My Muskoka Story – Ashley

My Muskoka Story – Ashley

Hi, I’m Ashley

My name is Ashley Hughes-Hailstone. My husband Evan and I have 3 children; Emerson, Laughlin and Alaina!

Selfie photo of Ashley in MBW

“We were first introduced to MBW while visiting my best friends’ cottage in Bracebridge Ontario. Her and her children all had the most adorable sweaters, and we were soon hooked as well”!

Muskoka Bear Wear coffee cup beside the fire
Toddler wearing a Muskoka Bear Wear hoody and some sunglasses while driving a play car
Toddler sitting in a wagon with two bowls of strawberries wearing a red Muskoka Bear Wear cap
What are you and your family’s favourite things to do outdoors?

My family has a seasonal trailer in Marmora, ON. We love to spend our days at the beach, and our nights around the campfire cozy in our Muskoka Bear Wear gear.

Photo of a dad and son walking in the winter forest. Dad is wearing a black muskoka bear wear hoodie
Where are some of your favourite spots to visit up north?

The kids and I love to visit my friend’s family cottage in Bracebridge, and now in Gravenhurst. The kids especially enjoy going to Santa’s Village!

What is your favourite Muskoka Bear wear item?

It is so hard to pick our favourite item, but it has to be the cozy hoodies, as everyone in the family has 3 or more, including my husband. The boys love their Cottage Comfy Pants, and Alaina loves her Paw Shorts as well.

What is your favourite photo of you or your famjam in Muskoka Bear Wear?

My favourite photo of my family in MBW is the one where we all ended up in sweaters at school one day, not even planned!

A MBW Men’s Gift Guide

A MBW Men’s Gift Guide

The countdown is on to the holidays! It can be hard to find the perfect gift for the men in your life but we’re making it much easier this holiday season with comfy Canadian Made Muskoka Bear Wear! This season we’ve got a couple ideas up our sleeve:

A Men’s Longsleeve & Toque Combo

Super soft, great for layering and a gift that says “I love you!” – our new Men’s Longsleeve available in two different colours! Pair this longsleeve in a holiday box with a Men’s Toque on top and you have a perfect gift for that special someone that is tough to shop for! (New toque styles coming soon!)

The Perfect Lounge Outfit

Not sure about giving a toque this holiday season? Pair the Men’s Longsleeve Shirt with one of our Men’s Cottage Comfy Pants (which are on sale all November and December long!) Each of our Men’s Cottage Comfy Pants has black in the plaid pattern so pairing these pants with our Black Men’s Longsleeve Shirt means you have a great matching outfit to wrap for the holidays!

A Warm Hoody for Outdoor Adventures

Keep your loved ones toasty warm during the Canadian winters with the Men’s Camp Hoody! Available in 5 different colours, these hoodies are designed with warmth in mind and complete with a Micro-Fleece Sherpa lined hood! You could even get a matching his & hers set with many of our fall colours!

Check us out on CTV Ottawa Morning Live with Rosey Edehfor there Holiday Traditions Segments! Thank you to Mom Hint for showcasing some great MBW Holiday Gift Ideas this season!
An MBW Ladies Gift Guide

An MBW Ladies Gift Guide

The holidays are just around the corner and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes packing orders and getting your gifts prepped and shipped for the holidays! Haven’t figured out presents for the ladies in your family yet? We’ve got a MBW Gift Guide ready for you!

A Matching Ultra Warm Set

It’s no secret that we released our ladies fall collection last month and we are loving the new colours! Gift a matching warm top and pants combo and give the gift of warmth and comfort to the women in your family! Some of our favourite outfits include:

A Cozy Lounge Outfit

We recently launched our new Ladies Longsleeve Shirts in three colours and paired with our Circle Paw Cozy Pants, they are perfect for lounging around the house! Our favourite combo? The Ladies Longsleeve Shirt in Black with the Circle Paw Cozy Pants in Cream with Black!

An MBW Canvas Bag

Do you have a reader in your family who is always swapping out reusable cloth totes on their trips to the library? Give them a durable book bag repping their favourite Muskoka brand by gifting our new MBW Canvas Bags!

Warm From Their Head to Their Toes!

Looking for something to add to a gift for your loved one? Keep their head and toes warm this winter season with one of our signature Toques and Ladies Socks! All November and December our Canadian Made socks are $12 each and come in a variety of colours + we just launched new toque styles with more to come very soon!

Fall in love with our Ladies Fall 21′ Collection!

