Can you believe we have made it to JUNE 2020? Honestly, I didn’t know if we were ever going to get through the 9 months in March, but here we are! Practical Travel Gear has rounded up 10 of our favorites for the Dad in your life and some gear to make the rest of 2020 a little bit easier on the old man. Enjoy!
With man’s best friend in tow, it is best to keep your vehicle clean and protected. We have this in our vehicle and our lab, Odie, loves to travel with it. The Kurgo Loft Bench Seat Cover is water-resistant and reversible for a pop of color or a classic grey. Seatbelts can be accessed through the zippered openings when human passengers are invited to tag along on the adventure. If your pup gets car sick like ours and starts digging at the Loft Bench Seat Cover, don’t fret! The microtopic ripstop material will keep your cover and car’s upholstery looking like new. $69.99
For the grill master at home and on the go, the Breeo Outpost is a 2020 must have for grilling. Crafted in the United States, the Breeo Outpost comes in two different sizes, 19 or 24 inch rounds. Conveniently stored in its own carry bag, the Breeo Outpost can be used attached to the beautiful firepits they make or utilize the Outpost’s own Anchorpoint and securely cook on an open flame in the wilderness. Constructed from 100% Stainless Steel, the Breeo Outpost is a snap to clean up. Yes, they do have aprons available as well to complete the look! $119-189
Perfectly packaged in a fireproof metal tin your Dad will have his choice of 3 different fire starting methods.
No matter the weather, these options will ensure a fire will start to keep you warm, for grilling and last but not least, to build the best coals for s’mores. The stormproof matches will even burn underwater! 10% discount for first time buyers. $19.99
For the active Dad, we can’t recommend Proviz enough. From cycling to running, Proviz ensures you can be seen on the road so you can come home to those who love you the most. The Proviz REFLECT 360 line is the best of the best when it comes to being seen. A neutral grey when not illuminated by lights, this jacket is sleek and comfortable. The REFLECT 360 jacket is waterproof, comes with vents and a fleece lined neck for comfort. Adjustable cuffs ensures a warm and dry fit every time. $140
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What Dad doesn’t need a multitool that can handle all of life’s challenges. From adjusting seats on bikes, to fixing the under carriage of the truck on a camping trip, the SOG Baton Q3 is a staple for us. Nestled in a linear case is all the tools you will need for urban and wilderness adventures. Slide the two end of the SOG Baton Q3 away from each other to expose the pliers. Each tool locks into place when in use and slides back into place when not needed. And yes, there is a bottle opener. On sale now! $47.99
Ready to get out of the house and breathe in the mountain air? Don’t spend your time prepping food, grab and go with the conveniently prepared 2 day camping meal for 2. The Patagonia Provisions are sustainably sourced, taste great and easy to pack. 2 daily meal plans are provided.
- 1 pouch each Organic Red Bean Chili and Green Lentil Soup
- 1 pouch Organic Mushroom + KAMUT® Savory Grains
- 1 pouch each Tart Apple Breakfast Grains and Creamy Banana Breakfast Grains
- 1 can Roasted Garlic Mackerel
- 1 can Savory Sofrito Mussels
- 1 can Smoked Mussels
- 1 box Original Wild Sockeye Salmon
- 6 Fruit + Almond Bars (2 bars each Mango, Inca Berry and Apricot)
- 5 pouches Savory Seeds (2 pouches each Mellow Curry and Chipotle Lime; 1 Classic Barbecue)
- Cooking and menus guidebook
Do you have a minimalist on your hands? Then grab your dad an Exposure/2 jacket from Mountain Hardwear. Durable Gore-tex design allows for wear in the nastiest of weather. The Exposure/2 will go from spring skiing to biking and hiking and will keep Dad dry even in the rains that can only accompany a weekend-long soccer tournament. Available in 3 colors, this jacket is a minimalist’s dream come true. $210.00
Two is better than one when it comes to these steampunk inspired kegs. Whether you are thirsty for a Kolsch or want to make root beer floats with the kids, the uKeg 64 Pro pack will please Dad- TWICE! The uKeg Pro Pack includes two uKeg 64s in your choice of stainless steel or copper, a wooden carrying case and a carrying strap. On sale right now for $289.00
Built as tough as Dad, the Zeus Mini Portable LED Light is waterproof and ready for adventure. With the ability to clip to just about any fixed object, the Zeus Mini can illuminate on 4 settings and up to 200 lumens. In case of emergency it does have a strobe mode. We also suggest this mode for impromptu dance parties. $69.99
Get up and OUT! Oboz Sawtooth II boots are here to take you on a walk with the dog and up a mountain. With a wider toe box and forefoot and a proprietary insole, the Sawtooth II is a comfortable fit right out of the box. We love it for the deep treads on the sole and mid rise for stability in the ankle. Living close to the Sawtooth Mountains doesn’t hurt either! Oboz website has a realtime shopping feature so you can grab a pair today and not have to wait for shipping. $150