The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $55
The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt is a great skirt for trail running or hiking! I have used it on multiple hiking trips and it has performed exceptionally well. If you are looking for a stylish, yet comfortable change from your hiking pants, you should check out this skirt!
- Appropriate length
- The shorts stay put, which reduces chafing
- Comes in great colors
- 3 pockets
- Pricey in comparison to other trail running skirts
The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt is my favorite hiking skirt. It fits very well. I would say that it is true to size. It has a stretchy waistband with a tie in the front, so you can adjust it for the perfect fit. It is very comfortable.
The liner shorts are the key to this skirt. The elastic in the bottom that fits the quads actually stays in place, but is not so tight that it cuts off the circulation. They fit just tight enough to stay in place comfortably. This was my very first concern about this skirt, because I personally have an odd q-angle in my hips that makes me very susceptible to chafing.
I have another trail running skirt, the Patagonia All Weather Skirt, and I constantly have to adjust the liner shorts. I am much more apt to wear this skirt than that one because the constant adjustments are very annoying. I feel very comfortable bending over or moving in general on the trail because the liner shorts to stay where they are supposed to. It is also very lightweight. I barely notice that I am even wearing it.
This skirt breathes very well! I have never overheated in it. It is also moisture wicking, and does a great job of it. It utilizes The North Face's patented VaporWick fabric.
One of my favorite features of this skirt is the pockets. It has one zipper pocket on the rear and one on the outside of each leg.
I have had this skirt for about two years now. I have worn it on several hikes through spring, summer, and fall. It has performed very well. I have yet to come up with a problem with it. The material has held up very well through several washes. It still looks as good as it did when I bought it! I am 5'4" and about 130 lbs. I wear a medium in this and in most other skirts and shorts.
Specs: (cited from Altrec, where I purchased the skirt from)
- Material: 86% polyester, 14% elastane stretch woven; 92 g/sq m
- Panels: 92% polyester, 8% elastane knit mesh; 140 g/sq m
- Panels: 100% polyester jersey; 198 g/sq m
- Short liner: 92% polyester, 8% elastane knit mesh; 140 g/sq m
- Light, breathable, stretch-woven skirt
- Zipper back pocket
- Boy short liner with Sanitized® Silver
- Stash pockets in short liner
- Mesh panels
- Front and rear side vented pleat
- Reflective logos
- Inseam: 4.5 in short, 14.25 in skirt outseam
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A technical running skirt from The North Face, Eat My Dust offers a forgiving fit with just the right amount of coverage. The modern skirt design and ruffled detailing reminds men on the trail they just got smoked by a girl....
Combining no-holds-barred performance with the comfort of a soft, feminine skirt, the North Face Eat My Dust skort is ready for tough trail runs or gym workouts. Both the liner shorts and the skirt fabric wick moisture away and dry quickly; gusset is treated with silver salt to help reduce odors. Fabric is treated with a Durable Water Repellent finish that causes moisture to bead up and roll off. Mesh panels placed over high-heat areas enhance ventilation. Carry a small item, such as a key or energy gel, in the rear zippered pocket; liner shorts feature a small stash pocket that stores a key or ID. Contoured mesh waistband; ruched side panels; MP3 cord hole. The North Face Eat My Dust skort has reflective logos for increased visibility in dim light. Closeout.
All those weeks of work are finally paying off; celebrate your final week of training for the first race of the season and take to the trails in The North Face Women's Eat My Dust Skirt. In this flirty, fun, but ultimately athletically oriented skort you'll feel as good as you look because the stretchy boy short won't chafe or bunch, and the outer skirt stretches with your every move. Come to think of it, it could be the perfect bottom for race day, too.
A technical skirt that is a great alternative to shorts, especially for women who have a hard time finding the perfect-fitting short.