Father's Day 2012 Gift Guide - Under $50

Gerber Instant Knife

Looking for the perfect gift for dad soesn't have to be that hard. We have done most of the leg work for you and now all you have to do is read and decide which product is best for your dad. This guide is full of products that are $50 or less. But we are going to have a few more gift guides over the next week to help you find that perfect gift. So check back often and you might just find something for yourself as well.


Gerber Instant

Does your dad love knives or does he always carry one? If so you will want to check out the Instant by Gerber. Tactically inspired, the Instant utilizes Gerber’s Assisted Opening 2.0 mechanism for easy, one-handed blade opening. The thumb plunge unlocks the three-and-a-half-inch blade for safe closure. Layers of G-10 composite are textured and shaped to make an ultra-light, ultra-tactile handle. It’s a sleek clip folder made for everyday use.


Assisted Opening 2.0 Mechanism

Thumb Plunge Lock

Ultra Light

G-10 Composite Handle

MSRP: $49.00


Stanley_16oz_HammertoneStanley Classic 16oz Vacuum One-Hand Hot Beverage Hammerton Green

Does dad need his morning coffee? This new generation classic mug is the best of both worlds with durable and hot drinks on the go. One hand is all that is needed to drink... Press to drink, let go and it's leak proof. And the bail handle slips over the button to prevent spills. Since 1913, Stanley has been delivering superior food and beverage gear for rugged, active lifestyles and remain dedicated to this simple promise:


Vacuum insulated. Keeps hot/cold 6 hours.

Double-wall stainless-steel construction.

One-handed operation. Open, drink, close with one hand.

Car-cup compatible.

Dishwasher safe lid. Lid disassembles for a proper clean.

MSRP: $28.00


hydro-flask-64-ozHydro Flask 64oz Stainless Steel Growler

This Bottle can hold a lot of Liquid! It’s perfect for outdoor outings like camping, fishing, etc. and then good for other things as well (like a beer fill at your local brew pub). The Hydro Flask Growler is the ideal size for filling up with your beer of choice from the local brewery and then taking that IPA or Porter to trails. Or head up to the mountain with the growler and have some coffee, hot cocoa, or hot soup waiting for you and the crew at the end of the day. The Hydro Flask Growler is perfect for keeping your chili hot from the kitchen to the cook-off. The wide mouth growler features Hydro Flask's largest opening and is .375 inches wider than our standard mouth bottles. Each Hydro Flask is cast from double wall vacuum insulated food grade 18/8 stainless steel, therefore they are BPA-Free and resistant to bacteria and odors. The double wall vacuum insulation technology allows the Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Growler to keep hot contents hot and cold contents cold.


Double Wall Vacuum Insulated

Keeps Hot Liquids Hot

Keeps Cold Liquids Cold


18/8 Stainless Steel

Lifetime Warranty

Patent Pending

MSRP: $49.99


pearlizumi_infinityssPearl Izumi Infinity In-R-Cool SS

Keep dad cool while out running! Constructed with ELITE transfer fabric with In-R-Cool technology, this shirt provides skin cooling and moisture management for warm weather runs.  Direct-vent panels provide superior ventilation and reflective elements offer safety in low-light visibility.  A great and versatile short for the active dad!


ELITE Transfer fabric with In–R–Cool® technology provides superior skin cooling and moisture management when you perspire

Direct–Vent panels provide superior ventilation

semi–form fit

Reflective elements for low–light visibility

Screenprint design on the shoulder

MSRP: $45.00


SUGOI_PaceSUGOI Men’s Pace 7” Short

Does your dad love to run? The Pace Short is SUGOI’s core running short and will help dad to keep going. The Pace is lightweight  and has two hand pockets to carry some extras. Also with a stretch drawstring with elastic waist and 3M Scotchlite reflective accents for added visibility.


2” side seam notch at hem

2 comfortable front pockets

Sweat resistant zip back pocket

Inside key/card pocket at waist

Run liner made of AirLiner fabric for lightweight, quick-drying comfort

Stretch drawstring with elastic waist

3M Scotchlite reflective accents for added visibility

MSRP: $48.00


rei_powerdryREI Lightweight Polartec® Power Dry® T-Shirt

Keep dad dry during his training runs or summit pushes. The REI Lightweight Polartec® Power Dry® T-Shirt are layers that can be used as a performance base layer or worn alone. Updated for spring/summer 2012, the new Polartec® Power Dry® fabric has a UPF rating of 20 and is very soft to the touch. Polartec® Power Dry® utilizes 2 different yarns on either side of the fabric to enhance comfort: interior yarn wicks moisture, and exterior yarn dries quickly. The combination of the 2 yarns helps keep you dry during highly aerobic activities because it moves moisture away from skin faster than single-component fabrics such as cotton.


