Test all limits in the Nissan Navara
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Gear & Gadgets: Father’s Day gift ideas

Father’s day will be celebrated this coming Sunday on 20 June. If you – like so many – still need to buy a gift and wonder what to get the most important guy in your life, we’ve got your back. Herewith some of our top picks:

Walk it
Add some sports cred to your Dad’s casual style with the Old Khaki Men’s Aryan Sneakers. The recycled knit upper means you look good and do your
bit for the planet too.
*Available at Old Khaki for R350: www.oldkhaki.co.za

It’s Braai time
The easy to assemble foldable Desert Products braai is ideal for tanning those steaks in the bundus, or even next to the dam while fishing or having
a family picnic. Made from durable stainless steel, it takes up minimal space and is a great addition to any outdoor setup.
*Available at 4×4 MegaWorld branch for R1 129: www.4x4megaworldonline.com

Hi Jack!
The ARB hydraulic long travel jack is built tough to take on the most challenging recovery missions. Backed by the unique power of hydraulic technology, JACK’s body is made from aircraft-grade 6061 T6 aluminium for
maximum strength and can lift up 2 000 kg. Kicking into action when even the lightest force is applied to the handle, the hydraulics will smoothly jack your vehicle up at 13 mm increments with each downward manoeuvre. Whilst in action, a black rubber body bumper shields the vehicle from the risk of damage during the recovery. The easy-to-access red lowering lever
ensures lowering the vehicle is achieved swiftly and safely thanks to the two-stage descent feature and safety stop.
*Available at 4×4 MegaWorld for R19 255: www.4x4megaworldonline.com

Snug as a bug
An indispensable winter staple for any outdoor adventurer, the First Ascent Men’s Touch Down Jacket offers you the ideal mixture of light warmth without the bulk. With insulation warmth equivalence to 650-Fill Power to
combat the winter chill and expert panel stitching, warmth is evenly dispersed throughout the body. This jacket is highly compressible and stuffs into its own separate stuff bag for lightweight traveling.
*Available at Outdoor Warehouse for R1 699: www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za

More than a sock
Keep your feet warm and supported during cold weather adventures with the Bridgedale Explorer Heavyweight Comfort Men’s Sock. This boot sock is made for mountain hikers and walkers. It features thick cushioning for warmth, a soft knit cut for comfort and double density foot pads for all-day resistance.
*Available at www.capeunionmart.co.za

Don’t get deflated
Flats are a fact out on any adventure or 4×4 trail, so best be prepared. The TrailBoss 45-piece Tyre Repair Kit boasts everything you will need to fix a tyre out in the bush and should be in your overlanding vehicle at all times. It comes in a handy carry-case and includes, to name a few, the following:

  • 1-piece zinc-alloy T-handle tyre seal insertion tool
  • 1-piece spiral probe tool
  • 20-piece (100 mm) self-vulcanization plugs
  • Digital tyre gauge with light
  • 1-piece four-way valve stem tool
  • 4-piece 1-3/4 inch plastic valve extention caps
  • 4-piece standard valve cores/brass hex and plastic valve caps
  • 1-piece L-type hex tool
  • Lubricant
  • A knife

*Available at Outdoor Warehouse for R499: https://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/

Those dad shoes
The K-Way Men’s Gravity Sandal is made to support your feet wherever you go. The anatomically shaped compression moulded EVA midsole is designed for incredible all-day comfort, while the non-marking rubber outsole provides great traction.
*Available at Cape Union for R499: www.capeunionmart.co.za

Stay fit and on time
Garmin is known for developing the personal GPS system that many of us
had – and may still have – mounted to our vehicles’ windshields. In recent years the company expanded rapidly and developed many other products such as GoPro cameras, dashcams and smartwatches. The Garmin Forerunner 245 is a running watch that monitors your training status to indicate if you’re over or under-doing it and includes training plans from Garmin Coach. It provides advanced running dynamics, including ground contact time balance, stride length and vertical ratio; as well as safety and tracking features (such as built-in incident detection), which make it easy to share your location.
*Available at Sportsmans Warehouse for R6 299:

I can see clearly now!
Make your adventures that much more interesting with the Carson 20 x Micromini Pocket Microscope. This palm-size gadget clips onto your backpack or handbag for ease of transport. The LED flashlight allows you to view everything from fabric, flowers, foliage and printing pixels… and
even the hidden details in currency. It includes a LED flashlight for detailed viewing and uses three G12 Batteries.
*Available at Cape Union Mart for R199: www.capeunionmart.co.za
(There is also an option with some cool accessories – including a
smartphone clip – for R299. – Adventure Afrika Team)

Keep it together (and safe!)
We all tend to stuff our gear and equipment into any space when packing for our adventures. The only problem is that when you need it, you sometimes can’t find it. Action cameras are a must for any adventure seeker, and having a decent camera case is well worth the investment. The Thule Legend GoPro Case is crushproof and sports padded compartments that hold your GoPro camera, remote control, extra batteries and SD cards. It is also easy to rinse the interior, thanks to a removable die-cut foam pad.
*Available at Thule for R899: www.thulestore.co.za

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