Mountain Mama: Expecting Adventures Full Review

I am officially over the half way point with this Baby.  And, really, if I go by my previous history I am far beyond that half way point (my boys were born at 34 and 36 weeks).  For a gal who is never very thrilled by being pregnant in general (though the BABY is amazing, of course), this is very good news.

I am thrilled to be an Ambassador for Mountain Mama: Expecting Adventure and wanted to highlight some of my very favorite pieces of theirs thus-far.  This post will be updated throughout the pregnancy as I head into the third trimester and beyond.

If you are an active woman who needs to be able to continue to get outside (for your own sanity, of course) this is the clothing for you.  The company is small, sourced entirely in the United States and is ever growing to accomodate the needs of pregnant and nursing women worldwide.  They take feedback seriously and are continually working to improve their products.

I also want to note that I owned a few of their pieces far before I was pregnant with Baby #3 and most of their clothing far before I was showing, and I can attest to the fact that they indeed work before, during and after pregnancy.  I love that you aren’t just investing in 9 months + nursing time, but rather just adding some great clothing to your wardrobe that can be worn all the time (pregnant or not!)  It makes spending that money worth it instead of just “getting by” stealing your husbands’ clothing or hitting up the thrift stores for baggy “this will do”s.

Orcas Eco Crossfront
Orcas Eco Crossfront

I will say my biggest complaint for everything is that I wish it came in more colors.  I love that everything is basic to allow for classic and timeless fashion, but would love to see some more options.

If you wear/have worn Mountain Mama’s line, please do chime in with your own feedback in the comments section – I think it is incredibly valuable for others looking and wanting real-life feedback!

 

Orcas Eco Crossfront $44

Mountain Mama 2012 product shoot.  Photos by Susanica TamThis one has an extra panel on the front to allow for discreet nursing – I like that it also adds just an extra layer of fabric to the shirt in general – I think it makes it more flattering and I prefer it over the Tenaya tee (which is a very similar v-neck tee without the nursing panel.)  I LOVE the lupine color!

 

Harper Maternity Hoody $59

2027_Harper_2_mediumI have had this one for a couple years now and it is my go-to for coziness pregnant or not after a ski or hike.  I get tons of complements on it now (I think it is the cowl neck) and it remains a staple.  Only available in gray right now, but hopefully in other colors in the future?!?!

 

Olympia Softshell Maternity Pullover $75

Mountain Mama 2012 product shoot.  Photos by Susanica TamSoftest and THE warm top I grab for every single day, especially when I am out hiking.  I love the color (I have the “north sea” one) and the fact that it hides all dirt (from little grimy fingers AND hiking remnants.)  It wicks moisture well, is stylish and definitely long enough to cover up the baby.  Plus the neck is high like a shawl to provide some more protection from the elements.  I pair this with the Fairview Maternity Fleece jacket (shown below) in the rain and stay fairly dry.

 

Fairview Maternity Fleece Wrap Jacket $139

Fairview-CHARCOAL_grande_mediumThis jacket is thick, forgiving since it wraps (and ties) and has the BEST hood that even works in the rain.  It has a button at the neck that you can do or not depending on the weather  (otherwise it is a great v-neck shape).  I get compliments on this all the time too and am often asked if it is made for maternity or not.  Another that will remain in my closet.  Note: The sleeves are a little long on me, but it does come in petite sizes, which probably would have been a better arm fit.  However, I just roll them up and they work great.

The hood is great on the Fairview!
The hood is great on the Fairview!

 

Clouds Rest Maternity Baselayer Cross front $48

Mountain Mama 2012 product shoot. Photos by Susanica TamThis is a shirt I have worn pretty consistently over the winter for the past 2 years.  I hardly wear it by itself as a base layer because it is rather thick, but instead layer it over tanks (if I am nursing) or light layers.  I get complements on the “flame” color all the time and it has made nursing on the ski trail absolutely doable (and comfortable too.)

 

Topanga Fleece Pant $68

6005_Juneau_BLACK_mediumThick, cozy and with a wide waistband that helps keep them up!  I love the wide leg for comfort.  They also have an elastic toggle at the bottom to let you tighten them up for shorter lengths.  The only bummer with it is if you DO use the toggle to tighten them up, it can be a bit of a tripping hazard.

 

Whitney Long Sleeve Eco Tee $49

Mountain Mama 2012 product shoot.  Photos by Susanica TamIncredibly soft.  The thumb holes make it great for layering and it is flattering and simple on.  I will be wearing one of these daily for the next six months.  I love that it is light enough for nearly every season.  You can also buy this shirt in a three pack for a reduced price (which I highly recommend.)

 

San Juan Eco Hoody – Maternity and Nursing $59

Mountain Mama 2012 product shoot. Photos by Susanica TamThis one seems to run a little big to me, but it is perfect for nursing.  Same lightweight material as the Whitney so great for cooler summer nights and layering in the colder  months.  The hood is an added bonus for a little layer of warmth.  Besides it being bigger, it doesn’t look “maternity” at all and I wore mine often when I was nursing P over a year ago.

 

Naia Maternity Wrap Skirt $59

5014_NAIA_ADRIATIC_WEB_mediumThis skirt doesn’t feel like a maternity skirt at all.  It is something that will definitely stay in my closet from now on.  I wore it from the very beginning (7 weeks) of my pregnancy and wear with leggings now.  It fits easily under my growing belly and the wrap skirt never “peek-a-boos”.  I was a bit worried about the Patina color (which is in reality a little lighter than shown online) but it sheds dirt like crazy.  No issues at all!

 

Addison Maternity Tech Tank $34

1010_ADDISON_BLUE_mediumLength is perfect for maternity, “techyness” perfect for any active mama.  The color is great too (I have “blue jay”).  The cross stitching on the front flatters a baby belly and it wicks beautifully.  Top pick!  Available in black and “flame” also.  Great for layering under in the colder months so the wicking still happens when you are active.  While I haven’t tried it, there is a nursing similar tank too.

 

Noa Trekking Capri $62

These are my favorite Mountain Mama pants – they are light, dry quickly, and have just a bit of stretch in them for comfort.  They fit under the belly also and look like pants I would wear anyway….which I totally appreciate.

Noa + Cloudsrest base layer top
Noa + Cloudsrest base layer top

 

Alba Wide Leg Pant $72

I love these pants….except I wish the back came up a little higher.  I can’t tell if it is just me or not, but they definitely fit lower than any of my other Mountain Mama pants.  They have just a bit of stretch in them which makes them super comfortable, though.

Alba pants + Olympia softshell + Fairview Wrap Jacket
Alba pants + Olympia softshell + Fairview Wrap Jacket

 

As an Ambassador for Mountain Mama: Expecting Adventure, they generously have set me up in this gear in order to facilitate these reviews and get the word out about their (fabulous) company!  However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own.  Additionally, a few of these  links are affiliates.  Thank you so much for clicking through them to make your purchases – it helps offset the cost of this blog in a (VERY VERY) small way!  You can find my full disclosure here.  

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5 thoughts on “Mountain Mama: Expecting Adventures Full Review”

  1. I was a park naturalist in Calgary while pregnant with my second and was taking school kids hiking/walking until baby arrived at 35 weeks. I absolutely loved all of my tops, base layers, and jacket. My only complaint was the elastic in my hiking pants – it was a very wide and not tacked down well so kept twisting and rolling in the waist band. I spent a lot of time untwisting the silly elastic. I am not very tall (5’4″) so the pants and sleeves are just a little long on me. I don’t remember there being petit sizing when I bought my clothes. I could still wear my tops now but without the baby bump, they hang way to long on me.

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