A List of Gear Outdoor Women Love + Giveaway!

    Psssttttt – Valentine’s Day and all that lovey dovey stuff is NOT just for couples, you know. It’s NOT “Singles Awareness Day” or an excuse to wallow in self-misery. Really, it’s not.

    I challenge you to show someone you love them EVERY day, but particularly in February. Because it’s a little dark and dreary and cold and everyone needs a bit of a pep-up!

    It’s also a fantastic opportunity to do something for yourself too. I know personally the BEST thing I can do for me is get outside and move. Even on those days when I really, really don’t want to.

    The following is a list of gear I have been compiling for the past few months. Maybe you want to get a little something, something for yourself (or drop some hints….)

    And have hope – the days are getting a bit longer and warmer and spring is just around the corner (right?!?)

    A few of these links below are affiliates – thanks so much for clicking through them to purchase. Doesn’t cost you a dime and helps us out just a tiny bit!

    A List of Gear Outdoor Women Love + Giveaway!


    Sierra Designs All Seasons Soft Shell

    I have always had a bit of a “thing” for jackets….but this one has stolen my heart this year. It’s super soft and supple, has a bit of a stretch, has a soft brushed interior and works for all but the most extreme conditions.

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    Sage and Snow Fleece Mini Skirt **SEE GIVEAWAY AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST!**

    Sage and Snow is a local company I just discovered and am SOOOO excited to share with you. Darcy, the one-woman-show, makes these incredible fleece skirts that are perfect for having to keep everything just a bit warmer this time of the year. I sized up (as she suggested) because I wanted a little more than a tight-fitting mini and am thrilled with it. Only thing I would change? A pocket to be able to slip my phone in. Otherwise, they’re super cute, you get to choose your fleece (she’s swimming in beautiful fabric), and her turn-around time is super quick.

    Note: Sage and Snow is actually primarily a maker of kids’ clothing, which is AMAZING by the way. But, these fleece skirts are on SALE right now – find them on her Facebook page here (and please do let her know we sent you!)

    A List of Gear Outdoor Women Love + Giveaway!

    Baffin Bobcat All-Season Shoes

    These truly are all-season (except for the warmest of days when you don’t want to wear shoes anyway!) Baffin always has great traction and I love being able to slip them on super easily! I’ve been surprised to have warm feet in cold weather (below 15 degrees F).

    Skhoop Greta Skirt

    Insulated skirts are my winter weakness. Because I just get plain sick and tired of wearing snow pants. The Greta has a 60g synthetic insulation AND features Windstopper fabric. My favorite part? The sides are stretchy for ease of movement. They also have zippers for easy on/off and the ability to zip up for greater mobility. Buy here at REI (aff link).

    I also own their original down (long) skirt and wear it nearly every day.

    I always recommend sizing up in Skhoop just because the fabric has no stretch (with the exception of the Greta).

    On sale right now at REI!

    A List of Gear Outdoor Women Love + Giveaway!

    Stonewear Supernova Tights

    For all the winter skirt-wearing, these fleece-brushed ones are awesome! They are great for winter running or hiking…or just walking and exploring and wearing with skirts. I sort of wear them every day right now……

    Muck Arctic Weekend Boots

    Call me lazy, but I love just throwing on a pair of boots on my way out the door without dealing with laces, etc. I have had the best luck with Muck boots and keeping warm in neoprene and they are really great for those cold wet days. Only complaint? They’re not awesome as far as traction on ice and snow…..but other Muck boots ARE, these ones are more for wet than ice! Find them on Amazon here (aff link).

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    Sierra Designs Frontcountry Duo

    This winter when we were doing a bunch of cabin stays, I kept grabbing for my Frontcountry Duo. To be honest, it was mostly for myself and the babe this round, but it’s perfect for comfortable sleeping bag sleeping as a couple too. The whole idea is that it feels more like a BED than a sleeping bag. There are no zippers on it, and even a place to slip your feet through to get some air. Plus there’s room for a standard pillow (or two in the Duo) and even has a sleeve for a standard air mattress.

