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Reviews of Top 10 Gift Ideas for Outdoor and Adventure Loving Dads
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Reviews of Top 10 Gift Ideas for Outdoor and Adventure Loving Dads
Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Lightweight and compact
  • Easy to carry and comes with case and strap
  • Comes in many different magnifications
  • Easy to focus and adjust and can accommodate eye glasses
  • Easily fits into any standard sized pocket or glove box
  • Great price

    Cons

  • Difficult to maintain the focus for long and have to readjust
  • Can be shaky and unstable sometimes
  • Needs decent amount of light
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Bushnell Powerview Compact Folding Roof Prism Binocular is a powerful tool in a small package that lets you explore all your adventures. They are available in a variety of magnifications, styles and sizes. These Powerview binoculars feature premium fully-coated optics that offers superior resolution and clarity. They have non-slip rubber armor that absorbs shock while providing a firm grip. The roof prism and center focus system help in providing a clear view. They include a soft carrying case and a neck strap for convenience and comfort on the go.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Cooks Efficiently
  • Even cooking
  • Good for direct and indirect cooking
  • Portable
  • Charcoal grill adds flavor to meal
  • Good quality
  • Dust collector / Ash catcher is a plus

    Cons

  • Lid handle gets hot
  • Poor quality control
  • Lid not attached
  • Kettle becomes wobbly sometimes
Where to Buy

$181.22

Amazon

$184.60

Amazon

$195.97

eBay
Review Summary

Weber Gold One-Touch 22-1/2-Inch Kettle Charcoal Grill has a proven design which cooks efficiently and evenly and has an easy-to-use cleaning system, making it the best value among charcoal grills. The large dome lid makes this grill good for direct and indirect cooking. Weber has good customer service and they send replacement parts fast and easy. Users like the dust collector since it makes cleaning super easy. Top grate's side loaders are convenient for indirect cooking. Users' complaints typically center around lid.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • All grilling tools are sturdy
  • Cleaning brush has a replacement head
  • Attractive aluminum case to store all tools
  • Durable stainless steel construction
  • Spatula comes with integrated bottle opener to quickly pop open your favorite beverage
  • Elongated handles to keep heat away
  • Convenient handle rings for hanging when required

    Cons

  • Tongs could use a mechanism for holding them shut while putting it away for storing
  • Tool set does not include a long handled fork
  • Interior fabric can pull away from the case
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Cuisinart CGS-5014 14-Piece Deluxe Stainless-Steel Grill Set lets you take your passion for cooking outside with this portable set of grilling tools. The 14 piece tool kit includes a chef's spatula with 12-inch elongated handles and a wide head that is ideal for flipping steaks, burgers and fish. Additional tools like the grill tongs, silicone basting brush, cleaning brush, extra cleaning brush head and 8 corn holders make your grilling experience easy and convenient. This Cuisinart tool set comes in a handy, strong, soft-lined aluminum case that stores everything compactly for all the backyard barbecues, to camping, to picnics. All the tools feature durable stainless-steel construction and the classic Cuisinart quality. The professional grill tongs combine unique design to help serve the best grilled food.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Simple to use device and app
  • Pairs with iPhone, iPad and Android devices
  • Temperature recordings are fairly accurate and has good alarms
  • Good for novices and cooking challenges
  • Comes in 2 colors - Black and White
  • Many temperature settings from Low to High
  • Can monitor the meat cooking remotely from sofa

    Cons

  • Probes fail after some time
  • Bluetooth connectivity fails
  • Sometimes temperature readings may not be accurate
Where to Buy
Review Summary

iDevices iGrill Grilling/Cooking BBQ Thermometer is the first grilling and cooking thermometer and App for Apple and Android Devices. You can download the iGrill app at no charge from the App Stores and Google Play Store to connect to your Apple or Android devices. This Bluetooth®-enabled meat thermometer allows you to monitor your food from up to 200 feet away. Your iGrill app will alert you when your food is ready via your Apple or Android device! The iGrill has dual temperature probe capability so you can monitor two different meats at once and also works as a stand-alone thermometer. iGrill’s ambient temperature probe is the perfect accessory for long meat smokes or roasts as it monitors the temperature of your smoker, grill or oven.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Great picture quality
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

    Cons

  • Poor audio
  • Needs more mounts
  • Poor technical/customer support
  • Does not focus underwater
Where to Buy

$179.99

Walmart

$198.99

eBay

$215.95

Amazon
Review Summary

GoPro HD HERO Naked camera is the world's most advanced line of on-board, full HD 1080p cameras designed to be used during sports and outdoor activities. It is waterproof and great for underwater and above water videos. GoPro HERO Naked is easy to use and captures good quality videos, hands-free, while users stay focused on their activity. The camera is lightweight, compact and has sturdy and durable quality construction. The camera can be mounted on cars and motorcycles. It can also be used for sports like skiing, snowboarding, cycling etc.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Nice 2.6-inch, sunlight-readable, TFT screen with 160 x 240 pixel resolution
  • Rugged and waterproof with good mounting system
  • Good for paperless geocaching as it holds 2000 geocaches at a time
  • Great reception even in difficult to reach places
  • Unit can store 1.7 GB of maps and can also hold a 4 GB card
  • Comes in many different customizable options
  • Excellent menu system and some models have camera

