Along Bottle Sling

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So you think Dad will like that 20 oz Wide Mouth flask?  Then you’ll want to get him this Tag Along Bottle Sling!  Durable and fully adjustable, with a side pocket complete with waterproof zipper, Dad can take this anywhere he wants and makes it even easier to enjoy his Hydro Flask!




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SAXX Underwear for All-Over Comfort

Dads love SAXX Underwear!  Touted as “Underwear Re-invented”,  SAXX Underwear promises comfort on the road, on the trail, in the office, out and about, or even just while relaxing at home.


Vibe Boxer Brief

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Keep everything in place with SAXX’s specially designed 3D hammock-shaped pouch, and enjoy chafe-free support with mesh panels and Flat Out Seams™.   Designed to wick moisture, these are a comfortable pair of briefs for any Dad!


Quest 2.0 Boxer Brief Fly

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These boxer briefs are famous!  National Geographic named these boxers the “ultimate travel underwear” – and we agree!  Moisture-wicking and made to reduce chafing, these boxer briefs are cut from quick-dry fabric.  Light, airy, and fixed with a fly, these are the perfect boxer briefs for road trips, red-eye flights, and traveling in general!



Uncle Lem’s Gifts for the Tennessee-Loving Dad!

Tennessee Dads are notorious for their love of the Smoky Mountains and anything to do with them.  That’s why Uncle Lem’s gifts are great for Dad!  Our entire company is inspired by the life of Uncle Lem, the Sage of the Smokies.  Take a look at our awesome gift ideas for the Tennessee Dad!


Elkmont’s Uncle Lem Ownby:  Sage of the Smokies Book

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Let Dad read all about the real Uncle Lem, the inspiration behind Uncle Lem’s Outfitters!  Born and raised in the Smoky Mountains, Uncle Lem refused to leave his homeland and spent his time living off of the land he loved and attending to his honey bees.  This is a great gift for dads that love Tennessee history and lore.


Uncle Lem’s Honey

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Father’s Day is the perfect day to give your dad something sweet!  Uncle Lem’s honey fits the bill, and tastes delicious, too!  With raw sourwood and raw wildflower honey available, there is nothing added to this honey, nor is it pasteurized.  Local honey always tastes better than the stuff in the stores, so go on – give Dad a tasty gift this Father’s Day!


Uncle Lem’s Proudly Outfitting Vols Tee

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For our last Father’s Day gift suggestion, we have the Proudly Outfitting Volunteers T-shirt.  Locally printed in Knoxville, TN, this Comfort Cotton T-Shirt is great for year-round wear.  This is a cool t-shirt that any Tennessee-loving dad will enjoy!

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