Top Gifts for the Outdoorsman Dad

By Shaggy Outdoor Team

April 28, 2023

Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsman Dad

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Best Gift Ideas for Dads that Hunt, Fish, Camp, and Hike

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the outdoorsman in your life? Perhaps it's your dad, grandpa, or uncle who loves nothing more than spending time in nature, hunting, and exploring the great outdoors. Finding the right gift can be challenging, whether it's for Father's Day, a birthday, or a thoughtful gesture to show your appreciation. 

Fortunately, we have compiled a list of 30 unique gift ideas that will delight any man. These items were hand selected by B.J. at Shaggy Outdoors as a father of two grown sons, he lives to be in the wild and would appreciate nothing more than any one of these choices and so too will your Dad. 

We've got a wide range of options for any outdoorsman. If your gift is going to a dad or husband who's into hunting, fishing, backpacking, or just camping there is a gift idea in this mix. 

Let's check out what's here to find a perfect gift to show your loved one just how much you care about their passions and interests.

BJ's Top 3 Gift Picks for Turkey Hunters this Father's Day

There are a lot of choices in this blog post. We've covered 50 items that any dad, grandpa, uncle, or brother would appreciate and not return immediately. But how to choose from all these options? It's difficult and therefore to give a little help, BJ has given his Top 3 choices for turkey hunters, antelope and elk hunters, and camping dads. 

Yes, there are 50 additional gifts that would be great. But if you stop here at the top these gifts would get you on good graces with your favorite person on Father's Day.

Best Turkey Decoy Gift for Dad

Dave Smith Decoys

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Every turkey hunter needs more decoys. One is never enough. These are top-of-the-line decoy choices. DSD makes the truest design and colors. If you like this idea but would like to see a few more, check out our review of the 13 Best Decoys for Hunting Gobblers

Best Turkey Call Gift for Dad

Woodhaven Cherry Classic Series Pot Call

Overall Rating: 5/5

Every pot friction call is different and every striker used makes the call sing a different tune. A classic pot call will be a great gift for Dad this year. Like the idea but would like a few more options? Check out our review of the 9 Best Pot Friction Calls for Turkey Hunters.

Best Turkey Hunting Vest Gift for Dad

HUNTIT Turkey Vest with Seat and Game Pouch

Overall Rating: 5.0/5

Dad will love this new gift. Storage for all his turkey hunting gear. Pockets for slate calls, range finders, and mouth calls. The seat cushion is detachable. Breathable mesh back for more airflow and comfort. The seat has magnets to secure it when walking. 

BJ's Top 3 Gift Picks for Dad's that Love to Hunt Deer this Father's Day

Does you dad spend hours in the woods preparing his plot and setting up his stands? If so then he probably hunts deer more than any other animal. Venison steaks and chops taste good, but his prize is that mount on the wall. Give him a gift that will help protect him in the stand or allow him to enjoy his passion even more. Try these gift ideas this year for dad's birthday or on Father's Day. Even better, pick a good gift prior to the season even starting. BJ is giving you his top 3 choices that every deer hunter needs to be successful this fall.

Best Binocular Gift for Dad

Vortex Optics diamondback HD 10 x 42 

Overall Rating: 4.8/5

Help dad see that buck before it comes under his tree. The Vortex brand of bino's have the BEST REVIEWS, are the best price, and have lifetime warranty. The 10x42 is ideal size for hunters sitting in the tree or those guys who are spot and stalking in the Western U.S. 

Best Hand Warmer Gift for Dad

UNIHAND AI Hand Warmers - Rechargeable

Overall Rating: 4.8/5

Probably not used in the early season, but dad can take advantage of this 2-pack of RECHARGEABLE hand warmers in late season hunting along with during the cold winter months. He may loose these to Mom, but that's okay. 

Best Overall Gift for Fathers Day, The Utility Sled 

Shappell Jet Ice Fishing Sled 

Overall Rating: 4.7/5

A sled is a universal gift that every outdoor dad will use and appreciate. I had the opportunity to use a sled to drag a whitetail buck out of the woods this year and it was AMAZING. The ease to pull that deer made for a few minute drag. Dad can use this sled when moving wood or dragging gear. 

BJ's Top 3 Gift Picks for Antelope and Elk Hunters this Father's Day

Did your dad get drawn for antelope or elk this year? If he did there may be a few items he will need to add to his hunting supplies. BJ is giving you his top 3 choices that every big game hunter needs to be successful this fall.

