Five Great Gifts for the Mom who Loves Outdoors

We asked our resident mother – Elena – to give us a list of outdoors gifts moms would appreciate this Mother’s Day.  Hurry up!  They can still get here on time if you order today!  (If you’re finding this after Mother’s Day, it’s never a bad time to get your favorite mom a gift.) Here’s what Elena had to say:

Patagonia Snowdrifter 30L

I found my next backpack, I am pretty sure. Lightweight, convenient, great looking, slim profile, great colors, seems to have everything that anyone would want and be very light. Options for carrying skis, avalanche probes, and pockets for any and all backcountry equipment – dreams do come true in one backpack. Plus right now it is 30% OFF and 40%OFF (green) on!  Buy it here.

patagonia Snow Drifter


BootsLowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots

Winner of the 2014 OudoorGearLab Editors’ Choice award, these women’s hiking boots provide waterproof protection and excellent support at a low weight for weekend backpacking trips or long day hikes.

I’ve had two pairs over last years and cannot tell you enough great things about these boots. They are easy to wear, no break-in period, never had any blisters, very lightweight, but sturdy and supportive. The boots are equally responsive and stable on snow as well as ground and rocks. Plus you can order from a variety of awesome colors at to match any personality and have it shipped free right to your door. Worth every dollar spent on them!  Buy them here.

Lowa Renegade GTX


Vapur After Hours Vintage Wine Carrier

The flexible Vapur After Hours Vintage Wine Carrier is the most portable way to transport your vino without the weight of a breakable bottle. You’ll be equipped to uncork for any adventure. A very important item if you’d like your loved one to have all the comforts of home on an overnight trip to the backcountry.  Buy it here.

Vapur after hours vintage wine carrier


Patagonia Ultralight Down Vest

We are here in Colorado and the warm day can turn into something more challenging in a pinch. That is why I always have a vest with me for that instant core warmth and protection from the wind. This one can be stashed into it’s own pocket and doesn’t take much space at all in the backpack. Patagonia is a synonym with soft comfort when it comes to anything made with down, so worth the money and will last for years and years to come.  Buy it here.

Patagonia Ultralight Down Vest


Arc’teryx Beta LT Hybrid Rain Jacket – Women’s

The Arc’teryx Beta LT hybrid has 2 types of Gore-Tex®, creating a supple, durable, waterproof, breathable rain shell. It’s also very lightweight and packs down small. My personal favorite among the rain jackets, has all you need and nothing that you don’t. The pockets are big and in the right places, simple no frills. Does its job of keeping you dry and protected from the wind. Plus they have a variety of colors at, making it an easy purchase for any personality.  Buy it here.

Arcteryx Beta LT Hybrid