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Lightweight Wrap Skirt !

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco(2017) Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(2019) CF
THIS is one of my most fabulous finds! A lightweight wrap skirt, quick dry, modest length, velcro adjustable waist, key pocket.... I wear legging capri's on my treks and have always thought them too tight ( obviously) for going into churches/cathedrals and looked for years for a simple wrap skirt to put on over the capri for a bit more modesty ( also to wear out at night, after showering, during night to cover up going to restroom, etc.... ) The fit is fabulous, very comfortable, slight kick pleat in the back so not too clingy on bum... weighs 6 oz in my size. I like the thought of throwing this on after showering without having to get into the next day's clothes. It comes in a few lengths, this one the more modest. Got it at Amazon ( have already worn it to work...completelty appropriate ). It is also marketed as a bathing suit cover up...lol Just thought I'd share in case others were hunting down something similar. The Brand Name is RipSkirt, comes in dozens of colors.
 

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LGLG

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
SJPP - Finisterre (2005) ; LePuy - Muxia (2007) ; Porto - SC. (2009) planning Lourdes- SC (2018)
Looks fabulous. A bit too short at my age... but I definitely second lightweight wrap around skirt, for those multi-purposes you mention. I got a silk, mid-knee Indian one, much lighter than a sarong - shower, after walk time in albergue or even around town, sleeping... no pockets though, and definitely not suitable for work. Yours is a great find.
 
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Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I wrote to them, asking if they have considered offering a mid-calf length version. That would be perfect.
Great idea! It would give a more modern, updated look to the Macabi skirt, which is loved by quite a few gals.
 

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco(2017) Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(2019) CF
I'm not the tallest gal on the camino and the longer version hits me mid knee. I see nothing immodest about that length. I think if someone wanted even more length, it would be really easy to simply sew an extension out of lace or a coordinating fabric. Having said that, the skirt at $40 USD for me was perfect. ( and just for the record, I'm no spring chicken...any age could wear this and look polished and respectful )
 

alaskadiver

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
May 2017-Camino Primitivo
April 2019-Camino de Invierno
I'm not the tallest gal on the camino and the longer version hits me mid knee. I see nothing immodest about that length. I think if someone wanted even more length, it would be really easy to simply sew an extension out of lace or a coordinating fabric. Having said that, the skirt at $40 USD for me was perfect. ( and just for the record, I'm no spring chicken...any age could wear this and look polished and respectful )
I don’t think age matters. I’m a young looking 52 and I wear a Purple Rain hiking skirt that’s just above my knees. Actually, all my dresses and skirts at knee length. Long skirts are unattractive on my 5’3 frame :) glad you found a skirt you like. I love hiking in a skirt.
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Year of past OR future Camino
C. Frances SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia (May 2016)
C. Frances (Sept 2017)
Camino Portugues (June 2019)
I'm not suggesting a longer skirt because of age. My shorts are well above my knees. I just like longer wrap skirts. Depending on the fabric, this might be multi-purpose on the camino, too. Looking forward to seeing how they look.
 
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Vanozza

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Year of past OR future Camino
I have walked part of the Camino Frances one and a half times. I ended in Sahagun in April 2019.
THIS is one of my most fabulous finds! A lightweight wrap skirt, quick dry, modest length, velcro adjustable waist, key pocket.... I wear legging capri's on my treks and have always thought them too tight ( obviously) for going into churches/cathedrals and looked for years for a simple wrap skirt to put on over the capri for a bit more modesty ( also to wear out at night, after showering, during night to cover up going to restroom, etc.... ) The fit is fabulous, very comfortable, slight kick pleat in the back so not too clingy on bum... weighs 6 oz in my size. I like the thought of throwing this on after showering without having to get into the next day's clothes. It comes in a few lengths, this one the more modest. Got it at Amazon ( have already worn it to work...completelty appropriate ). It is also marketed as a bathing suit cover up...lol Just thought I'd share in case others were hunting down something similar. The Brand Name is RipSkirt, comes in dozens of colors.
Fabulous idea! I also like leggings and I wear a long tunic over them for modesty especially when peeing behind a tree in the woods.
 

