Father’s Day Gifts That Will Last the Rest of His Life

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Father's Day is coming up on June 17, and instead of getting him the same humdrum card, check out these tried-and-true picks that will put up with seasons of abuse. 

Red Wing Heritage Six-Inch Moc Toe ($260)

(Red Wing Heritage)

Red Wing has been making these classic boots since the 1950s. The uppers are constructed from oil-tanned leather that ages instead of wearing out and the soles can easily be replaced when they wear out. 

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Yeti Rambler Tumbler with MagSlider Lid ($30)

(Yeti Coolers)

Give dad the gift of hot coffee with a nearly indestructible Rambler. In classic Yeti style, it's shatterproof, BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and ready to withstand whatever life throws at it. 

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Leatherman Surge Multi-Tool ($110)


The Surge is made from 100-percent stainless steel, so it's nearly impossible to break and is loaded with tools, including three knives, two-bit drivers, a screwdriver, crimper, scissors, bottle opener, wire strippers, and eyeglass screwdriver. Added bonus: it comes in a hearty leather sheath.

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Fisher Bullet Space Pen ($15)

(Fisher Space Pen)

This pen has been included on every NASA mission since 1968. Read: You know it's good enough for Dad. The pressurized ink cartridge allows you to write dependably upside down, underwater, over grease, and in extreme temperatures. 

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Yaak Design M23 Magnetic Belt ($30)


Upgrade your dad's old leather strap to the M23, a stretch-nylon belt with a magnetic closure. 

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Patagonia Insulated Fjord Flannel ($145)


The shirt jacket is an essential layer for anyone living in colder climates. Built from the same cut as Pata's iconic Fjord flannel, this shacket takes it up a notch, thanks to a thin layer of polyester on the inside. Of course, on the outside, it still looks like his favorite flannel. 

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Sherpa Adventure Gear Lokta Short Sleeve Shirt ($60)

(Sherpa Adventure Gear)

This sharp-looking button-up is made from a comfy cotton blend, meaning it's comfy out of the box. The Lokta has a UPF rating of 40 and it's made responsibly in Nepal. 

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Red Wing Heritage Classic Bi-Fold Wallet ($130)

(Red Wing Heritage)

A good leather wallet gets better with age. This bi-fold has enough room for six cards and a large cash slot. 

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Garmin Fenix 5 Watch ($450)


If your dad is an avid outdoorsman, treat him to something he can use for every activity. With integrated GPS, smartwatch capabilities, activity tracking, altimeter, and wrist-based heart rate monitoring, this watch is one of the most versatile on the market. 

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Darn Tough Micro Crew Cushion Hiking Socks ($21)

(Darn Tough)

Guaranteed for life and made in the U.S., Darn Tough's will be the only socks your dad will want to wear for the rest of his life. Constructed from merino wool, the natural fibers will keep the smells at bay. If for some reason they do wear out, Darn Tough will replace them for just the cost of shipping.

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Snow Peak Titanium Curved Flask ($150)

(Snow Peak)

Sure, $150 is a lot for a flask, but this titanium piece is the most beautiful one we've ever seen. 

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Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket ($400)


Whether he's hiking on a rainy day or stacking wood in winter, the Beta AR is one jacket that can do it all.  Featuring a Gore-Tex Pro membrane and an ultra-durable 75 denier face fabric, it's burly enough for mountaineering guides in Alaska so it's definitely good enough for dad. 

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