I’ll admit it. I’ve got a few running skirts. I like some more than others depending on how well they fit, their length, how lightweight they are and how much they smell (but, that’s my fault).
Why a running skirt, you may ask? Well, it’s feminine and stylish for one. It’s comfortable, for two and it nicely covers your ass, for three. I know running is not about putting on a fashion show, but sometimes there is something to be said for the connection between feeling good and running well. That is why all men reading this need to get a kilt. And, you know the rule: no underwear with a kilt, so it is free balling all the way. See how that suits ya!
Do I have a point? Yes, I have a point. Go Girl Sport offered to send me one of their products to review. Their motto is, “Go Girl Sport is the athletic apparel brand for women who dare to be different.”
I picked this one off of their website (this is not me or else there would be moles):
Product Description: Don't save this skirt for a black tie event! The Tuxedo Skort is great for racing, hiking or kickin' it at the gym - and destined to be a staple in your athletic wear wardrobe. This flattering design features a low rise waistline with a wide band to keep things smooth. Front and back mesh panels will keep you cool and pique the interest of those around you. Attached 3" inseam boy short has offset seams, sewn outward to avoid chafing.
I received the skirt last week, all packed up nicely in a gift bag with a complimentary Go Girl Sport chap stick.
Because I cannot delay gratification and have no patience, I dropped trou in the kitchen and tried it on. Right in front of the dog and the soup on the stove.
Here’s what I like about the skirt. It is the shortest running skirt I have (you can kind of tell from the picture that it hits just above mid-thigh on the average person). I like my running shorts pretty short, and this skirt mimics that idea. The white part of the skirt is actually mesh, making the skirt very lightweight and breathable. There are attached white boy shorts underneath that were comfy and did not ride up where the sun don’t shine.
It’s one thing to like the skirt, it’s another thing to test it out for comfort while working out (or kickin’ it at the gym). In case you have been hiding under a rock and I am not the center of your universe, I cannot run right now due to an injury. I didn’t really want to use the skirt for water running (the pussy posse might get jealous and drown me), so I tried it out on the elliptical a few times.
Again, I noticed how lightweight it was and how it moved easily as I moved. No tight spots, no irritations. I also like the low rise waistline because I don’t like feeling elastic and stuff on my belly, especially when I work out.
I am 5’ 5”. You can see where the skirt hits my leg.
Showing the boy short underneath:
Pretending to be in a JC Penney catalog:
I LOVE the design on the back right above your ass, or tramp stamp as Emz would say:
Bottom line: I really like this product. I go for quality, comfort and style. This fits the bill. I think it is one of my favorite running skirts because of the shorter length and lightweight feel.
One drawback - like most good quality running products – they can be pricey. This skirt sells for $64. But, you can use the promo code SHUTUPANDRUN at checkout and get 20% off your entire purchase. So, that skirt just became $51.20. Not bad. Go Girl Sport also has regular specials on their Facebook page.
January 1st I will be running in style,
Fine print: Go Girl Sport sent me this produce free of charge in exchange for my review.