Best Decoy Gift for Dad

Montana Decoy 

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Pick up one or a combo of two decoys for your antelope hunt. In addition, these are great for archery hunting to distract the animal while getting set up for a shot or to use walking across an open field. Check out our review of Montana Decoys Antelope, Turkey, Whitetail Deer, and Elk Decoys. 

Best Spotting Scope Gift for Dad

Vortex Spotting Scope

Overall Rating: 4.6/5

Probably the highest-price gift idea in this post. But for good reason. If your hunter is looking at long distances he needs to have a quality spotting scope. The binoculars are to find the animal the spotting scope helps him see it clearer and decide if it is the right animal to pursue. 

Best Optics TriPod Gift for Dad

Vortex Optics High Country II Tripod Kit

Overall Rating: 4.6/5

A tripod is essential for every Spotting Scope and Binocular setup. Not only do you need a good set of eyes to see the animal you need a strong stable tripod so there is limited movement when binoculars or spotting scope is mounted. 

Shaggy Outdoors Team Camping

BJ's Top 3 Gift Picks for Camping Gear for this Father's Day

Does your dad love being outdoors? Just hitting the campsite may be all he needs to get rejuvenated and ready to tackle the weeks or months ahead. I know that a weekend in the mountains is all I need sometimes. 

Here are BJ's top choices to add to your husband's or dad's camp gear that he will sure love. 

Best Camping Chair Gift for Dad

GCI Outdoor Roadtrip Rocker

Overall Rating: 4.7/5

Don't tell Dad you bought him a rocker it's sure to fire him up. But this chair is what Dad needs after a hard day hunting or backpacking. Comfort, oh ya this is a comfortable chair. Full-size chair folds to a compact portable chair you can take to the lake, campout, or front yard BBQ. 

Best Camping Stove Gift for Dad

Camp Chef 2 Burner Bundle

Overall Rating: 4.8/5

I have cooked hundreds of camping meals for my family and friends on my Camp Chef.  A great gift for Dad when he's camping with the family or on a hunting trip. He can make coffee while cooking breakfast on this two-burner stove. If Dad doesn't have a Camp Chef he'll love this gift. 

Best Ice Chest or Cooler Gift for Dad

Yeti 45 Cooler

Overall Rating: 4.8/5

Yeti Coolers were the first hard shell-insulated rotomolded coolers. So many choices but the Yeti 45 is the perfect size for a weekend camping trip. When you camp from your truck you need a cooler that can hold your food and keep things cold. Choose from 13 color options. All dads are proud to show off their Yeti Cooler gifts.

Stanley Classic Easy-Pour Growler

64-ounce Easy-Pour Growler by Stanley

  • 18/8 Stainless Steal BPA Free
  • 18 Hours Hot
  • 24 Hours Cold
  • 4 Days - Holding Ice
  • 11.6" Tall
  • Dishwasher Safe

Great gift idea for that dad's that like to take their coffee into the woods on a cold morning. He can keep his coffee hot for up to 18 hours. This growler by Stanley comes in several sizes and colors. Check out what's available on Amazon by clicking here. 

Hunting Lover Coffee Mug 15 oz 

Sorry I wasn't Listening Coffee Mug

  • Food Safe
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Freezer Safe
  • Microwave Safe
  • Smooth Rounded Lip at the Top
  • 15 oz size is 5 inches tall
  • Make with high quality & durable ceramic

Dad likes his coffee, so why not serve him in this great coffee mug? Comes in black with white lettering or white with black lettering. He'll get his point across at work with this mug in hand. Two sizes available, 15oz mug or 11oz mug. This mug by Bubble Hugs makes all your favorite hunters happy. Check out what's available on Amazon by clicking here. 

Canyon Coolers Outfitter Series 22 

Hard-Shell Rotomolded Cooler

  • Outfitter Series
  • Flush and Recessed Features
  • 22 Quart Size / 20 Liters
  • Weight 12 pounds
  • Pressure-Injected HUNTX Foam Insulation
  • Chamber 12" Depth/Height
  • Smooth Rounded Lip at the Top
  • EZ-Cam UV Resistant Latch
  • Airtight Seal

Keep dads drinks and food cold while in his hunting blind. The Outfitter Series by Canyon Coolers is their top-of-the-line. The cooler is made in Alabama and can hold up to 18 cans with plenty of room for ice. Check out the Canyon Coolers store to see a complete lineup of sizes. Shaggy Outdoors has a blog on the Top Rotomolded Coolers which you can find here on our website. Check out this Outfitter 22 cooler on Amazon by clicking here. 