    While the Frontcountry is heavier and bulkier than the Backcountry, it’s still super reasonable for a double bag in size and weight, even when you’re packing for the whole family. The closest you’ll get to a bed while camping….without the hassle of sheets and covers!

    Sauce Hats and Headbands

    I am such a fan of this local Bozeman company, which makes ALL their styles right here. We took a tour of their factory and loved seeing the entire process. Plus we pretty much wear these hats and/or headbands every single day. And that says a lot!

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    Sauce Flurry Tights

    Besides headwear, they’re also branching out to some apparel and these tights are my second favorite to wear in the winter with skirts (just because that’s what I do!) They’re great for nordic skiing, hiking and walking too! SUPER comfortable and zippered pockets and extra fleece warmth in just the right places.

    A List of Gear Outdoor Women Love + Giveaway!


    Win a custom Valentine’s Day Fleece Skirt from Sage and Snow!

    I have seriously worn my skirt every single day this week. Which means I will need another one! Don’t miss the sale – $20 is totally reasonable!

    A List of Gear Outdoor Women Love + Giveaway!

    I’m so excited one of you will win a custom red skirt, thanks to Sage and Snow.

    Please enter to win using the widget below.

    As usual, the winner will be emailed and announced on this post in the widget once it’s closed. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!
    Sage and Snow Custom Red Skirt

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      1. Julie Wayman says:

        Sleeping bad is awesome!

      2. The Weekend Boots are my favorite!

      3. I’ve never thought of pairing a skirt with leggings for winter outdoor outings but LOVE it! It’ll be a nice break from multiple layers of pants.

      4. I’m a certified skirt-a-holic so I’d have to say I’d like the skirt best….though that cozy double front country bag looks awesome too!

      5. Anna Hoffmann says:

        Thanks for finding new brands that are locally made (at least for you, but still made in the USA) that are cute! Love you hat!

      6. The Muck arctic winter boots look great.

      7. Melissa K. says:

        My favorite item is the Fleece Mini Skirt! I didn’t know such things exited before this winter and I am so glad I got one. The brand I bought was too big though because I’m so short, so it’s like knee length…I need a mini instead! ; ) I’m slowly starting to build my outdoor wardrobe – I spent so much time getting kiddo all set up and now I realized I have to get myself to the same level!

      8. Kathy Lane says:

        I love everything but the Sierra Designs Frontcountry Duo is awesome. Great for camping with my hubbie. A warm pair of gloves is what I would add to the list.

      9. Super great stuff! Thank you!

      10. Love the sage and snow patterned skirt. Add some smart wool socks in fun patterns to the list.

      11. janie vezina says:

        i actually love the skirt. i dont know what i would add though

      12. Meg Doran says:

        i love the much boots. I would add a down or synthetic jacket that is long enough to cover your bum. An essential in my book.

      13. Thank you for all of these great reviews!!

      14. Melinda K says:

        Sage and Snow skirt….so cute! I would add in a hat…..where’s the one in your last photo from?

      15. Love the sage and snow skirt

      16. Lots of cute ideas

      17. I want all of it! Thanks for the reviews!

      18. Elaine Watson says:

        Love it when folks promote local companies. I would add the Bandora from Sauce.

      19. Sherry Blamer says:

        Women’s Long Underwear Tops Smartwool Midweight is something I would add. I love the muck article boots.

      20. Danielle Jarvis says:

        This list is great! I especially love the duo sleeping bag!

      21. The sleeping bag looks really cool. I’m not sure what I would really add to the list as it looks great; maybe some wool socks.

      22. I love the duo sleeping bag, it looks so cozy! I would add any midlayer or base layer with thumb holes – cozy in any brand!

