Father’s Day Gift Guide: 5 great gifts for sporty dads
June 11, 2020
Father’s Day is coming up (21 June) and by now, you should be thinking about what you’re getting for the most important man in your life – a tie, bottle of Scotch or perhaps, a staycation?
But if he’s more of a weekend warrior who’d prefer a singlet over a multi-coloured tie, here are five gift ideas that’ll let him know you’ve gone the extra mile to show your love:
If your dad loves to cycle, Rudy Project’s Tralyx Graphene sunglasses are a perfect addition to his accessories cache. This high-performance eyewear is made with graphene, a material that’s lighter than carbon but stronger than diamond, giving it a comfortable fit with a high degree of durability.
Other key features include adjustable tips, nosepiece and temples, an innovative venting system that promotes airflow, and swappable lenses for different weather conditions.
For the avid hiker and camper, this Osprey Atmos AG 65 is one of the most comfortable and best-ventilated hiking backpacks on the market. The AG in the name refers to the anti-gravity suspension system, which distributes the weight of the pack across the body comfortably.
The Atmos AG 65 packs in enough space for the occasional weekend trip to the mountains and comes with a 3-litre water sleeve to keep Dad hydrated. This backpack also doubles as a travel bag with its nylon fabric and numerous side and mesh pockets for Dad’s many bits and bobs.
Want to give Dad that extra motivation to finish his workout? The Bowers & Wilkins PI3 headphones are just what he needs. These in-ear wireless headphones create an immersive environment with pure, impactful audio – and they’re built for the long term.
Designed for the ultra-active man, the PI3 are made with silicone and rubber, plus a flexible neckband that ensures these earphones stay in place. Expect exceptional sound quality punctuated by punchy bass and a well-balanced mid-range in a tiny yet powerful package.
Is Dad an avowed sneakerhead? Head “back to the future” with the All Star Disrupt CX by Converse. While it still shares the same DNA as Converse’s classic Chuck Taylor line, this fresh take showcases what happens when designers are given free rein – and it’s awesome.
The All Star Disrupt CX uses an ultra-comfortable stretch canvas while a foam cushioning system gives comfort with every stride. Wrapping it all up is a brand-new rubber outsole that gives these kicks enhanced flexibility and durability.
Designed for the rugged outdoors, Garmin’s Tactix Delta smartwatch does what every smartwatch these days can do – GPS, activity monitoring – as well as the ability to make mobile payments, send notifications and play music. But it all comes in a military-grade package that will withstand any weather or impact.
Continuing the military theme, the Tactix Delta offers night-vision capability, a jumpmaster mode that lets the wearer navigate their target after a high-altitude jump, and even a “kill switch” that wipes all information from the device if it gets compromised.
BONUS: NBA League Pass
If your dad loves basketball, then an NBA League Pass will certainly get you on his good side. As the NBA prepares to resume this July, why not give your dad the chance to catch up on all the games played so far?
The Premium League Pass not only shows every game of the 30 teams with zoomed-in viewing, interactive stats and graphics, it also grants access to classic hardwood games and documentaries that chart the league’s 74-year history.