Tourit - Soft Sided Backpack Cooler 

Leak-Proof Soft Sided Backpack Cooler

  • Day Hike Cooler
  • Beach Cooler
  • Keep Your Hands Free - backpack design
  • 36 Can Capacity with room for Ice
  • Side Pockets for additional storage
  • Waterproof
  • Durable but Soft Sided
  • Airtight Zipper

Sometimes outdoorsmen have too many items to carry. Typically, the cooler is occupying one or both hands. The insulated backpack coolers made today help keep our hands free while backpacking, hiking, or heading to the beach. Dad will love this new backpack and the insulated design will allow his drinks to stay cool all day long. Looking for something similar, but different, Shaggy Outdoors has a blog on the Best Cooler Backpack for 2023 which you can find here on our website. Check out the TOURIT Leak-Proof Soft-Sided Cooler Backpack on Amazon by clicking here. 

Yeti - Camino Carryall 35 - Utility Bag 

Utility Bag Strap Cooler

  • Stormy Gray Color - 5 Color Choices
  • Great for the Beach
  • Multi-Function - waterproof and puncture-proof
  • 3.3 pounds weight when empty
  • HitchPoint Grid to attach additional gear 
  • 35 Liters Capacity (2136 CU IN)
  • Durable but Soft Sided
  • Not an Airtight Cooler - Utility Bag

If your outdoorsman is looking to store important gear without getting wet or full of sand, then this Yeti Camino Carryall 35 is a great Utility Bag. While not designed to be a cooler, this bag can be utilized to keep food items cold when using a Yeti Ice Reusable Cooler Ice Pack. It is a durable storage and utility bag for keeping your gear safe when horseback riding or heading out to kid's sporting events. Check out the YETI Camino Carryall 35  on Amazon by clicking here. 

DOMETIC Coolbox, 33 Litre 

Plug In 33 liter Cooler

  • Refrigerate down to 27 degrees
  • Convenient 12 or 24 Volt DC and 230 Volt AC Cool Box
  • Active Battery Protection of Vehicles Battery Life
  • Two handles for carrying
  • Center Storage Separator
  • 23.3 pounds empty
  • 33 Liter Mini Frig Capacity
  • Use for Cooling or Heating Needs

While one of the highest-priced coolers on the market the Dometic brand of coolers offers what other coolers cannot. These coolers are designed to plug in for days, weeks, and even months of refrigeration. Use in your truck, camper, or home. This is not a choice for those hunters or anglers looking to take the cooler to the boat or out to the woods. But, if you travel a lot and you know the pain ice and reusable cooler ice packs can be, then this would be an excellent gift for Dad. Check out the line of Dometic Coolers at the Amazon store by clicking here. 

TOMETC Solar Power Bank Charger 

Portable Solar Charger

  • Cell Phone No Cord is Necessary if your phone has a built-in charging station on the back
  • LED Flashlight
  • Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof
  • Orange Color
  • Convenient 12 or 24 Volt DC and 230 Volt AC Cool Box
  • 2 USB Outputs
  • Charge Charger with Solar or included cord
  • Multiple ports for charging
  • Includes Built-In Compass

Has Dad ever said, shoot my batter died I didn't get your call? Whether on the lake, out in the deer blind, or on a beach there are no excuses once you pick him up this gift.  No cables are necessary with this charger. If the phone can connect to a wireless charger it can be charged with this portable charger. How about those trips to the woods and you run out of batter because you're watching the football game in the fall? No problem this charger will be ready when you are. Every outdoors person needs a portable charger that can recharge without being plugged in.  Check out this solar option at Amazon by clicking here. 

Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Solar Panel Starter Kit 

Monocrystalline Solar Panel

  • Starter Kit Produces 500Wh of electricity per day
  • 100W Monocrystalline Solar Panel
  • Aluminum Panels
  • Wanderer Li 30A Charge Controller
  • Charges 4 types of batteries; Sealed, Gel, Flooded, and Lithium
  • Connections available to add additional Panels 
  • Does NOT include batteries

If your Dad has a garage, R.V. or has a microwave in his hunting blind, then this solar panel system will be quite handy. Made for multiple uses, many campers will purchase this kit to get charge batteries and have power at the campsite. You can charge your R.V. batteries, boat battery, and even run your Latte Machine in the man cave. Definately a unique gift for any outdoorsperson, this solar charger is good for every person that travels or camps outdoors. Check out this solar option and others at the Renogy Store on Amazon by clicking here. 

