Short Down Skirt
A classic in the SKHOOP collection, the Short Down Skirt combines sportiness and warmth in all the right ways. For a unique combination of flexibility and fashion, the Short Down Skirt is slightly longer in the back than in the front. Perfect for keeping you warm in the cold winter weather. This is a customer favorite for all your winter activities!
2-way YKK side zipper on the right side
1-way YKK zipper on the lower left
2 hand pockets in the front with YKK zippers
Waistline belt loops
Rear waistline elastic for a perfect fit
Shell: 100% polyester
80/20 down/feather RDS Certified Down insulation, 650 fill power
Environmentally friendly DWR repels dirt and moisture
Weight 330 g
Length (size M, front/back): 17”/20”
Love this skirt—I mean, a puffy down coat for my buns and thighs—what’s not to love about that! I’m 5’5 and 125-129 w mtn runner butt and thighs and got the small given I’m in between sizes... this gives a trimmer look (which I honestly don’t care about but don’t dislike either) and is perfectly fine over running tights... it’s a little snug over jeans which doesn’t impact walking thanks to the awesome side zips but does make it a bit more challenging to sit around a fire unless I get more liberal w the zipper openings due to the snugness across the butt/thighs. I still love it and have been wearing it on cold dog walks, school walks, and just around because it makes me so happy. :)
Got the Short Down Skirt in a size Large as an early Christmas present. I'm 5'7" and 162lbs. The large fits perfectly. I was looking for a warm layer that was easy to put on and wouldn't interfere with my knee brace. It's been a great layer to throw on for single digit dog walks, an excellent outer layer to add on windy mountain summits and comfortable and surprisingly durable on unexpected butt slides down rugged terrain. I like that it doesn't take up much room in my pack and goes on quick over boots. The 2 way side zipper offers the option of adjusting the side opening to fit your stride needs- no problem X-C skiing or scrambling over boulders. The slightly longer rear length meant that when I slid butt first down a hill I didn't get much snow up my skirt ;) The length and warmth (over a pair of thick leggings) was just what I needed to stay comfortable on a 14 mile mountain hike at 15 degrees. Excellent product! Incredibly happy with this purchase!
I bought this skirt over a decade ago. I was teased because no one had heard of Skhoop or seen anything like it before, but people LOVED (and still love) this skirt. Almost every woman I know now has one. After so many years of relentless wear, I finally have to replace my original (and 2 others) because, alas, my bum finally got a tad bigger. It’s been a remarkably tough friend- every zipper is intact, no rips or tears- and I’m really rough on clothes. I can’t say enough about the versatility, durability and functional design of this skirt. It deserves industry recognition/design awards, IMO. Trying to get my “friluftsliv” on more than ever in these unfathomable times. Just buying a navy blue medium replacement skirt. Probably have to wait until better times to afford the winter wardrobe I once had. Thank you, Skhoop! Woop! Woop!
Hi Maureen, Thank you so much for your review, I am so happy to hear that your skirt has been such a loyal companion! You must have been one of our very first customers, thank you for sticking with us, we appreciate it so so much and we wish you many fabulous, and cozy, outings in your new skirt! Stay well! Megan
I went to a local retailer in Fairbanks, Alaska to try on these skirts. One thing I will say is if possible, try on before you buy. I measured as a medium but went with a large, because I will likely wear this skirt over jeans. I’m 5’3” and 140lbs. The quality of the skirt is amazing. Lightweight, “packable” so it won’t take up much room in a bag or suitcase. I ordered online to get the color I wanted for the Short Down Skirt (ruby red). Being that I live in rural Alaska, I thought it might take a while to get to me. To my pleasant surprise, my skirt shipped from Anchorage and made it to me 3 days after I ordered! There was even a very sweet handwritten note and a logo sticker. I am so impressed with this company for the customer service alone. The skirt is good quality too, covers almost to my knees because I’m short!
The Short Down Skirt is absolutely a winter must have! It is warm, stylish, and comfortable. It has perfectly placed pockets which are nice and deep, and the side zippers allow for great range of motion. I'm 5'7" and 120 lbs and the small fits perfectly. I prefer to have skirts sit lower on my waist and the elastic band in the back allows for that. Great skirt and a great company. The skirt quickly arrived (and I'm on the east coast) and was accompanied by a lovely handwritten note. So glad I found this company!!