      23. I need to get some winter skirts!

      24. Charlene otto says:

        Frontcountry bag is my fav

        I would add smartwool socks and a pair of fleece wind blocking gloves

      25. I just started wearing skirts and leggings with my boots this winter and I am loving it. Those short all season boots are pretty cute. You have such great ideas!

      26. sabina edwards says:

        The saucy flurry tights!! I have only one pair of leggings that are warm and with it feeling like -41C these days, I’m wearing them a lot more (plus jeans on top of them and then a pair of sweats on top of that lol) I lost so much weight that my ski pants no longer fit and I was literally walking on them.

      27. I like the leggings.

      28. I need to look into some of these. I always have my kids all geared up while I just bump along-I don’t even have my own snow pants!

      29. Down skirts are an absolute favorite of mine!!

      30. I really have to try a skirt. I haven’t taken the plunge yet….It’s time!

      31. Andrea Michael says:

        I love those supernova tights. They would be so cute with a shirt. I’d add the Patagonia down sweater to the list. It’s the perfect warmth to weight ratio.

      32. Love supporting other women that are doing great things in the outdoor industry!

      33. Stephanie L says:

        I’m totally a skirts and leggings all winter gal – thanks for pointing out Sage and Snow!

      34. I feel like I can never have too many jackets- that Sierra Designs one looks great! I also love my Bogs Summit boots, they are perfect for our Arizona winter weather (some snow, some rain, some mud).

      35. I really like the Sierra Designs All Seasons Soft Shell. Plus, it’s purple, my favorite color.

      36. Julie Ellstrom says:

        Love all of the local products. I’m a huge fan of skirts and tights in the winter (I hear you on the snow pants). I’d add mittens and hats. Thanks!

      37. The flurry tights are my fav because pockets! Thanks. 🙂

      38. My family loves Muck boots, Good quality equipment makes the journey so much easier. I would add water proof socks.

      39. Jamie Kabourek says:

        I really like my Stonewear shorts. I want/need to try their tights now!

      40. Tess Lecuyer says:

        Fleece skirt. Who knew!!!???
        Fabulous idea! And it goes with the great leggings!

        Thank you so much!

      41. Cindy Nichols says:

        I think the skirts are super options to brighten the blah gray weather! Everything tends to be made in black. I have a new philosophy, I add my colorful polar fleece skirt and a crazy pair of socks and PRESTO! Instant happiness, or at least a few odd stares! Lol

      42. The skirt looks stylish and comfy!

      43. I have never tried a hiking skirt for winter, but I think I should try! My saddlebags get colder than the rest of my legs, so a little extra insulation in that area would be really helpful.

      44. I am in love with the Jacket!! I need to go check those out, it’s time to retire my much loved current one, and have been on the hunt for a new one I will love just as much.
        I have some Birkenstock ones that I love, but am always looking for something that will keep my very outer extremities warmest while not making it impossible to do my work outside!

      45. Ashley Hooker says:

        I think both skirts are my favorite. I am new to the cold winter thing (Texas girl now in Minnesota!) and I never would hve thought about winter skirts!

      46. Natalie Colombo says:

        I love the soft shell coat. I’m wearing my soft shell now!!

      47. Katherine L says:

        My favorite is the Fleece Mini Skirt! I’d wear some gloves too 🙂

      48. I love the sage and snow skirt….the fleece one and the skhop one too! I made my own down skirt last year and absolutely LOVED it! Wore it almost every day with fleece leggings and never wore snow pants unless downhill skiing! I also love the frontcountry duo…..looks so amazing for winter camping….I honestly freeze so I’d use my sleeping bag inside this and be so warm and toasty! I think her story at Sage and Snow is just so awesome as I sew my own athletic gear and have dreams of someday starting my own maternity and momma active wear line and so I just love her story! The sauce flurry tights sound pretty awesome too! I would add a nice pair of gortex bib overall ski pants to your list! Mine are made by North Face and personally I can’t play in the snow with kids or even ski (I have been known to nurse on the hill!) without bibs on to keep snow out of my pants!!!!! Love them and would love to find a skirt with the bib part attached to the top….maybe that’d be called a jumper?!?! (or maybe one day I’ll sew that!)

