Father’s Day will be here before you know it and with it, a golden opportunity to show him how much you care. Some advice, though, if you don’t mind: Give dad’s tie collection a break. Seriously. He’s all set.
Instead, hook him up with one of these 13 items and lock in favorite kid status for another calendar year.
Roka Ultralight Run Pack Jacket$175 1 of 14
Roka's Ultralight Run Pack Jacket is a peerless miracle worker that almost single-handedly dissolves the struggles of training in unpredictable weather.
The water resistant shell manages to keep you dry while maintaining enough breathability to prevent sauna status—a remarkable feat by itself. And when the weather shifts and dad no longer needs his sleeves, the jacket can also be folded into a tiny ball that fits easily into his pocket or FlipBelt—and weighs less than his energy gel.
Oakley Crossrange$180-220 2 of 14
Should you get dad some sleek lifestyle shades to wear around town or some killer high-performance sunglasses that he can run, golf, fish or bike in? The answer is yes—as in, all of the above.
Oakley's revolutionary Crossrange PRIZM sunglasses are the perfect solution, offering maximum customization with removable temples and nosepads that will allow him to go from Mr. GQ at a summer wedding to Dustin Johnson on the back nine.
Garmin Forerunner 935$499 3 of 14
The latest watch in Garmin's Forerunner line is targeted toward a higher tier of athletes not satisfied with merely tracking their workouts, but also looking for intelligent analysis of their entire training cycle.
The Forerunner 935, however, is especially suited for runners due to its ability to pair with Garmin's Running Dynamics Pod, which takes the place of a chest strap and provides runners with a number of metrics. The watch also connects to Strava and TrainingPeaks, feeding your scheduled workouts directly to the watch.
Vi — AI Personal Trainer Earphones$249.99 4 of 14
Vi is a personal trainer who lives in your earphones. But unlike other fitness trackers, Vi is an artificial intelligence or AI trainer, which means she learns about a runner's strengths, weakness and tendencies and adjusts accordingly in order to maximize performance and efficiency.
Equipped with aerospace-grade bio-sensors, Vi is constantly measuring heart rate, elevation, cadence, speed, time and location with peak accuracy. There's no need for dad to leave her behind once his run is done, either; Vi can be worn as an all-day tracker, similar to a FitBit.
HOKA Hupana$115 5 of 14
One of the best surprises of the spring, HOKA's Hupana will keep dad looking awesome on and off the running trails.
A lot of running brands market "casual" lifestyle shoes, but few are truly functional as anything close to a daily trainer. Suffice to say that the Hupana pulls it off.
FlipBelt Reflective PT Belt$32.99 6 of 14
If your dad's like so many of ours, there's no shortage of trinkets and gadgets on his person at any given time. The FlipBelt is the perfect in-run (and in-life) storage solution.
The Reflective PT version is particularly awesome for dark runs for obvious reasons. The 360-degree 3M reflective details turn a runner into a human caution sign.
Balega Blister Resist No Show$13 7 of 14
Trading a tie for some socks may not seem like much of an upgrade, but Balega's Blister Resist No Shows are so much more than your typical tube sock.
Endure the initial side-eye as the gift is opened and reap the benefits of your father's eternal appreciation after his first run in his new socks.
PowerBlock Dumbbells$298 8 of 14
Make strength training more convenient for pops. These innovative dumbbells from PowerBlock are changing the strength training game, especially for anyone who loves to work out at home.
The U33 set, which contains 3 to 33 pounds of weight, replaces—are you ready for this—25 pairs of dumbbells and 866 pounds of free weights. That's a lot of floor space you're freeing up with one product.
Misfit Phase$175 9 of 14
If your trendy dad wants more style and class in his everyday fitness tracker, look no further than the Misfit Phase. This tracker looks like nothing more than a classic timepiece, but don't be fooled—it still tracks all the essentials like steps, calories burned, physical activity and sleep, and will send all that data straight to his phone. The only thing old school about this innovative tracker is its need to recharge—as in, it doesn't. The watch comes with a battery that lasts a full six months before it needs replacement.
Altra IQ$220 10 of 14
A shoe company was bound to eventually figure out a way to shrink your running coach and stuff them in your dad's shoe, right?
The Altra IQ, powered by iFit, is a first-of-its-kind smart shoe that measures everything from impact rate and landing zone, to cadence and contact time. When paired with the Altra IQ app, dual shoe sensors will allow dad to monitor everything about his run with live data and coaching.
Night Runner 270$49.95 (pair) 11 of 14
Keep dear ole dad safe during his early morning runs with what amount to headlights for his shoes.
The Night Runners are lightweight clip-in lights designed to guide dad's steps in lowlight conditions and keep him visible on the streets, lighting his path up to 30 feet—and they're Shark Tank-approved.
Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless Headphones$150 12 of 14
Wireless has become the new norm for fitness-focused headphones, and if you've ever run untethered, then you can understand why—the freedom and minimal fuss of no wires makes it hard to go back to the old model.
These SoundSport Pulse headphones from Bose not only capitalize on the wireless trend, they also add a built-in heart rate sensor. With the Bose Connect app, you can monitor your workout efforts in real time and receive in-ear coaching that will tell you when to push harder or when to slow down.
TomTom Adventurer Watch$349 13 of 14
The TomTom Adventurer watch is one durable outdoors device—whether your dad is out trail running, mountain biking, snowboarding or skiing, he won't have to worry about this watch letting him down.
The Adventurer comes with all of the basics, including a built-in heart rate monitor, water resistance, sleep tracking and more—but with some extras like a built-in music player and a new trail exploration feature that pre-loads trail routes, so he'll never have to worry about finding his way back to the trailhead.