Mountain Hardwear Mighty Power Skort
Mountain Hardwear’s Mighty Power Skort has been a mighty nice surprise this spring. The Mighty Power Skort is not only extremely comfortable, but also breathable and dries quickly. The Might Power Skort features Body Besso Jersey that is super soft to the touch and stretchy to move with you.
The Mighty Power Skort features flat locked seams in all the key areas to eliminate chaffing. For instance, the inner shorts feature a gusseted crotch with its’ junctions made entirely of flat locked seams. The flat lock seams also run the entire length of the short along the midline in the front and rear, also a key location in my book.
The Mighty Power Skort features an outseam length of 3.5″. I am not entirely sure what an outseam length means in terms of a running /skort, yet the liner shorts have an inseam of 3.5″ and the total length of the garment, when measured from the top of the waistband to the bottom hem, is 13″. I found the length of the skort to be ideal, long enough to keep you covered yet about the same length as most of my favorite running shorts. The inner shorts were plenty wide to accomodate “runners quads”, yet stay in place to offer ample coverage so you need not worry about what the person behind you on the trail might be seeing. The skort also features a wide flat waist band that sits nicely on the hips and stays put while running, no bouncing or sliding up and down, even on the downhill. The waistband also features a small envelope pocket for a car key; it feels pretty secure, yet I didn’t really use it much as I typically run with a hand-held water bottle or vest.
I tested out the Mighty Power Skort mostly on runs of 2 or more hours and was extremely pleased with how comfortable it was. I never really had to think about the skort, which is the goal of any piece of running gear. In windy conditions, the skort didn’t flap up in the breeze and on hot/steamy runs the skort didn’t stick to my thighs. I also found that while wearing this skort I had a little bit more spunk in my step, maybe it was the bright ruby (red) color of the skort! The Mighty Power Skort is available in black, graphite, and ruby in sizes XS to XL.