Father's Day 2012 Gift Guide - Under $100

Bolle Anaconda Glasses

I hope that these gift guides have been helpful to you our readers. It has been an enjoyable for me to put these guides together for a couple reasons. One many if not all of these products are products that I would love as a Dad. Also it has been great to think about my dad and what he would like and how much he has influenced me to get out and play in the outdoors. We are still taking entries to our giveaway in our first Father's Day guide. After looking over these great products, check out our other guides and enter here to try and win a sweet EK Kutt Off Belt.

Bolle Anaconda

Are Dad’s glasses a little outdated or do they just need to be replaced. Then check out the Anaconda glasses. The Anaconda’s curved arms hug your face to keep your sunglasses right where they belong. This progressive design is perfect for those with medium to large faces looking for a wear-everywhere sunglass that’s extremely versatile and comfortable.


B20.3 Polycarbonate Lenses

Thermogrip® Technology

Carbo Glas®

B88 Frames

MSRP: $69.00-$99.00


4g-front-black_bumper_high-Lifeproof iPhone Case

Is your dad hard on his iPhone, but has to take it wherever he goes? Or does he want to use his iPhone to capture HD video or as a GPS system in any environment? He now can with LifeProof, the first waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, and snowproof case for the iPhone 4/4S in a sleek and slim design that easily slips in and out of your pocket or outdoor gear. LifeProof gives the outdoor lover complete freedom to use their iPhone in any wet, dirty, or rough situation – especially while running, climbing, hiking, biking, swimming, surfing, skiing, playing in the snow, or on any other outdoor adventures.


Protects against every-day hazards—full IP-68 rating against water and dust, and designed to Military Specifications

High degree of shock and impact protection

Fully sealed protection against minute dust particles

Includes bonus General User Headphone Adaptor and Keeper for headphone jack cover

Ability to swim and take underwater (2 meters/6.6ft depth).

Ultra-slim and adds only 1/16” (1.5mm) when measured from the center of the phone

Weighs less than an ounce (28g).

Unique combination of materials that will not stick to your pocket

Compatible with all iPhone 4 and 4S models (International carriers, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon).

Double AR-coated optical glass lenses provide unprecedented crystal-clear photo and video quality

All phone features are operational while maintaining a high level of protection

Improves the bass and mid-frequency speaker response by utilizing the back of the case as a sub-woofer for a richer, fuller sound.

MSRP: $79.95


VelEau-bagShower Pass VelEau 42 Bicycle Mounted Hydration System

If your father is a dedicated mountain biker, tourer, or even a triathlete, the Showers Pass VelEau 42 Bicycle Mounted Hydration System (www.veleau.com) relieves the burden of lugging a cumbersome backpack-style hydration system. The VelEau utilizes a specially shaped 42-ounce (1.25 liter) container – twice the capacity of a standard cycling water bottle – that fits securely under the saddle and uses two patent-pending retractable reels that provides easy access the hydration tube. Moreover, the saddle bag features a built-in tool bag. Invented by engineers and endurance cyclists, the VelEau solves the challenge of carrying sufficient hydration during ultra-endurance mountain bike races, long road rides, or triathlons.


Quick and easy Installation

120cm medical-grade, 90A durometer polyurethane tube can be cut to fit most bikes

Dishwasher safe 42oz bottle is fully recyclable, and made of food-grade HDPE

Magnetic reels with 3 -ply nylon parachute cord, tested to over 180,000 cycles

32 Cubic Inches of storage in the integrated seat bag

MSRP: $80.00


CMJ234RCragghoppers Bear's Survivor Trousers

Make even the most couch-bound Dad look and feel like Bear Grylls, one of the world's foremost survival experts and dedicated family man. Like all Bear Grylls by Craghoppers gear, the Survivor Trousers are light, dry fast, protect against the sun and can go from the backyard to the jungle.


