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Rad Dad Gift Ideas

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Rad Dad Gift Ideas

Action-oriented gifts for an adventurous dad


No more soap-on-a-rope for this year’s Dad’s Day celebration. Here are some rad gifts to accompany Dad on his next adventure. 



The OXX COFFEEBOXX is the world’s toughest coffeemaker, and the ideal gift for the dad who plays as hard as he works. Built to withstand the rigors of the toughest environments—from construction sites across North America to military outposts in the Middle East—the COFFEEBOXX provides delicious, hot cups of premium coffee using single-serve coffee pods of your favorite roasts. Perfect for home shops and man-caves, as well as inverter-equipped RVs, vans, and boats.


Vapor Crew Neck Tee's  lightweight fabric with engineered mesh zones ensures you stay cool during the toughest workouts. Polygiene® odor-control technology keeps you smelling fresh. If dad’s a fitness guru, this shirt will surely be welcomed into his routine.


Thermacell Backpacker weighs in at just 4 ounces with a minimalist design, the perfect accessory to keep your camp site mosquito and bug free. It works by using fuel from any proprietary isobutene camp canister (MSR, jet boil, etc.) to heat a mat that is treated with Allethrin, the synthetic compound found in the Chrysanthemum flower. Allethrin is vaporized into the air giving users a 15-foot x 15-foot odor-free zone of protection from mosquitoes and other pesky biting bugs without the use of stinky DEET. All Thermacell products have been approved by the EPA.


Midland X-Talker T71 Radio: When you need to stay connected but can’t rely on cell towers to get the job done, Midland has your crew covered with the X-Talker series. Ridiculously long battery life (up to 15 hours), extensive range, and a lightweight, sleek package makes these radios a great addition to your pack on any outing, whether it’s to the backcountry or an off the grid hiking trip. 

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Set dad up with the Fishpond’s Half Moon Weekender. It has three compartments to help you stay organized and hidden backpack straps for easy carrying. The waxed canvas exterior only looks better with age, and the Cyclepond recycled interior fabric is easy on the environment. Take this bag with you on any adventure.


The Reefton is a new frame from Costa Sunglasses, and features premium clarity with Costa’s signature 580 lens technology. HydroliteTM rubber on the nose and temple pads keeps these shades on your face even when wet or sweaty. Prescription ready and scratch resistant lenses.


Decibullz’s Bluetooth wireless earphones are custom moldable to the exact shape of your ear. It’s like molding a mouth guard -- you put the earplugs in hot water for 5 minutes, take them out, wait 30 seconds, and then form the warm plastic to your ear. The result? Earphones that fit comfortably and won’t ever fall out.


onXmaps’ ROAM membership gives you access to almost everything that’s been mapped in the last 100 years. You create the map you want with the features you want -- wilderness areas, national forests, trails, streams, etc. – and your smartphone’s built-in GPS tracks you on top of the map. No cell reception required.


Haibike Urban Plus: For the dad looking to spend less time in his car and get some fresh air on his morning commute, the Urban Plus from Haibike gets you around town with pedal-assisted efficiency. With 500 watts of power, the TranzX drive unit supports you up to 28 mph, while the COBI Smart system offers music, navigation, and weather forecasts on your ride.  

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Thule’s new Subterra luggage collection is versatile, starting with the Thule Subterra Carry-On 40L backpack, which can be carried three different ways: as a backpack, shoulder bag and sling. The Thule Subterra Luggage 55cm, with a 3-in-1 solution, allows you to split your luggage into two carry-ons to avoid overweight fees.


evoTrip: For the dad that needs some adventure his life, send him skiing or snowboarding in Las Trancas, Chile this summer. He’ll get the chance to ski and snowboard on active volcanoes in the morning, and then explore waterfalls and hot springs in the afternoon. After a long day, he’ll then unwind at the beautiful Roca Negra Mountain Lodge & Spa. Trip availability is currently from August 6-13, 2017 and August 13-20, 2017.


Any one of these gifts will help the outside dad keep it rad and continue to live outside the box!


*All content provided in this blog is supplied by Lyndsay Meyer and is for informational purposes only. Barclaycard makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in the blog or found by following any link within this blog. Barclaycard is not associated with any of the products or companies mentioned.


Image credit(s): Shutterstock, Thule, Fishpond, OXX Coffeeboxx



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