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Fathers, Grandfathers, new-dads and even Step-dads—shopping for men can be tough. But before you start stressin', know this: Choosing the best gifts for active and adventurous men can actually be very simple and straightforward. Don't overthink it.

We’ve thought of those long road trips that get your back in a spasm... Your driving shoulder that starts to ache after hours of travelling... Feeling tired and uncomfortable after a long day in the car? It’s time to spoil that special dad or male figure in your life with the perfect travel accessories that’ll take them from front seat-frowner to super-satisfied traveller in just one trip!

Let’s face it, the joys of travelling come with relaxing rewards, but getting there often tends to put our bodies through the paces, with long hours in stationary positions, cramped spaces and restricted body motion that can, over time, cause unwanted aches and pains.

The Pretoria Post set out on a mission to find 5 of the top must-have travel accessories that make travelling easier and more enjoyable for the active and adventurous traveller, this Fathers Day.

MUST-HAVE ITEM 1: Hyperice Hypervolt

Dad will love this one! Portable and always on-call, think of the Hypervolt like a massage therapist to massage away all your stress and tension on your travels. Percusion massage to relieve tension and stiffness after long period of travel – a big must! The Hypervolt Go 2 by Hyperice is approved by TSA for carry-on, and lightweight enough to travel with you where-ever you go. Massage guns are more popular than ever. Celebrities, professional athletes and fitness influencers alike rave about their benefits. That’s because anyone can use them – whether you’re an active individual who like light exercise or a seasoned professional athlete, the benefits are equally beneficially for all.

The Hypervolt Go 2 has an improved ergonomic design, reduced weight, and three speeds of powerful percussion to help you get back to doing what you do, even better. Give your muscles the daily relief they've been asking for with the Hypervolt Go 2's percussion massage – you’ll be up and ready to tackle another day of travel and adventure with ease. South Africans can purchase Hyperice products from

MUST-HAVE ITEM 2: milkteds Compression Socks

Taking dad’s comfort to a new level! Travel compression socks go on the list of good travel accessories as they are one of the must-haves for long flights or road trips to keep your feet from swelling.

milkteds is compression wear made with MILK protein for comfort, style and performance. These compression garments are a must if you find yourself travelling long hours in the car, on road trips, and even for those local flights. Anyone who spends long periods of time on their feet, or being stationary for any length of time during work or travel can lead to tired, achy legs, ankles and feet which is why compression products like milkteds are necessary as they apply pressure, gradually decreasing from the ankle to the knee. The milkteds products are CE marked and provide a moderate degree of circulatory support (referred to as British Standard Class 1 and 2). They use a yarn mix made from milk protein (yes drinking milk!) to create products in a range of colours with a soft, natural feel. Their product range is not only for travelling but also everyday wear, maternity wear, sports wear, recovery wear and lifestyle wear.

MUST-HAVE ITEM 3: Kecks Underwear

For those dads who are adventurous, fun and love a bit of colour! Kecks is a range of proudly South African mens underwear designed for anyone who loves getting active - from outdoor lovers to gym junkies. They boast a number of amazing properties such as: quick dry; anti-chafe; stretchy; and comfortable making them suitable for anyone who loves living an active lifestyle! With their snug fit and zero chafe you won't want to wear anything else! The Kecks fabric is resistant to chlorine, sun, and sea salt! Yes, you heard it right here! All the Kecks designs come in a variety of sizes from Small to XXLarge. They are designed to be stretchy, and to and retain both its shape and colour – that is the Kecks promise to you! Plus, where they can, they use recycled fabrics as they are committed to helping the environment and reducing their carbon footprint.

MUST-HAVE ITEM 4: Senbono Max3 Smartwatch

Because all dads love to track their progress! Senbono is committed to providing its customers with smart watches suited for all lifestyles. By combining intelligent functions with colourful displays, Senbono successfully delivers high-quality smart devices to the market. The Senbono Max3 is a fitness tracker with a business sport design and equipped with several features includes a Heart rate monitor, Blood pressure monitor, 10 sports modes, and supports Bluetooth calling. Senbono Max3 is an IP67 Life waterproof smartwatch, which means you can wear it while washing hands or on rainy days. The wearable has a heart rate sensor, which collects data on our heart rate over 24 hours. This model also helps you to control your sleep, thanks to its complete sleep monitor. It also has a pedometer and allows us to control and estimate the calories burned throughout the day. Available from Smael -

MUST-HAVE ITEM 5: Sapmok Vellies

Time to step up dad’s holiday style! Get your hands on a pair of their Leonie High Tops in Diesel Brown - perfect for the adventurous dad who loves the outdoors! Sapmok is an all adventure brand with a unique product offering of ethical leather vellies and other footwear for women, men and kids! Their products are tailored to give an authentic feel and real life experience. Made in South Africa and set on survival mode in today’s economy. As a brand, they’re constantly working hard to create more sustainable products, like their vegan series without compromising their quality. One of the main reasons Sapmok was created was to honour unsung heroes in conservation.

With travel on the rise, and many people planning their next vacation, be sure to spoil dad this Fathers Day with these 5 items, leaving him to reap all the amazing rewards!

All that’s left for us to say now, is… HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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