When Hydrochic approached me asked if I would like to try out their running skort I was quite excited. I've never run in shorts before .. or a skirt for that matter. Why? I'll let you in on a secret .. my thighs touch together! Yep, they do and I really don't like the look of it when I'm a sweaty mess, struggling with my run. Nor do I like to be running along pulling out crumpled fabric from between my thighs. I know, it sounds pretty bad hey! But I thought that I would give it a go because of the skirt part ... it covers up that your shorts might be riding up between your legs!
|The shorts underneath|
I found the Hydrochic running skort to be quite a nice length .. not too short ( not pretty ) and not too long. The length allowed me to feel comfortable while running and not too hot, especially while I was running about 9am during those really hot few weeks we had a month or so ago.
Another great benefit of the Hydrochic skort is that the fabric is UPF ( Ultraviolet Protection Factor ) 50+ which is super high protection. Most definitely a requirement in the hot Australian sun! Even though the fabric has such a high protection factor it isn't thick and heavy. It's nice and soft and doesn't rub anywhere.
Even though it is called a running skort, I also wore it during one of my workout sessions outdoors. It was a circuit type session and I wanted to see what it was like as I moved through a lot of other movements .. you know, fun stuff like burpees, squats, lunges etc. It allowed a lot of movement without revealing some of those things that just shouldn't be revealed!
Now I've worn the skort a few times, would I recommend them? Yes, I would and I'm actually considering purchasing another pair for when it's hot here. I may become a convert to shorts but we'll see ...
And, in case you were wondering, yes I did wash the skort between wears. Throw them in the wash and then hang on the line and they're done. They are still holding up and haven't shrunk as some stretchy clothes are known to do!
Hydrochic are new in Australia but if you are keen to give these a go, check out Hydrochic's website here .. they have a wide range of gear and quite reasonable prices too!
Have you ever worn a skort? Or shorts? Or are you a cover your knees type of girl?
Stay active, stay healthy!
** Hydrochic provided me with the running skort to trial for the purposes of this review. These are my own thoughts and opinions on the garment.