The Ultimate Outdoor Woman Gift Guide

It's been another year of trying out all kinds of outdoor, travel, and fashion gear for the Colorado Mountain Mom site.  I'm an outdoor gal with a wide range of tastes, but at our core we all love some of the same basic things. Here are a few of my absolute favorites I've found for this season.  There's a nice range of prices, so hopefully this may help you find the perfect gift for that outdoor gal in your life! Ultimate "Outdoor Woman" Gift Guide Sunday Afternoons ~ Shasta Trapper Hat, $48 I knew they made great sun hats, but didn’t realize the awesome variety in styles that Sunday Afternoon designs.  This company knows hats, and I feel you’ll not find a better fitting, more comfortable option for your head. I'm loving the cute yet practical Shasta Trapper Hat, new this season.  Furry warmth of the fold down flaps will keep your neck and ears cozy, while a handy brim shades the eyes.  Perfect for winter adventures! Native Eyewear ~ Penrose Sunglasses, … [Read more...]

prAna Sustainable Gift Guide

PrAna is a men and women's clothing line, that aims to equip you for fitness, travel, and adventure.  That about covers all the good stuff!  In addition to quality craftsmanship and attractive designs, they pride themselves on their sustainability. What does that mean exactly? Well, this concept appeals to me so I gave it some serious thought.  I've concluded that to me, "sustainability" (as it applies to clothing) means when we, as consumers: Blend old garments with new. Purchase quality pieces that will last. Select timeless, versatile styles that can serve many purposes and won't soon be outdated. Consider the materials used in making of clothing - choosing recycled, eco-friendly fabrics. What does sustainability mean to prAna? prAna's Sustainable Clothing prAna's clothing aligns nicely with all the sustainability concepts I outlined above.  I love that they use fabrics like organic cotton, recycled wool, and recycled polyester. "By using materials and … [Read more...]

Ecoths Gift Guide & Instagram Giveaway [Ended 12/8]

  As an Aventura Ambassador, a couple of years ago I was excited to see the development of their new men's line:  Ecoths.   This great looking mens collection offers the perfect complement to the outdoorsy chic woman dressed in Aventura.  The garments my husband has tried have all been very soft (many of the shirts of 100% organic cotton), comfortable, and include design details that set them apart from any other brands he's worn. Based on the same eco-friendly principles as Aventura, I appreciate that Ecoths also has a unique socially conscious initiative to fight hunger.  For every Ecoths piece purchased, they donate 3 meals. In just their first year of business 2014, they donated over 48,000 meals throughout the US to food banks in their sales reps territories. The best part is, Ecoths is now available for online sale directly from the AventuraClothing.com site... which makes viewing and shopping for these awesome styles easier than ever.  So if you are looking … [Read more...]