This Mother’s Day, we celebrate the parents who get the whole family outside: the snack-toting, kid carrier-hauling, trail crushers raising the next generation of nature lovers. Our gift picks help mom hike, paddle, and camp in comfort so she can focus on having fun with the whole family. (Or without them. Everyone needs a break sometimes.)
Patagonia Nine Trails Pack 26L: $159
This pack stashes all the kids’—and parents’—essentials for a dayhike and easily transitions for use around town, travel, or adventure of any sort. The Nine Trails has multiple exterior pockets for easy-access snacks. Padded mesh on the backpanel and shoulder straps keep the pack comfortable in heat, and the low-key styling allows the Nine Trails to transition to off-trail use. 18L/26L; sm-md/l-xl. Buy Patagonia Nine Trails Pack now.