BUY BETTER FATHER'S DAY GIFTS
Do better than socks. Check out our guide to the best gear to get dad this Father's Day.
Paul Roos is a leader, a legend, an AFL icon. As a first-rate player, premiership-winning coach and in-demand commentator, Roos has achieved extraordinary success over more than 30 years in footy. In this candid book, he not only reveals his 25 coaching tips, but also, for the first time, shares his original premiership blueprint with its foundation of positivity and unity. Part sporting memoir, part leadership game plan, this book is a masterclass from one of the all-time greats. RRP $39.99. Visit www.penginrandomhouse.com.au to find out more.
The compact and lightweight FUJIFILM X-T20 is complete with APS-C sized 24.3MP X-TransTM CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image-processing engine. The updated sensor and processor, along with a reworked AF algorithm, boost the camera’s start-up time and AF performance, dramatically improving its ability to track moving subjects. Its tilting touchscreen LCD monitor enables users to shoot from a variety of angles with ease. The X-T20 also has enhanced video functionality and is capable of capturing 4K movies with Fujifilm’s popular Film Simulation modes. Staying true to the X Series’ functional design ethos, the X-T20 also combines an SLR-style viewfinder and dial-based operation. The FUJIFILM X-T20, providing quality on every shot, is available from leading photographic stores for RRP $1799 for the body and XF18-55mm lens kit.
Reminisce about the “good old” times with a new Heritage Classic Jersey (like this Parramatta Eels bolter from 1998) which you can wear with pride while supporting your team. These “gone but not forgotten” NRL Heritage jerseys are available in many former and current NRL teams at all good sporting retailers. RRP $129.99. Visit www. classicsports.com.au for more info.
A great gift for any NRL fan, this 2 Tees in a Tin set features two different graphic-printed cotton T-shirts for lasting comfort. It all comes in an NRL collectable tin. Available in many NRL club teams at all good sporting retailers. RRP $49.99. Available in men’s and youth sizes. Visit www.classicsports.com.au or phone 02 9550 2711 for more info.
LIFE OF BRINE
Life Of Brine is the memoir of Phil Jarratt, one of the world’s bestknown chroniclers of surfing culture. Jarratt’s lifelong pursuit of the perfect wave has placed him in the midst of some of the most exciting moments in surfing’s modern history. Filled with debauchery, reflection and insight, this is a book that will be devoured by surfers young and old. RRP $29.99.
FEEL THE VIBRATION
An exciting addition to Polar’s running portfolio, the Polar M430 is equipped with Polar’s proprietary wrist-based heart-rate technology, integrated GPS and personalised adaptive training guidance. The unit’s fully waterproof design features a lightweight breathable wristband and vibration alert function to inform runners of goals reached during their training regime. An all in one device, the Polar M430 provides wrist-based heart-rate measurement during training, integrated GPS, core running metrics and sleep tracking and recovery metrics. RRP $329. Visit www.polar.com/au-en to find out more.
If training conditions are a bit on the wet side, just zip up your Canterbury Vaposhield Hoody and get on with the job at hand. Built with a premium blend of polyester and cotton, this quality hoody is extremely lightweight and comfortable and features Canterbury’s exclusive Vaposhield water-repellent technology – so you’ll stay warm and dry whatever the weather. Also boasting a handy internal media pocket to keep your valuables, and an eye-catching CCC logo on the chest, this hoody is stylish enough to wear socially, making it a must-have for every active guy’s sports/casual wardrobe. RRP $109.95. Visit www.canterburynz.com.au to find out more.
Show your support for your favourite NRL team while you’re out on the course with this great gear from Bridgestone Golf Australia – the official licensee of rugby league supporter golf merchandise. Their Team Cart Bag is a 14-way full-length divider cart-style golf bag which features your team’s logo and colours. It has eight zippered pockets for ample storage, magnetic golf ball pouch, Velcro glove tab and a matching rain hood. Visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.au, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 138 353 to find out more.
Dads who love adventure need a Vice 3.0 Plus Bike. It climbs like a mountain goat, grabs the trail like a vice on corners and is excitingly fast on descent. Perfect for the beginner or intermediate rider looking to boost their trail-blasting abilities, while promising advanced riders an agile bike that holds the ground like a DH rig. Not just for Dads, but for any rider who wants a bit of excitement in their life. RRP $1399.99. Visit www. reidcycles.com.au for more info.