Lmsundaze

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
CF (2016), CP (2017)
THIS is one of my most fabulous finds! A lightweight wrap skirt, quick dry, modest length, velcro adjustable waist, key pocket.... I wear legging capri's on my treks and have always thought them too tight ( obviously) for going into churches/cathedrals and looked for years for a simple wrap skirt to put on over the capri for a bit more modesty ( also to wear out at night, after showering, during night to cover up going to restroom, etc.... ) The fit is fabulous, very comfortable, slight kick pleat in the back so not too clingy on bum... weighs 6 oz in my size. I like the thought of throwing this on after showering without having to get into the next day's clothes. It comes in a few lengths, this one the more modest. Got it at Amazon ( have already worn it to work...completelty appropriate ). It is also marketed as a bathing suit cover up...lol Just thought I'd share in case others were hunting down something similar. The Brand Name is RipSkirt, comes in dozens of colors.
I just looked at it, looks great! Can you share what size you got, or how the sizes are? Thanks!
 

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco(2017) Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(2019) CF
I just looked at it, looks great! Can you share what size you got, or how the sizes are? Thanks!
I'd say they run true to size. I wear a 12 and got the L which says 12-14, in the length #2 which is the longer one. They have velcro on both sides of the waist so they are somewhat adjustable for comfort. I recently washed it by hand, wrung it out and placed on a line to dry. Was dried in no time! Looking forward to bringing it on my Sept Camino.
 
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Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I asked Daughter No 1 what she thought about me doing the Camino in a kilt.

Her response was "ROFPML" - I said I'd remember that the next time I need to alter my will.

"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!
I am clueless what those letters stand for. I'm sure when you tell me I'll say "duh, I should have known"! :)
 
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Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2018
I am clueless what those letters stand for. I'm sure when you tell me I'll say "duh, I should have known"! :)
Both of my daughters are highly intelligent and well educate (No2 narrowly missed out on a 1st in Archaeology) but will insist on using textspeak instead of English.
No 1, for example, frequently sends messages address to "Dude" when I assume she meant to say "Dad".
I blame their mother.
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Year of past OR future Camino
C. Frances SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia (May 2016)
C. Frances (Sept 2017)
Camino Portugues (June 2019)
In Jamaica, they use DFL. "Dead from laugh."

ps - Please Just Say No to the kilt.
 
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BeatriceKarjalainen

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Year of past OR future Camino
Finished: See post signature.
Upcoming: Nothing planned
Looks fabulous. A bit too short at my age... but I definitely second lightweight wrap around skirt, for those multi-purposes you mention. I got a silk, mid-knee Indian one, much lighter than a sarong - shower, after walk time in albergue or even around town, sleeping... no pockets though, and definitely not suitable for work. Yours is a great find.
I'm using a belly dance veil in silk, weight 50 g as a skirt (after walking as I do walk in a Makabi skirt) and as a sarong after shower and as a sleeping gown. Similar to this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/HALF-CIRCL...8996-/262019043872?roken=cUgayN&soutkn=YWLRy6
 

annie.perso

New Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Will walk the camino francés in October 2018 and beginning of November
THIS is one of my most fabulous finds! A lightweight wrap skirt, quick dry, modest length, velcro adjustable waist, key pocket.... I wear legging capri's on my treks and have always thought them too tight ( obviously) for going into churches/cathedrals and looked for years for a simple wrap skirt to put on over the capri for a bit more modesty ( also to wear out at night, after showering, during night to cover up going to restroom, etc.... ) The fit is fabulous, very comfortable, slight kick pleat in the back so not too clingy on bum... weighs 6 oz in my size. I like the thought of throwing this on after showering without having to get into the next day's clothes. It comes in a few lengths, this one the more modest. Got it at Amazon ( have already worn it to work...completelty appropriate ). It is also marketed as a bathing suit cover up...lol Just thought I'd share in case others were hunting down something similar. The Brand Name is RipSkirt, comes in dozens of colors.


I've been using that kind of skirt for years (so many brand names do the job). For jogging, hiking and everyday activities. I prefer them to shorts, and I'll walk the camino in one of them. I don't even need a capri underneath for the ones I have have an 'integrated underwear' (never been easier to go pee in the wild with those). Capri only if cold.
 

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco(2017) Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(2019) CF

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco(2017) Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(2019) CF
I knew it was coming out, but last conversation with company they said would only be avail to ship mid Sept ... are they avail now ? I’m leaving in 8 days ! Lol. I love the fit and fabric of the one I have ... may buy the longer one for future walks
@JillGat ... thanks for update and thanks to this mfr for making plus sizes for the larger gals !
 
