Finding the perfect gift for your dad can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. With summer right around the corner, Father’s Day is the perfect time to get your dad something that will let him enjoy the warm weather in style. Here’s a list of our top summer Father’s Day gifts.
1. Microsoft Surface Book – $1,500
Microsoft’s tablet hybrids have been getting better with each iteration, but if you’ve been wanting something that’s a laptop first, tablet second, the Surface Book is your jam. High-end components, a beautiful display, and a ton of features add up to create an excellent mobile workstation. And with two batteries (one in the tablet, one in the base), we were able to crank out 8-hour workdays on this thing with a bit of battery life to spare. Perfect for dads who love to browse on the go.
Bonus: Using the stylus pen feels more like writing with a pen and paper than any other we’ve used.
2. FUGOO Tough XL – $330
When it comes to summer tunes, the Tough XL is the perfect blend of brains and brawn. On the nerd side, its eight acoustic drives deliver sound in every direction. Siri and Google Now compatibility lets you control your phone via voice command, and, heck, it’ll even charge your phone for you. On the jock side, it’s totally water- and dust-proof. Oh yeah, it’s also totally drop-proof. We threw our test sample off of a 35-foot cliff onto a rocky riverbed with no damage to the speaker, thanks to the polymer jacket, aluminum plating, and stainless steel casing. It’s sure to be a hit and will no doubt survive whatever Dad can throw at it.
Bonus: The battery lasts 35 hours on a charge. For real.
3. Suunto Traverse – $469
Suunto has aimed at a broader demographic than ever with a multipurpose watch for the recreational outdoorsman. If your dad’s the type to ditch the deodorant on the weekends and get his toes dirty, this one’s for him. The Traverse gives the outdoor hobbyist confidence with easy-to-use, high-tech features to help navigate the wilderness, while also accommodating everyday use. From the mountain tops to the gy, to the streets, Suunto mastered versatility with this one.
Bonus: Both impressively light and tough, the mineral crystal lens and stainless steel bezel make this watch a sturdy piece of technology that’ll stay tough through your dad’s adventures. It has yet to be tested through a bear attack. However, its survivability is likely higher than the bears after your dad is done with him.
4. Samsung S7 -$650-$700
Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S7 has a super-sharp 5.1-inch screen, an amazing camera, and great battery life, but take it from us: the best features in the world don’t matter after you’ve dropped your phone in the Caribbean. We’re interested in a phone that can handle the adventure, which is why we love the S7. It’s IP68 waterproof, meaning it can survive dunks of up to five feet for up to 30 minutes, so your dad can forget to put it away before you throw him into a pool, and it’ll be just fine.
Bonus: You can expand the memory up to 120GB via microSD card.
5. Native Eyewear HardTop Ultra XP – $129
If you’re looking for a high-performance pair of sunglasses that can stand up to rigorous activity, the Native Eyewear HardTop Ultra XPs are it. Featuring Rhino-Tuff frames with interlaid rubber for extra grip, they can take a beating and keep going. The hybrid venting system dissipates moisture when you start to work up a sweat and N3 polarized lenses deliver high contrast and crisp definition. These sunglasses ensure comfort and durability, perfect for the rugged dad’s lifestyle.
Bonus: These sunglasses are also super stylish, so your dad can’t embarrass you (as much).