First off, Happy International Women’s Day!

Mountain Mama Clouds Rest Maternity Top (note: NOT me). Photo from Mountain Mama.
Mountain Mama Clouds Rest Maternity Top (note: NOT me). Photo from Mountain Mama.

I thought an appropriate way to celebrate would be to feature a great company which makes maternity clothing for outdoor women!

Mountain Mama, whose tagline is “Expecting Adventure” (love that), offers clothing for active women like their Clouds Rest Baselayer Maternity Top which they so graciously let me test out for the past few months… and NO I’m NOT pregnant. Teresa Delfin, Founder and CEO, assured me that the top could be worn as a regular shirt when you weren’t expecting as well.

She was right, the baselayer was quite comfy, and while it did have extra length, it was not oddly shaped nor did it bunch up as I had feared it might, instead it was a great way to make sure I didn’t get that cold gap sometimes created when baselayers don’t meet when stretching about. While the shirt draped loosely but nicely around my mid section, the fit is pretty snug in other areas of the shirt such as the chest and arms. There’s a nice stretch to the weave of the material, which has a waffle pattern on the inside. The zipper near the neck lay flat and unobtrusively on the shirt, great for comfort and also to prevent unseemly bulges when worn under clothing. The zipper is longer than others I have on baselayers, this is supposed to be for ease of breastfeeding, however I liked it just for ease of ventilation.

In terms of looks, my husband complimented me on the shirt saying it looked good on me. This was before he knew it was supposed to be for maternity wear (don’t worry I told him right away I was NOT pregnant).

I think it’s a solid buy for an active mama to be, but pretty nice for non expecting women as well.

Now here’s your chance to win the shirt!

I’ll be doing a random drawing to give away the Mountain Mama Clouds Rest Maternity Baselayer Top.

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. If you’re stuck on something to say just answer if you plan on staying active while pregnant or know someone who has.

Guys, don’t be shy about entering, a warm baselayer would make a great gift!

Alternative and additional chances to enter: do any or all of the following for one entry in the drawing for each action

  • Like and leave a comment on the Rockgrrl Community Facebook page
  • Leave a comment on this Rockgrrl Forums thread.
  • Tweet:
    Do you know a Mountain Mama? #RockgrrlMountainMamaContest
    (follow @rockgrrl and @MtMamaMaternity while you’re at it 🙂 )
  • Use the same name on all entries so I know who to add the extra chances to. You’ll be contacted for size and shipping information so be sure to have contact info included!

    EDIT (correction of deadline to enter): Winner will be drawn on March 16th, 2011 and the winner notified on the 17th.

    EDIT: PS While you’ve got maternity on the mind check out the cute shirts, onesies, baby hats, bibs and more that I have in my shop! I made this climbing design especially for kids but nearly all of my other designs are also available on baby / kids items too so browse around.