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From a Reclining Camp Chair to Kickass Layers: Best Gifts for Outdoorsy Moms

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How do you find the best gift for the mom who’s wild and adventurous?

She’s not a regular mom. She’s a cool mom. You know the type. She’s packing lunches to climb mountains and is late to the PTA meeting because the powder is fresh. Her nails are painted with dirt because her days are filled with outdoor excitement.

Does she like flowers? Sure. But she prefers them growing wild on the side of the trail.

What do you get for the mom whose favorite gift is being in the outdoors? Let us help with some sick recommendations that any rad mom would be stoked to unwrap.

Klymit Switchback Reclining Camp Chair

Klymit Switchback Reclining Camp Chair

The beauty of this chair is in its simplicity. The Klymit Switchback Reclining Chair ($120) … reclines. Other chairs rock or have hydraulic systems that allow them to lean back. The Switchback gets rid of all that extra stuff and instead has positionable reclining notches, which makes this chair feel so dang comfortable.

We’ve been testing it for months now, and it has become one of the favorite camp chairs around the fire.

An accessory pocket, a stowable cup holder, and a carry strap make this chair simple, comfy, and perfect for the mom who wants to kick back when she gets to camp.

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Heat Hog Portable Propane Heater

Heat Hog Portable Heater

Whether she’s sitting over an ice fishing hole or cheering at a hockey game, the Heat Hog portable propane heater ($120) is a winner. Unlike many of the other portable heaters, this one is positionable. What does that mean? Well, if your feet are cold, leave it in its standard configuration. If your face is cold — boom! — you can tilt it back to aim the heat where you need it most.

This thing is a game changer in a hunting blind, at a football game, or to take the chill off in the morning at camp. If she plays outside when the temps drop, she’ll love it.

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Lume Six Sports Bra

Lume Six sports bra

Finding a good sports bra sucks. There’s no nice way to put it. Lume Six aims to change that. With customizable band and cup sizes, minimal bulk, and massive support, this is a company that has put some serious focus into creating a functional sports bra that solves many of the issues so many women struggle with.

Check out our full review.

Sitka Ambient Jacket

Sitka Ambient Jacket

Does your mom hunt? Gift the Sitka Ambient Jacket in Camo. Does your mom just want to be warm around town? Go for the Sitka Ambient Jacket in black.

This is one of those jackets that becomes the go-to. The tapered fit is flattering, comfortable, and cozy without any unnecessary bulk. The Ambient Jacket ($299) is great to layer under a bulkier outer layer or to wear on its own to cut the chill of winter. With plenty of stretch, this jacket moves with you.

She can pack out an elk or pack a toddler to gymnastics — both equally daunting tasks.

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BruTrek OVRLNDR Coffee Press

BruTrek Overlander Travel Press

This thing is so stinkin’ cool! The BruTrek OVRLNDR Coffee Press ($50) from Planetary Designs is a French press that is not only rugged enough to take to the mountains, but it also has insanely cool features.

The filter creates a seal when fully pressed, stopping the seeping process. The top has a spout for both pouring and drinking directly from, and the big one: the bottom is removable. It will brew a mean cup in the woods, and it’s also so much easier to clean.

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Give’r Gloves

Giv'r Gloves

If you plan to give her gloves, make them Give’r Gloves. (Insert ironic drumbeat.) But seriously, no matter what the outdoor activity, these gloves are up to the task. The Frontier Mittens ($139) are so warm, and you can even have them personalized with her initials. These things are waterproof, life proof, and essentially bombproof.

If the lady in your life prefers to have her fingers independent, Give’r makes an entire lineup of gloves from light to heavy-duty.

Our only piece of advice is to make sure you get a really good hand measurement and order the right size!

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Dry Robe

It’s a towel. It’s a jacket. It’s a changing room. The dryrobe (from $65) is finally a robe that Mom will actually want. Whether she surfs, swims, camps, hunts, fishes, or has any other reason to get wet or change outside, the dryrobe is the epitome of comfort.

Roomy enough to allow you to change clothes underneath and cozy enough to lounge in, it solves the problem of being uncomfortably wet without somewhere to change or uncomfortably cold between one activity and the next.

We’ve been testing this at hunting camp and on the river, and it has become an unexpectedly useful item for changing out of wet hunting clothes and wet fishing gear.

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Mustang Survival Callan Jacket

Mustang Survival Women's Callan Jacket

Waterproof shouldn’t mean uncomfortable. The Mustang Survival Callan Waterproof Jacket ($320) is one we’ve been testing for a while now. Not only is it an awesome rain jacket, but it’s also just an awesome jacket. This is one of those rain jackets that you forget is waterproof because it becomes your light day-to-day wearer.

It offers a bit of stretch not often found in waterproof outerwear, and it’s tapered to be flattering and comfortable. If the lady in your life lives in an area that sees a lot of moisture, this is a no-brainer. She’ll love it.

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Korkers Neo Arctic Boots

Korkers Womens Neo Arctic

Korkers makes winter boots! And they make them for women! The Korkers Neo Arctic ($200) is just about the most versatile winter boot you can find. Like the wading boots Korkers is famous for, the Neo Arctic has interchangeable soles — meaning your boots can have an all-terrain tread on your Monday trip into town and aggressive steel spikes on Saturday when you head out on the ice.

This really is one winter boot that can finally do it all.

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