    Cons

  • Buying maps from Garmin is expensive
  • Screen gets scratched easily
  • Relatively large and heavy
Where to Buy

$296.99

Amazon

$300.00

REI

$349.99

Amazon

$349.99

eBay
Review Summary

Garmin GPSMAP 62 is a sleek, rugged and waterproof handheld GPS navigator for the outdoor adventurers. It features a quad helix antenna for unparalleled reception and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. A 2.6" sunlight-readable 65K color screen supports BirdsEye Satellite imagery (with subscription) and Custom Maps. GPSMAP 62 comes with built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief, so you can navigate anywhere with ease. With photo navigation, you can download geotagged pictures from the Internet and navigate to them. With 1.7 GB of onboard memory, you can conveniently download 24K and 100K TOPO maps and hit the trail or City Navigator NT® map data for turn-by-turn routing on roads.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Jump starts cars, vans and boat right away
  • Nice little and study unit that fits in tool box
  • Full-size clamps to penetrate battery corrosion
  • Jump starts multiple times between charges
  • Works great even in very cold weather
  • Keeps charge for months
  • Has a high intensity work light

    Cons

  • The unit may not fully charge and retain charge
Where to Buy

$64.95

Amazon

$79.99

eBay

$119.11

Sears
Review Summary

Jump-N-Carry JNC300XL 900 Peak Amp Ultraportable 12-Volt Jump Starter is a great combination of power and portability. The JNC300XL packs the punch of 900 Peak Amps of starting power into a unit that weighs just 9 lbs. to start virtually any passenger vehicle. This store-anywhere, use-anywhere unit features Clore PROFORMER battery technology, specifically designed for vehicle jump starting. It also features a high intensity work light to aid in nighttime and other emergency jump starting situations. For most reviewers this product started their cars, vans and boats right away.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Stylish with the black and stainless accents
  • Inexpensive and great quality
  • Compact size and everything can be stored in the machine when it isn't being used
  • Easy to operate and refill water container
  • Steams decently well
  • Easy to clean as everything comes apart to wash
  • ESE pod compatible

    Cons

  • Frother nozzle is too low to the counter
  • Shots are not self-timed so you have to eyeball the brewing
  • Regular coffee mug does not fit under spout
  • Can take a little extra time to get super-hot water
Where to Buy
Review Summary

De'Longhi EC155 15 BAR is an espresso and cappuccino maker that works great for novice through seasoned espresso drinkers. It produces quality latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother letting you enjoy delicious drinks. It comes with a durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler and 15 bar pressure pump. The warm up time while using the priming procedure is very short. It lets you get to your coffee faster, with less waiting around for the element and boiler to reach the correct temperature. The portafilter inserts allow one or two shots to be brewed at a time and are convenient and easy to use. The water tank holds enough capacity for several rounds of espresso when you have company.  The EC155's dual function filter holder, lets you enjoy delicious espresso as you can use ground coffee or convenient coffee pods for faster preparation. In addition, the EC155 is simple to clean with a removable 35-ounce water tank with indicator light and a removable drip tray. It is easy to disassemble, clean, and put back together to continue making your favorite drinks.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Well-made and durable bag with rugged construction; Comes in different colors
  • Lots or organizational options with many pockets and internal compartments
  • Molle all over the bag makes it easy to attach things and balance
  • Easy to load and easy to carry
  • Superb shoulder straps positioning for comfort
  • Holds laptop computer very well in inside pocket
  • Collapses easily and nicely

    Cons

  • Bit heavy for its size
  • Expensive
  • Too visible and draws attention
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The 5.11 Rush 72 Backpack is designed as a 3 day pack or bug out bag. With dimensions of 23 H x 15 W x 8 D, this backpack offers abundant storage space for life sustaining tactical gear. It features flexible main storage compartments, internal dividers, and a MOLLE web platform on front and side of backpack. It also has two Velcro sections on the front for name tapes and flags. This bag has plenty of storage and pockets. Every compartment has a solution to organize and maintain your stuff.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to assemble, fold and open
  • Locking front swivel wheel good for walking and jogging
  • Good shock absorbers and suspension
  • Comfortable and smooth ride on-road and off-road
  • Super easy to push and maneuver
  • Lightweight and durable material; Good storage
  • Padded and comfortable seat with good safety features

    Cons

  • Basic accessories like tray and cup holder are not included
  • Seat doesn't sit up far enough for little kids to see everything
  • Storage basket not easily accessible
  • Expensive
Where to Buy
Review Summary

BOB Revolution SE Single Stroller is a smooth all terrain stroller that is perfect for anyone who plans on spending a lot of time outdoors with their child. This is a very sturdy and well built stroller with swivel front wheel that can lock for jogging and trail hiking allowing enhanced maneuverability. The easy, two-step folding and lightweight frame allow for convenient transport and storage. Large wheels and the adjustable suspension system provide a stable and bump free ride. This stroller offers a sturdy brake and shock system making your strolls and jogs more enjoyable. Offering various storage options, the BOB Revolution is designed with two interior pockets, a seat-back pocket, and a hanging basket underneath for storing everything from bottles or snacks to wallets and keys.

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