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NOC’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 13, 2017

A plethora of exciting gift ideas exist for the Dad who wants to get outside and explore this Father’s Day.

NOC staff have gone through our list of gear and come up with the four favorite products that any Dad will appreciate.

These items (and a bonus!) are available at our retail locations in Bryson City, Gatlinburg and Asheville.

NRS Thrive 11-foot Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard ($1,295)

NRS Thrive SUP

Photograph courtesy of NRS

For any Dad looking to explore the ocean, rivers or lakes, this SUP is made for adventure and portability.

  • Easily deflates for simple transport, perfect for that road trip vacation or weekend warrior.
  • Includes strap that can be hooked to board to help carry it over your shoulder.
  • At 6 inches thick, provides optimal stability for paddlers up to 275 pounds.
  • Inflates to 20 psi, giving the firmness of a hard board with the convenience of an inflatable.

Leatherman Signal ($99)

Every dad needs a functional and portable multi-tool for when things don’t go quite as planned. This leatherman is perfect for the do-it-yourself crowd or that dad who just loves his gadgets.

  • Get the job done with tools for cutting, hammering or pulling.
  • Includes fire-starting ferro rod and emergency whistle.
  • At a closed length of 4.5 inches, it folds into a nylon sheath for easy stashing or connecting to a belt.
Leatherman Signal

Astral TR1 Trek ($130)

Astral TR1 Trek Men's

Photograph courtesy of Spencer Cooke, Effort, Inc.

A light hiking shoe will give Dad the versatility to tackle the next journey on just about any trail (or stream) with traction and comfort.

  • Breathable canvas uppers with overlays at toe and heel.
  • A perfect hybrid shoe, shedding water with drainage openings.
  • Non-marking sole keeps your boat deck safe and the kitchen floors scuff free.

Yeti Hopper Flip 12 ($279.99)

A soft, compact cooler that’s also leak-proof and nearly indestructible will come in handy for those all-day excursions in all elements.

  • The bombproof shell is waterproof and resistant to mildew, punctures and UV rays.
  • Patented closed-cell rubber foam keeps your beverages of choice cold all weekend.
  • Easy loading and access made possible with a wide zippered opening.
Yeti Hopper Flip Cooler

BONUS: NOC Instruction & Adventures ($129.99 & Up)

NOC Kayak Instruction
Treat dad to the next step in his paddling journey – NOC’s beginner to intermediate courses will build your paddling and handling skills and make you more comfortable on the water. Looking for something for the whole family? We have that too!

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