Outdoor Research Expressa Skort - Women's

Go ahead and falsely moon away.

The Outdoor Women’s Research Expressa Skort features breathable, lightweight polyester fabric so you can wear it on trail, to the gym, or around town.

  • Four-way stretch polyester fabric is lightweight, quick-drying, and moisture wicking for extra comfort when you're active
  • Drawcord top for easy adjustment
  • Stretchy inner short also features a security pocket
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Can't get on!

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 4

There is absolutely no stretch to this and no zipper. Could not get over my hips by a long shot. I wanted to like this but would have to go up several sizes to get it on and then would be too big everywhere else.

Cute and Comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10

I am a creature of habit, so when I love something I REALLY love something and typically don't own just one. Over the years I have had 2 of these. They look good and are 100% functional in every day life. From job interviews to wrenching on bikes to a weekend hike- I have literally taken this skort everywhere. I am a fan of practicality- if I can dress something up and take it on a hike- it's a real staple winner in my books!

Questions? I'm an Expert Gearhead and let me know: mdavin@backcountry.com

Difficult to put on

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Like laschubert2346412 below, I had a very difficult time pulling the skort on due to the inelastic waist band. I went for my normal size (small) so I get a bit of a workout getting the garment on (would never do this in front of my boyfriend.. it's not a pretty sight), but once it's on, I really like it.

Do the inner shorts have silicon gribbers...

Do the inner shorts have silicon gribbers to keep them from riding up?

Best Answer

Hey Vail,



The shorts do not have a silicon gripper.

favorite athletic skirt!

    When I trail run or hike, I like a skort that moves with me and is light enough for me to forget its there. The Expressa Skort nails it for me. Really light and breathable inner short with lycra, and a really fluid skirt fabric makes the skort the one to get.

    Just got this!!

      This just showed up in the mail for me in Blossom. I love the cut and can't wait to put it to use as soon as the spring rain subsides in the Pacific Northwest. It is light and comfy, perfect for running or hiking. I usually wear a medium or 8, but this one fits a little snug. I'll probably stick with the 8, but for a looser fit, don't hesitate to order a size up from your norm.

      Extremely comfortable!

        This is a super comfortable skort! The inner short is stretchy and comfortable and the outer skirt flows nicely and has minimal stretch. There's a zip pocket on the back of the right hip that is plenty big enough for money and credit cards or keys. I haven't exercised in the skort, but I did wear it outside on some really hot days and it performed beautifully.

        The design is a little odd. The skirt doesn't have a zipper, so it's one of those that you have to pull over your hips. There's a stretchy drawstring around the waistband to keep the garment up. I usually wear a 6 or an 8 in shorts and skirts (5'8", 150#), so I ordered an 8. I couldn't get it over my hips and ended up with a 10. It fits fine, even if I don't tie the drawstring, but it does ride low on my hips.

        Overall, this is a great choice, but you might order a couple of sizes and see which one fits the best - especially if you're curvy!

        Great Athletic Skirt

          Flirty and functional with a built-in brief... I love this skirt hiking as well as for playing ultimate frisbee (the brief is great!). It is super cute on but a word of warning, the length is a little on the short side... It hits around mid-thigh.

          I love it and it is super flattering! I'm 5'4", 115lbs and size 4 is perfect...

          Bitchin'

            I wear this skort literally 4 times a week. It's perfect for warm-weather bike commuting and actually (the black version) works for meetings if worn with a more dressy top. I think that the a-line fit of this is great, the fabric drapes well and it's holding up very nicely through a LOT of abuse. I would buy it in tan but it's not available ...

            Disappointed

              Did not like how the skort looked once the drawstring was gathered, and did not like the one pocket placement as it was hard to get into...was not happy that I had to pay for the return shipment...

              Heaven

                Love this skirt. I had to go down a size so I returned my first shipping and am now ordering one in each color. The fabric is fabulous, it hangs nice and is so light. Not sure I need anything else for summer. We need more colors......more more more.

                ADORE these skorts!!

                  I bought these in Pumice and Black and couldn't be happier. When my girlfriend saw them she went right out and ordered some for herself. The short is a cool stretchy fitted short, kind of like thin bike shorts. They did not ride or bunch up at all. The skirt is so breathable and cool and comfortable, and just the right sporty length (I'm 5'7" with fairly long legs). I took them to Greece for climbing around ruins, walking around the city, lounging in cafes, and they were perfect. Very functional but also very cute, flirty and stylish (my husband loves them). They were very packable, washed in a flash in those little European sinks, or you could just brush out the occasional stain, and they dried wrinkle-free in no time.

                  awesome skort!!

                    I never write reviews, h/e this skort warranted one. I'm a referee for field hockey and lacrosse and wear it several times a week in all types of weather, sprinting up and down playing fields. It is durable, waterproof and attractive. I'm so excited that I found it online since I bought in another state last August. I'm buying 2 more, not because somethings wrong, I just can't keep up washing it.

                    The BEST Skort

                      I cannot tell you how much I love this skort. The short is comfy and the skirt is stretchy and light. Great fit, super cute styling!