Father’s Day is right around the corner, and if dad’s go-to activity is logging miles, he’s going to love any of this top-notch running gear. Whether he needs a new watch, a fresh pair of shorts, or maybe some new kicks, there’s a little something for every dad on the run.
Nokia Steel HR Watch — $180
For the dad who wants an activity tracker that doesn’t look like he’s wearing one, Nokia’s latest watch is the perfect pick. It tracks all the essentials—heart rate, steps and sleep cycles—and has an unbelievable battery life of up to 25 days (though that gets reduced to five days when in workout mode). Plus, it’s water-resistant up to 50 meters, it automatically recognizes when you workout and receives smartphone notifications for both iOS and Android.
Make sure dad’s sipping from an eco-friendly, BPA-free water bottle by gifting him this fun option made from durable, food-grade glass. The modern, minimalistic design holds up to 20 ounces, and the silicone seal inside the lid prevents leakage no matter which way it’s flipped.
Designed to work both in and out of the water, these shorts are perfect for when pop wants to go on a beach run. The bonded waistband helps ensure a comfortable fit without digging into his hips, the water-repellent fabric dries quickly and the secure side pocket keeps his essentials (keys, phone, wallet) stashed away safely.
Adidas Solar Boost — $160
If dad likes to be the first to try the latest and greatest gear, you can’t go wrong with these kicks. They’re the first to be constructed using Tailored Fiber Placement (TFP), a process that allows the shoe to be as light as possible while simultaneously delivering the performance-enhancing features he needs. Examples: The cage-free construction shrinks the odds of chafing and hot spots (while reducing the shoe’s weight), and the Boost midsole provides great energy return so he’ll have a bouncy, yet grounded run.
After a hardcore sweat sesh, dad needs to clean up. This kit has everything he needs whether he’s at home or on the go, thanks to the TSA-approved, spill-proof bottles. In the kit he’ll get face wash, an exfoliating blue charcoal bar soap, moisturizer and eye cream, a wake up eye pen and an Oars + Alps hat. Plus, you can give this gift knowing that none of the products are going to harm him: everything is made using natural, chemical-free ingredients that have never been tested on animals.
Backpacks are back, so save his shoulders (and posture) with this stylish find. It has a 26-liter capacity, features a laptop sleeve in the main compartment, additional storage inside, and a front pocket for all of the smaller things he needs access to on the fly.