Family togetherness in nature. Mother and daughters connecting outside.getty
Whether it’s backpacking over peaks and through valleys, bicycling through forest preserves, or running around the neighborhood, consider an outdoorsy gift for the women in your life this Mother’s Day. The below items will prove to be not only useful, but also, fun to take out for a spin in the wilderness.
Leaders in quality-made bikes, Schwinn has been a recognizable name for over 125 years. And, since e-bikes are all the rage right now, surprise your mom with a brand-new ride, $1,600- $2,100. Choose from a standard step-over or a step-thru style. The Coston DX, which runs for 45 miles on one charge, is the premium offering, however the Coston CE and the Marshall are other great options as well. All bikes are equipped with headlights, taillights, and integrated downtube lights so that your mom will be safe while riding. Having access to extra power will allow your mom to be outside longer while enjoying commuting from point A to point B in town or while traveling on a path in the outdoors.
Options for every body.Girlfriend Collective
Designed to stretch and move when you do, Girlfriend Collective, leaders in athletic wear for women of diverse sizes, has a new spring line that is perfect for Mother’s Day. From the best-selling compression leggings and matching tops to sporty dresses, biking and hiking shorts, windbreakers, and more, the styles here come in a variety of fun colors that your mom will love. The Droplet Compressive High-Rise Legging, $78, is made from 25 recycled water bottles. These stretchy gam covers are perfect for yoga or for working out at the gym.
Camino Carryall 20 Tote BagYETI
YETI Tote Bags, which come in a variety of fun colors, like Storm Gray or Bimini Pink, are not only useful, but also, ideal for packaging together a bunch of YETI items like tumblers and water bottles, hats and extra layers, blankets, and whatever else your mom might need while exploring in the outdoors. The Camino 20 Carryall, $130, is made to go out on adventures, big and small. It’s a durable, waterproof workhorse—the mom in your life is sure to love it.
Running shoes for Mother's DayAltra Running
For a well-made versatile shoe that can be worn on long or short runs, get your mom the newly rolled out Altra Rivera 2, $130, featuring a toe box that allows toes to breathe and spread out. The shoe is stylish and comfy, with midsole foam and a sleek tailored fit. These kicks will give your mom’s feet the support they need while exercising in the outdoors.
Sun shirts for womenCoalatree
Whether your mom is out on a day hike or run or she’s experiencing a multi-night backpacking trip, likely she could use a great sun shirt. In a collaboration with Acteev, Coalatree launched the new Suray Sun Shirt, which features a smart zinc-powered fabric to not only prevent smelly odors, bacteria, and fungi, but also, to safeguard skin against harmful UV rays. The shirt has a zipper for all your mom’s light essentials as well as hood for added sun protection.
Rear light for bikesKnog
Because you love your mom, and want to keep her safe, give her a box of lights from Knog this Mother’s Day: bike lights, headlamps, and flashlights. The Blinder Mini Love, $35, flashes eight different modes, including a heart shape. And, with integrated USB recharging, this waterproof rear light is just the thing to keep your mom visible while out adventuring on the road.
Women's Sundown 250ARTILECT
The women’s Sundown 250 ½ Zip Hoodie from ARTILECT, $205, is one of the most well-made and versatile layers on the market. This quick-drying performance pullover will last the test of time and look good while doing it. Whether your mom is hiking, climbing, or enjoying spring and summer sports, this is clothing item to usurp all others.
The New Vasque Torre AT GTXVasque
If your mom is a hiker or backpacker, she’ll love an upgrade in the foot department. Get her the new Vasque Torre AT, $200, a lightweight boot with a ton of features like a mesh and suede leather upper, a GORE-TEX waterproof lining, and a grippy Vibram Wavelength II sole. These boots are durable yet supremely comfortable. She’ll love that you thought of her and what she loves to do this Mother’s Day.
Lucy Party ShirtWild Rye
With an inclusive ethos that encourages women of all shapes, sizes, and ages to play in the outdoors, Wild Rye has created a community through performance driven gear. Meant to stand up to the dirt, mud, and muck that you might find on any given trail, the Mountain Bike collection has a wide variety of styles, from bike shorts and pants to muscle tanks and jerseys. The Lucy Party Shirt, $90, is not only a breathable technical shirt, but also, one that will brighten up your day exploring outside. This top, as well as the other items in the new spring 2022 collection, is just good ole fun!
Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration SystemSawyer
If your mom is someone who spends multiple days in the backcountry, make sure she’s drinking clean and safe water. Sawyer makes the best filtration systems out there, keeping viruses, heavy metals, chemicals, and other contaminants out of the drinking water. Get your mom the most popular Squeeze Water Filtration System, $39, which comes with a lifetime warranty and a reusable BPA-free collapsible pouch, and your mom will be ready to hit the trails.
Sometimes you just need clothing that can be hard-worn and long-lasting, something that will stand up to not only the test of time, but also the test of an outdoor adventurer. DUER makes heavy-duty styles from top to bottom. Get your mom a couple of new soft black t-shirts—The Only Tee Crew, $49, is well-made and will go with multiple outfits, from the road to the trail.
Biking jerseys, shorts, and bibsPearl iZUMi
Experts in apparel for bicyclist, PEARL iZUMi has a new line of women’s bib shorts, jerseys, and bike shorts. Get your mom, who loves biking in the outdoors, a full kit. Choose from different coordinating styles, in a variety of sizes, and surprise her with something that will make her long bike rides more comfortable (and stylish). The Women’s Attack Jersey, $85, for example, has moisture-wicking fabric made from recycled water bottles. Plus, the storage pockets in the back are perfect for holding protein bars and other need-to-reach items.
Tru Comfort DoublewideKelty
Well-made, versatile, and colorful to boot, Kelty makes some of the best outdoor gear for adventurers. Get the mom in your life a Tru. Comfort Doublewide 20 bag this year, $210, which she can use to snuggle up with her furry pet or loved one. Wider than a traditional double, this bag will allow two people to sleep comfortably—the hood accommodates two standard-sized pillows. From tent camping to car camping, this is the bag she wants.
Go Hike JacketJack Wolfskin
For a well-made rain jacket, perfect for spring and summer weather, choose Jack Wolfskin’s Go Hike technical jacket, $200. Made entirely out of recycled fabrics, your mom will stay warm and dry in this water and wind proof outerwear. Breathable, stretchy, and available in a selection of hues, if you’re looking for the perfect lightweight hiking jacket, this is it.