Father's Day 2012 Gift Guide - Under $25

EK Kutt Off Belt

Who says you can't get great gear at a great price? This gift guide is full of gear that is affordable for your dad this Father's Day. This is the first of a series of Father's Day Gift guides to help you find that perfect gift for your dad. We love our dads and thank them for getting us to play outside. At a very young age I know that my dad was taking me hiking and skiing and that started a love of the outdoors for me. We would love to hear how your dad has helped you get outside and play more. We have a little incentive for one lucky person who leaves a comment. EK Ekcessories is going to give away one Custom Kutt Off Sport Belt to one of our readers. And all you have to do is leave a comment and this great prize could be yours. See full giveaway rules at the end of the article.

EK USA Designer Kutt Off Sport Belt

Help dad keep his pants up while still looking cool. This revolutionary one size fits all sport belt is made of 30mm nylon webbing with a designer ribbon overlay and a plastic buckle. To make a perfect fit simply slide the webbing through the durable plastic buckle and cut the webbing to your preferred length and melt, snap the buckle to the locked position and your set. Plus, since the Kutt Off is metal free there is no need to remove the belt when going through airport security! 54” length total length. The Designer Kutt Off Belt is available in over 35 colors making these belts a perfect fit for the entire family. Made in the USA

MSRP: $20.99


Kleen_pint_mainKlean Kanteen Pint Cup

Help dad become a tree hugger if he isn’t already! This 16oz Steel Pint Cup is durable, versatile, reusable, and dishwasher safe. Made of 18/8, food-grade stainless steel and won't break like glass pints. Also these glasses won't fill the garbage can or landfill like the ubiquitous red cup. Kleen Kanteen’s says "Bring Your Own Steel (BYOS)". These pint cups can be used for more than just beer as well. So now you can help dad become a little more sustainable.


18/8, food-grade stainless steel

Durable and won't break like glass

Easily stackable and transportable

Laser-etched exterior

Pint Ring available as accessory

Capacity: 16 fluid oz (473 ml)

Weight: 3.5 ounces

Size: 5" H x 3.4" W

MSRP: $9.95 or 4 for $37.95 (I know this is over $25 but you can just buy one.)


cobrabraidbraceletsCobrabraid Custom Bracelet

Help dad be prepared for the unexpected. Cobrabraid brand 550 paracord gear is made with pride in the USA. Cobrabraid is the direct manufacturers and each bracelet is custom woven by one of their talented weavers. Also the paracord is also made in the USA by a military contractor. The 550 paracord is tested and has a break strength of 550 pound.  The ultimate survival tool,  you can depend on your Cobrabraid when you need it most!


Pick your colors

Choose your clasp

Choose your size

MSRP: $12.99


rockonfootbagsRock On Footbag

Keep dad’s feet moving with a footbag from Rock On. Who needs a hacky sack when you can have a Rock On Footbag?! These crocheted cotton footbags are fair trade made by expert craftsmen in Guatemala. Each bag is filled to 60% with plastic pellets for a perfect stick and bounce. The bags fit the standard 2.5" diameter. These are the perfect end to your and dad’s climbing day when you are all pumped out.

MSRP: $5.00


llbean_flyL.L. Bean Waxed Canvas Fly Wallet

Help dad stay more organized while out fishing. Weather resistant and rugged, this handsome wallet is made to go the distance, year after year – and gain character along the way. Classic folding style in waxed canvas. Three sheepskin patches to hold flies. Two interior pockets hold tippets.


Water-resistant, rugged waxed canvas with full-grain-leather trim

Interior features three plush fleece patches and pockets for tippet

A traditional and elegant way to store and protect your flies

Dimensions  14"W x 7"H (open), 3½"W x 7"H (folded).

MSRP: $17.95


bugdrugClimb On Bug Drug

Keep dad bug free with Bug Drug this Father’s Day. One main ingredient in this product is catnip essential oil. Canadian catnip, to be specific, which contains a higher amount of nepetalactone, (80%) than other catnip essential oils (25-35%).  A University of Iowa study compared catnip essential oil to Deet.  It showed catnip essential oil to be 10 times more effective than Deet.  Why don't most companies use catnip essential oil in their insect repellants?  It's $395 USD for just 16 oz.  But Climb On believes in doing what's right for humans, beast and our environment. This product has successfully been used in the Amazon, Philippines and many other hot, exotic places where mosquitoes like to live.  It works effectively on getting those pesky ants to leave as well!


100% Pure, chemical free insect repellant.

Non-toxic, biodegradable, super effective.

Great for kids and adults.

