Yes, that is an exclamation point you see in the title. How can I call something “ultra skirt” without an exclamation point?
And it does indeed deserve one, as this skirt is awesome. It arrived in the mail the day I had a run planned with some girlfriends, so naturally I had to give it a go. I had run into a woman running in a Gym Girl Ultra out on the trails a few months ago, and she told me that she’s never been able to go back to shorts. Therefore, I had high hopes for the Gym Girl and I was not disappointed. I loved running in it – so comfortable, with a great quick drying fabric that wicked sweat away and kept me looking fresh and sharp. There was really something fun about knowing that not only was I getting a great workout but I was also looking really cute while doing it.
The undershorts (“shorties” in Skirtsports parlance) hit me at about mid-thigh, enough to corral any bulginess while staying flattering and cool. The skirt itself hit a few inches above the knee and was a little longer in the back for an extra-flattering look. There is a slit on each side for ease of running, which also adds a cute bit of sassy flippiness. Best of all, the waist on the shorts is nice and low, just above the hipbones. It’s very comfortable and flattering, and helps keep you cool when you’re working hard. The shorties each had a little pocket on the outside of the leg to hold a car key or an mp3 player – and if it’s an mp3 player, there’s even a little grommet hole on the side of the skirt to properly route the headphones cord. Nicole DeBoom, founder of SkirtSports, thought of everything! And I had to find a way to get her into this review because is there a last name better than “DeBoom”? No! There’s not! It’s better than mine, even, and mine is pretty good too.
Sizing is slightly tricky and will depend on your preference. I am usually a size small but I found the small in the Gym Girl to be a little too clingy, so I opted for the medium, which is juuuuust ever so slightly too roomy, but it’s really probably only me that notices, and it’s better than worrying about panty lines. Oh! One other cool thing I noticed is that the shorties have a contrasting inner panel in the front so that it’s easy to tell whether you are putting your skirt on backwards. If you don’t understand why that is super useful, you probably don’t have enough going on in your life and can get dressed in luxurious leisure every day for every activity, and I don’t relate to you.