With only a few days left before Mother’s Day, we’ve got some more suggestions for the mom that enjoys the outdoors. Instead of a pedicure, do mom a bigger favor, and treat her feet to a pair of Skecher’s GO Walk fitness shoes ($59 MSRP). These crazy light (3.5oz for a size 6.5 shoe) are flexible, and offer a roomy toe box for comfort. But they’re not just for fitness walking. Anyone that spends all day on their feet will appreciate the impact absorption of the Resalyte™ Midsole, and the smooth, anti-microbial liner makes going without socks a breeze. As expected, Mrs. Outsider will be reviewing a pair shortly. Skechers.com
We recently covered several of the hemp-based accessories from Hempy’s. What could be better than a stylish, hat, bag, or backpack made from this durable, eco-friendly, renewable resource? They also offer some great skin care products. It’s all made in the USA, and very reasonably priced.
Mountain Khakis, which is outfitting the hosts and crew of Outside® Televsion’s OUTSIDE TODAY show, has some great offerings for mom too. Their $62.95 Lake Lodge Twill shorts are designed by women, for women, with a blend of cotton and Lycra® that allows for comfortable movement, while remaining flattering. Back shaping darts and contoured waistband. 2 angled handpockets lay flat against waist. Lay-flat rear patch pockets with welt opening. 2 ¼” belt loops. Relaxed fit, contemporary rise (2 fingers below the belly button). Pair them with the $89.95 Granite Creek Long Sleeve for stylish sun protection that’s quick-drying. MK’s own peached Taslan® is soft to the skin, yet durable. The oversized collar isn’t just for looks – flip it up for panache or added sun and wind protection. DWR and UVA-UVB-resistant, it has roll-up sleeves with a button catch, and two chest pockets with button closure for security.
Is mom’s idea of hiking, a trek across the city? Is that city in another country? Wherever she happens to be enjoying her walk, she can maintain an understated sense of fashion while keeping her valuables close and safe with one of the many options from PacSafe. Their comprehensive line of travel gear for women includes purses, handbags, shoulder bags, backpacks, hobo bags, camera/phone cases and more. Each one is designed to offer maximum security for cash, credit cards, passports, plane tickets and electronics. With features like stainless steel cables running through the straps, to steel mesh between the fabric layers, plus a host of clever buckles, latches, and zippers, they’ll easily thwart the common thief.
Finally, help mom relax with some yoga wear from Omala. Another eco-friendly clothing line, you’ll find flattering pants and capris made from bamboo fiber, perfect for yoga or pilates. Tops are a mix of recycled poly and bamboo, which provides functional comfort. Spring colors are extra cheery, so in addition to classic black, include purple paisley, orchid pink, jewel blue, charcoal, navy, and espresso. You’ll also find camis and bras, feminine tank tops, props for yoga, and even some home accessories that can help create a revitalizing atmosphere.
We’ve tried to hit on a few of our favorites, but if all else fails, some flowers and a gift card from REI will probably do the trick.