        • You just let me know when you start selling your stuff!!! Sounds like you have some fantastic ideas (in a much-needed market!!)

      49. Amber Ludwig says:

        I love the Muck Arctic Weekend Boots!! Love that they are fabulous for cold and wet days and are also easily to slip on!! I am always in a rush with my kiddo lol. I would add a Honeybea Bumwarmer!! They are fabulous and I am always getting cold drafts on my tushy lol!!!

      50. The supernova tights and the fleece skirt are my favorites 😀

      51. Both those pairs of boots look amazing. That skirt is precious! love tights with tunics or skirts! Thanks for the chance.

      52. The flurry tights and add the Brooks running gloves

      53. My favorite is the Muck Arctic Weekend Boots. I would add a good pair of gloves.

      54. Angela Saver says:

        My favorite is the Skhoop Greta Skirt! I would add a pair of insulated gloves from Duluth Trading Company!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

      55. Jennifer Finn says:

        i love the coat sleeping bag. I would add eddie bauer gloves they are awesome.

      56. Jessica Hauk says:

        I love everything on the list! If I had to pick one item, it’d probably be the soft shell – could really use a new one! I’d add SmartWool PhD Socks to the list – they are cute, warm, and last forever.

      57. The Frontcountry Duo

      58. Eileen Burke says:

        I love the muck arctic weekend boots and I would add a warm winter beanie.

      59. Thank you for compiling these review So! When I am thinking of purchasing new gear I always check with your review to decide. I like the muck boots! I am in need!

      60. I would love to try out one of the skirts on this list! Cute and comfy!

      61. i can only imagine how soft the fleece skirt must be

      62. Jodi Armstrong says:

        I use a headband most days, that one is really cute. I also use down a lot in the winter jacket or vest depending on the weather.

      63. Jeanne Coulombe says:

        I love the soft shell jacket but everything looks so awesome

      64. Janet OBrien says:

        I really like the Sauce Flurry Tights. The only other thing I would add would be a pair of gloves

      65. I love the Sierra Designs Frontcountry Duo!! It seems amazing!! I think the only thing I would add is gloves even though I see you wearing a pair!

      66. angela eagle says:

        Sierra Designs Frontcountry Duo sounds so comfy and lets face it the older we get the more we appreciate comfy.
        I work outside even in winter although I get cold easily and hate it. I love these gloves I have because they are like gloves sewn into mittens so you’re hands stay super warm. I also love my heated socks and my heated jacket

      67. Thanks for all the suggestions! Looks like such a fun skirt!

      68. Tamara K.R. says:

        The sleeping bag looks awesome. The skirt is super cute.

      69. Love the recommendations! I like the tights, skirt and sleeping bag suggestions and am going to look for them 🙂 I would add good socks – like Smartwool, Icebreaker or Teko. And I love my Skhoop skirt too – so amazing!

      70. I find your blog to be very helpful with great gear to get my little one and me out in nature. Very informative. Thank you!

      71. Megan Plant says:

        Sauce Flurry Tights look super cute!

      72. Love the skhoop skirt!

      73. Katherine K says:

        The Sauce Flurry tights look super warm to wear when I visit Canada! Also, I didn’t know there was such a thing as a winter skirt!

      74. The tights are all awesome, but I would looove to have the Sierra Designs Frontcountry Duo sleeping bag. Seriously. We always try zip to together with great failure.

        I would add a really good water bottle. One that is either metal or shatter-proof glass.

      75. My wife would love this.

      76. My favorite item is the Sierra Designs All Seasons Soft Shell. My wife would LOVE this skirt! I would add a really good pair of gloves to this list.

      77. I like the sleeping bag and the skirt.

      78. Katherine S says:

        I love the tights, leggings and skirt! Thanks for the great recommendations!

