How do thank that guy in your life who does all the stuff no one else wants to do? You know what I'm talking about — taking out the recycling, mowing the lawn, rescuing you from the spider in your room... When he's not doing that, he's probably worrying about you, but he'll never let on! And it's OK, because you know he's there for you, no matter what. If you want to spoil your dear ol' dad this Father's Day, here are a few ideas for you. Because you know he probably won't treat himself!
The Running Dad
Summer running is hot! Literally. Keep your runner dad cool as a cucumber with these summer essentials.
FuelBelt Tech Fuel $25
The Tech Fuel Handheld combines tech storage and hydration to provide a hydration option that keeps your mobile device secure. This lightweight handheld features a top-shelf dishwasher safe, BPA free bottle with an ergonomic comfort grip design. It's one-of-a-kind secure holder fits standard devices for on-the-run phone access. The adjustable strap provides a secure fit and includes two gel pack loops for on-the-run nutrition.
Sugoi Titan Short Sleeve $65
A warm weather short sleeve tee featuring Sugoi's IceFil® fabric panels which are moisture reactive and cool skin temperature when workouts heat up. Smart seam construction increases movement and reduces abrasion, and a rear zippered pocket stores essentials.
On Running Cloud X $170
Cloud X is an all-around training shoe—perfect for high-intensity training, intervals or mixed workouts. Light and breathable in all the right places, it supports you without suffocating your foot's freedom of movement.
The Biking Dad
It's biking season! Whether your dad likes to shred up the trails on his MTB or is a die-hard roadie, he's gonna love these on his summer rides.
Skratch Exercise Hydration Mix $2.50 – $28
Less sugar, more sodium, and no artificial sweeteners, flavours, or colours, with a simple and clean taste created by using real fruit. A fave of cyclists the world over.
TORQ Fuelling System $3.25 – $29
Fast-delivery fuelling system featuring a 2:1 ratio of maltodextrin to fructose which allows the body to absorb more per hour to improve performance. Mix and match textures as preferred since the math is done for you! No matter the product, the content is the same per serving. Liquid, gel, chew, bar — you choose!
Zeal Optics Incline $159
Incline is a great frame for biking since it features an 8 degree base curve (ie: wraps the face, and fits well under a bike helmet) and the copper lens enhances contrast and depth perception in a wide array of light conditions while making greens, reds and blues more vivid. The rubber inlays on the temple tips and nose bridge to keep them in place on the steepest descents. Each pair comes with a hard case, soft case, and two year warranty. Available in-store only.
The Golfing Dad
Keep your dad in the swing and looking classy on the green with these fashionably functional clothing pieces.
Ambler Trucker Hat Slaton $38
Keep the sun off with this high-fit trucker featuring original photograph by Andrew Slaton. Adjustable Snapback closure, ecotwill brim, poly front mesh and back, made in Canada!
Sugoi Coast Short Sleeve Polo $75 and Coast Short $95
The Coast Polo and Short are technical garments masquerading as business casual. The durable, lightweight fabrics feature a four-way stretch weave to allow freedom of movement for the perfect swing, and the sharp tailoring allows Dad to look good when he goes for his post-game bevvie at the club house. (Great for bike-riding too!)
The Boating Dad
Whether it's relaxing at the lake, or reeling in a fish or two, this guys loves the water. A hat that floats? Flip flops that are good for your feet? Sunglasses that reduce glare? Read on...
Ambler Trucker Hat Swell H20 $38
The Swell H20 is the hat to turn your surf daydreams into surf reality. Featuring a soft brim which is completely crushable and will float if it goes overboard! The soft mesh back is quick drying. Nice one, bra!
SOLE Sport Flips $85
Comfortable, versatile and water friendly. Wear them to the beach, the pool, the park or around the house. Features an anatomical shape to allow natural toe splay, wear-moldable EVA footbed, dynamic metatarsal support, and cushioned synthetic straps with an ultra-soft polyester liner, Sport Flips offer customized comfort for the everyday.
Zeal Optics Essenital in White River $99
The horizon blue lens of these Essentials has been developed specifically to battle glare off the water. The polarized lenses will protect your pop's peepers from harmful rays and help colours pop in a wide array of light conditions. Each pair comes with a hard case, soft case, and two year warranty. Available in-store only.
Hopefully this has helped give you an idea of how to spoil your dad on Sunday, June 17. Get more ideas here. Remember, your dad will be just as thrilled to be invited on a bike ride with you as he will be opening a special something from the apple of his eye. Call your dad. Get him out of the house for an hour or two. Your mom will thank you, too! ;)