SKHOOP’s Original Skirt is where it all started. One extremely cold winter morning in 1999, SKHOOP's founder Sissi Kewenter was about to take her dog for a walk in Åre, Sweden. Putting on traditional snow pants seemed like nuisance at the time, but the further away from her house that they walked, the colder she got. As she began to freeze, Sissi started creatively developing the first insulated cover skirt as she raced back home where the Original Skirt was born.
The Original Skirt is the perfect warm accessory for those cold winter days, a perfect layer for long dog walks or just waiting for the bus.
2-way YKK right side zipper
1-way YKK zipper on the lower left side
2 pockets with YKK zippers
Waistline belt loops
Rear waistline elastic for a perfect fit
Shell: 100% polyester
80 g synthetic insulation, 100% polyester
Environmentally friendly DWR repels dirt and moisture
Length (size M): 35”
I have had two of these skirts which I bought because I am skinny and get cold very easily. The first skirt was a small size which I wore last year all winter long. This year it fell off of me on the first day. I gave it to my housekeeper whom it fit perfectly and she was thrilled to get it. Then came your one day sale. I ordered XS because I saw that this skirt is made a little tighter than the Mary Midi Down which I had to return because XS was too small. The result is that the original skirt now fits perfectly in the XS size and I have worn it only twice because of the unusually warm winter we are now having. I cannot recommend it more highly. I am saving it for dress wear when the temperature is low! The small Mary Midi Down is now my everyday skirt in cold weather. It is actually shorter than the Original Skhoop. Now I am looking for a deal on a sweater.
I bought this years ago after seeing two women pull them on at a workshop on a -40° day (one original, and one mini). I've since worn this twice in Whitehorse, in Ottawa, during Québec's Winter Carnival, and even in Victoria over pajamas during Snowpocalypse 2020. It's perfect for wet dog-walking in 1°, it's perfect for windy and dry Prairie -40°. BUY THIS NOW!
Canadian winter. I wear this skirt pretty much every day for 9 months of the year. Throw over my tights before and after gym. Same for over top of my big baggy dress post hot yoga. Then there is the insulating over fleece pants for walking the dog. Easy peasy, hassle free, looks so styling, hard to do and stay warm. One of the best investments in preserving body heat I've ever made. It's over 3 years old and still looks new. Bought one for my mom as well.
I ordered the original snowskirt for quickly throwing on to walk my dogs after work. The skirt seems very thin when you receive it and I found myself very skeptical that it would actually keep you warm. Much to my surprise it is fantastic! Way faster to put on than snow pants. It definitely cuts the wind much better than a long coat. I don’t really understand why. I also found it much warmer than my warmest jacket so I am now looking at coats. It is very well designed with side zippers and pockets. To enable movement and fast dressing. I definitely recommend it!
We're so happy to hear that your skirt exceeded expectations! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we hope you have many cozy dog walks this winter :)
I love this skirt. It's a wearable, weather-resistant sleeping bag for your lower half. Puffy jackets finally have their lower body counterpart. The side zippers allow you to adjust the skirt for warmth, more mobility, or for easy on-off over layers and shoes. It's lightweight, easily packable, and it can keep you warm and comfortable in a range of miserable outdoor conditions. The zippered pockets keep necessities secure yet easily accessible when adventuring or just trying to stay warm outside. The skirt even works as a small pillow in a pinch. This skirt will forever be a part of my packing list for any outing in cold conditions. I have honestly made permanent adventure friends who originally approached me to ask about this skirt. I have women (and men) asking about it almost every time I wear it. Thank you Skhoop for making insulated adventure skirts!
Hi Leslie! We are so happy to hear that your skirt has become such a staple in your adventure wardrobe. It is always nice to hear from customers who appreciate the versatility of a skirt as much as we do, love the pillow idea, I hadn't thought of that! Thanks for taking the time to share your kind words!