CMP Woman Skirt with Inner shorts (aka, a skort)
I asked my running friend Jo, of TrailFest, to test and review the CMP Woman Skirt with Inner shorts. CMP is an Italian sportswear brand and this year they have launched a trail running collection.
The CMP Woman Skirt with Inner shorts is a straightforward name for a product – and I like that. I get annoyed by silly and fancy jargon and names.
The inner shorts were a bit “short” for me (I prefer a longer inner shorts leg) but Jo is happy to wear shorter shorts. (Frankly, so she should since her legs are slim and shapely enough to show off.)
There is not a great deal of detail on the website about the product. There is a symbol to indicate it’s breathable. Basically it’s a lightweight skirt over a pair of Lycra-style inner shorts. It’s all attached, so I would call it a skort.
I am a big fan of skorts:
On test: CMP Woman Skirt with Inner shorts
Jo likes the skirt for a number of reasons including:
Flattering look: “Running skirts look good.”
Flattering fit: The skirt is a great cover up if you prefer not to display you bum and upper thigh area. The back of the skirt is slightly longer than the front, which is a bonus.
Comfort: The inner shorts are not too tight but they are very comfortable. The skirt is cooling and easy to wear. The waist band is wide enough to be comfortable against the skin.
Colour: The grey skirt contrasts with a pink waistband and orange inner shorts. Jo really likes the bright orange inner shorts because they match her new TrailFest t-shirt.
Price: At less than £40 this is a reasonably priced skort. Many others on the market are expensive.
Jo had a few dislikes:
Chafing: Because the inner shorts are quite short, if you plan to run far or in hot weather you may well suffer inner-thigh chafing.
Small pocket: There is a zipped pocket at the rear of the waist area but it’s too small to be very useful. Jo said: “It’s fine for a key but not even big enough for a small mobile phone. It would be great is the pocket was a little larger to make it more useful.”
Sizing: The sizing appears to be a little large. Jo thought the small was quite roomy and she said she might be tempted to go for an XS next time.