SkirtSports’ GymGirl is one of my favorites.
This style would make a good starter skirt for any ladies worried about running in a skirt. They are a bit longer than most others I’ve tried, and have shorts underneath for a little more coverage. Before I tried this skirt, I was concerned about the attached shorts instead of briefs. My first skirt (which I suppose I should review one of these days) has shorts, and it just isn’t that comfortable.
SkirtSports version, however, felt fantastic from the first time I tried it on. The mesh shorts are breathable, soft and stretchy. The lighter colors are a bit sheer, so I wouldn’t recommend them for yoga, but I wouldn’t hesitate to do a downward dog in my black skirt (not pictured, since it’s pretty much the same. Just in all black).
I love this skirt so much I’ll even show you what’s underneath!
The shorts don’t ride up and are comfortable for long and short runs. During a 16-mile run I did have to pull them down a tiny bit. That’s understandable — on those really long runs you’re going to be adjusting just about anything you’re wearing!
My black skirt is a newer version with two pockets instead of one in the others. Both versions have a buttonhole on the side for your headphones so you can stow your mp3 player in the pocket. The black one also added some stretchy grip tape to the shorts, I guess to hold them in place better. I thought the others were fine without it!
I love this Snowflake version (no longer available on their site, but Sierra Trading Post still has some). Yes, it is very shiny like it appears. It isn’t really skirt weather during the holiday season around here, but I’ll find a way. I’ve seen COOLMAX tights somewhere. I did run in it once last week when we had some mild weather. Even though I don’t believe in decorating for the holidays until after Thanksgiving, I allowed myself to dress festive. There might not be another opportunity to run with bare legs until the spring!
BikeGirl is basically the same skirt with a built-in chamois and silicone grips to hold the shorts in place. I used this a lot over the summer.
It’s comfortable and cute. One time when I was riding, a woman opened her car window to ask about it while stopped at a light!
Skirts are growing in popularity. In the past year since I’ve made the switch, I’m seeing more skirted women each race.
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