Tough supplex combined with stretch panels for unrestrictive movement

7 pocket construction: 2 mesh hand pockets, 1 security pocket, 2 button rear pocket, 2 cargo pockets one with zip, one with phone holder

Drying loops

Ankle reinforcement Protective boot tape

Full protection SolarDry UPF40+

NosiLife insect-repellent & antibacterial treatment

Fit: Active

Fabric: 100% Polyamide, Stretch panels: 93% Polyamide, 7% Elastine

Weight: 450g

Lifetime guarantee

MSRP: $90.00


TellerTechZip_smSmartwool Teller Tech Zip

Dad can hit the trail this year with this top ready for anything. The new SmartWool Trail Collection, a technical apparel line engineered specifically for life on the trail, no matter where it may be. The Smartwool Trail Collection features smart trail-worthy details in fit and function while maximizing the benefits of Merino wool. The combination provides wearers extraordinary comfort no matter if it’s a quick lunchtime scramble or a multi-day backpacking trip. When things heat up on the trail, the 10" zipper adds to this piece's versatility. The body is made from an eyelet knit, which enhances ventilation, while shoulder and side panels have been covered with Jersey knit, to prevent abrasion.


Semi-Form Fit

Merinomax Jersey And Eyelet Knit; Upf 25

Eyelet Knit Body For Optimal Breathability And Ventilation

Combined With Strategically Placed Jersey Knit Panels In High Abrasion Zones

Drop Tail Bottom Hem For Optimal Coverage

10" (25Cm) #3 Coil Center Front Zipper With Semi-Locking Logo Slider And Zip Garage

Concealed Zip Pocket At Wearer'S Back Right Hip With Durawelt® Grommet For Media Cord Routing

Reflective Heat Transfer Logo At Left Hip

MSRP: $80.00


quest_crewIcebreaker SS Quest Crewe

No matter how fired up your workouts get, our uber moisture-managing, odour-resistant Quest crewe keeps you cool and comfortable. Stretchy, lightweight merino wool with LYCRA® skims your body for uninhibited motion, with airy underarm eyelet panels for extra venting. Back stash pocket and cord management loop.


The workout crew as agile as you

Body-hugging GT150 dries quickly

MP3 tunes via cord loophole

Eyelet panels Increase venting

Back stash pocket for keys/gels

Sweat away with quick drying odour resistance

MSRP: $90.00


Tilley-Shantung-S7-HatTilley Shantung Fedora

The S7 Tilley Shantung Fedora is designed with a medium brim and trimmed in a natty black and grey ribbon hatband. Created using paper made of pulp derived from rice stalks, our handwoven Japanese Shantung straw proves to be a smooth, durable and pliable material that provides maximum sun protection.


Insured against loss

Excellent sun protection, rated UPF 50+

Repels rain

Ties on in the wind

Secret pocket

Three removable and washable sweatband pieces


Not Guaranteed for Life

Medium brim

MSRP $99.00


patagonia_mauiPatagonia Naked Maui Moc

Patagonia’s Maui Collection exudes a call to relax. They are built with natural and recycled materials and loaded with comfort features. The Naked Maui Moc’s hemp fiber and ultra lightweight construction make wearing it the next best thing to going au-naturel. The shoe’s breathable hemp uppper and slide-on styling are ultra comfortable; polyester air mesh lining circulates air flow around feet. Reycled (20%) EVA footbed and midsole are supportive underfoot. Patagonia Air Cushion Plus is highly shock absorbent. The Maui high-abrasion EVA outsole provides the ultimate lightweight platform.


Natural hemp upper provides breathability and comfort; breathable polyester air-mesh lining

20% recycled EVA footbed provides support and comfort

Patagonia Air Cushion Plus provides shock absorption

20% recycled EVA midsole provides cushioning and comfort

Maui high-abrasion EVA outsole provides the ultimate lightweight platform

Slip-lasted construction

Medium to wide width, full toe box, medium arch/instep

155 g (5.5 oz)

MSRP: $85.00

• http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/patagonia-mens-naked-maui-moc?p=79689-0-602

aussie_dogAussie Dogs Indie

Forget the tie and cufflinks this year and give Dad the gift of ultimate comfort and functional style with the Aussie Dogs Indie – a slip‐on authentic sheepskin boot that will keep his feet comfy and cozy during all of his regular activities. Featuring a cow suede upper, an insulating shearling lining (designed to be experienced barefoot) and a sturdy Vibram traction sole, the Indie will become Dad’s go‐to pair for around‐town errands, rooting for his favorite team from the stands, walking the dog and more. And since shoe shopping is hardly his favorite activity, he’ll be happy to know that all Aussie Dogs are exceptionally crafted with the highest quality materials, built‐to‐last footbeds and a precise fit, so they’ll stay in sweet condition season after season.