Kelty Backpacking Tents - Tanglewood 2

Kelty Tanglewood 2 - Backpacking Tent 

Lightweight Tent for Backcountry Trips

  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Weight 5 pounds
  • 2-Person Tent Design
  • 2 internal storage pockets 
  • Rainfly with pre-attached guidelines
  • Fiberglass Poles
  • 68D Polyester tent floor and tent fly

A great gift if you have a Dad who likes to backpack and stay out for a few days. This backpack is 5 lbs, which is very light for a 2-person tent. If he's looking for a little lighter end weight, he could change to a carbon fiber pole. But, as-is this is a great option for those venturing out for a few days. The tent comes with a rain fly and guidelines built in. One note is a buyer indicated in heavy rain the rain fly will catch rain and cause some internal leaking when, and only when, you open the fly to get out during the rain. So stay inside when its raining and nobody will get wet. Check out this tent and others at Kelty's website by clicking here. 

MSR MiniWorks - EX Microfilter 

Backpackers Water Filter System

  • Connect to an Alpine Bottle (not included) or any standard wide-mouth bottle (not included) - or hose can be attached to the nipple 
  • Connect to an MSR Dromedary Bag or DromLite Bags (not included)
  • 16 ounces - weight great for backpacking
  • 1 liter per minute - flow
  • Each filter will last 2000 liters
  • Additional Ceramic Element Filters available for purchase

Take it from me, every backpacker needs a filter system available at home to throw into their backpack. No matter if you are out on a day hike or a few days, a backwoods hunter needs to have clean water to refill their water bottles. I gave this filter to my best buddy and backpacking partner and we have been using it for years. While lightweight and compact the MSR company produces a quality product in a small package. A+ rated in my book and with 1,455 reviews on Amazon giving it a 4.5 out of 5 stars, I'm not the only one who likes and appreciates the quality and usability of this filer system. Check out this filter and others on MSR's website by clicking here. 

Scentlok Technologies - Savanna Aero 

Early Bowhunting Season Layers

  • Full Head-to-Toe Options on Scentlok Website - Click Here
  • 7 different camo and color variations to choose from
  • Ideal for Early Season Warm Weather Deer or Mid-To-Late Season Turkey
  • Know Your Patter Style for Optimal Concealment
  • T-Shirt, Lightweight Jacket, Pants, Gloves, Hats, and Face Masks are available in the Savanna Aero line of clothing products

If you've ever seen our pictures, you know that Scentlok is the only camo clothing we wear in the early season of Deer and during the Spring Turkey season. The clothes are comfortable, and I'm always concerned about my scent in the fall while hunting whitetail. I know I'm protected and using the best product on the market. Pick up a light spring or fall long-sleeve, gloves, or a full matching camouflage ensemble. Check out Scentlok Line of Clothing on their website by clicking here. 

Remington 870 Fieldmaster 12 Gauge Shotgun 

3 inch Pump Shotgun - 28 inches

  • 12 Guage Pump Shotgun
  • 28 Inch Barrel
  • American Walnut Stock
  • 7.5 lbs weight - unloaded
  • Overall Length 48.5 inches
  • 4+1 Capacity

No dad, uncle, grandpa, mom, or grandma will say no to a new shotgun. We are always looking to add guns to our collection. This 870 Fieldmaster is a 4 + 1 shell setup. A great shotgun for hunting birds, rabbits, ducks, and more. No complaints about this shotgun with all verified buyers giving it a 5-star rating. Check out the Remington Shotgun and more at Sportsman's Warehouse. Sportsman's will ship all products to their store for convenient pickup. Remington shotguns on Sportsman's website by clicking here. 

GlenDel Buck 3D Archery Target

Replaceable Insert Core & Stand 

  • Combo Package of 3D Deer and Stand
  • Field Logic Target Archery 
  • Life-size body of a 200 lb buck. 
  • Stands 34" at Should Height
  • Overall Height 56"
  • 1,616 ratings with 4.4 out of 5 stars

Every Bow Hunter needs a new or additional 3D target. We hone our skills by shooting at a lifelike target. Getting used to arrow placement and practicing out of tree stands or ladder stands makes for perfect shot placement. 3D targets are a great addition to every archer shooting target. Check out the Shaggy Outdoors page on the Best 3D Archery Targets for Bow Hunters. Check out the lineup of targets by Field Logic over at their Amazon store by clicking here. 

