Kid-Tested Toy & Product Review
Gifts for Dad
Looking for gift ideas for Dad or the other men in your life? Check out these great products they are sure to love.
The YETI Colster® is like a stainless steel bear hug (or can cooler) for your sodas or longnecks. The Load-and-Lock™ Gasket secures your drink in place while the Colster’s double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your beer or soda frosty longer. Plus, it has a No Sweat™ Design, which means you say adios to damp or frostbitten hands. "Amazing! Keeps my drink cold to the very last drop!" says Mike.
SOLO Eclipse Backpack
This futuristic bag fuses aerodynamic design with space tech-inspired mesh-foam for a fearless style. Features include a fully padded 15.6" laptop compartment, internal iPad®/tablet pocket, interior organizer section, two front pockets with key clip and padded back and back straps for added comfort. "Very comfortable, stylish and functional," says Kyle.
FUSION Controller for Xbox One
Based on feedback from real gamers, every detail constructed on this controller gives the gamer a competitive edge. Features advanced, customizable features that enable individual preference. Includes six interchangeable analog sticks of different heights and sizes, two pro gaming buttons, quick-trigger locks, and other features you’d expect on an advanced controller. "The perfect controller for anyone who loves to play video games!" says Bobby.
Oberland Heated Gloves
With an under-cuff design and in-town styling, the water-resistant Oberland Glove brings the on-demand warmth of ALTIHeat™ technology to everyday life in the mountains. EnduraLoft™ insulation provides essential warmth on moderate days and a Sensor-enabled leather palm and keeps you dialed in when you want to be. “Really comfortable, stylish and keeps my hands really warm,” says Trent.
The Home T
These supremely soft t-shirts capture the pride of the place you call home and make the perfect gift for any age or family member. As an added benefit, 10% of the profits from The Home T go directly to Multiple Sclerosis research. In addition to t-shirts, The Home T offers a range of options including sweatshirts, hats, home decor and more. “An easy, personalized gift that everyone can wear,” says David.
FUSION Gaming Headset
A great compliment to the FUSION controller is the FUSION Gaming Headset. A stereo gaming headset with 50mm drivers, a detachable boom mic, on-ear controls and mic monitoring, with an adjustable memory foam headband for long-lasting comfort. "They are really comfortable and sound great," says Lance.
Original BakerStone Pizza Oven Box
Two sizes: small box, $99; large box, $149; Bakerstonebox.com
Lined with stone and encased in metal, the Pizza Oven Box transforms a gas grill into an outdoor gourmet pizza oven, cooking pizzas in three minutes. It sits on a two or three burner grill and heats up to 700 degrees—creating Neapolitan-style pizza in about 5 minutes. The crust is crispy, golden with the right amount of chew. BakerStone Pizza Oven Box can also be used to roast meat and vegetables, and bake desserts. "We love to have friends over and make pizza on the grill," says Chuck.
The T-Mini, an ultra-light double hammock, utilizes three high-strength 12’ long webbing straps and one ratchet device to easily secure the product to strong anchor points like trees or boulders. The hammock is fully collapsible, packing to 10” x 5” x 5” and weighs just 5 lbs. Set up and take down average about five minutes or less. The hammock size is 8' x 10’ x 10' or 40 square feet of floor space with a capacity for two adults or several kids with a maximum load of 485 lbs. "You just need three trees and you can put this hammock up anywhere," says Tom.
Avengers Assemble! Saving your smartphone and USB powered devices with its 8000mAh capacity, this pop-culture infused portable battery charger is ready to charge into battle with you. Comes fully equipped with two USB ports for dual charging with a max output of 2.4A and can even act as a pass-through USB hub when connected to some computers. Included with each package is a microUSB to USB charging cable and microfiber pouch to store your gear. Whether you’re fighting evil robots or ordering shawarma for your team, MimoPowerDeck is the compact power source you’ll need while on the go. "Two USB ports allow both my kids to charge their phones at the same time," says Mike.
Verismo Hooded Down Jacket
Sometimes you need down insulation, but don’t want to look like you’re climbing Everest. The Verismo is a true down sweater—narrow baffles with just enough 650 fill down for cold late-fall crag missions, extending your time between breaks in the lodge on below-freezing ski days, and layering under or over any of your casual winter jackets. “Lightweight but really warm!” says Brad.
The Gentleman's Groom Kit
Includes all the tools a man needs to looks well-groomed on the go or at home. High-quality razor, silvertip travel shave brush, two oz sandalwood shave cream and complimentary men’s dopp bag. Includes silvertip travel shave brush, custom black handle razor with Gillette® Mach3™ blade, two oz. essential sandalwood shave cream and signature RazorMD dopp bag to neatly house products. Perfect for travel and/or makes a great gift. "Nice sized dopp kit with great products included," says Carter.
