In case you were wondering when someone was going to consider the technical performance needs of pregnant women, well, your prayers have been answered. Everyone knows that staying active (safely, of course) is one of the keys to a healthy pregnancy and builds the foundation for a healthy and active child.
Now, southern California-based Mountain Mama has introduced a line of technical maternity clothing to cater to just such a need. Each piece is made in the U.S. and is tailored and designed specifically for active outdoor moms-to-be.
The Mountain Mama Jasper Snow Pant ($150) is a “maternity snow pant” made for pregnant and postpartum women who want to get out and enjoy some snowshoeing, winter hiking with the dogs, cross country skiing, or what-have-you on their own terms while still looking good doing it.
The pants are the only ones of their kind and are designed to be used throughout the entire pregnancy and during the recovery period. The Jasper Snow Pant is made from ripstop nylon with taped seams, built-in powder cuffs and articulated knees. The pant adjusts to a woman’s belly as it grows and comes with removable suspenders.
Company founder Teresa Delfin created the company in 2009, seeing a niche and a need in the outdoor apparel industry. In January, Mountain Mama received the 2011 Adidas Outdoor Inspiration Award, as well as the Polartec 2010 APEX Award.
Delfin is renowned as an entrepreneur, scholar, and as the former Panamanian National Bouldering Competition Champion. The goal of Mountain Mama is to promote and inspire an active lifestyle for moms and children and to not let moms-to-be be stuck inside due to lack of the proper, stylish apparel.