Outfitted: Gifts for the Outdoorsy Mom
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and if you haven’t shopped for her yet, here’s a list of recommendations any outdoorsy mom would love.
1. Voormi Mesh Swift Water Skirt
Made with precision wool, the Swift Water Skirt is designed with a dual mesh surface making it incredibly light with enhanced moisture wicking properties. Extremely packable, the mesh construction makes the skirt breathable without being see-through. Great for throwing on after a desert bike ride or a summer paddle board sesh. $80, voormi.com
2. Skida Nordic Hat
One of my favorite hats for strenuous activity, the Nordic was Skida’s maiden hat. Originally designed for cross-country skiing, the poly-blend hat goes beyond to year-round activity. It’s perfect for when you want to keep dry while exercising then stash away in a pocket. It’ll fit under a ski helmet as well. Skida also comes through with some of the best colors and patterns of any headwear on the market. $32, Skida products are available at Incline Ski & Board Shop in Aspen and Snowmass.
3. Glerups Slip-on Slipper
This 100% pure natural wool felt slipper is mostly geared for indoor use, but can easily transition to quick jaunts outdoors with its natural rubber sole. I love the absorbing property of the wool in these slippers, my feet don’t sweat like they do in cotton-based slippers. Comfortable and flexible, they’ll be mom’s new go-to (I’m literally wearing them as I write this column). Note, some wool will shed a bit the first couple wears, but it’s easy to remove. $135, glerups.com
4. Prana Kanab Short
Organic cotton, nylon and a tiny bit of elastane come together to make this cozy short. A knit waistband adds an extra element of comfort and deep pockets in the front and back make stashing a phone or other essentials easy. Technically made for climbers, the Kanab will easily transition to other summer activities like hiking. $59, Prana products are available at Ute Mountaineer in Aspen.
5. Parks Project Tour the Parks Enamelware Dish Set
For the mom who appreciates fun graphics, this dish set is illustrated by San Diego’s Rachel Jung of Rayco Design. A classic, glossy enamel construction hearkening back to vintage park designs, included are two plates, two bowls and two mugs. Sure to class up the campsite, the set is made by Parks Project, a purpose-driven organization who advocates for parks and people. $98 (on sale for $50 as of press time), parksproject.us
6. Toad & Co Crusher Dress
Mother’s Day means springtime, and this dress from Toad & Co. couldn’t be more cheerful if it tried. Made from quick-dry, cooling fabric, the dress is lightweight and airy with two side pockets. A simple tank style, the dress would be great for travel as well and will be a hit with mom as she transitions into summertime. $95, Toad & Co. products are available at Bristlecone Mountain Sports in Basalt.
Meg Simon is an Aspen-based freelance writer, graphic designer and founder of Simon Finch Creative. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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