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Father’s Day Gift Guide: 9 Techie Gifts For Outdoor Dads


We’ve already covered Father’s Day gift ideas for dads who are car junkies, the athletic type, as well as one for dads on-the-go, and with summer camping just around the corner here’s our Father’s Day Gift Guide for dads who enjoy the great outdoors!

Bracketron SmartLantern

Father's-Day-Gift-Guide-Braketron-SmartLangernThe SmartLantern is a great little gadget to not only help keep your dad charged so he can post to Instagram and other social media services while camping, but also features a lantern which is perfect for camping, roadside emergencies, and other places he might need a light!

  • One charge on the rechargeable 7800mAh capacity SmartLantern battery offers 48 hours of flashlight or lantern illumination or up to five full charges to your mobile device
  • Includes eight high- power LED lights (64 lumens), perfect for roadside emergencies, camping and other outdoor activities
  • Lantern globe slides down to create a flashlight for more focused lighting
  • Battery can store its charge for up to one year for added peace-of-mind in emergency preparedness kits
  • Built-in 2.1A USB port supports fast charging to smartphones, tablets and MP3 players
  • Impact-resistant, fireproof housing and portable design ensure power will always be available
  • USB to Micro USB charging cable included; can also be used with USB cables for iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices
  • Dimensions: H: 3 7/8 in. x W:1 ¾ in.

Price: $79.95USD

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Braven BRV-Bank

Braven-BRV-BankBraven’s BRV-Bank is not only ultra-rugged, but this 6,000 mAh charger is IPX5 dirt and waterproof rated and even comes with Bluetooth technology and an app to monitor the remaining battery level!

  • Wirelessly monitor battery level from smartphone or tablet
  • Easily locate your BRV-BANK, remotely start and stop charging and control USB flashlight
  • IPX5 dirt and waterproof rated with rugged USB cable and USB flashlight
  • Available in 6,000 mAh
  • Two outputs support up to 2.4A combined

Price: $99.99USD

  Purchase from Amazon  Purchase from Braven

Divoom Voombox Outdoor

Divoom-Voombox-OutdoorThe perfect speaker for when dad goes camping or for other outdoor activities, the Voombox Outdoor from Divoom features a water-resistant case and lasts up to 12 hours.

  • Rechargeable, portable Bluetooth speaker designed specifically for rugged conditions
  • Water-resistant case that protects its components from splashing water and dust
  • Wirelessly stream audio from tablets, smartphones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • 12-hour rechargeable battery and 15W of output power
  • Built-in microphone to make and take calls wirelessly
  • Available in a variety of colors: red, blue, black and green

Price: $99.99USD (currently on sale for $79.99USD at Amazon*)

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iDevices iGrill2

iGrill2There’s nothing dad likes better than a perfectly grilled steak or burger (o.k., maybe there is but a perfect steak is no laughing matter!) and the iGrill2 alerts you when your meat is cooked to the perfect temperature!

  • Pair with iDevices Connected app and monitor your meat from your mobile device
  • Four probes allow you to monitor temperatures of four separate meats simultaneously with app
  • Customized temperature alerts tell you when your food reaches the perfect temperature
  • 150-foot Bluetooth Smart Range; includes two professional grade Pro Meat probes
  • Magnetic mounting for your grill; illuminated display for quick temp check 
  • Compatible with iOS and most Android devices

Price: $99.99USD

  Purchase from Amazon  Purchase from iDevicesInc

Satechi GoMate Waterproof Smartphone Case

GoMate-Waterproof-Smartphone-CaseLet’s face it, the last thing dad wants to do is wreck his phone while biking, snowboarding, fishing, or even kayaking. The GoMate Waterproof Smartphone Case protects his phone up to depths of 20 feet, and protects against snow, mud, and other damaging liquids.

