Rated5out of5byMoJoWinterParkCOfromEXCELLENT SKORT!!This skort is EXCELLENT! I cannot say enough about the fit and quality of craftsmanship. I'm a bit 'shapely' in the hips & prefer skorts over shorts when I workout. Purchased this for a 25 mile hike through Rocky Mountain National Park from Estes Park to Grand Lake. PERFECT WEAR! Also does not hold smell, wrinkle & dries quickly overnight & looks fabulous. LOVE LOVE LOVE this skort. Will be buying in additional colors.
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated4out of5byjbicetimefromPLEASE BRING IT BACK NEXT YEAR!!!I am reviewing the PLUS-SIZED version of this skirt (it's no longer available for review).
I love this skirt for anything from walking the dog to gardening to hiking to work. That's the beauty of it: the hugging shorts underneath (unlike other skorts I've bought) make you feel comfortable wearing this for ANY activity. You are covered and yet the skirt portion looks good enough to wear to work. I will add the caveat that I live in the Boulder area so it's a more casual atmosphere here than say...NYC!
It's super comfortable and the skirt material is lightweight but durable. It's also stretchy which was a surprise because it doesn't look like that kind of material. And I'll add that while it IS stretchy, it DOESN'T stretch out. It retains its shape throughout the day... no bagginess, no misshapen mess.
As for size... I usually wear a 20 or 22. I got this in 20 and it's plenty big, so maybe it does run a little large, although I'm retaining my "true to size" ratings because it works perfectly for me! I carry most of my weight in my waist and this fits my body fine. With that being said, perhaps this would fit a more athletic/boxy body better than someone whose waist is small in comparison to their hips.
I do agree with one other reviewer that the shorts portion sometimes feels a bit warm, but don't try to 'fix' this!! My experience with REI is that each year a new version of my previous favorites seems to emerge and it's nothing like the original.
I love this skirt for summer (and perhaps beyond), so PLEASE bring it back next year in some other colors. I've already purchased the two you offer.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated5out of5byShantiFrecklesfromGreat skort - hope it doesn't changeI bought this skort on a whim, as I generally do not wear skirts or skorts, but I loved the skort idea. I have worn this in hot days playing golf, playing tennis, going for a walk, going for a neighborhood road bike ride. Perfect length. Loved the zipper pockets, and the pockets were deep enough for tennis balls or golf glove and ball. The shorts are light and cool. Everything is stretchy. I am 5'4" and around 135 lbs, 58 years old, and the 10 was a perfect fit, maybe a little loose. Not too long or too short. I liked the waist string tie, and I was able to snug up the fit based on what I was doing. I hope to get another.
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated5out of5bySarah LfromLOVE this skort!I ordered four skorts, tried them all on, and this one won. I love the styling, fabric, and the comfort. It is perfect for travel - heading out this summer and this skort will take me everywhere! Will order it in the beige, too, for a back up. I have already recommended it to friends.
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated2out of5byAcadiaphilefromGreat in Theory; Not in PracticeI was hoping that this would replace my long-loved Patagonia Duway skort. I was particularly looking forward to this skort's full-sized pockets. To my considerable disappointment, the Rendezvous Skort fell short. The overall fit was poor--the waist was too big but I anticipated that a smaller size wouldn't have helped the overall fit that much. The drawstring at the waist seemed odd on a skort. When I put my hands into the mesh-lined pockets my wedding and engagement rings got caught on the mesh (let me comment that these rings aren't adorned with any rock-sized jewels and I'd never had a similar problem with pocket--even those made of mesh). Putting keys in these pockets seemed like a big mistake. The built-in shorts are made of a knit fabric which I anticipated would feel pretty slimy on a hot, humid day (but maybe it really does wick well--I didn't get a chance to find out). On top of all this, the price was relatively high. In the end, I returned the skort.
Date published: 2013-05-29
Rated4out of5byChris67fromVery Comfy!The only reason I didn't give it a 5, was the shorts part, though extremely comfortable, were not as moisture wicking in hot weather as I thought they would be.
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated5out of5byGearGrrlfromMost comfortable skortthis skort is incredibly comfortable and flattering. I have three others in my closet and this one is definitely my favorite...It is suitable for running biking and any other outdoor activity other than swimming!
Date published: 2013-04-25
Rated5out of5byDarlenefromFabulous skirt/skort!First, I tried on at least 6 different skirts/skorts at REI and a few other similar stores. This skirt was just the right length for traveling and hiking/bike riding (not too short, not too long). Also, the waist and hip area fit me (lots of other brands did not). I love the zippered pockets - great for traveling. I hesitated to spend this much money on a skort, but I've found it to be a very good value. Next test for this skort - one month in Ecuador.
Date published: 2013-04-17
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