Mother’s Day is just around the corner. At Engearment, we selected the most versatile pieces we know she’ll appreciate on Mother’s Day and beyond.
For bike commuting moms on the go, the Po Campo Bergen Pannier is a bag that will take her to the Farmer’s Market, the office, or brunch with friends with ease. Stylish enough to use as a carryall without screaming gear, but strong enough to hold up to 80 pounds of goods, it will be an instant favorite.
Key features include: weather-resistant PU coating, reflective details on sides, 2 exterior pockets and 5 interior pockets (including a padded tablet pocket) and adjustable shoulder strap. Magnetic buckles and a bottom ring keep the Bergen stabilized to a bike rack. A portion of proceeds supports World Bicycle Relief. MSRP is $114.
Stylish and sporty, the Pearl Izumi Select ESCAPE Cycling Skirt can be worn on and off the bike. The padded anti-chafing chamois liner with edge-free cushioning is detachable so mom can rock the skirt around town in comfort. A wide waistband flatters any shape and prevents unwanted muffin top, while a hidden waistband pocket stores valuables or performance food.
She’ll appreciate the UPF 50+ transfer dry fabric to keep her dry during hot days, and BioViz™ reflective elements for enhanced visibility in darker conditions. The ESCAPE Cycling Skirt comes in traditional black and also a stylish herringbone design with a sporty defining stripe. MSRP $80.
Give mom a classic with Pearl Izumi’s best-selling ELITE Gel Glove (MSRP $35). Available in a variety of eye popping colors, the gel padded glove relieves pressure and includes a smooth inner palm design streamlined to prevent chafing on long rides. Women’s specific design includes hook and loop closure, and discretely placed soft wiping surface along the thumb.
Buff offers a stylish lid that mom can wear everywhere. Part of Buff’s latest line of UV products that protect skin from harmful UV rays when she’s outdoors, the Pack Run Cap is ultralight and ultra packable. Key features include stretchy polyester that provide just the right amount of fit without being too tight, an internal sweatband to absorb moisture, and a UPF protective crushable brim that retains shape after being crushed and folded.
Is mom a Buff fan? Make it easier for her to accessorize on the go by purchasing the entire Buff UV set: Pack Run Cap (MSRP $31.99), compression UV Arm Sleeves (MSRP $24.99), and signature Half Buff multifunctional headband (MSRP $14.99) available in multiple colors and prints.
Unsure if your gift will be a success? Patagonia is the go-to outfitter for fail proof gifts that mom will use for every outdoor adventure.
From rock climbing to chilly evenings car camping, the slim fit Nano-Air Light Hybrid Jacket (MSRP $199) keeps mom warm without adding unnecessary weight or sacrificing mobility. The jacket’s FullRange insulation provides warmth while the flyweight shell’s DWR finish repels water to keep mom dry in adverse conditions. Strategically placed waffle knit along the sleeves, side and back panels wicks away moisture. Finally, the minimalist design includes a center-front zipper housed in a low-profile zipper garage and two zippered hand warmer pockets.
Make Mother’s Day an extra special occasion by getting mom a new dress to wear for her big day. Patagonia’s limited edition Pataloha dress (MSRP $99) takes it up a notch with spaghetti straps, a fun Hōkūle‘a print, and beautifully draping Tencel lyocell twill fabric and asymmetrical hem that flatters all body types. Two hidden pockets along the seams provide a place to keep keys or lip balm handy. The versatile Pataloha dress will take her to a restaurant or a backyard barbecue with ease.
For the mom who has everything, consider buying her a gift that can carry all her gear for adventures.
The highly packable Lightweight Black Hole Collection (MSRP $49-$99) includes a 20 and 26-liter pack, a 30 and 45-liter duffel and a 28-liter tote. Constructed from lightweight ripstop nylon, the all new Black Hole Collection is 50 percent lighter than previous models. Practically indestructible, the Black Hole travel bags can withstand years of abuse and packs down small when not in use so does not take up precious storage space.
If Mom likes to pursue adventure deep in the backcountry, make sure she has safe drinking water at the ready with the Lifestraw Go 2-Stage Filtration system (MSRP $49.95). The refillable water bottle has a carbon capsule filtration system that quickly removes 99.9% of bacteria and protozoa, and as well as reducing chlorine, bad odor and taste. Available in five colors, Lifestraw included a sipping straw and carabiner for added convenience.
This Mother’s Day, avoid single use gifts and consider purchasing quality constructed gear whose versatility will last her for years to come.