Gusseted entry with shearling lining

Cow suede upper

Vibram traction sole

Available in Chocolate, Cocoa.

MSRP: $100.00


lodgepoleFishpond Lodgepole Guide LTE Fishing Satchel

Get a bag that can help dad stay a little more organized while out and about. This lightweight and waterproof bag has a large main compartment with organization pockets and an interior zippered pocket for security. With a removable waist strap and secure buckled lid closure, this bag has it all.


Lightweight, waterproof and breathable fabric

Air LTE comfort back

Large main compartment with organization pockets and interior zippered pocket

Large exterior zippered pocket - Small exterior accessories pocket

Secure buckled lid closures

Exterior Hypalon® accessories tabs for gear attachment

Removable waist strap

MSRP: $89.95


KickStand_AngleRightFlying Circle iPad Cover

Whether you spend your days commuting to the office or storming the battlefield, you’ll love the Tactical iPad® Cover from Flying Circle Bags. Made with 1000D CORDURA® Classic fabric, this thing is like body armor for your iPad®. Not only that, it’s incredibly functional, too. With an elastic hand strap, elastic leg strap and a kickstand, it allows you to easily use your iPad® in almost any position. If you’re looking to gear up your gadget, look no further than the Tactical iPad® Cover.


Fits the original iPad®, iPad®2 and the new iPad®

Multi-function cover provides easy access to all iPad® controls & ports

Reinforced elastic straps for horizontal or vertical one-hand mode

Adjustable leg strap for "pilot mode" - on-the-leg hands-free viewing

Main closure strap and built-in kick-stand support viewing at multiple angles

Features a large camera port; just open the port and shoot; no need to remove your iPad®

Removable viewing hood conceals screen light; can also be used in bright light to eliminate screen glare

Built-in microfiber screen cleaning cloth - stored in interior zippered pocket

Zippered pocket has plenty of room for earbuds, power cord, etc.

Store a small notepad under elastic straps on inside back

Two slots for pens or stylus

Exterior Velcro® for name tape, flags or patches

ID holder on back side

• Water resistant 1000D Cordura® fabric

8" (W) x 2" (D) x 10.25" (H)

Wt. 1.5 lbs.

MSRP: $79.95


UwaterG4XUwaterG4X Chrome 100% Waterproof MP3 Player

UwaterG4X Chrome is the world’s first chrome-plated action MP3 Player. It is a 100% waterproof/sweatproof and the world’s smallest device of its kind, is perfect for active dads to listen to music while swimming, exercising, or boating.  The UWaterG4X Chrome features patented Waterproof Audio Technologies (WAT) and a “Twist & Lock” Jack that not only completely seals water out, but also provides crucial long term protection against corrosion from sweat or salt water environments - a problem that often damages regular devices.  Since the UwaterG4X Chrome is rated at the highest level IPX water submersion standard (IPX8-certified 100% waterproof up to 10 Feet/3 Meters underwater) and is also impact proof, you never have to worry about accidentally damaging your MP3 player.  The UwaterG4X Chrome comes in a luxury gift box with waterproof earphones plus 4 sets of silicon eartips.


Memory: 4GB (1000 - 1200 Songs/10 Audio Books)

Play Time: Continuous 6-8 HRS.

Built-in high performance (1000+ cycles) Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery

IPX8 Waterproof Certification (10Ft/3M)

Weight: Under 1 Ounce.

Mini-Size: Only 0.4"x1.25”x1.75” (0.9x3x4.5cm)

Random/Normal Playback Modes

Highly Visible Multi-Color LED Mode Control.

Twist & Lock Jack.

System Compliant: Win 7/XP/2000/Vista/MAC 9.0 & Higher

Easy downloading from your iTunes library.

Glossy Chrome Plating for extended durability.

MSRP:  $80.00