Field Logic Block Classic Archery Target

Best Archery Target 

  • 18" Size
  • Tight Packed Foam 
  • Black Color - white dots
  • 2-Sided Archery Target
  • 18" x 18" x 14" or 20" x 22"
  • 1,320 Ratings and 4.6 stars on Amazon
  • Good for Broadheads and field points

If you can't tell we love our Block targets. The two above are from our archery range in Arizona. The one on the left is the original block that still has life but we only use it with our broadheads. The Block Classic on the right is taking shots and keeps on kicking. Get your bow hunter a new block and they will be your best friend for a lifetime. There is no such thing as too many targets when bow hunters are practicing for the upcoming season. The Block Classic is for both beginners and advanced archers. Check out the Shaggy Outdoors page on the Top 9 Best Archery Targets for Beginners for a more comprehensive list of good quality targets. Check out the lineup of targets by Field Logic over at their Amazon store by clicking here. 

Therm-a-Rest Questar Sleeping Bag

Best Backpacking Bag 

  • 20F/-6C Lightweight Down Mummy Bag
  • Great for Backpacking 
  • Rated to 14 Degrees
  • 3 Season Comfort
  • 650 Fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down
  • W.A.R.M. Fit: allows for various sleeping positions
  • 79 Ratings and 4.6 stars on Amazon

If Dad spends any time on the trail backpacking then he'll get a great night's sleep with a Therm-a-Rest Questar Sleeping Bag. No matter what a outdoor adventure seeker needs to have a lightweight and compact sleeping bag. Conserving space and weight, this bag is a great choice. If you love your Dad, and you want him to get a great night's rest, pick up a quality Down sleeping bag. Check out the lineup of sleeping bags by Therm-a-Rest over at their Amazon store by clicking here. 

GSI Outdoors Destination Cooking Set 24

Best Compact Kitchen Set for 4 

  • 24 Piece Camper Set
  • Condiment Containers
  • Folding Tools
  • Cleaning Tools
  • Cutting Board
  • Utility Knife
  • Ballistic Nylon Outer Carry Case
  • 708 Ratings and 4.7 stars on Amazon

Dad will never misplace his fork or knife again. This handy carrying case and utensil set will give Dad a convenient and manly way to have his dining set available. The complete package weighs less than 2 lbs so if Dad is heading in to do some backpacking or setting up at the campground picnic table, this is what he needs. Included are; a mini cheese grater, collapsible whisk, pivot spoon, pivot spatula, utility knife, 12-piece cutlery set, spicer, 2 condiment containers, cutting board scrubber, and camp towel, all inside a ballistic nylon case. Materials for the utensils are Copolyester, Nylog 6-6, Acetal, and Polyethylene. Check out the lineup of backpacking gear and supplies by GSI Outdoors over at their Amazon store by clicking here. 

GSI Outdoors 2 Can Cooler Stack

GSI Outdoors 2 Can Cooler Stacker Best Fathers Day Gift for Dad
GSI Outdoors 2 Can Cooler a Great Gift for Dad, Grandpa, brother, or Uncle by Shaggy Outdoors

Best 2 Can Cooler for Backpacking 

  • Keep 2 Cans of Beer Cold in Dad's backpack
  • Insulated and Durable
  • 0.84 lbs
  • Stainless Steel
  • Holds 2 standard 12 oz Cans
  • Double Can Cooler, Lid
  • Dimensions 3.1 in x 10.8 in x 3.1 in

Dad will never have to drink a warm one on his hike anymore. Only Cold Brews from now on. This 2 can cooler will hold his beer cold for up to 18 hours.  Day backpack or an overnight trip enjoy a cold beverage when you get to your camping location. What a unique and great gift idea for any member of the family.  Check out the lineup of camping and backpacking gear and supplies by GSI Outdoors over at their website by clicking here. 

Backcountry Gift for Dad. The BearVault Canister keeps your food safe and odors away. Great gift options by Shaggy Outdoors

BearVault Food Storage Canisters

Best Food Storage for Backcountry Campers in Bear Country 

  • 4 Sizes Available
  • BV500-Journey (7-Day Container)
  • BV475-Trek (5-6 Day Container)
  • BV450-Jaunt (3-4 Day Container)
  • BV425-Sprint (1-2 Day Container)
  • Bear Resistant Up to 1 Hour
  • Keep Bears Safe and Out of Human Food
  • Required for many State and National Parks where Bear Populations are High
  • 814 Ratings and 4.7 stars on Amazon

If your Dad or family spends any time in the wilderness a Bear canister should be used to secure your food for both your protection and for the protection of the bear. We all have a responsibility to keep our forest clean and part of that involves keeping wild animals eating their natural diet. Check out our review of The Best Food Storage for Backpackers in Bear Country where we go deeper into BearVault food storage containers. The vault is rated secure for up to 1 hour of a bear attack. Bears will typically give up within an hour and move along to a much easier food target. These canisters can easily fit into a multi-day backpack or you can secure them to the outside of your frame pack. Check out the lineup of BearVault Containers at their Amazon store by clicking here. 

