Hiking Skirts - Who Wears What?

General discussion of skirt and kilt-based fashion for men, and stuff that goes with skirts and kilts.
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Bodycon
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Hiking Skirts - Who Wears What?

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I have a couple of hiking skirts:

Columbia Saturday Trail.
This used to be a skort, but I cut out the shorts as they defeat the purpose of ventilation.
(not me modelling it)
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Very comfortable, good pockets back and front and plenty movement (stretch) in the lightweight material.
The fit was slightly larger than size, but that's not unusual, I generally wear it with a webbing belt.
I didn't really chose this colour, it just happened to be on sale, so it chose me really.

The other is a tad brighter a Direct Alpine Jasmine Skirt, colour is called Petrol.
You do tend to be noticed in this if you are popping into Tesco on the way home from a walk.
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This one is bang on size.
Some interesting features, it has a drawstring at the hem, which allows it to be pulled in avoiding blowing up in the wind or to keep you warmer. Another drawstring pulls up one side ( I have no idea why - maybe for climbing) and a zip releases a pleat on the other side, which I have done while cycling in it. It has two leg pockets with elastic which can hold a phone etc. I was suspicious at first, but the leg position doesn't cause any issues. Water resistant and stretchy, though does get wet in a downpour, but again very lightweight and comfortable.

Bare legged in the summer unless it's a tick area or the Midgies are out, but now wearing thermal tights.

What do others wear when out in the wilds?
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I recently got a Sport Kilt hiking kilt in a 21" length to keep it above the knee and I've been wearing it constantly because it's so comfortable and looks nice. I'm saving up for a few more.

I've tried a hiking skort but I felt like it constrained my leg movement a bit.
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Personal fave is the Mountain Hardwear Elkommando kilt, discontinued 12 years ago. They come up on ebay occasionally, usually in smaller sizes. Wear mine several times a week for hiking, weather permitting. Eventually it will wear out, so always on the lookout for alternatives. List posted below. The LightHeart Gear would be my next choice.

UT Kilts - "The Athlete" - polyester/spandex
DNKE - techlite rogue - 50/50 cotton polyester ripstop
LightHeart Gear - Hiking Skirt with Pockets
Purple Rain Adventure Skirts - Adventure Kilt

https://www.utkilts.com/the-athlete-gray-workout-kilt/
https://www.damnnearkiltem.com/products ... 5318446191
https://lightheartgear.com/products/hik ... -pockets-1
https://www.purplerainskirts.com/hiking ... -steelgrey
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Just like FLbreezy (above) I use Sport Kilt for my walking/hiking (sometimes running) Kilt. I have three so far. Two Irish related Tartans and a Lindsay Tarten - in honor of Mom.
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I do alot of hiking and walking on trails with my dog,
So i have a kilts that i wear when hiking.

I find there better then skirt for me dew to stronger material
No one mess's with a big guy in kilt
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Similar here, I have a Craghoppers Nosilife lightweight skirt for warmer weather hillwalking and longer, warmer skirts for cooler conditions. Travelled widely in the uk and scandinavia with absolutely no problems.
I was going to buy another Nosilife but they changed the design. My skirt has pockets on the front so the contents dont cause friction against your body, but the new skirt has pockets on the outside of the legs so the contents would be constantly rubbing against your thighs. Really stupid, imagine doing 15 miles with your car keys etc irritating your legs. If it aint broke, dont fix it. Do you think the fashionistas would take note?
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skirtedbrit wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:17 am
...but the new skirt has pockets on the outside of the legs so the contents would be constantly rubbing against your thighs. Really stupid, imagine doing 15 miles with your car keys etc irritating your legs?
Sounds a bit like the Direct Alpine Jasmine Skirt I have, though I don't find that the pockets on the side cause any issues and have had a phone on one side and car keys in the other for a full day.
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I wear my Lightheart hiking skirts all the time, except at work, need to wear a city supplied uniform, and on the motorcycle. I also wear Purplerain Adventure hiking skirts, mostly when I run. For the same reason I wear skirts hiking or backpacking. I also have a couple Purplerain hiking kilts.
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