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!
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.
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!)
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).
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).
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……
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).
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!
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!
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.
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!
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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