Skirt Sports, the company that brought us the athletic skirt is now unleashing a line of shorts. I know, right? But hey, they did amazing things with the skirt and based on what I saw at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2012, they have done equally amazing things with the shorts.
The Redemption Run shorts, Redemption Fitness shorts and Redemption Capris are set to restore your faith in athletic shorts.
- Designed with lightweight, wicking fabric with UV sun protection of 25+, the Redemption Run shorts have built-in Spankies with full cheek coverage and soft leg binding and a bonded inseam help protect against chafing. The wide, four-way stretch tummy panel features a hidden interior pocket and gives full coverage in all the right places. The back-paneled waistband houses a five-inch zipper pocket with headphone cord portal on the middle back that can accommodate a phone, keys and nutrition. Available in Black, Blue Horizon and Oasis Print in sizes XS-XL. $50.
- The Redemption Fitness shorts offer flattering, body curving design lines with side panels and a wide-yoke waistband for ultimate freedom of movement. Kind of like the waistband in the Cruiser Girl and Breezer Bike Girl cycling skirts. The women-specific cut and subtle compression hold the shorts in place for no more creeping or chafing. Two pockets, one tucked away on the right thigh and one with a five-inch zipper on the middle back, allow wearers to bring along necessities like lip balm and media players. Reflective elements for low-light visibility make these shorts ideal for early morning and late evening runs. Available in Black in sizes XS-XL. $45.
- The Redemption capris hit at mid-calf with many of the same benefits as the Redemption Fitness Shorts but longer. The non-chafing, flat-lock stitching, wide-yoke waistband, hidden continuous drawcord, hidden five-inch zipper pocket on the middle back, and reflective elements for low-light visibility are all key features that make these Capris a great fit for everything from yoga to running. Available in Black in sizes XS-XL; MSRP $65.
- The Redemption Shorts line is completed with the Adventure Girl tank. This lightweight, semi-relaxed tank is made from an odor-controlled soft heathered fabric and offers UPF 50+ sun protection. A scoop neck, racerback styling and slimming flat-lock contour design lines, two-inch drop-tail back with a deep open back pocket for media players, nutrition, keys and lip balm just makes it more likeable. Available in White, Blue Horizon and Sunset Punch in sizes XS-XL; MSRP $50.
The Redemption Shorts, Capris and Adventure Girl tank will be available at retail in Spring 2013. If you live in Minneapolis, REI and Gear West Bike and Tri carry Skirt Sports products. You can also purchase online at skirtsports.com.