Snow is falling, ice is forming and winter is ever so slowly taking a firm hold on the northern world. For many active mamas-to-be in northern climates this has, up until recently, meant layering in over-sized sweatshirts and men’s waterproof layers.  These mamas have stayed warm, sort of, as they embark on winter activities from cross-country skiing to snowshoeing and winter hiking, or maybe just taking the dog out into the wintry woods, but the awkwardly fitting layers are far from ideal. And wouldn’t it be nice to have some long underwear to cover that belly?

California based Mountain Mama has come to the rescue! With active wear designed specifically for pregnant women, and in materials that provide warmth whatever the activity, Mountain Mama is revolutionizing active maternity wear!

Wintering Layering for Northern Mamas-to-Be :: Mountain Mama Gear

As anyone spending time outside in the winter will know, layering is key.

A good baselayer is important, and Mountain Mama has you covered with their Clouds Rest baselayers.

Made from Polartec PowerDry, Clouds Rest baselayers are stretchy, wicking, and will keep you warm whether snow-shoeing, tobogganing or walking the dog! The cross-front version of the Clouds Rest top also functions as a great nursing baselayer. Which means you can wear it for that much longer!

For options to wear on top of the baselayers, Mountain Mama offers the Shasta fleece vest and Lassen jacket to wear on top and the warm and comfy Juneau pant for the bottom.

The Shasta fleece is the perfect around-town/winter-layering piece. Made of Polartec Powerstretch fleece with 4-way stretch and Mountain Mama’s own Bellyglove™ fit, the Shasta vest keeps everything warm and perfectly covered. Add the snug-fitting Lassen jacket on top, with fitted hood, thumb holes and extra length to keep growing bellies covered, and you’ve got three great layers to combat the cold!

Finally, the smooth-faced fleece Juneau pants are a great option to go over the Clouds Rest bottoms. The Juneau pant has draw-string cuffs for loose or gathered looks, a gusseted inseam for comfort and a band that sits just below the belly. Maternity “comfy pants”? Awesome.

Oh yes, and Mountain Mama also ships to Canada!

I couldn’t resist trying out some of these great looking clothes, and am awaiting a Mountain Mama package. With a 2-year old Maus and her 2 four-legged brothers, winter can’t keep me inside this year…

 Photos used with permission from Mountain Mama.

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