Here are some ideas for a good time and some great gift ideas for your off-roading father
For many of us, it was our father, or father-figure, who helped start us onto our path with ATVs and UTVs. He got us our first machines and taught us the right and wrong ways to ride. Or, perhaps you were the one to introduce him to the sport and now he loves it as much as you do. Either way, you and your dad now share a mutual love of ATVs and off-roading. What better way to celebrate this Father’s Day than by helping him enjoy it that much more?
What is Father’s Day, and what does it mean to you? Sure, we get the cliche part of it, with the cheesy card and the tie, but what is it really? For many of us, it’s a day to celebrate and appreciate our dads, whether that person helped out on the biological side of it, or not. We often look at our dads with hero-tinted glasses, and for good reason. Maybe he taught you how to ride, or how to spin the wrenches on your machine? Maybe you taught him? You’d be surprised at the number of older, new riders getting into the sport. This day is special because you get to celebrate your dad, being a dad and all things associated with the greatest name a man can be called – Father.
What Should I Get Dad for Father’s Day?
This Father’s Day, when you’re thinking of the perfect gift, look for something that you know your dad can really use and enjoy. One of the things we often lose as adults is enjoyment. We go to work every day, and then come home to things that need to be done around the house. Traditionally, that’s why dad always got that new tie on Father’s Day. It was something useful for work, but deep down, your dad really wanted something fun. Bring back the fun this Father’s Day!
Table of Contents
- 1. Editor's Choice: New Goggles
- 2. Fly Racing Formula Carbon Helmetj
- 3. Motion Pro Magnetic Finger Glove
- 4. Savage Boxo Tool Kit
- 5. Greens Steel Beast 30oz Vacuum Insulated Drink Tumbler
- 6. Craftsman V20 1/2" Cordless Electric Impact Wrench
- 7. SSV Works 4-Speaker Overhead Sound System
- 8. Vintage Threads
- 9. New Lid
- 10. Cardo Packtalk Bold Bluetooth Communicator
1. Editor's Choice: New Goggles
When it comes to finding the perfect Father’s Day gifts for the ATV riding dad’s, you can’t go wrong with a good set of goggles. Whether he wears an open face or full face, MX style helmet he needs to keep his eyes protected, and the Accuri 2 goggles from 100% work great with both styles of helmet. Features include triple-layer foam for moisture management, anti-fog and scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens, industry-leading nine-pin lens retention system, and oversize 45mm silicone-coated strap.
The goggles are also available in a wide variety of strap/frame colors, as well as lens options like clear, smoke, or mirrored in a multiple options as well. No matter which you get, we’re confident he’s gonna love them because they’re some of our favorite goggles as well.
2. Fly Racing Formula Carbon Helmetj
A new helmet is another great gift for dad because it says you really care about his safety, and Father’s Day is a great opportunity to get your dad something that he might not get for himself. With that said, maybe it’s the right time to get him that top-shelf helmet he wants but won’t spend the money on? The Fly Racing Formula Carbon helmet is one of the best options we can suggest. We’ve been testing one for a while now and feel it is more comfortable than any helmet we’ve used previously. Airflow is amazing and there is definite peace of mind knowing it is one of the safest helmets on the market for protecting your dad’s head in the event of an accident. Looking for other helmet ideas? Check out our list of the ten best available, or you can just get him the Formula. He’ll be happy either way.
3. Motion Pro Magnetic Finger Glove
There is work and then there is WORK. Many dads, us included, actually like to do some work-type stuff, like spinning the wrenches on our machines. It is very peaceful – most of the time – and is the means to an end, by getting things ready to go for a ride. However, it can sometimes lead to fits of uncontrolled swearing and objects may occasionally fly across the garage. One small tool you can get dad this year that would save countless fits of frustration is the Magnetic Fingertip Glove from Motion Pro. This inexpensive tool is perfect because he can use it to hold nuts and bolts in places hard to reach. Trust us when we say dad will love this and will use it all the time. We do!
4. Savage Boxo Tool Kit
If dad spends a lot of time behind the wheel of a UTV, this might be one of the best gifts you can get him. This CVT belt storage case from Boxo comes complete with necessary tools to help change those blown belts on most Polaris and Can-Am model UTVs. The case can either be flat mounted or mounted on the roll bar of his UTV for safe storage and easy access to make quick work of a belt change. It’s a proven product for many professional UTV racers, so it should be good enough for dad.