  • Versatile for any activity such as hiking, snowboarding, kayaking and more
  • IPX-8 waterproof rating protects smartphones from water damage up to depths of 20 feet
  • Double waterproof seal protects against water, snow, mud and other debris
  • Clear front and rear-view panels allow users to access the touchscreen and take photos and videos without risking damage
  • Includes a lanyard to secure the case around the user’s neck, wrist, belt loop or cleat during activities
  • Compatible with smartphones up to 5.5” in diagonal length, including iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Available in black, white, and orange

Price: $19.99USD (black/orange currently on sale for $12.99USD at Amazon*)

  Purchase from Amazon  Purchase from Satechi

Satechi RideMate Waterproof Case

RideMate-Waterproof-CaseA step up from the GoMate Waterproof Smartphone Case, the RideMate Waterproof Case includes a bike mount and will protect dad’s phone from rain and splashes as he hits the trails on his bike.

  • IPX6 Certified Waterproof provides smartphones full protection in any weather conditions
  • Designed with a clear back window which allows users to take photos or videos on their ride
  • Dual-lock system ensures a safe and sturdy grip for smartphones
  • Built with a protective grip which mounts the device securely without damaging the bike’s handles
  • Adjustable screen orientation allows users to display smartphones in either portrait or landscape modes
  • Touch-sensitive clear cover allows users to operate their smartphone while on their ride without needing to remove it from the pouch and risk damage
  • Removable waterproof pouch, ideal for beach days, camping or boating
  • Compatible with most smartphones, including the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5

Price: $29.99USD

  Purchase from Amazon  Purchase from Satechi

Scosche boomBOTTLE H2O

boomBOTTLE-H2OGoing to the beach? Fooling around in the pool? Dad will be able to listen to his favourite tunes with this waterproof wireless speaker.

  • The speaker is ready for anything with an IPX7 waterproof rating and shock absorbing non-slip exterior
  • 50mm up-firing speaker and passive subwoofer produce impressive audio and improved acoustics
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 8 hours of continuous playback on a single charge
  • Easily control play, pause, track forward/backward, adjust volume and more with integrated controls

Price $99.95USD (assorted colors on sale for $87.26USD and up on Amazon*)

  Purchase from Amazon  Purchase from Scosche

WeatherFlow Wind Meter

WeatherFlow-Wind-MeterIf dad’s an avid golfer, sailor, hunter, or enjoys other outdoor activities where wind might be an issue, WeatherFlow’s Wind Meter lets him accurately measure wind speed, direction, average, and gusts using his iOS or Android device.

  • Download the free WeatherFlow  Wind Meter app and plug in Wind Meter – it’s that easy
  • Calibrated at the University of Florida’s Aerospace Engineering Department, its operating range extends from the smallest puff to hurricane force winds
  • More accurate than any other handheld anemometer on the market (accurate to the larger of +/- 0.5% of the reading)
  • Reads in meters/second, miles/hour, knots, kilometers/hour & beaufort scale
  • Rugged and eco-friendly packaging serves as a reusable storage case
  • Share onsite reports within the WeatherFlow app or via Instagram, Vine, Twitter, SMS, Email and Facebook
  • For demonstrational video visit:

Price: $39.95USD

  Purchase from Amazon  Purchase from WeatherFlow

Winegard Pathway X1

Winegard-Pathway-X1If dad can’t miss the big game while out camping, the Winegard Pathway X1 portable satellite antenna offers HD and SD programming on a pay-as-you-go plan with DISH.

  • Smallest, portable satellite antenna that delivers high-definition, standard-definition programming
  • Pay-as-you-go plan with DISH, no commitment or penalties
  • Quick, 15-minute setup process allows for more time to enjoy your surroundings or TV shows
  • 100% automatic, and runs through a customized receiver interface with one coax cable for faster acquisition times
  • Users will receive every HD English channels available to home subscribers as well as SiruisXM music channels
  • Available in black or white

Price: $499USD (bundle with DISH ViP 211z receiver for $549USD)

  Purchase from Amazon  Purchase from Winegard

And there you have a list of a few suggestions for those dads who enjoy the outdoors. Be sure to check back tomorrow as we publish the last of our Father’s Day gift guides for dads who are audiophiles!

*NOTE: If sale prices are listed, those are current as of the time this post was published and subject to change without notice.

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