Pearl Izumi Infinity Run Skirt Review
I was finally able to take the Pearl Izumi Infinity Run Skirt out thanks to the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having here in Colorado. I’ve been a traditionalist for a long time and really hadn’t run in a skirt much. Now, after trying out the Infinity I fully understand their popularity—it’s empowering to run in a skirt.
Pearl Izumi Infinity Run Skirt Fit
The Pearl Izumi Infinity Run Skirt is true to size and I really like that the boxer brief is fully integrated. The skirt’s design is slim fit and the front, at 11.25″ length, sat a little more than half way up my thighs. The side slits on the skirt are flattering, and prevent the fabric from getting bunched up between your legs.
The waistband in particular stood out to me as really well designed; it’s both wide and low rise. I like my bottoms to sit on my hips, not my belly button. So where the waistband sits on my activewear is always a make or break consideration for me. The waistband on the Pearl Izumi Infinity Run Skirt stayed in place and like any decent pair of running shorts, provided the same comfort mile after mile.
Pearl Izumi Infinity Run Skirt Features
The Infinity is part of Pearl Izumi’s ELITE series which is intended for the non-competitive athlete. So if you’re a avid runner but not an animal, this is the perfect product for you. It features Pearl Izumi’s ELITE Transfer fabric for both the boxer brief and the skirt itself making it very lightweight. ELITE Transfer fabric is ideal for ventilation and moisture management, but as I’ve not been running this in very warm winter weather I can’t speak to the moisture management yet on this product. I can say that on other the Pearl Izumi products I’ve used that are made with the ELITE fabric, the moisture management lives up to it’s promise.
The Pearl Izumi Infinity Run Skirt does have elastic silicone grippers in the boxer brief’s to keep them in place and prevent them from riding up underneath the skirt. Similar to the waistband I appreciate not having to constantly readjust and pull down the legs. I know sometimes people complain about the elastic being too tight, I did not experience that with this skirt.
The skirt has a single pocket on it across the back waist band. It’s small, not big enough for a phone or anything but would certainly fit a house key, ID and/or a jell.
Final Thoughts on the Pearl Izumi Infinity Run Skirt
At a price point of $60 MSRP I think the Pearl Izumi Infinity Run Skirt is a bit on the pricier side for a non-competitive athlete. That said, you do get a high quality piece of running apparel that will likely stand the test of time, and then it becomes a good value item. The design is intelligent and flattering making it worth the extra dollars in my opinion, but take a look at Pearl Izumi’s complete line of women’s specific running products for a skirt or shorts that fits your style.