Here at Purple Rain Adventure Skirts we believe to our core that hiking in a skirt is an AMAZING alternative to hiking in pants or short. But as the old slogan goes … don’t take our word for it! Today, we want to share excerpts from several reviews that tout the benefits of hiking skirts, including a couple from male converts.
UL Weekend Warrior
Until this year, I probably would have laughed at the idea of wearing a skirt. I’m a big, burly man, after all! After hearing lots of good things from hiking friends (including other men), I decided to give skirts a more serious look …
I’ve been hiking in this skirt for a few months now, and I love it. It helps keeps my undercarriage cool and dry in hot weather, but can be paired with running tights or base layers for use in the winter. The skirt also provides an improved range of motion over pants or shorts. You don’t have to worry about splitting your pants when you’re wearing a skirt! This product also makes potty breaks simpler, especially if you decide to go commando! ...
All-in-all, this is a great product. If you’re a man, be sure to ask questions about the sizing, and you’ll be fine. The biggest question is: Are you man enough to hike in a skirt?
Full article: https://ulweekendwarrior.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/purple-rain-adventure-skirts/
Think skirts are just for business casual? One tester wore this one in everything from downpours to desert heat on thru-hikes of the PCT, CDT, and AT. It’s still her favorite layer: “The airflow prevents chafing, it’s easy for me to change baselayers while remaining modest, and the poly/Lycra blend lasted for literally thousands of miles on the trail,” she says. But what really won her over were the four pockets. There are two large enough for a topo map or phablet, and two smaller ones perfect for lip balm and snack bars. In lieu of a slit for mobility, the Lycra offers enough stretch to accommodate scrambling over “Volkswagen Beetle-size” boulders, she says.
Full article: https://www.backpacker.com/gear/purple-rain-skirt
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