Buck Knives Selkirk Fixed Blade Knife

Best Knife Company for Hunters and Fisherman

  • Model 863 Selkirk
  • Survival Knife
  • Nylon Sheath Included
  • Fire Striker Included
  • 4 5/8" Blade
  • 7.6oz overall weight
  • Solid Finger Guard Upfront
  • Pommel Strike Surface on the Handle for Hammer Use (light duty) 
  • Drop Point Blade
  • 1,174 Ratings and 4.6 stars on Amazon

How about a great survival knife for Dad? Whether Dad needs to skin a deer or make fire when in the woods, this knife will do the trick. Carry the knife with the Nylon Sheath on your belt or attach it to your backpack should strap for easy access. This survival knife looks elegant and performs fantastically in the wilderness. Every Dad needs a new knife and Buck Knives is a perfect brand option. Buck Knives was started by Hoyt Buck and the first knives were made in 1902. So durability and longevity are common in the Buck lineup of products. Want something more personal? At Buck Knives you can customize your knife gift with different blades, handles, and even engraving. Click Custom Knife Shop and we'll get you over to their website. Dad surely will be surprised with a qualified knife customized by you. Check out the lineup of knives and other gear by Buck Knives at their Amazon store by clicking here. 

My Medic - MyFAK Mini First Aid Kit

Best First Aid Kit for Hunters

  • Model MYFAK Mini
  • Standard Kit
  • Upgrade to Pro Kit and Get a FREE lifesaving training video course
  • High-Performance Life-Saving Supplies
  • 62 lifesaving first aid items
  • Folding page for optimal organization
  • Easy mounting straps
  • Weight 2.5 - 2.7 lbs 
  • 8.5" High x 6" Wide x 4" Deep

Every backpacker or hunter needs to have a first aid kit. Now, Dad might not think this gift is as cool as some of the others BJ suggests, but we believe this is one gift that Dad won't spend money on, and we know it will come in handy. This is a mini-kit that provides the basic first aid essentials we hunters and outdoorsman need. In addition, the compact size allows us to carry the kit with minimal additional space being used in our backpack. Below we provided a video that gives a quick overview of this kit. Keep in mind he is talking about the pro version which comes with a few more accessories.  Check out the lineup of first aid kits and other gear by My Medic at their website by clicking here. 

Simms Fishing - M's Freestone Waders

Best Waders for Fisherman

  • Stockingfoot Chest-High Fishing Waders
  • Made of Neoprene
  • Waterproof and Breathable
  • Made of heavy-duty 4-layer Toray QuadraLam Fabric 
  • 38mm Elastic Wading Belt included
  • Fleece-Lined hand warmer pocket
  • Front Zipper Pocket
  • Hand or Machine wash for ultimate care

If Dad is into flyfishing or spends a lot of time wading in the water Simms makes the best waders for both fun and work. I've been using my Simms waders for nearly 20 years. If you take care of your Simms Waders they will last 20 years. Price should be important for quality materials and design. Sometimes we have to spend a little more to get the best products. Simms is our go-to for waders and boots for our flyfishing expeditions. Dad surely will be surprised with a new set of waders for this year's fishing trips. Check out the lineup of waders and other Simms gear at their Amazon store by clicking here. 

Walker's Razor Electronic Muffs for Shooters

Best Ear Protection and Sound Amplification

  • Low-Profile Design
  • Sound Amplification - amplify safe sounds - still hear people talking but protects from the pitch sounds of shooting
  • Rugged Rubberized Design
  • Muffs have volume control
  • Use as headphones when plugged into your music source
  • Folds up to compact size for easy storage in a pocket or shooters bag 
  • 8,841 Ratings on Amazon 5 Star

Protect Dad's ears for life with these Walker Razor ear muffs. Both BJ and Kyle at Shaggy Outdoors own this model of ear protection. Enjoying a day of shooting while being able to communicate with each other is fantastic. No need to pull the muff away from the ear to hear a conversation. These muffs are great for Moms, Dads, and Kids. Stay safe with your hearing by adding a Walkers Razor Ear Muff to Dad's Father's Day Gifts. Check out the lineup of waders and other Walker Ear Muffs and Gear at their Amazon store by clicking here. 

