I would be hesitant to wear a skirt on the trail

by Ann
(Dayton, Ohio)

Although I think I have the legs to carry it off, I am a women of a certain size, i.e. a size 16, not a size 2, so frankly my thighs would rub together and I would chafe. Before I found the pants with the zip off legs, shorts were even too short and I would wear a pair of biking shorts to prevent the chafing. Is that what one wears under a skirt?
Otherwise, I think it would be too cute to wear a skirt to hike in. I have some scooter skirts I wear instead of shorts just around town and I feel cuter and more fun.

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Chaffing woes
by: Jin

I too have a normal size body. I wear size 14/16 also and find I have less chafing with a skirt than with shorts. Shorts tend to ride up, roll up, and the seams rub raw spots. Skirts let air flow to keep my parts happy.
If I still have trouble, I slip into leggings or long john bottoms.
Who doesn't like being cute on the trail as well as around town?
Keep on moving...

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When chafing...
by: Anonymous

For those bigger girls who chafe, try using the men's Under Armour Heatgear Armour Compression Shorts (mid length).
These have worked well for me, I am a size 20 and I use a men XXL. When out hiking with pants, or leggings, I was chafing. Since using these I have not chafed at all.
Now I am looking forward to using a skirt with them.

Happy trails.

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