MSRP: $15.00


badger_lotionBadger Balm SPF 16 Sunscreen Lotion ALoe Vera

Keep dad from getting fried each day. After years of research, formulating, and testing, Badger Balm is pleased to offer a lotion-based mineral sunscreen that meets their high standards for safety and efficacy. Badger's new Mineral Sunscreen Lotion follows in the healthy tradition of their original sunscreens by using only the safest, purest ingredients. It features a light, USDA Certified Organic Aloe Vera lotion base that is perfect for daily use on face and body, with broad-spectrum protection from the mineral Zinc Oxide.


Formulated and developed for everyday use on face & body, alone or under makeup.


No Added Scent

Contains Organic Ingredients

MSRP: $17.99


lorpen_weekenderLorpen Weekender Sock

Dad can always use some new socks for the office or for a casual night on the town. Lorpen’s new addition to the Comfort Life collection brings a superbly soft and luxurious feel to an everyday sock with the new Premium Merino Casual Sock line. Made with 75% Merino wool, 15% Nylon and 10% Lycra, the premium Merino line will feature eight new styles for women and two new styles for men.  The addition to the Comfort Life line brings new designs that feature vibrant colors and unique looks adding comfort, fashion and fun to your everyday sock collection.

MSRP: $14.99


Fox River AXT Series

foxriver_axtEveryone loves a new pair of sock and your dad is no different. The new Lightweight AXT® All-Season Trail socks (available in ankle, quarter and crew heights) for trail runners, fast backpackers, mountain bikers and adventure racers offers new design, color and premium fit for 2012. Also with venting, reinforcement and compression where it is needed. Plus, on the new Ankle a front ankle tab protects from tongue pressure and heel tab keeps sock in place.


Made in the USA

URfit System featuring memory-knit construction throughout helps sock keep its form, wash after wash

38% nylon, 30% merino wool, 30% recycled polyester, 2% spandex

Smooth, flat toe seam adds comfort and durability

MSRP: $11.99 – 12.99


Day-PassDetours Day Pass

Does your dad ride his bike everywhere? If so the Day Pass is a bag for him. This small bag works for all your essentials: keys, phone, wallet and maybe even a small digital camera. Plus, throw your flat kit in to be prepared!  The bag for any handlebar setup which includes a quick-release system and interior organization.  The Day Pass – perfect for your everyday adventures.


• Volume: 71 cubic inches

• Dimensions: 7.5 x 2 x 5 inches

• Average Weight: .75 pounds

• MSRP: $25.00

• http://detours.us/store/handlebar-bags/the-day-pass-handlebar-bag/

LapeleauShower Pass LapelEau

Dad can now get a drink from his hydration pack without looking around for the tube. Most hydration backpacks utilize a Velcro attachment to hold the drinking tube in place. The Showers Pass LapelEau changes all that – for the better. LapelEau fits on any hydration backpack and makes reaching for the drinking tube a snap. Using the VelEau system's unique patent-pending magnetic retractable reel technology, the LapelEau keeps the drinking tube from flopping around thanks to neodymium ring magnets on the tube clip – providing just enough retention force to keep the tube where you want it. So, whether you're a runner, hiker, or cyclist who prefers a hydration backpack, the LapelEau keeps your hydration tube close at hand and under control.

MSRP is $12.


coghlan_smoreCoghlans Camper's Smores Grill

Help dad make the perfect S'more every time. This compact grill is all you need to make perfect S’mores over your campfire or backyard grill. Put the S’mores into one of the three cooking cavities and hold above the flames until the graham cracker is lightly toasted. Features a sliding lock ring to keep the grill closed while cooking.


Chrome plated steel

Makes three S’mores at one time

17” (43 cm) handle provides a safe distance from heat

Overall Length: 29” (73.6 cm)

MSRP: $10.00


ohboyjerkyOh Boy! Oberto All Natural Jerky

Does your dad love Jerky? Then check out Oh Boy! Oberto’s All Natural Original Beef Jerky. Tender, premium, all natural beef is the star of Oh Boy! Oberto’s All Natural Original Beef Jerky. Set off by just the right amount of natural spices, this is how great beef should taste. No preservatives, no artificial ingredients. Lean, premium beef. Minimally processed with simple, natural ingredients — the same ingredients you might find in your own kitchen. Only Oh Boy! Oberto All Natural Jerky offers a taste that is mouthwateringly delicious.

Simple, all natural ingredients.

MSRP: 3.25-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4) $19.96



For your chance to win leave a comment on this article as to how your dad has helped you get outside and play more. We will be selecting at random one winner on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm MST. One winner will receive one Custom Kutt Off Sport Belt

WHO MAY ENTER – You must be 13 years of age or older, a current US resident, and agree to the terms and conditions of this promotion to enter.

LIABILITY – If you have questions about this giveaway, contact contact @ openairlife.com for more information. Open Air Life reserves the right to modify and/or cancel the giveaway at any time. Open Air Life will resolve any dispute or situation not covered by the rules in a manner deemed to be the fairest to all concerned. This decision shall be final and binding for all participants.