What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby David R » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:00 pm

My favourite skirts for flying are all knee length travel/hiking skirts:
Marmot Riley (the older version) - https://www.rei.com/media/eec95121-1e10 ... ze=512x682
Kathmandu Semsa Travel Skirt - https://kmd-assets.imgix.net/catalog/pr ... 3.2&w=1920
Mountain Hardware Mountain Kilt - https://www.rei.com/media/3694abd7-98e5 ... ze=512x682
The Marmot Riley and Kathmandu Semsa both use fabric that has some stretch for comfort and ease of walking and climbing. The Mountain Kilt has plenty of give. Importantly none of the skirts have pleats at the back so they are comfortable to sit on, compared to a Utilikit for example. None of the skirts have metal components so they don’t set off metal detectors. All of the skirts have good pockets, in particular the Marmot Riley which is a first class skirt for men. The Kathmandu Semsa is pretty good and is the only one still available for sale. The Kathmandu Semsa is my regular daily wear. I have worn these skirts travelling all over the world for many years and never had any issues.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby lazerr » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:27 pm

Purple Rain kilt is my favorite for flying. I managed to buy it cheap on Poshmark though it probably is worth the money at their website.
Reasons:
    Very light and soft, but not see through.
    Elastic top flexes and is easy to wear without a belt.
    Has pockets.
    Super easy on-off if changing is needed.
    Looks good.
    Wrinkle resistant.
    No pleats
    No Metal or belts, so no problems at security.
    Also packs compactly, I can take this in any bag.
    Washing and Drying really easy. Dries in minutes, really! Never needs pressing
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby dillon » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:39 am

Nice kilt, great pic!
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby Mercury » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:38 am

When I fly I prefer something loose and mid calf length. Circle skirts are my favorite.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby andrewsh » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:20 pm

David R wrote:Kathmandu Semsa Travel Skirt - https://kmd-assets.imgix.net/catalog/pr ... 3.2&w=1920
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The Kathmandu Semsa is pretty good and is the only one still available for sale. The Kathmandu Semsa is my regular daily wear. I have worn these skirts travelling all over the world for many years and never had any issues.


I actually did order Semsa. I was pretty tricky since they don’t deliver to my country, but as I live near the border, I was able to get it delivered to a village across the border. I liked the fabric, but I wish it were a bit longer, and had bigger pockets. Not being able to decide whether I’m going to wear it or not, I returned it — but I have to admit I liked the quality.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby Happy-N-Skirts » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:03 pm

You could have had it shortened.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby Gusto10 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:02 am

David R wrote:My favourite skirts for flying are all knee length travel/hiking skirts:
Marmot Riley (the older version) - https://www.rei.com/media/eec95121-1e10 ... ze=512x682
Kathmandu Semsa Travel Skirt - https://kmd-assets.imgix.net/catalog/pr ... 3.2&w=1920
Mountain Hardware Mountain Kilt - https://www.rei.com/media/3694abd7-98e5 ... ze=512x682
The Marmot Riley and Kathmandu Semsa both use fabric that has some stretch for comfort and ease of walking and climbing. The Mountain Kilt has plenty of give. Importantly none of the skirts have pleats at the back so they are comfortable to sit on, compared to a Utilikit for example. None of the skirts have metal components so they don’t set off metal detectors. All of the skirts have good pockets, in particular the Marmot Riley which is a first class skirt for men. The Kathmandu Semsa is pretty good and is the only one still available for sale. The Kathmandu Semsa is my regular daily wear. I have worn these skirts travelling all over the world for many years and never had any issues.


The first two are nice also as they are both for right handed persons, but sizing and availability is a problem.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby andrewsh » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:11 am

Happy-N-Skirts wrote:You could have had it shortened.

Why, if I wanted it longer? :)
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby Big and Bashful » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:37 pm

I flew back from Gibraltar yesterday, skirted all the way. My denim knees length cargo skirt ( Midas) worked well, not too much fabric to arrange to get a flat seat, enough fabric for moving up+down stairs, didn't notice any looks or comments. Nice breeze sitting on the balcony in Gib. keeping things cool where it matters. Plenty of pockets for phones, passports etc.

I recommend A line, knee length cargo style, only slight disadvantage when comparing to the pant was accessing my shoulder bag between my legs to get the iPad out but no real problem. I really would like to wear something looser and more flowy but finding that openly wearing a more feminine style is still a step too far for my aged brain to feel confident with, and feeling confident is important when you are dressing differently to those around you!
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby dillon » Wed May 01, 2019 2:20 am

I’ll be flying out to Houston in a week and intend to do so skirted. My only decision is which skirt? I have to choose one that will be used later in the trip, since I will be “travelin’ light” for the following couple weeks.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby nzfreestyler » Sat May 25, 2019 1:50 am

pretty much any skirt that is not too big or short
- ie not a maxi skirt or too pleated
- not below the knee
- hemline below my fingertips

I find the worst thing about flying/airports is:
using the stairs to the rear of the plane on some occasions and short skirts and steep stairs in a crowd going UP is awkward
small planes in a short skirt are awkward because of climbing into the plan
often airports/planes aren't heels friendly either.

a typical suit skirt I''d wear is like this (sorry about poor pic)
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby Jim » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:23 pm

This worked well for me traveling back and forth between DC and Illinois this week.

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This is 16" long. I usually wear shorter skirts in summer, but sitting a long time it can ride up and didn't want to cause seatmates discomfort.
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