Fall in love with our Ladies Fall 21′ Collection!

Fall is here and so is our Ladies Fall Collection at Muskoka Bear Wear! Fall fashion would not be complete without Canadian Made comfort and that’s exactly what we are continuing to bring every season! Without further adieu, are you ready to see the full lineup? Let’s jump in!

Harvest Gold

As long as we can remember, the autumn season has been characterized by the changing colours of the leaves into bright golds, oranges and reds, trips to the pumpkin patch, running through the hay maze and all the fun family activities this season has to offer! Take those hay bales and golden leaves, bundle them together and find Harvest Gold! This rich gold tone is available in our signature Ladies Quarter Zip, MBW Camp Pants and new this season, our Ladies Classic Hoody!

Burgundy

A fall back-to-school classic with a colour reminiscent of the Bala Cranberry Festival, we bring you our new Burgundy colour! Our Ladies Quarter Zip and Ladies Classic Hoody in Burgundy pairs well with our matching MBW Camp Pants of course, but also works well with darker tones like black leggings and blue jeans! Add a Ladies Knit Toque with Faux Fur Pom and you are ready for outdoor adventures!

Deep Purple

Our new Deep Purple colour is a rich cooler purple designed to add another pop of colour to your fall fashion wardrobe this season! With September bringing the end of blueberry season and plum season, we wanted to make sure we had a deep purple colour in our lives right to the end of December! Pair with your favourite dark jeans and fall boots and we see a trip for hot chocolate with the family in your future!

Blue Fog

Do you ever sit on the dock on those chilly fall mornings and witness the calm fog that hugs the warm lake? It’s one of our favourite ways to start the day! This moment of calm before the hustle and bustle of the day starts, is what inspired our new Blue Fog colour and we hope it brings some relaxation and comfort to your fall wardrobe too!

Black with Raspberry and Black With Aqua

We received such a fantastic response from the last colours of our summer collection, Raspberry and Aqua, that we just had to keep it around a little bit longer! Introducing our new Ladies Cabin Hoody colours Black with Raspberry Plaid and Black with Aqua Plaid along with their matching pants, the Original Paw Pants in Black with Raspberry and Black with Aqua!

Don’t worry, we have new Men’s and Youth styles on the way too! Make sure you’re signed up for our MBW Newsletter to hear about them first!

My Muskoka Story – Jess Fraser

My Muskoka Story – Jess Fraser

Hello! My name is Jess, I am an avid line dancer, aspiring artist, nature lover and adventure seeker. I was born in the busy city but raised up north, so it’s safe to say my roots have grown deep within Muskoka!

Where are some of your favourite places to visit in Muskoka?

Our gorgeous provincial parks have always been my favourite places to visit in Muskoka. I love visiting the small towns as well but there is no better place than when I’m out discovering what the surrounding landscapes have to offer.

Canadian Woman standing in front of Banff mountains and lake wearing a black MBW quarter-zip sweater and white jeans

“There are many things to do while outdoors, but what really makes me happy, relaxed and truly feel grounded is when I’m out camping, kayaking and hiking. There’s something therapeutic about breathing in fresh northern air and getting lost in nature.”

Canadian man and woman sitting on a dock wearing Muskoka Bear Wear posing with their dog
Canadian Couple sitting on rock in front of a waterfall wearing a Muskoka Bear Wear quarter zip sweaters

You like to travel a lot – where is the furthest place you’ve been in your Muskoka Bear Wear?

I’ve taken Bear Wear with me from the great Canadian Rockies to the vast Everglades of Florida. I once even wore my classic black quarter-zip while taking a photo with the one and only, Johnny Cash, in Nashville Tennessee. I want to be comfortable when I travel, that’s why Bear Wear always travels with me.

Canadian woman sitting on a rock wearing jeans and a red quarter zip sweater from Muskoka Bear wear. She is sitting in front of a lake with trees and mountain in the background
Canadian girl wearing a heather grey quarter zip Muskoka Bear Wear sweater listening to something with headphones

What’s on your adventure bucket list?

My future adventure bucket list would include the exploration of Iceland, Italy and Australia. A closer destination that I hope to cross off the list sooner would be Yellowstone National Park. I would love to wake up early in the morning, throw on my favourite Muskoka Bear Wear sweater and venture out on a tour to witness a pack of wolves run across the plains of Lumar Valley.

Selfie of a Canadian woman wearing a red quarter zip sweater from Muskoka Bear Wear