What do dads really want for Father’s Day anyways, a new tie? Doubtful. A new power tool? Possibly. Maybe a Nemo Helios Pressure Shower for his next camping trip, or an elite level cycling camera mount by K-Edge for his GoPro camera? Now that’s more like it!
We asked a few of our MPGear/CyclocrossRacing.com crew members, who are also fathers, what they would want from their families for Father’s Day and why. We guarantee that none of them said a tie.
Erik – MPGear Owner/CEO:
“Soto Multifunction Grill - Cause its a great grill, a cool ‘wok’ and even a fry pan that’s good for camping, picnics or even your back porch.
Nemo Helios Pressure Shower – Great for camping, surfing, cycling and all sorts of other active sports where having the ability to ‘wash off’ would be great. Even just taking the kids to the beach!
GoPro Wi-Fi Combo Kit – How cool would it be to monitor and control your GoPro camera over wifi!??!
UK Pro POV 30 Case – Cause my camera is still sitting in a jumble of cables etc. on my dresser!
Big Agnes Q Core Pad – Come on! It’s a 3 inch, quilted, insulated, BACKPACKING sleeping pad! You can’t beat that!”
Jason – Inventory Manager Extraordinaire
“If I didn’t already have a GoPro Hero 2 I would definitely want one of those! But accessories for my GoPro are always a good idea too. The new K-Edge Mounts that we just received are pretty awesome, and I love the fact that they are made in the U.S. and have a lifetime warranty!
You can also never have too much hiking gear. I would really like to get my hands on the Black Diamond Infinity 60 pack. It has features that any backpacker needs; it’s hydration compatible, has an interchangeable hip belt and has retractable loops for trekking poles or ice axes.”
Doug – Resident Cyclocross Expert
“Kelty Binto Hauler 3 Organizer. I’ve actually already got one of these and its a great dad’s item for the family on the road. Keep the kids’ essentials in one binto so you never leave home without it.
From over at our CyclocrossRacing.com website, I am coveting and recommending the Topeak Mountain Morph Pump which is a great MTB inflater that is available in a road version too. Heavy duty enough to handle around the house inflation needs too.
As a cycling dad, I would love Mad Alchemy Warming Pre-Ride Oil. It is something that most dad’s are probably not going to spring for themselves but is a nice little cycling perk. The warming oil version is mild but has just enough zest to ensure that your loved one is constantly reminded of you out there on the road.
The Light & Motion Solite 150 Adventure Light is another great gift idea. This is a hugely versatile light that you might find yourself never leaving home without. Comes with headstrap and lasts for hours on high mode and is great for safe bike travels!”
Kyle – Shipping/Receiving Guru and Resident “Bike Guy”:
“I would really like the Hennessy Hammock for myself. Small/light enough to carry on bike for bike camping trips, and laying in a hammock is way better than on the hard ground. It has really cool features like entering from the bottom, easy clean up, and doubles as a camp chair. You really can’t beat it!
I would also like a set of FMB medium Grifo tubular tires. Soft, supple, hella grip = me go faster!
For the family an Osprey Poco Premium Child Carrier would be nice! Having an all in one child carrier is way better than what we are doing now. No need for a child carrier and a backpack when this thing has it all built in. This would be super handy for our bus/train/downtown Saturday trips.”
So if you’ve been stuck on trying to decide what to get your old man for Father’s Day, here’s some inspiring ideas for you. Or if you’re a father yourself, feel free to forward this post to your family so they can be on the right track to getting you that perfect Father’s Day gift!
Unless you really do want a tie…