I have to admit, I have many favorite skirts. There’s a reason I’m a Skirt Sport Ambassador! There are so many different styles of skirts, it can be overwhelming for someone to choose when they look at the Website.
The End of Season sale may have just ended, but many of my favorite summer skirts can still be found as great deals in the Outlet Sale here. Sizing can be a little tricky, though, so be aware that all sales are final; there are no returns.
I have run a lot of hot halfs. Ever since Skirt Sports introduced the Cool It Skirt, it’s been my uniform for all those halfs. There’s a pocket on each thigh of the shorties, and there are also two front pockets on the outside of the skirt. While I love my pockets, sometimes having to reach underneath the skirt can get old. It’s nice to have small pockets on the outside for smaller items that are reached for a lot.
The real draw of the Skirt is that it’s made of cooling material. Do I feel like it makes me feel cooler? All I can tell you is that I’ve run a lot of strong races wearing Cool It in very challenging conditions. There are also side vents for ease of movement. And no chafing for the win!
Speaking of pockets . . . the Long Haul has 7. Yes, you read that right, seven! The normal two pockets on the thighs. Then there are 2 pockets on the back each large enough for a 10 ounce water bottle, with a drawcord to keep the bottles in the pockets. And then there are three smaller pockets on the back for things like keys, gels, chews, etc.
It’s like wearing a fuel belt that’s already built into your skirt. Yes, the weight on the items in the pockets can pull the skirt down at first. There are two solutions for that:
- There’s already a belt on front of the skirt that allows you to tighten it up so that it minimizes the bounce (until you’ve drained some of that water, then it naturally stays put).
- Many ambassadors suggest buying a size smaller than you normally would.
I love wearing Long Haul for runs that are long enough to require more than one water bottle, but aren’t so long that I want to break out the hydration vest yet. I know runners who have worn Long Haul in marathons and loved all the extra storage.
When Hover first came out a few years back, I wanted to love it like everyone else, but I just didn’t. It just didn’t seem to fit my body right. The shorties rode up. I got a wedgie.
Then they came out with the more comfortable grippers on the legs, and the shorties stayed put. Somehow it seems they also adjusted the fit so it was comfortable on my body. I love Hover because it’s extremely lightweight and great for hot runs.
Sniff, sniff, Skirt Sports did not bring back the Mod Quad skirt this year. It’s still available in the Outlet Sale. I will admit: I’ve never actually run in Mod Quad. I love to hike in it, or just wear it around the house on hot days in the summer. Because as the name Mod Quad indicates, it has four pockets (somewhat similar to the Cool It skirt).
You could almost say that it has 6 pockets: there are the normal two pockets on the shorties. Like Cool It there are also two outside pockets on the front. Those pockets are actually divided into two pockets — they’re perfect for unused poop bags when we hike with the dogs, as well as a small tin for dog treats. Also good for keys, snacks, water bottles. I love being hands free when I run or hike!