Time spent outdoors with your near and dear ones is special. While Singapore may not have its fun outdoors as much as our neighbours, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Now that Dad probably has more time on his hand, it’s high time he gets to enjoy valued family time in our (relatively great) outdoors.
Long drives with the family calls for precious moments like smoky barbeques and hopefully, no tedious sing-alongs. It is imperative to have adequate supply of refreshments (read: beer) on such journeys. The 62 Quart Xtreme cooler is perfect for this. It can hold up to 85 cans, a lot of ice and more importantly, can maintain cool temperatures for up to 5 days. It also has heavy duty wheels with easy and large tow handles and two way handles which makes it mobile and easy to transport. Now every trip can be enjoyed with a cold beer anywhere, anytime with the man himself.
Who wants to continuously ask for permission from the NParks to just grill a steak? With Kikkerland’s BBQ Suitcase (an absolutely novel idea), permits will become a thing of the past. This barbeque set is your go-to gift for your dad if you desire some good old quality bonding time with him while being given a lesson for the 40th time in your life on how to make a steak properly. It’s highly portable, easy to clean and can cook up to two steaks at a time. Now, it’s just about finding the right location, the right cut of meat and an evening away from the ladies.
Trekking brings out the best in all of us. It gives you a sense of freedom but also a drive to make it to your target. If Dad ever took you trekking, we’re guessing you’ve got these “driven” qualities instilled in you (or one can hope). And now, it’s time to pay him back with a gift to still keep him going back to the woods (or nature reserves in our case). A new pair of trekking shoes sound good? Men’s North Plains Mid Leather Waterproof Wide by Columbia is a great choice with exceptional durability and toughness to it. This pair is a delight to put on, with its Techlite lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort and superior cushioning. The grip on its sole is firm and will not disappoint, keeping him safe on the trail.
Multi-tools are always a helpful addition at home and especially in the outdoors. Like any man who’s been out for a field camp would know, there’s not much they can’t do. The Leatherman Wave packs a moderate 15 useful tools in its small frame that sees strong pliers, long wire cutters, and many others. Portability is of utmost importance here with the multi-tool measuring at just 10 cm long when closed, and weighing just over 240 grams. You can choose from a stainless steel variant, or if your Dad is daring enough, the fully black-ed out alternative.