Father’s Day Finds from Inner Tube Belts to Emergency Radios to Hoodies and the Crusher
Whether you’re on a long hike, holding down the home fort during a storm, at the beach or otherwise away from civilization (and chargers), the Eton American Red Cross Portable Emergency Preparedness Radio (about $70) accepts power from four different sources, including hand crank and solar, features a digital tuner with AM, FM and NOAA weather alerts, has a white and red-flashing LED alert and can charge USB devices. amazon.com
MAN’S BEST FRIEND
Resource Revival is an Oregon-based business that makes easy-to-gift items from recycled bicycle chains, including picture frames, clocks and business card holders. We particularly like the Bottle Opener Key Chain ($14) which features movable joints and comes in orange, red, green, silver, black and blue. Pair with an organic six-pack for extra points! resourcerevival.com
There’s something inherently satisfying about crushing cans, and The Crusher ($21.99) available at hardware stores and online has garnered rave reviews from users thanks to its durability and ease of use. Simply mount it on a wall, insert your 12-oz. or 16-oz. can, and crush away with the large handle. Reduce the contents of your recycling bin and enjoy the crush! acehardware.com.
LINE ‘EM UP, DRINK ‘EM DOWN
Whether giving to an athlete or a dad-on-the-go, this set of five WaterWeek Bottles from Crate & Barrel ($15.95/set of 5) in BPA-free plastic will let him keep water chilled and ready for whenever he’s heading out the door. crateandbarrel.com
WHAT’S IN A BELT?
Splaff, the makers of men’s belts from bike inner tubes lined with eco-friendly hemp ($24) call them “pure eco punk” but these basic black belts are simple enough to complement almost any outfit, casual to work, while still
lending plenty of street cred. sites.google.com/splaffretailsite
CAP IT OFF
French designer David Guarino makes limited edition baseball caps called Zillion Caps ($74) from vintage kimonos handmade in Tokyo that will be the coolest caps at the little league field or ballgame.
DAD, PUT YOUR HOODY ON
Whether collecting wood, walking the dog or heading out for a ride, dad will stay warm in the Patagonia Phone Home Sweatshirt ($99) for men. It’s a full-zip hoody with a knit front and an organic cotton/spandex fleece interior that comes in earthy colors like “Spanish moss” and “light balsamic” and features graphics like mountains and fish. patagonia.com