      79. Katherine S says:

        Oops- forgot the second question. I agree with previous posters who said they’d add socks.

      80. Kate Millott says:

        I’m a skirt with tights girl, also! I love the Sage and Snow skirt on your blog and am headed to their page to check them out. I always wear super cozy socks with my skirt and tights combos and would like to know your favorite socks. Thanks for your great posts!

      81. Wanda Banks says:

        My favorite item on the list are the Muck boots. I will add nice insulated gloves.

      82. I’m a fan of the boots. And we’re likely to purchase them eventually anyway. Your recommendations have always been spot on and I now check here before I purchase outdoor gear to get suggestions from you. Thanks for putting all the work in to make this blog. We are definitely outside much more frequently since stumbling upon this blog.

      83. Angela Ingles says:

        I’m always looking for a warm winter coat, so I’d say Sierra Designs All Seasons Soft Shell. I would add for the babywearing mamas, the Kowalli baby carrier cover. It keeps both of us warm!

      84. Meg LaVigne says:

        That fleece looks perfect

      85. Mikki Murray says:

        The custon red skirt from sage and snow. It looks so comfortable and cute!

      86. I liked the softshell hoodie most. You have it covered well

      87. The Weekend Boots are my favorite.

      88. Megan Scharlau says:

        I love the flurry tights! THey look so stylish!

      89. I am excited to hear about the winter leggings by Sauce! I have been searching for some and will definitely check them out. I already own one of their hats, which is great. I have been on the search for an affordable winter skirt to try out too.

      90. Gorgeous! Red is my color. 🙂

      91. The Sauce Flurry Tights look awesome! Your list is great, as is!

      92. Diane Richards says:

        Everything is awesome! Love the looks of that sleeping bag.

        I would add, maybe, hat and gloves.

      93. April Amundson says:

        This gear is great! It’s so nice to have a list of gear already together to make shopping easier.

      94. My favorite are the Sauce Flurry Tights adn I would add Buff Wool Buff because it’s so versatile

      95. Love that skhoop skirt!!
        Your list is awesome!

      96. Wow. These are amazing. I have never heard of snow skirts. That’s an awesome thing.

      97. Those skirts are so cute! I love handmade clothing – so much love in those stitches! 🙂

      98. Thanks for the double sleeping rec. keeping it on my radar! Lately I’ve really enjoyed our Oakley kids snow goggles. They keep little faces warm outside, and really that’s all that was left uncovered! Hoping for a new skirt, looks great!

      99. julie moore says:

        I love the Sauce Headband. I wouldn’t add a thing

      100. Kelly Kimmell says:

        The Muck Arctic Weekend Boots would have to be my pick.

      101. Julie Waldron says:

        My favorite item is the Sierra Designs All Seasons Soft Shell.

      102. I love the sleeping bag! How cozy would that be with your favorite snuggle buddy lol

      103. My favorite item is the Baffin Bobcat All-Season Shoes

      104. Shannon Piccoli says:

        I’m in love with these fleece skirts! How have I made it through the winter without one???

      105. Love the look of the outdoor women gear. Thanks for posting! Great ideas to look into. Love the look of the soft shell and leggings. Skirt is cute too.

      106. Theresa A. says:

        My fave is the Stonewear Supernova Tights. I might add a scarf and maybe some mitts or gloves.

      107. Weekend Boots are my favorite items I will add skirt to my wishlist

      108. Been trying to convince my husband for a while to get a double sleeping bag. Will have to check this one out!

      109. Jessica S. says:

        I love the greta skirt!

      110. I am dreaming of camping so I’m loving the sleeping bag.
        I’d add nice gloves. I have trouble keeping my hands warm.

      111. I like the Sauce Flurry tights and fleece skirt! Would add a down skirt or goretex ski pants!

      112. By February, I am also sick of wearing my snowpants and a combo of Sauce Flurry tights with a fleece or down skirt sounds awesome!

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