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By Kat Thomas
Edible Skinny 

The OG Man In Our Life - A Father's Day Product Review Guide

"Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storyteller, singers of song."--Pam Brown

 

Energizer's Pro Keep Wanderer

Edible Skinny would like to take this moment to thank Dads (yeah, all Dads) for all they do!

From being our rock to teaching us to rock it out! From teaching us the rules to teaching us the importance of breaking them.

We never say it enough, but we are forever grateful for our forever lessons from learning to tie our shoes to the art of negotiating. And in honor of the original King of the Castle, here are some Father's Day suggestions for the OG man in our life!

For the Artsy On-The-Go Dad - Capture (V3) Camera Clip ($69.95)

This simple hack is Auh-Mazing for your Canon Rebel toting Dad! The all-new Capture is the most secure, convenient, accessible way to carry your camera. Unlike a standard camera strap, Capture keeps your camera rigidly stable while hiking, biking, or moving around the studio. Unlike a clunky camera bag, Capture keeps your camera instantly accessible with the click of a button. Includes 2 components: a metal clip that clamps to any backpack strap, belt, or bag, and an Arca tripod-compatible plate that screws into the bottom of your camera. Your camera locks into the clip, where it is held securely. Press the lockable quick-release button to remove. Holds well over 200 lbs., making it strong enough for the heaviest of pro camera/lens combinations. Their Version 3 updates have evolved Capture be way smaller and way lighter, with all-metal build. So here's to the perfect gift for the Dad that wants to capture every moment (with Capture of course)!

https://energizersolar.com/products/

For the Let's Go to Yosemite For the Weekend! Dad - Energizer's PowerKeep Wanderer ($180.00)

For Half Dome Hiker that wants to guarantee the shot when he gets to the top! Have the ultimate power to charge your phone or tablet, off the grid; Energizer's PowerKeep Wanderer features lightweight solar panels with a 10,000 mAh power bank which allows consumers to haul their gear and charge their devices. The durable, flexible, removable lightweight solar panel (not clunky at all) was created by Ascent Solar Technologies. PK10K power bank can be charged from the sun, AC, or any USB charging port. The backpack also features a 2L hydration bladder so you won't be thirsty when you get to the top. So whether it's music, photos, or video, rest assured you're iPhone 10 will have plenty of juice! ;-)

https://energizersolar.com/products/

For The Always Looking For the Next Great Spotify Playlist Dad - Decibulz's Wireless Headphones ($64.99)

Decibulz's Bluetooth Wireless earphones were created so you can take your music with you no matter what you're doing! Whether it's running, working out, or relaxing at Urth Caffe, Decibullz allows you to listen to what you love while doing what you love. After sampling them for a few days, we couldn't believe it we ever listened to music with corded headphones.... Decibulz's earphones can be "thermofitted" to the unique shape of your ea. Similar to moulding a mouth guard you put the earplugs in hot water for 5 minutes, take them out, wait 30 seconds, and then mold the warm and pliable plastic to the exact shape of your ear. The result? Extreme noise isolating earphones that fit comfortably and won't ever fall out, whether you're running or doing backflips. These Bluetooth Wireless earphones are sweat and water resistant. And if you mess up the molding process, just put the earbuds back in hot water and start over. So help Dad cut those cords in style with Decibulz.

https://www.decibullz.com/

For For the Dad Carrying Some Serious Gear - 5.11 Mission Ready™ 2.0 ($249.99)

Dad's LOVE gear, they just do! And they need something to drag all their gear around in... ENTER 5.11's massive Mission Ready™ 2.0. The Mission Ready rolling duffle provides reliable, multifunctional storage and transport options designed to excel in a wide range of operational and recreational settings (TOTALLY sounds like something that would come from a company that supports the public safety and first responder community, right? Well guess what THEY DO!). This bag can fit video camera gear, baseball catcher's gear, AND a teenage child and everything they require for an overnight. Mission Ready 2.0 has a wealth of travel-friendly features and customizable storage options that keep whatever you chose to house inside safe, organized, and secure. Plus it's moisture and weather resistant for those two months of rain we get in LA! ;-)

https://www.511tactical.com/

​For the Mixologist Dad - Ketel One Botanicals ($24.99 per 750mL Bottle)

For the Dad always questing for the next cocktail concoction ingredient, enter Ketel One Botanical! Distilled with real botanicals, infused with natural fruit and botanical essences, and crafted with the care and passion of 11th generation family distillers Carl Nolet Jr. and Bob Nolet. Lower alcohol-by-volume (ABV) cocktails are becoming the staples at the world's leading mixology bars, and with 30% ABV these spirits are an exceptionally smooth, fresh-tasting drink with no carbs, no artificial sugars no artificial sweeteners, and only 73 calories (40% fewer calories than a glass of white wine). Plus, it's made with 100% non-GMO grain. Available in three varieties in beautifully illustrated botanical-inspired bottles include: Peach & Orange Blossom, for those who enjoy lush, juicy white peaches and bold notes of fragrant orange blossoms; Cucumber & Mint, for those who appreciate crisp cucumbers and light tones of fresh garden mint; and Grapefruit & Rose, for those who seek zest, mouthwatering grapefruit and the refined elegance of rose petals. So bust out the big ice cubes, splash some tonic, and allow Dad to craft some kickass botanical cocktails.

https://www.ketelone.com/

For the Swirling Whirling Wine Dad - Castello del Poggio Moscato ($13.00 per 750mL Bottle)

Capture V3 Camera Clip

Hello, to the Sweet Life! Americans obsession with Italian wines are not ending anytime soon, so let Dad embrace it with style. A product of "spensieratezza," the Italian word expressing lighthearted carefreeness, this below fifteen dollar bottle of wine is mildly (and we mean mildly) sweet with hints of honey, musk, and white peaches on the nose. With colors of deep cornfields and golden sunset reflections, its taste is light on the palate with low minerality recalling hints of white tuberoses and honey. This is the perfect wine to sip after a surf sesh! Pairs perfectly with savory BBQ, spicy dishes, salads, guilt free desserts, and Santa Monica sunsets! Saluti!

https://www.castellodelpoggio.com/

Kat Thomas is the Editor in Chief of Edible Skinny, a site dedicated to making your life postcard worthy. She is also the CEO of the creative media company This Way Adventures. You can find more about both brands at http://www.thiswayadventures.com

 

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