Gifts for the Active Mom

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Gifts for Mothers Day
Mother’s Day is quickly upon us and I have some great picks for you if you are looking for gifts for your active our outdoorsy mama. I’m pretty active and outside a lot so one of these gifts is right up my alley! I’d rather receive something that I’m going to be able to use for some time rather than flowers that will wilt and die within a week. A few ideas that you might want to look into include the Scarpa Mojito Shoes, or Julbo Whoops Performance Sunglasses.  One gift for mom that I’m going to focus on today though is the Ibex Shak Lite Hoodie.


About the Shak Lite Hoodie from Ibex

Born from the love of our signature Shak fabric. We felt the need for a lighter piece that could be worn year round. The net is a 295gsm, New Zealand Merino medium weight (like a light sweater) textured knit fabric. At 21 micron, feels soft yet strong and has more natural give than the original Shak.No matter how you wear it, the performance is unbeatable. Machine washable.



My Experience
I’ve learned over time that wool breathes a lot better, is warmer and really does the job when it comes to being active and outdoors. I only buy wool socks for running, but the Shak Lite is my first athletic/outdoor hoodie. The hoodie is 100% Merino wool and is very light. I was a little skeptical if it would be very warm as it is so light, 14 ounces to be exact. I was proven wrong the first week that I had the hoodie. Although light, it is incredibly warm but breathes really well too. I’ve used it on numerous runs and it’s proved over and over again to be the perfect hoodie. I also love the fit of this hoodie. It’s not very often that I can buy a long sleeved hoodie without getting it in a tall department, but the Shak lite is generous in arm length which I absolutely love. The zipper comes up higher to give you neck coverage. It’s semi fitted and is a nice shape as you can see in my picture below.Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Another thing that I really appreciate is the fact that you know exactly where the materials are coming from. The wool comes from New Zealand and it is made in the USA. I like being able to buy products that are made in the USA. I’ve washed the Shak Lite 5+ times and it still looks like it’s brand new. No piling, fading and it’s machine washable!


The Shak Lite is priced at $145 and before you gasp at the price tag, realize that this hoodie would last you a long time. I will definitely be buying another in the future as I’d like to have another one to alternate with the one I have. It’s available in 4 colors including pink, yellow and blue. I already know the pink is the one I will pick for my second. You can buy the Ibex Shak Lite Hoodie online, or find it at a retail store near you. This would also make an awesome birthday gift. One last idea: They sell the Shak Lite for Men!  Fathers Day is coming up, and I know my hubby would love one of these.


The product reviewed here was a sample provided to me by the company or PR representative. All opinions remain 100% my own and I was not compensated.


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    Jennifer Marie says:

    wow does that look comfy!!

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    My Fiancee would love this, but it would probably not see much use for the next few months, since it’s looking to be a pretty hot summer here on the beach. Perfect for the rest of the year, though.
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    Maryden25 says:

    Mom and I love to walk every morning.. And this jacket will be a nice gift for her. I know she will love this!
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    I’ve never had anything that is wool, but this sounds like a great product. It’s a little on the pricey side, but worth it if it’s a durable product.
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    That is a really cute hoodie! I wear those all the time as a quick jacket for running errands when it’s cool, or just to cozy up in at home.
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    I am also a wool sock wearer for exercising. I love the breathable materials with this hoodie. Looks like it is very comfortable as well! Being made in the USA is a huge plus for me!
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