5. Greens Steel Beast 30oz Vacuum Insulated Drink Tumbler
You know how you always hear dad talking about how he can’t wait to stop on a ride so he can drink a cold one? Well, if you get him one of these 30oz insulated insulated tumblers from Greens Steel, his break might be a little longer because these help to keep cold drinks cool for long periods of time. Made from high-quality food grade stainless steel so his drinks won’t taste funny, and you have a wide variety of color options to choose from. The tumbler even comes with a precise fitting, anti-splash lid and a different diameter straws for when mom steals his tumbler because someone forgot to get her one from our list of Best Mothers Day Gifts.
6. Craftsman V20 1/2" Cordless Electric Impact Wrench
I don’t know about your dad, but it seems like he can never have enough tools and this 1/2″ cordless electric impact wrench from Craftsman will likely be a welcome addition to his stable. With 350 ft. Lbs. of maximum torque, this impact wrench has plenty of oomph to bust off the tightest nuts and bolts and will likely meet dad’s “ugga dugga” requirements when putting on wheel lug nuts and other bolts to hold things in place. The kit comes complete with the 1/2″ impact wrench that also features an LED light for improved visibility in dark work areas, a 20V Max Lithium Ion Battery, and Lithium Ion fast charger. A great item for the garage or the tool bag, from a reputable brand that he’s sure to love as a present.
7. SSV Works 4-Speaker Overhead Sound System
Everyone thinks that dad’s music is old. You should hear what our kids say about our taste in tunes. It’s probably pretty close to what we said about our dad’s music back in the day. Since your dad is cooler than most, he’ll probably get a real kick out of being able to enjoy blasting his music inside his UTV as he rolls on down the trail. We’ve covered several different audio systems in our Best UTV Sound System buyers guide, but one of our favorites is the SSV Works 4-speaker overhead system, which is designed to fit a wide variety of UTVs. It provides a lot of quality bang for the buck and we’re 100% certain your dad will appreciate it. You? Maybe not as much depending on whether or not you have to ride with him.
8. Vintage Threads
How do you call your dad old while still being respectful? That’s right…. Vintage! Honestly he’s not going to care as long as you get him a stylish “vintage” inspired shirt from FOX racing. Fox Racing has a huge selection of graphic t-shirts with all sorts of different designs. While the selection is huge, Fox Racing tends to make cool products and your dad will surely like whichever one you pick out for him.
9. New Lid
Kids are fun, especially when it comes to picking out the right gift. They always want to find just the right thing that dad will really like and use. Hats are always a safe bet, especially with the summer months upon us. You can help keep the sun out of your dad’s eyes with a new cap. There are some great brand-specific hats out there from brands like Honda, Yamaha, and Polaris, you can always stay with Fox Racing to find something he will like no matter which machine he keeps parked in the garage.
10. Cardo Packtalk Bold Bluetooth Communicator
Going out for a ride with your dad might be the best gift of all. If you are lucky enough to each have your own machine, being able to stay in contact with each other is a huge bonus. We reviewed the Cardo PackTalk Bold recently and came away very impressed with this system.
It’s a completely wireless system and installs easily in a helmet. It also pairs easily with your phone, so your dad can even take a call if he needs to. We tested this with vehicles up to a mile apart from each other and everything worked exactly how you’d hope. And battery life is quite good – between 10 and 12 hours in our experience.
The Cardo PackTalk Bold is available as a single unit or you can get the PackTalk Duo so you each have one.
I can’t decide on what to get the big guy for Father’s Day?
Well, we’ve given you some pretty good options and the best way to narrow it down could be based on price. In a time of record inflation across the globe, we wanted our list to have a mix of affordable products with a few premium products thrown in as well.
When was Father’s Day First Celebrated?
The first known celebration of all things “Dad” was way back on June 19, 1910 in Washington State. While Mother’s Day became a national holiday in 1914, it wasn’t until 1972 that Father’s Day became an official national holiday in the United States. Of course, we like to celebrate both our moms and dads all the time. After all, they were the ones that helped us get our first ATVs.
August 10, 2022: Removed promoted product recommendation
June 8, 2022: Updated product descriptions and product links, added Craftsman Electric Impact, Insulated tumbler, Boxo Belt Holder/Tool Kit, added FAQ.
September 8, 2021: Added a promoted product recommendation.
June 2, 2021: Added the Cardo PackTalk and Magellan TRX7 CS to the list.
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