Proto X Drone
Hobbico has created the drone everyone can begin their aviation dreams by flying. Features include smallest quadcopter (50mm – ideal for indoor flight), built-in LED’s for low-light conditions and 2.4GHz radio allows for interference free flight. "Super fun to fly since it is so small," says Craig.
WORX 2.5 amp Oscillating Multi-tool
The compact multi-tool makes short work of numerous home projects and repairs that require cutting, sawing, sanding, scraping, rasping, polishing, shaping and removal of grout or adhesives. The Universal Fit accessory system accepts other brands of accessories without adapters. Weighing only 3.2 lbs., the handy multi-tool features a variable speed dial. The oscillating tool comes with a 1-3/8 inch standard wood end-cut blade, sanding pad, three sanding sheets, two-piece dust extraction adapter and Allen wrench. Mike says, "So many great tools in one product."
Wess Sweater Knit Touchscreen Gloves for Men
These gloves combine fashion with technology and feature a sweater knit back and UR Powered’s exclusive tech stretch palm with mobile media grip to provide full hand access to touch screens. The micro-fur lining makes these gloves warm enough to keep you connected all winter. “I can easily navigate my smart phone while keeping my hands warm,” says David.
Jetty 7 Sling Pack
The compact Jetty sling pack makes it easy to take your camera everywhere. Insert a compact DSLR or mirrorless camera with attached zoom lens up to 7" (18 cm) long and be on your way. There is also room to bring along extra lenses, a flash and some small accessories. The pack's sling design makes it convenient to carry and quickly access your gear. Great for day outings to your favorite park, event, or a stroll across town. There is even room for a tablet and the front packet has plenty of room for your phone, keys and other small accessories. "Allows me to carry everything and still keep my camera protected," says Aaron.
Fresh Clean Tees
Fresh Clean Tees, a San Diego based start up, allows guys to keep their closets stocked with three simple, stylish and comfortable crew neck and V-neck tee shirts for a monthly subscription price that simply can't be beat. These tees are preshrunk and tagless to ensure a consistently comfortable fit month after month. "Super comfortable tees in great colors," says Caden.
The Bedol Water Clock
This eco-friendly timepiece is even shaped like a drop of water. Just unscrew the base and fill with tap water. Features a daily or hourly alarm and easy to set 12 hour or 24 hour clock. Keeps perfect time without requiring batteries or electricity. The amazing technology converts ions in the water into clean energy power. Built-in memory chip remembers time so you don’t have to reset. Water won’t need to be replaced for six months or more. "No batteries needed. And it makes a great conversation piece!" says Jack.
ThermaCELL Bluetooth Heated Insoles and Heat Packs
Control the flow of heat to your feet with your phone. No more hunting for the remote in your pocket or bag. This is the first product of this type to have its own app, improving usability and functionality. The ProFLEX Heavy Duty model provides up to 8.5 hours of warmth for your toes, has four settings and a removable battery. Three types of ThermaCELL Heated Insoles available: Original, ProFLEX and ProFLEX Heavy Duty. "I can control the amount of heat easily with my phone!" says Grant.
Fizzics is a revolutionary beer system curating a superior draught quality experience from any store purchased beer. Use Fizzics at home, backyard BBQ, sporting events and tailgates. Pour your favorite brew like a pro, precisely to suit your taste. Powered by four standard AA batteries. Designed for the five senses and delivers visually appealing head, wonderful aromatic bouquet, and sensual liquid and foam mouthfeel making for an authentic, true representation of an expertly poured pint. "Ideal product for tailgating!" says Greg.
The Hoodie-Microfleece has 10 thoughtfully engineered pockets for all of your gadgets and daily essentials, including two large interior pockets with magnetic closures. The front hand warmer pockets are each separated into front and back compartments as well as a top drop feature - yet another pocket that can be accessed from the top of the hand warmer pocket via a snap closure. "There is a pocket for everything," says Jeff.
Legacy Tool Roll
This Carhartt tool roll is the ultimate gift of convenience for the handy man in your life that is always on the go, whether it be for work or just stuff around the house on the weekends, he can avoid carrying all the bulky tools he may not need and keep the necessities handy. "Keeps all my tools organized and portable," says Mark.
NFL Homegating Entertainment Collection Pints
Toast to your favorite team with the beverage of your choice in this NFL Homegating Entertainment Collection pint glass. Everyone will know that Dad is a #1 football fan. "Fun way to support my team," says Nick.
Save time and space while packing. This patented stuff-sack contains four internal compartments to keep your gear exactly how you packed it. This stuff-sack is meant to go inside of your trusty backpack and is ready for whatever adventure you seek next. Recommended for backpacking and trekking. "Love the compartments to keep my things organized," says Carer.
Updated: January 2017
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