8 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Outdoorsy Mom

In case you weren’t aware, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, and if you have an outdoorsy mom in your life, we have a few suggestions for sweet, last-minute gift ideas that are sure to rocket your status to the favorite in the family. If you have a super active mom in your life that shreds harder, treks farther, and all around rips it in the outdoors, check out these 8 gift ideas that any outdoorsy mom is sure to appreciate this Mother’s Day.

For the Active Mom:

Skirt Sports Cool It Skirt

Made by women, for women, the Skirt Sports line is full of form-flattering, comfortable and super functional activewear that comes in an array of fun prints and colors. The designers of the first running skirt have updated and expanded their line of sports skirts to include a variety of actives and meet a variety of needs, and the latest offering is one of the best yet. Meet the Cool It Skirt: a fun running skirt made with Coolcore fabric designed to regulate temperature through a natural evaporative cooling process. The skirt also features built-in shorties, a mid-rise, wide, super comfortable waistband, a handful of well-placed pockets, UV 30+ material and a music port for easy headphone access. The skirt comes in pink or blue, and is sure to become that go-to piece of activewear for that mom in your life. skirtsports.com; $78

For the Cyclist 

Pearl Izumi Women’s ELITE Road v5

If the mom in your life is an avid cyclist, then she’s going to be pretty stoked when she opens your gift and sees the pair of Pearl Izumi’s Women’s ELITE Road v5s that you got her. Not only are these road cycling shoes super sleek (and available in  a flashy hot pink and silver combo), but their unibody construction and design provide maximum pedaling efficiency and advanced connectivity and power transfer. At roughly 240 grams per shoe, the ELITE Road v5s are incredibly lightweight and wrap around the foot for a semi-custom fit. To top it all off, the shoes include a Boa system that creates an even cozier fit, less-slippage and makes it easy to get the shoe on and off. pearlizumi.com; $240

For the Runner:

Native Eyewear Catamount

If the mom in your life is most likely to be found sprinting along mountain trails on most days, then get her a pair of sunglasses that work just as hard as she does. Native Eyewear’s Catamount utilizes one of the most advanced polarized lenses on the market. The interchangeable N3 lens is designed to block up to four times the amount of infrared light than the standard polarized lens. The result is a high contrast, crisp view, that won’t fog up, and a frame constructed with a Mastoid Temple Grip that helps keep the glasses firmly in place, even when traversing the rockiest of terrain. At $119, these glasses are a lot of bang for your buck, and come with a lifetime warranty. nativeyewear.com; $119

For the Camper:

Mountain Khakis Women’s Christi Fleece Lined Shirt

Rustic meets luxury in Mountain Khakis Women’s Christi Fleece Lined Shirt. The exterior screams outdoors, but the oh-so-soft buttery faux fur lining turns this piece of light outerwear into campfire couture that any mom would be stoked to rock around the campfire. The Christi can be worn alone, or if sized up slightly, makes for a pretty solid light jacket. Passion snap buttons on the two chest pockets and along the front of the shirt complete the stylish, yet super warm and cozy look. mountainkhakis.com; $109.95

For the Angler:

Orvis Safe Passage Sling Pack

Orvis is a strong supporter of equality on the water, and the company’s recent upgrade of the Safe Passage Sling Pack combines a fun design with the traditional functionality and durability that Orvis products are known for. The new design includes an upgraded shoulder strap with more cushion and foam padding for all-day comfort. The pack fits multiple fly boxes, and boasts multiple pockets and a bright interior that makes it easier to spot stray flies on the loose in the pack. The Safe Passage Sling Pack also features a strategically placed water bottle holder for easy-access, cord loops to hold a tippet bar, and a super helpful fly drying patch on the top of the bag. An enhanced nylon coating on the bottom of the pack helps stave off water, keeping all of the goods inside of the pack dry, and the mom in your life on the water longer. orvis.com; $89

For the Hiker:

Buff Neckwear

It’s perhaps the least appreciated piece of gear for hikers, but Buff Neckwear provides protection from the sun, and that makes it a must-have piece of gear for any mom that likes to spend her time on the trails. Buff neckwear blocks up to 95 percent of UV rays and features a COOLMAX® PRO fiber that wicks moisture and is quick-drying even on the most strenuous ascents. Buff Neckwear can be worn around the neck, or can transform to be worn 12 different ways. One size fits all, so don’t worry about getting your mom in your life the wrong size. And — Buff recently launched a National Parks line of neckwear, so you can personalize your gift by getting your mom a print of her favorite national park. buffusa.com; $25

For the Mountain Biker:

Yeti Cycles W’s Norrie Short

If the mom in your life is a hardcore shredder of singletrack, then she’ll surely dig the new Norrie shorts from Yeti Cycles. The shorts offer up a feminine look, without sacrificing function, which isn’t always easy to come by in the world of women’s mountain biking. These shorts are made with a lightweight, two-way stretch material, and a seamless, gusseted crotch to allow for aggressive riding. The stretch back panel on the shorts provides an extra boost of comfort, as does the low-profile, webbing waist adjustment and the silicone grip waistband. These shorts also have a convenient zipped stash pocket so the mom in your life can keep her keys or cell phone, or her treasured photo of you, safely stowed at all times. yeticycles.com; $100

For the Traveler:

Patagonia Black Hole Duffle 45L

If the mom in your life has a case of wanderlust, she needs this bag; especially if she’s a low profile traveler that shuns wheeled suitcases for easy-to-carry duffles that are great for fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants adventures. Patagonia’s 45L Black Hole Duffle is made up of a burly polyester ripstop that is very weatherproof, and finished with DWR (durable water repellent). The highlight of this bag is the versatility in the carrying options. The bag includes removable, padded shoulder straps with webbing handles, snap closures, and haul loops for easy carrying. The base of the bag is also padded, which means that no matter how hard the mom in your life beats it up while exploring the world, it’ll last a long time, and keep her travel possessions dry and a safe. patagonia.com; $119


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