STX International Turboforce 3000 Electric Meat Grinder

Best Electric at Home Meat Grinder

  • 5-in-1 Grinder with No foot pedal
  • Grind your venison or elk yourself and made fresh sausage with the sausage stuffing plate 
  • Polished Aluminum (food grade) Grinding Head and Meat Hopper 
  • Grinds Between 180-240 pounds of meat in an hour (that's a lot of grinding)
  • 800-1200 watts of normal power usage
  • Heavy Duty Household Usage 
  • 5,097 Ratings on Amazon 4.6 Stars

No more need to take the venison to the butcher to get meat ground. Every hunter that hunts more that 1 time a year needs this tool at home. Save hundreds if not thousands of dollars on processing fees by become a DIY home meat grinder and sausage maker. Dad will love this gift! Sometimes we have more steaks and roasts in our freezer than burger. Having a grinder on hand will allow Dad to grind up some of that meat to make sausage or burger. Get some trimmings from your local butcher or grocery store to add to Dads burger mix. Check out the lineup of grinders and other STX INternational gear at their Amazon store by clicking here. 

Fox River Hike Wick Dry Euro Socks 

Best Hiking Socks for Dad

  • High-Performance CoolMax fibers
  • Wick Dry Exclusive Technology 
  • Guaranteed to move moisture away from the skin
  • Medium Weight Socks
  • 50% CoolMax polyester - 25% cotton - 23% nylon, and 2% spandex
  • Smooth flat-toe seam 
  • 29 reviews with 4.3 Stars

BTW - Fox River Socks are not just for Dad. They also make the Best Socks for Mom and Kids

As an avid backpacker, hunter, and backcountry explorer I will tell you there is nothing better for your trip than for your feet to be protected and comfortable. Having the right sock can make a multi-day trip a hiker's worse nightmare or bring home the hiker with a smile on their face. Don't let Dad's next hunting or backpacking adventure happen without knowing he has the best socks for outdoorsmen. There are several choices offered by Fox River, but BJ's opinion, based on his own experience with the sock, is the medium-weight sock with Wick Dry technology is fantastic.  Check out the Socks and other gear offered by Fox River by visiting their website by clicking here. 

Osprey Daylite Plus Backpack 

Best Day Hike Backpack for Dad

  • 30-liter daypack
  • 1.29 pound pack
  • Size "one size" O/S
  • Minimalist Panel Loading
  • Spacer Mesh Harness
  • Build with recycled materials 
  • Internal Hydration Sleeve
  • 886 Ratings with 4.7 Stars

Ever since my first Osprey backpack, I've been boasting about the design and quality of the construction of this brand. The Zane Gray Trail in Arizona was my first 3+ day backpacking trip using my Osprey pack. 50 Miles in 3+ days doesn't sound like much, but for my first trip, it was quite an adventure. My Atmos 50 backpack held up perfectly and had my gear secure for the travels. The rain fly itself came in handy a couple of times as the afternoon thunderstorms rolled in on the Mogollon Rim. The current Atmos AG LT 50 is most similar to my older version.  Dad will never forget this great gift. If he likes to do a lot of day trekking trips then the Osprey Hikelite 18 will surely become his go-to backpack. Check out the Backpacks and other gear offered by Osprey by visiting their Amazon website by clicking here. 

Vortex Optics Diamondback HD Binoculars  

Best Binoculars Gift for Dad

  • 10x42 (10x magnification & 42mm Objective Lens)
  • Great Color and Sharpness
  • Fully Multi-Coated Lenses
  • Water & Fog Proof Performance
  • 5.7" x 5.1" Height & Width
  • Adjust Eyecup & IPD 
  • 7,757 Ratings with 4.8 Stars

Vortex makes the BEST IN CLASS Optics either binoculars or rangefinders for the money. Don't buy binoculars that are inexpensive as a gift. If you want to buy binoculars for Dad, buy Vortex Brand. The Diamondback HD Series of Roof Prism Binoculars comes in three sizes Compact, Mid (advertised here), and Full. You will never go wrong purchasing a Vortex product. They will back their product and aim for 100% satisfaction with their customers.  Kyle has added the Vortex binoculars to my old faithful brand and my eye strain has decreased. With the Vortex spotting scope to accompany the bino, we are set for years. Check out the Binoculars and other gear offered by Vortex by visiting their Amazon website by clicking here. 

