Dads can be tricky to shop for — they never seem to need anything. Even when you take a practical approach and buy him something like socks, he just hits you back with the classic dad line: “What’s wrong with the socks I’ve already got!?” He’s got a point — you got him socks last year and they’re still in good shape. Nonetheless, deep down all dads love pragmatic, functional gifts that they can use for years to come, and KUHL makes some of the most comfortable, technical clothes out there. So if you’re scrambling to come up with a father’s day gift that doesn’t sock, the list we’ve put together below is a pretty good place to start.
If you love ending a weekend bike ride with your old man perched on top of a barstool with a cold pint in hand, but you don’t love sitting next to him in said bar while he’s rocking his spandex bike shorts and nothing else, then the Renegade Shorts might benefit you and dad both. He gets a pair of shorts made from tough, quick-dry softshell, with a micro-chamois waistband and stealth cell phone pocket; you get a chance to spend time with your father in public without the crushing shame of being associated with his poor fashion taste.
If your dad thinks fashion and function are mutually exclusive, then the Revolvr Rogue pant will not only give you the satisfaction of proving him wrong; it might actually be the first time in his life he’ll be happy to be one-upped by his own offspring. The Revolvr Rogue is the tapered version of KUHL’s classic performance pant, designed with 3D articulation that moves with you and a drop-in cell phone pocket for easy access. These are pants he can wear to work and to do yard work in. What more could he want?
If your dad has been rocking the same weird safari shirt he got at a thrift store before you were born, it might be time to upgrade him to something better — and the Airspeed LS fits the bill perfectly. It’s made from a stay-cool fabric blend that regulates temperature and provides UPF 30+ sun protection; plus it has a zippered security pocket for valuables. Your dad may never be cool cool, but at least he can look and feel the part with this.