Updated fabric protects skin against harmful ultraviolet light with a UPF rating of 20 and is very soft to the touch

Flatseam construction is soft and non-chafing next to skin, and seams are designed to work under pack straps at shoulders

Underarm and side gussets promote freedom of motion

Dropped back hem stays tucked in

The REI Lightweight Polartec Power Dry long-sleeve crew features a next-to-skin fit that hugs the body and boosts fabric performance

MSRP: $29.50


Balconi-Pro-T-MensBalconi Pro Tee

Give dad that extra boost of confidence. Whether dad is heading to his weekly yoga class or hitting the track this spring, Balconi believes in bringing its consumers comfortable, stylish, and effective workout gear. Sport this Pro Tee confidently knowing it was built by athletes and made with your needs in mind. The Balconi Pro Tee is made with a wicking away polyester material that keeps your skin dry as you sweat, allowing for a more comfortable workout. Available in both men’s and women’s options, each Tee is designed with an extended shirttail so you can avoid any awkward mishaps while you’re stretching in downward dog or squatting weights. And for a little extra inspiration, Balconi is supporting you every step of the way with its Wear Your Confidence logo printed on the back.


Wicking Away Polyester

Round neck

Slightly extended tail in back of shirt


MSRP: $29.99.


mhm_snack-stackerMHM Snack Stacker

The Snack Stacker is a product of a "man I wish" moment that the owners of MHM had while backpacking and were sick of eating freeze-dried food out of a pouch. This accessory is a must have for anyone that wants a better food storage solution in the backcountry. The Snack Stacker is an insulated foam cube that allows you to pack those perishable foods that you used to leave at home when backpacking. That's right, chicken and burgers 8 miles deep in the backcountry! It get's even better though, included is a lightweight aluminum grill that stows in the bottom sleeve of the cube as a convenient way to cook your food. There is also a sealed mesh pocket on the inside top lid of the to keep condiments and other ingredients organized. We also put a webbing handle not only for carrying but as a place to connect rope when stowing your food high in a tree and away from animals.

MSRP: $48.00


black-widow-camera-holsterSpider Holster Black Widow

Get a gift for dad that will keep his camera close and ready to use. Ideal for compact cameras, the Spider Holster Black Widow is a light-weight quick-draw camera carrying system that secures a camera to the hip. Ideal for outdoor photography, the quick-access system accommodates small to medium-sized  DSLRs, camcorders, and the popular mirrorless ILC cameras. Thanks to the automatically-locking holster, the camera will always remain in place, while eliminating any snatch-and-grab fears when in a crowd. Besides the convenience of the Black Widow, this unit also eliminates the neck, shoulder and back pain caused by wearing cameras on swinging neck straps. . With the camera safely holstered, you’re free to explore all the sights worry-free.


No more dangling cameras from your neck and shoulders.

Both hands and upper body free.

Built-in security.

Your belt or ours.

Ready to travel.

Complements your body's movement.

Works with your tripod quick-release plate.

MSRP: $49.99


gu_cholocateGU Chocolate Recovery drink

What dad doesn't like a cup of hot chocolate at the end of a long day's trek?  But, have you seen the ingredient list of your average packet of hot chocolate?  Yeah, it's basically all sugar. For a smart, performance twist on the campfire staple, Get dad the GU Chocolate Smoothie Recovery Brew.  You're getting all the rich, yummy flavor you want from an instant chocolate package, but instead of sugar, you're getting a powerful nutritional beverage that actually aids in your recovery from a hard day's hike. GU Recovery Brew relies on whey protein isolate to create a higher quality and more effective product.


Amino Acids:  Arginine and Glutamine that promote recovery by mitigating the effects of intense training and supporting a strong immune system.

Carbs:  Both simple and complex carbs (and lots of 'em!) in optimal balance will re-fuel your competitive fire and get you back to training and racing on schedule.

Vitamins:  Over 100% of daily allowances of vitamins C and E in every serving.  Your free radicals will hate us!

MSRP: Box of 12 packets - $32.40 Canister


pacesafe_RFIDtec_150_SHPacsafe RFIDtec 150

Perfect for the dad that travels. The RFIDtec 150 can hold, organise and protect all your key travel documents from opportunistic RFID thieves. With several credit card slots, zippered pockets and passport slot , you’ll have everything where you need it, when you need it. Say goodbye to fumbling around at customs! Many modern passports and credit cards contain RFID chips containing sensitive personal information. To protect you from unwanted people getting access to this data, Pacsafe's RFID blocking accessories are designed with state-of-the-art material which blocks out transmissions and stops personal information from being accessed by identity thieves.


Smart RFID-blocking material

Protects personal data on passports and credit cards additional features

Transparent passport slot

Zippered pocket for cash

Slip-in pocket for cash

Several credit card slots

Outer zippered coin pocket

MSRP: $34.99


shavekitkevlarblack3199Sea Bags Shaving Bag Black Kevlar

Update your dad’s shaving bag to help him be a little more eco-conscious. You can tell a lot about a man from his shaving kit. Sea Bags helps your dad stand out from the rest with their great rendition of the typical dop-kit. RUsing recycled kevlar sail with a zipper top, tab on one side, and a handle on the other side this shave kit has it all.


Made in Maine

Made Out of recycled kevlar sail-cloth

Dimensions 5"h x 10"w

MSRP: $40.00