Today, I focus on women’s ski and winter clothing. It’s the perfect “hint, hint” post – as in “Hint, hint, Honey. Santa can bring me any of these…”
Sweaty Betty’s Mountain Climber Ski Merino Knit Top and Legging. New to the U.S, Britain’s Sweaty Betty offers high-end, technical running, yoga, workout, swim and ski clothes.
Infused with an offbeat sense of design and creative use of color, these wool layers are my new favorites. Made of double-weight, super soft merino wool (with a touch of Lycra), the Mountain Climber Ski Sweater is street worthy with jeans, skirts and boots. Even my sons like the skier motif.
The Mountain Climber leggings are like no other leggings I’ve tried.
Thick enough to pair with an après skirt for cross-country skiing, they are so comfy you might never want to take them off. Ski in them, run in them, lounge in them, I think I might even sleep in them when its super cold, or I’m napping on the couch. These aren’t your average base layers, but more like a beautiful sweater, for your legs.
Mountain Khakis: Practical Streetwear with Western Flair (Giveaway Details Below)
I’m no cowgirl, but I do love my new flannel shirt and fleece sweater from Mountain Khakis. Styled with just the right amount of western flair, I can channel my inner range-rider while looking comfortably casual at home.
Cache Creek Flannel Shirt: Super soft, rosy flannel makes me reach for this shirt whenever I feel a chill in the air. But my favorite detail is the floral print lining at the collar and cuffs which makes it unmistakably feminine.
A curved front and back yoke, whose lines are echoed in the front patch pockets, provide solid style, while the coordinating white stitching and buttons bring our the variations in the flannel fabric.
Old Faithful Sweater: A favorite from last season, Mountain Khakis is offering this sweater in two new colors this season: eggplant and oatmeal (yum, yum!).
Made of fleece, cleverly woven to look like a wool sweater, the Old Faithful is layer I reach for constantly, when I’m staying indoors or heading out.
Super warm, it layers well, and the black collar and cuff lining dresses it up. But my favorite detail? Buffalo Nickel buttons on the sleeves.
FERA: Flattering Ski Clothes, From Outerwear to Baselayers
A family run company from Hong Kong,my sister-in-law introduced me to FERA several years ago. This season, I tried several products from their extensive line. Well made, with classic designs and tailoring, these are flattering and functional ski clothes.
Please note, while I’ve included links to the FERA website, most of their sales are via retailers.
Lucy Pants: FERA started with stretch pants, and while they’ve left those days behind, their current ski pants line up is solid, clean and modern. I tried the Lucy pants, and found them as comfortable and flattering as well-fitting jeans. No slouch, just solid, classic tailoring and warm insulation.
Etna Jacket: A technical jacket with all the features you want (pit zips, RF ticket pocket, interior pocket, powder skirt, adjustable cuffs, detachable hood and weather-stopping construction), the Etna jacket builds on FERA’s reputation for tailored, slimming looks. The jacket fits slim, so I went up a size to leave room for bulky midlayers. Available in solid colors with contrasting reflective trim, I’m in love with the Cerulean blue.
Postcard and Kiss Me Sweaters: FERA’s sweater line is extensive, many with really cute alpine and Nordic designs. And while I’d happily wear all of them, my favorites this season are the Postcard Sweater and the Kiss Me Sweater.
An updated take on vintage ski style, the Postcard Sweater features a fun ski girl photo. The Kiss Me sweater is a bit more subtle, with a cute XOXO motif highlighted by an alpine flower. Both sport flat seams in contrasting colors and are made of lightweight, warm merino blend that washes up really well.
Soul Seamless Long Sleeve Crew: A base layer that is too cute cover up, I like the two-toned gray weave, the stretchy material and the side panel ruching, which flatters everyone. Good for skiing, running, yoga or just zipping around town.
Many thanks to Mountain Khakis for donating at $30 gift card! To enter, please leave a comment. One winner will be chosen from all entries received on Monday, December 1st. Good luck!
To facilitate this post, I received samples of all items mentioned. As always, all opinions are my own and are exactly what I would tell my family and friends.
More Gift-Giving Ideas from My Outdoor Blogger Friends
- Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Kids, Cragmama.com
- Holiday Gift Guide, Go Adventure Mom
- 25 Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Outdoor Kids + Giveaway, Rain Or Shine Mamma
- Gift Guide for Nature-Loving Moms: Under $50 + a Giveaway, Mommy Loves Trees
- Top 10 Gifts for Snowy Winter Fun, Family Adventures In the Canadian Rockies
- 7 (More) Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy and Adventurous Parents, Adventurous Parents
- Wish List for the Backpacking Lovers and their Little Adventurers, Rockies Chick
- 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Adventurous Tots, Adventurous Moms
- 10 Easy Gifts (Outdoor Version), Skedaddle
- Gift Ideas for Outdoor Women, Mamas and Babies, Rockies Girl
- 15 Outdoor Gifts You Didn’t Know Existed And Will Love, Garage Grown Gear
- Outdoor Family Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Tales of a Mountain Mama
- Experiences vs. Things: The Secret to Holiday Gifts that Can Actually Buy Happiness, Bring the Kids
- Give the Gift of Stewardship This Christmas, Near or Far, AK On the Go
- Great Giftable Gear from 2014, Mountain Mom and Tots
- Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure Tykes, Adventure Tykes
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to David!
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