Bent Johnson

Jun 11, 2023

Best Skorts

Athleta Ace Tennis Skort

The Athleta Ace Tennis Skort is available in two lengths: 13.5” and 15.5”, sizes XXS-3X, in a variety of colors. The skort has a zipper stash pocket on the upper back, perfect for an ID and your key. Then on the legs of the undershorts are two pockets perfect for your cell phone, and even a slim cardholder wallet (note that it doesn’t have a traditional ball pocket for tennis players). It is definitely a flippy/flare style; those who feel they have enough on the bottom half may find this skort adds more volume than you desire.

The Soho Skort is made from a lightweight performance fabric Athleta calls Recycled Featherweight Stretch™. The waistband is more like traditional activewear leggings fabric, the undershorts are a micromesh fabric. The skort has two front pockets and two back zipper pockets. Out of the box, I saw why so many of you love this skort.

Lands’ End Skorts

The Lands’ End Active Skort is available in black and navy, regular sizes XS-3X and petites in XS-XL. The poly/spandex fabric offers UPF50 sun protection. The skort has an interior pocket big enough for a phone and an exterior back pocket to secure your keys and ID.

This skort is the kind of fabric you’d expect from board shorts, and the undershorts are swimsuit material. While I own 3.5″ shorts (the length of the undershorts) and find they work for my 5’3″ self for preventing chub rub, these undershorts felt like true boyshorts; my bum was spilling out the back and my thighs immediately shimmied these up to my crotch.

This skort would be great if you desire more coverage in your swimwear. It would be fantastic with a swim top for a sassy pool look, and with a rashguard you’ll be protected and looking great on the beach. But this skort is not meant to prevent chafing for much more than a walk to Thrasher’s Fries on the boardwalk

Duluth Trading Co. Skorts

This is a nice skort. The shorts are looser and lighter weight than the Athleta skorts, and like Athleta, I found the undershorts too short and they ended up riding up on me after about two blocks. The shorts could easily be an inch or two longer and still be hidden under the skirt, even when sitting. The fabric is heavier than I would usually choose for summer, but for some reason. it was comfortable on a hot “soupy” day in July.

BALEAF UPF 50+ 20″ Knee Length Golf Skort w/ Pockets

This skort is advertised as knee length. It is a poly/spandex blend and has an adjustable waistband, two secure pockets (one in the waistband good for your ID, one zipper one in back good for keys), and two front pockets deep enough to hold a large smartphone and keep it in place even when hiking up a hill. It’s available in a bunch of colors in sizes XS-XXL; I ordered Deep Pink in Large.

And most importantly? The undershorts are long enough and stay in place. The waist didn’t grow, it didn’t fold over. I found the fit very cute over my curves. The only issue I found with this skort was the lack of a more secure pocket for a smartphone. Those with smaller phones may be able to tuck it into the back zipper pocket, but a pocket on the mesh undershorts would have made this pretty darn perfect.

Chico’s UPF50 Neema Skort

This is the kind of skort I was looking for. The fabric is like the Athleta Soho Skort – a stretchy but crepe-y performance fabric. It has a stretchy waistband but also a drawstring for a secure fit. The skirt isn’t too fitted but isn’t flippy, and it hits at a nice point above my knee. But the best part? The undershorts fit great and barely budge, even through hours of sightseeing in the blistering heat with sweat running down your legs.

Zella Taylor Skort

The skort performed great. The shorts stayed in place through the entire walk; no need to yank them down. I liked the fabric which didn’t cling and was lightweight. However, both the undershorts and the waistband were made out of a heavier fabric that was NOT moisture-wicking.

L.L.Bean Vista Camp Skort

The same happened with this skort. I could barely get it on over my butt, the waist fell so high it was near my ribcage, and the skirt poked out on the sides like jodhpurs. The only reason I am sharing this review is because the skort is a nice fabric, a good length, and if you do well with L.L.Bean bottoms this may be a good choice for you.

Girlfriend Collective Moss Skort

This skort was super short. When I bent over the backview was indecent. And the shorts rode up as soon as I stepped; they were essentially boyshort underwear offering more modesty than a pair of underwear, but nowhere enough length to stop thigh chafing.

It was also very high waisted; the combination inspired this post about skorts for grown women. I would have loved this skort if I were 26. But at 46, I felt like I’d be going out on the town in a skirted swimsuit

Arctix Women’s Active Skort

Arctix is an outdoor activity retailer for men, women, and children that is also nicely priced. It also has a great size range for women from XS (0/2) to 4X (28/30). You can find Arctix at several outdoor stores; Amazon is the authorized online seller. I never tried Arctix before, but a few of you recommended the brand so I ordered their Active Skort in the 17″ length in size Large Regular, which is a 12/14. This skort is available in a range. ofcolors in sizes XS-4X with short and tall options.