Mommy Must Haves! (Outdoor gear for the mothers and children who LOVE the outdoors)

We at Open Air Life had a great time at the Summer OR show in Salt Lake.  As I was trolling around the show with my two children, my article topic just came to me.  Everyone would stop me and tell me all about their new kid friendly outdoor gear, or the mother must haves for us, so it was a no-brainer, “Mommy Must Haves” (Outdoor gear for both mothers and children who LOVE the outdoors.)

I focused on finding any gear that was geared toward a mother or a child to use in the outdoors. (Meaning the mountains, the beach, or even just the backyard.)  Some of the products I am lucky enough to gear-test, others I just thought would be a great idea and want to pass the information on to other mothers who want to have a great time with their children in the outdoors.

In the coming articles, I will highlight my favorites and attach any press information I received so that you can check out what you would like.  To those products I am lucky enough to test, I will also be adding my review.  As for price points, I didn’t have any boundaries, so some may be dreams, but as I have found, you pay for quality, and you get quality.  As for today, I would like to introduce you to a line of maternity clothing called Mountain Mama.

In the words of Teresa Delfín, Founder and CEO of Mountain Mama “I put my passion for play to work creating a line that combines design innovation with remarkable technical fabrics that have the stretch, wicking, and thermal properties women needed – whether they’re hiking, paddling, or just playing in the park”

I was impressed with the amount of thought that had been put into the design of this clothing.  They thought of everything from multi-use tops, to comfortable, yet stylish bottoms, great for yoga, and an evening out in comfortable style.

My favorite piece is the San Juan Hoodie.  It is very versatile and very cute!  “The San Juan Hoodie, Orcas Tee and Lumni Tank all use proprietary EstiraTec™ fabric, a rugged, wicking pique knit with unparalleled 4-way memory stretch. Combined with Mountain Mama’s Bellyglove™ fit--which eliminates updrafts, draping, and peek-a-boo bellies--these tops offer cragtested performance in a flattering fit for all stages of pregnancy…and beyond.”

Go to their website to see their line, coming Fall 2010.  “Because adventure doesn’t end with pregnancy…It’s just beginning.”
~ Mountain Mama

Stay tuned for more “Must Haves”