1- Water Bottles
Nalgene bottles have become quite popular among the community at K2. If you're seeking the perfect gift for anyone who loves to explore the great outdoors, these bottles are an absolute must-have. With a wide array of sizes and colors available, you'll have the delightful task of selecting the one that perfectly suits his preferences. Whether he's into hiking, camping, or simply staying hydrated on the go, these bottles blend functionality with style, making them an ideal choice to consider.
The classic BPA/BPS- free Nalgene Narrow Mouth bottle is made from recycled material equivalent to 8 single-use bottles!
Still the same practically indestructible bottle, the Nalgene Sustain bottle uses a revolutionary resin powered by new recycling technology to transform plastic destined for landfills into high-performance BPA/BPS-free bottles. The material is derived from 50% waste plastic (using ISCC-certified mass balance), further offsetting the use of fossil fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
The The classic BPA/BPS- free Nalgene Wide Mouth bottle is made from recycled material equivalent to 8 single-use bottles!
Still the same practically indestructible bottle, the Nalgine Sustain bottle uses a revolutionary resin powered by new recycling technology to transform plastic destined for landfills into high-performance BPA/BPS-free bottles. The material is derived from 50% waste plastic (using ISCC-certified mass balance), further offsetting the use of fossil fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
2 - Daypacks
A daypack is highly unlikely to disappoint Dad. Whether utilized for work, gym sessions, or day hikes, daypacks are an essential part of the Aussie lifestyle so one is never enough.
We narrowed down our favourites to four. If the choices listed below don't captivate you, we offer an extensive selection in our daypack category for you to explore.
3 - Sit Pads
Anyone spending time outdoors loves these pads. Grab two and enjoy the summit views with Dad.
Using the comfort of the closed-cell design from the FlexMat sleeping mat comes a versatile, lightweight sit mat. The Sit Pad will make your day whether you're in the backcountry, camping, sailing or paddling.
Ideal for trekkers and day-trippers alike, this handy mat is great for adding comfort and warmth to breaks and around camp.
Self-cooling technology dynamically adjusts to your body temperature to keep you cool while the sun's rays are beating down. Featuring UPF 50+ sun protection to keep you outside and moving all day.
The ActiveIce™ Spectrum Sun Hoodie is perfect for those long days out in the sun when you need to stay cool and protected. The ActiveIce™ technology actively cools you as you sweat and is infused with UPF 50+ sun protection. The quick-drying, breathable fabric is lightweight and features a movement-mirroring stretch for ultimate comfort. The 3-panel hood and chafe-free design with dynamic stretch make this hoodie a must-have for any outdoor activity.
The new Echo Long Sleeve Tee sports all of the essentials that make this piece so beloved, with upgrades that continue to perform as a single summer layer and base winter layer. Better stretch and an improved fit let the garment move with you, a more durable and softer hand feel increase comfort and longevity, and eco-friendly mesh fabric featuring AirVent™ moisture management keeps you dry and sweat-free. Get more without the weight when you try the new Echo Long Sleeve Tee.
Now made with 100% recycled materials.
5 - Hammocks
An underrated and highly versatile piece of gear! Dad can hitch this up in the backyard, at the crag or he can take it camping.
The Original Hammock is the most-popular travel hammock, which accommodates most users.
The tough fabric is flexible and lovingly hugs body. Moon hammocks never disappoint in the comfort department. They are breathable and aid circulation, helping you beat both the heat and discomfort. They use OEKO-TEX®Standard 100 nylon, a hypoallergenic fabric ideal for all hammockers with allergies and sensitive skin.
Thanks to 25 years of experience, their parachute nylon hammocks are the standard in when it comes to travel hammock. They are ideal for life as a digital nomad, hiking through the wilderness or just for a nap in your garden with complete relaxation.
Ticket to the Moon (TTTM) travel hammocks have been tested in all climates, around the world, they meet every requirement for the most challenging terrain. The hammock can be installed or taken down in less than a minute. Its smart Xpress Settings Bag packaging means you can use your hammock also as a travel pillow: very practical on the train or the plane.
6 - Sleeping Bags
The Exped Comfort Sleeping bag may be just what your Dad is looking for. Cosy and roomy mummy-shaped Comfort Series will give ample room to Dad to move around while keeping him warm.
Comfort 0° is a roomy, feature-rich, extremely versatile mummy bag built for maximum comfort. The generous cut of the Comfort series at shoulders, hips, legs and feet increases freedom of movement while maintaining the thermal efficiency of a mummy bag.
The sculpted, easily adjusted Comfort Hood️ insulates the entire head and neck area in colder conditions but opens wide for warmer temperatures. A plush, adjustable down-filled draft collar reduces the loss of heat due to body movement and the resulting "bellows action" that can pump heat out of the hood. The collar also adds insulation around the neck, where heat loss is particularly common. A zippered arm opening in the seam opposite the main zipper allows both arms free to hold a book, play cards or do chores without leaving the bag.
BlanketZip, EXPED's zippered foot section, opens the foot end of the bag, which converts Comfort 0° into a camp parka for walking around camp in cool weather or, with the main zipper opened, into a blanket for one or two people warmer conditions.
All Exped sleeping bags from the trekking, basecamp and expedition series' can be zipped to each other and to most sleeping bags from other manufacturers.
7 - Hats
An essential accessory for any outdoor activity in Australian conditions, Dad will love our range of hats whether he is a climber, hiker, or runner.
8 - Guidebooks
Well, we might be a little bit biased about the routes we prefer but this is where we are located so the below guides will work for any Dad living in SEQ.
9 - Socks
Impress Dad with a pair of socks that are designed for his trail. Below products are not your average socks and will make the difference between a smooth ride and a painful one for any trail runner or hiker. If you think a pair of hiking socks or trail running socks is not enough, you can always buy more!
10 - Outdoor Stove
If food plays a big part in Dad's outdoor trips, he will love this easy to use, durable, and compact stove.
Series 25 includes somewhat larger stoves suitable for groups of about 3-4 people. They are excellent family stoves with capacious pans, a wider frypan and a larger kettle. With the supports in the raised position, the stove can be used with large billies from the rest of the Trangia range.