Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Go Girl Sport Running Skirt Review

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!

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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):

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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.

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Showing the boy short underneath:

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Pretending to be in a JC Penney catalog:

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I LOVE the design on the back right above your ass, or tramp stamp as Emz would say:

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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,

SUAR

Fine print: Go Girl Sport sent me this produce free of charge in exchange for my review.

43 comments:

  1. I LOVE the JC Penney catalog pose! That is so funny! Oh, and cute skirt...I'd love to get one someday!

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  2. That looks so good on you! Woman, you have a rocking body!! I might just have to buy myself a Christmas present today using that code:)

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  3. So THIS way I can run in a skirt AND get the tramp stamp I've been wanting for soooooooooo long. without the pain.

    in my best testimonial voice, "Thanks SUAR!".

    Seriously.
    Love it.

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  4. Love it. I was laughing out loud, and my 3 year old son wanted to know why- he just does not get it.
    Cute skirt! I have one (New Balance) and I dont like it. It's too havey and weird.
    I will have to look into getting this kind.

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  5. Moles are usually found in the lawn and not in skirts, but I'll go with it.

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  6. PS, my hubby just ordered a Sport Kilt last night for running. I will post pics of him in it when we get it! And no he won't be a good Scotsman and be free balling, think of all the chaffing that would cause during a 50k!

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  7. So cute - I must get one! One question, how are the pockets? Is there a cell phone one on the leg (I love that about my other skirts)?

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  8. Love the skirt. Loved the shorts underneath because my thigh get chaffed so have to have some protection. Diffently will have to check into getting one. Thanks Suar

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  9. Super cute style and I would love the mesh... I find most of my skirts feel too heavy; just a lot of fabric. Looks great on you!

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  10. OK, I admit I do not get these running skirts: why on Earth would a dedicated runner want wear additional piece of cloth on top of the shorts??? Please enlighten me :-))

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  11. That is a really cute skirt. Good move on avoiding the sure-to-be jealous pool ladies!

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  12. OOHH!!! so cute! I want!

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  13. Had no reason to comment b/c I don't wear a skirt....I mean kilt but then read EMZs response and bust out in laughter. T-riffic.

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  14. Skirt has a tramp stamp. I like it !

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  15. Anon - it's a good question. Some like to cover the butts. Others like it for a cute look. I just find them comfortable to run in. To each his own, I guess.

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  16. Looks very spiffy, but how does it perform in the pool?

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  17. suar could i wrap the skirt around my ankle as a brace! no i will not stop reading your blog. i am an addict. thanks for reading mine, and is there room for me in the deep end of the pool away from mable and ethel. i might need some water walking time with ya.

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  18. Slomo - of course there's room. Just don't wear a really tight speedo. No one needs a member of the pussy posse passing out.

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  19. Thought of you today... I tore a calf on monday and can't run, so I decided to take to the pool. I ran for 10min in the pool. Now I have a question for you: what distance can I log the 'run'as?

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  20. That is really cute - and running clothes ARE pricey, but I tend to wear mine for multiple years, so it kind of evens out.

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  21. Coach Dion - I've heard that time in the pool running is equal to land running. So..theoretically if you run ten minutes in the pool and you assume you are keeping a similar pace to that on land, you could figure it out from there. If you run a 10 minute mile, that should be a mile in the pool. I guess it's not an exact science, especially if you are doing intervals, but it's probably close enough.

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  22. You look great in that skirt!

    I am still getting used to accepting that I wear a small...yeah even in my old age I still struggle with body issues! so shorter might not be better for me. I need a heavy dose of your confidence. Could you send that over right away please! Then I could strike a JCP pose in my new skirt too.

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  23. Yeah, I'm thinking those little boy shorts don't come down far enough to cover my thunder thighs, and keep them from chaffing. They look awesome on you, though!. Do they make those in ankle length?

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  24. Love the JCP pose, made me laugh out loud. As for "my ducks" I sure hope you're joking, but if not, here you go:

    http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=204981615

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  25. Laurie - unfortunately I wasn't joking. Thanks for enlightening me. Go Ducks. Go Big O.

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  26. I fell in love with running in skirts this summer and I've never looked back!.. Until the cold came. But- that's when I go to the gym and look cute in my sassy skirt!

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  27. So, a skirt over shorts is more comfortable to run in than just shorts without skirt?
    Obviously, no professionals are running in skirts in important races...
    The way I see it, a running skirt is an obstacle regarding efficiency, but might look cute and might boost some inner strengths of some runners needing a feeling that they look cute - where am I wrong?
    Running regards, Anon

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  28. Anon - actually the woman who invented the running skirt, Nicole de Boom, ran in the first ever running skirt (that she made) and won the Wisconsin Ironman. She is a professional triathlete. So yes, some "serious" runners wear them.

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  29. Thanks, did not know that.
    I am a physicist, and I know that a skirt OVER SHORTS means additional weight and additional "sailing-type" friction. I am also a woman with really ugly legs (believe me!), but I love to wear relatively short skirts in summer because they are more "airy" and fresh then any shorts - obviously I am not wearing shorts underneath. So,my point is that Nicole de Boom could have won that race with some additional (splits of) seconds without the skirt... Unless if under the skirt she had just some small under-panties...
    But as you said: to each his own! Or HER own. Just let's not kid ourselves...

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  30. That skirt is sooo cute! Thanks for the great review!

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  31. Ive tried running in skirts & its not really my thing! They look cute on you though... and that skirt makes me want to try them again!

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  32. I intellectually have no problem free balling, but my unit would not be stoked after a mile. Maybe they can come out with sheer compression shorts.

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  33. Anyone want to run in this with me next year ?

    I promise that I'll be running in the "refreshing" position.

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  34. You look awesome! And yes...JCP would be so lucky if they had you in their catalog.

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  35. I know the company is called Go Girl Sport, but have you heard of a Go Girl? Do a google image search- it's a contraption to help females urinate wherever they please! This post made me think of it, and I think that you're one of the few people who would find it hilarious instead of being offended.

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  36. Guys who run in kilts always wear a Thermajock. It's a known fact.

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  37. Hey! love the skirt. I landed on the Athleta one with the knife pleats.

    Good luck in Boston! It will be my first as well.

    EugeneGreenie from Trainingup.wordpress.com

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  38. Skirts make more sense for males due to anatomy alone! (No crotch binding inseams or chaffing, cooler, etc.). Any short skirt (womans) works fine for guys. Wear with a brief for support and that inadvertent flash anyone has when wearing a skirt won't be a problem. Once you try a skirt you won't go back to shorts!

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