Badlands Bino XR Binocular and Range Finder Case with Harness

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GOSKY Smartphone Adapter Mount Regular Size for Binos and Spotting Scope

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Vortex Optics Sport Binocular Adapter -connect your binos to the tripod

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Vortex Optics Crossfire HD 1400 Range Finder  

Best Range Finder for Hunters

  • Optimal Range Finder for both Archery and Rifle Hunters
  • HCD Corrected Shoot-To Range Reticle
  • 1,400-yard max range (750 yards max for deer)
  • 5X magnification
  • 2 range modes (HCD & LOS)
  • Water & Fog Proof Performance
  • 5.7" x 5.1" Height & Width
  • Anti-Reflective Coating 
  • 7,757 ratings with 4.8 Stars

Vortex makes the BEST IN CLASS Optics whether binoculars or rangefinders for the money. At Shaggy Outdoors we won't direct you to a company if we don't believe in their product. We use Vortex and we're not paid to say that. Don't buy cheap range finders just because they are less expensive. You will get what you pay for. If you want to buy a quality rangefinder for Dad at a reasonable price, buy Vortex Brand. You will never go wrong purchasing a Vortex product. They will back their product and aim for 100% satisfaction with their customers.  Kyle and I have added the Vortex Range Finder Crossfire to our hunting gear and we are 100% satisfied with the product.  Check out the Spotting Scopes, Binoculars, and other gear offered by Vortex by visiting their Amazon website by clicking here. 

Bakcou Mule Elite Hunter - Package

Best E-Bike for Hunters

  • Package Includes Extended Warranty and 5 AMP Charger
  • Included in the Price are the rear rack, rear fender, and tire liners
  • 40+ mile range
  • 300-pound load capacity
  • Whisper Quiet
  • Smart Motor allows an operator to toggle between Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 to stay legal 
  • 18" Frame, 29.5" stand-over height - optimal for riders 5'8" or taller 

The new toy for hunters of all ages. At Shaggy Outdoors have not ventured into the e-bike generation but we are ready to jump on and give them a try. We hunt the mountains of Arizona and to have a bike like this to move around the area while being quiet is something we look forward to trying. We can't offer a great review of this product but for a Dad looking for the ability to get out to the back 80 acres of private property in the mid-west or ride around the mountains of the west looking for elk, this is the ride for him. Check out all the electric bike offers at

Thermacell MR300 Portable Mosquito Repeller

Best Mosquito Repeller for Hunters

  • Scent FREE and Mess FREE Mosquito Defense
  • Small and Portable Size 7.6" x 3" x 2"
  • Includes 12 hours of long-lasting refills
  • No Spray, DEET, or Open Flame
  • Creates a 15-foot zone of protection
  • Comes with a Camo Holder to place on your backpack or above your head in a tree stand
  • Plant-inspired repellent formula
  • Comes with 3 repellent mats, 1 fuel cartridge, and 1 belt clip
  • 3,821 Ratings with 4.7 Stars

BJ is a HUGE proponent of using the Thermacell MR300 for any outdoorsman who likes to be outdoors when it's mosquito season. Those critters will have no chance to bite you when you're using the Thermacell. Take it with you when you go on a hike or walk with that special person. We have two MR300 at Shaggy Outdoors and have used them in the early archery deer season and while fishing on the lake in Michigan. If Dad lives where mesquitos reside he needs a Thermacell. Check out the other Thermacell options at their store on Amazon

Badlands Pursuit Camouflage Hunting Day Pack

Best Bow and Rifle Hunting Backpack 

  • Day Hunting Backpack
  • AirTrack Technology to Keep your Bak Cooler 
  • Ultralight and durable KXO 32 Fabric
  • Water Repellent C6 Durable
  • Two arrying and Hanging Straps
  • Multiple Rear Compression Straps
  • Bedroll Straps
  • Total Volume 1250 CI
  • Dimensions 19" x 16" x 9"
  • Total Weight 1 pound 15 ounces
  • 284 Ratings with 4.7 Stars

Badlands Backpacks are not the cheapest on the market for hunters. But the quality is excellent and the performance is supreme. BJ's had a Badlands backpack for over 15 years. There isn't a tear nor has he had any issues with the zipper system. If you are looking for a hunting backpack for Dad this year, don't overlook the Badlands Brand they are excellent for many different applications. Most hunters are out for the day and the Badlands Pursuit is the perfect choice to carry all the necessary gear, food, and water for the day.  Check out the other backpacks and gear by Badlands at their store on Amazon