If you follow this blog and my social media, you’ll know I am a big fan of the skort. A skort is a combination of under shorts and an over skirt. I usually wear a Flanci skort, but in the interests of sharing some skort love, I have tested a Berghaus Embira skort. I also asked my friend Geraldine to test this skort, for reasons that will become clear.
Features of the Berghaus Embira skort
- Four-way stretch fabric
- Breathable and quick drying
- Made with more than 50% recycled content and more than 90% bluesign® approved fabric
- PFC-free DWR (durable water repellent) finish
- Concealed security pocket at rear of waistband
- Two thigh stash pockets
- Weight: 185g (Size UK 10).
- Price: Was £65, now £32.50
- See Berghaus.
Review: Berghaus Embira skort
I am usually a UK10 but the skort was a little too neat so I asked Geraldine to be my tester. She agreed that the skort sizes small so it’s worth going up a size for a more comfortable fit.
Before giving Geraldine the skort I noted the simple design with useful pocket and the flattering A-line shape of the skirt. The water-resistant treatment is a good idea, too, although I do wonder how long that will last after washing the garment a few times.
I felt the shorts would be a bit short for my liking and when I wore the skort for a walk, the shorts did ride up my thighs. I prefer a skort that has longer legs, so they stay in place and therefore avoid issues with chafing. I also do not like the feeling of shorts becoming wrinkled pants, which happens when the legs of the shorts do not stay in place.
However, Geraldine didn’t find the shorts an issue. She reports that they did tend to ride up when running but it didn’t cause her any discomfort.
Geraldine’s feedback included many pros, such as a no-fuss design and good comfort. She likes the high waist and the wider waistband for a comfortable fit.
She says: “The skort has a lot of good points. It’s very practical and has well-placed pockets. It is also quick drying.”
Geraldine has also found the water-repellency to be long-lasting. She says: “I have washed the skort many times but it still keeps the worst of the wet off when I am running in the rain. It has also kept its shape and colour.
“I have worn the skort a lot for for walking and running and I really like it.”