Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Baby-And-Me Gifts For Dads Who Hike

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No Reception Club Getaway Bag

The just-launched brand from founder-couple and adventure-travel fans Gemma and Daniel Ng features a signature Getaway Bag to stylishly stuff with baby and child necessities. Baby-focused features include a diaper essentials compartment for diapers, wipes, changing pad and creams, soiled items compartment that is both odor-proof and waterproof, two detachable stroller clips and a spill-proof, insulated lunch bag. Parent-features include ‘parent pockets’ in hood, front and back for essentials and a TSA-approved 15” laptop sleeve and a concealed security pocket for passports and valuables.

Osprey Poco Child Carrier

Perfect for shorter hikes and urban treks over sidewalks, Osprey’s lightweight and compact child carrier is built for comfort for both baby and dad. Designed with a double-halo harness and front-facing arm loops, as well as a safe buckling system, ease-of-use and security mean peace of mind. A fully framed and padded child cockpit surrounds the halo harness and seat for added safety. Ancillary features include a removable and washable drool pad, loops to contain toys and pacifiers and a built-in UPF 50 sunshade.

BOB Gear All-terrain Pro

For bump-free hiking, BOB Gear’s newest hiking-friendly stroller features their proprietary SmoothShox suspension system and air-filled tires for the smoothest-possible ride. An ergonomic handbrake provides downhill control for steeper terrain, while an extra-large cargo basket has a zippered lid to prevent losing any necessities while on a weekend trek. Performance fabrics, a water and wind-proof canopy and a padded compression seat with infinite recline are designed for child-comfort. A one-hand quick-fold collapse makes loading and unloading into a car and storage fast and easy.

Bombas Father-Baby Sock 8-Pack

Everyone’s favorite millennial sock brand offers a can’t-go-wrong basics gift that you can just about guarantee will get used, recommended by the experts at Babylist. Choose from five color options for dad and baby, with dad styles coming in Bombas’ classic ankle format and baby coming in a baby-only soft sock. Both sets are made from extra-long staple cotton, provide a cushioned footbed and honeycomb arch support system, Y-sticked heel, seamless toe and blister tab.

Cybex Talos S Lux Off-Road Stroller

A number of celeb dads have been snapped pushing their little ones in Cybex strollers, including Josh Hartnett, Joshua Jackson, DJ Khaled and Christine Quinn’s husband Christian Richard. In addition to cool-dad strollers suited to the big-city streets of New York and Los Angeles, Cybex also released a more rugged solution for dads-who-hike. The Cybex Talos S Lux is designed for off-road adventures, as well as those over cobblestones and any other adventurous terrain. Features include puncture-proof, all-terrain wheels and smooth all-wheel suspension.

Veer Switchback

Veer’s new modular Switchback system can be transformed from a single stroller into a double into a jogger into a bike seat or even a camp chair. It’s a serious multi-purpose gear-option for dads always on the lookout for his next adventure. The modular system is based on the proprietary Switchback Seat, a unique multi-purpose child seat that can adjust to a multitude of outdoor activities. Made from easy-to-clean materials and using a five-point harness for ultimate safety and dual seat dampers for shock absorption and child comfort, the Veer is designed to offer the ‘functionality and conveniences of a premium stroller, and the rugged performance and fun of an all-terrain wagon,’ according to the brand.

Cybex Maira Tie

For babies not yet old enough to be comfortably pushed along the trail in a sit-up stroller or carrier, Cybex’ Maira Tie is a comfortable way to get dad and younger babies on the trail together. According to Cybex Product Manager Jessica Norris, “​​The Maira tie works perfectly for my young child and helps my husband include her and carry her safely and securely on our outdoor adventures. Her head and neck can be fully supported and covered from the sun if needed, and the adjustable width of the panels allows her legs to remain in a healthy hip position. With the ties, neither my husband nor I have to worry about clips digging into shoulders or pinching fingers, and they make for easy adjustments on-the-go with multiple carrying positions. The 100% cotton fabric helps to keep everyone comfortable in both warm and cool seasons and is soft and easy to clean.”

Ergobaby Embrace Newborn Carrier

Many parents swear by Ergobaby’s 360 carriers for lightweight, breathable hike-friendly carriers. Their newborn carrier is another favorite, lightweight carrier made with breathable fabric using aerated pin dot knit and soft-air mesh on the shoulders and back panel for maximum breathability. Like many of Ergobaby’s fabrics, the Embrace carrier uses wicking fabric to pull sweat away from dad and baby. A supportive waist belt and stretchable cross straps make putting on and taking off the easiest part of pre and post–dad-and-baby-hike prep.

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