Father’s Day Gear Guide for the Outdoorsy Dad

June 8, 2022
Three men dove hunting

If you’re like us, chances are some of your best memories growing up were of hunting, fishing, and being outside in the wild with your dad. The old man was probably a big factor in instilling your own love of the outdoors. If your weekends were spent fishing a stock pond, bundled up in the deer blind, or perhaps sitting fireside crafting the perfect s’more, it should come as no surprise that there are some awesome Texas companies that cater to this type of lifestyle.

Here are a few of our favorite items made by Texas companies for dads who love to hunt, camp, fish, and paddle.

Photo: Poncho

A new fishing shirt from Poncho

These lightweight, breathable shirts were made for life outside. You won’t find any Velcro, excessive pockets, or flaps – just high-quality shirts in timeless styles. Poncho was created for people who love the outdoors by a team of people who love the outdoors.

Photo: Hitch Quality Goods

Leather Camp Stool from Hitch Quality Goods

Handmade in Texas, the camp stool is made of two Texas favorites – leather and Oak. This portable perch is lightweight and features a time-honored design that’s sure to fit in around any campfire, out in the field, or next to the lake.

A custom hat from renowned hat maker Ras Redwine, VI

Designing a hat with Ras Redwine is like creating a piece of art – each hat is made by hand for the individual with immense care, passion, and impeccable attention to detail. During the process, you get to choose the specific style of hat, brim, color, and hat band that tells your story.

Photo: Ras Redwine

Photo. The Hog Book

For the dad who loves hunting, The Hog Book is a must-read

A James Beard Foundation award winner, this book is the definitive guide to hunting, butchering, and cooking wild pigs. Written by skilled chef and hunter, Jesse Griffiths and photographed by Jody Horton this book is perfect for the hunter who wants to take a deep dive into every aspect of utilizing the feral hog as a food source.

A delicious culinary compliment from Ocotillo Salt Co.

Crafted with simple spices and made in the Hill Country with the intention of sharing, Ocotillo Salt Co. is taking a whole new spin on the blend of chili, lime, and salt.  For the culinary dad, pick some of the House Blend salt – it’s great for using a dry rub for grilling, or for topping off a michelada, margarita, or cold beer.

Photo: Ocotillo Salt Co.

Photo: Leviathan Rods

A new fishing rod from Leviathan Rods

For the angler dad, equip him with a custom rod from Dripping Springs based Leviathan Rods.  Lightweight, yet durable, these graphite rods are made in America and can stand up against even the most demanding and discerning angler. With modern and technologically proven techniques, these rods will help dad reel in a lunker. 

The perfect outdoor grill from NOMAD Grills

Is your dad a grillin’ machine? Is your dad a pitmaster on the move? NOMAD Grills are a premium charcoal barbecue grill & smoker that are designed to be portable and durable and will have you grilling for years. Gone are the days of rusted-out grills that fall apart mid-adventure!

Photo: NOMAD Grills