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lissie45

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Year of past OR future Camino
Planning to walk CF 2020 - once my partner recovers from cardiac surgery
Am I missing something? How big is the interior pocket? I can't see any mention of other pockets on the website. If I can;t put money,cards, passport, iphone in my pockets its not suitable for travel and I'll stick with my Macabi. Really annoys me too that they rip off international postage - $35 postage is nearly the cost of the skirt! And if its as light as they say it is it the shipping would be pretty low .
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Year of past OR future Camino
C. Frances SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia (May 2016)
C. Frances (Sept 2017)
Camino Portugues (June 2019)
If I got one, it wouldn't be for walking in. It would be for when I'm washing other stuff or want something non-hikerish to wear in certain settings. Wrap skirts are very comfortable and adjustable.
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Year of past OR future Camino
C. Frances SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia (May 2016)
C. Frances (Sept 2017)
Camino Portugues (June 2019)
I knew it was coming out, but last conversation with company they said would only be avail to ship mid Sept ... are they avail now ? I’m leaving in 8 days ! Lol. I love the fit and fabric of the one I have ... may buy the longer one for future walks

I believe it is available now.
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2020? Looks like.... nowhere! 😁
THIS is one of my most fabulous finds! A lightweight wrap skirt, quick dry, modest length, velcro adjustable waist, key pocket.... I wear legging capri's on my treks and have always thought them too tight ( obviously) for going into churches/cathedrals and looked for years for a simple wrap skirt to put on over the capri for a bit more modesty ( also to wear out at night, after showering, during night to cover up going to restroom, etc.... ) The fit is fabulous, very comfortable, slight kick pleat in the back so not too clingy on bum... weighs 6 oz in my size. I like the thought of throwing this on after showering without having to get into the next day's clothes. It comes in a few lengths, this one the more modest. Got it at Amazon ( have already worn it to work...completelty appropriate ). It is also marketed as a bathing suit cover up...lol Just thought I'd share in case others were hunting down something similar. The Brand Name is RipSkirt, comes in dozens of colors.
Looks good :)
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Year of past OR future Camino
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
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kelleymac

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Year of past OR future Camino
March/April 2015, Late April 2016, Sept/Oct 2017, April 2019.
I had to laugh about "modest length"-- I was always taught that the knees should be covered when going into a church-- not that many churches follow that rule anymore. (Although, I know some people going to St. Peter's in the Vatican were turned away for showing knees just a few years ago.) In Greece (early '90's), bare knees and bare shoulders were not allowed. There were baskets of wraps at the door so you could cover up. -- All this shows how old I am!
 

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco(2017) Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(2019) CF
If I got one, it wouldn't be for walking in. It would be for when I'm washing other stuff or want something non-hikerish to wear in certain settings. Wrap skirts are very comfortable and adjustable.
I agree...it fills the need to have something a tad more polished, without big bulky pockets and after walking. It's a 'travel skirt' not a hiking skirt. ( OP states it as such ...let's not get the macabi skirt bandwagon rolling...apples to oranges )
 
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KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco(2017) Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(2019) CF
I had to laugh about "modest length"-- I was always taught that the knees should be covered when going into a church-- not that many churches follow that rule anymore. (Although, I know some people going to St. Peter's in the Vatican were turned away for showing knees just a few years ago.) In Greece (early '90's), bare knees and bare shoulders were not allowed. There were baskets of wraps at the door so you could cover up. -- All this shows how old I am!

Actually, I'm from the same upbringing and as I'm short, the skirt covers my knees. Additionally I always cover shoulders with a wrap if I have a sleeveless blouse on. It is respectful no matter what country, church, religion affiliation or requirements posted at the door. Even in the little village churches in the evening, the locals are clean and respectfully dressed. I loved seeing the old women with their dresses and beads file in.
In Italy last May/June there were wraps being sold at the doors and people refusing to cover were not allowed in. They turned away a large group of teen girls on tour who all had short shorts on with sleeveless tops/bare shoulders. Their tour guide should have known better.

These places aren't museums, they are holy places.
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Year of past OR future Camino
C. Frances SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia (May 2016)
C. Frances (Sept 2017)
Camino Portugues (June 2019)
Am I missing something? How big is the interior pocket? I can't see any mention of other pockets on the website. If I can;t put money,cards, passport, iphone in my pockets its not suitable for travel and I'll stick with my Macabi. Really annoys me too that they rip off international postage - $35 postage is nearly the cost of the skirt! And if its as light as they say it is it the shipping would be pretty low .

I knew there had to be SOME kind of down-side to living in beautiful New Zealand! (Besides taking two days on an airplane to get to Spain)
 

lissie45

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Planning to walk CF 2020 - once my partner recovers from cardiac surgery
I knew there had to be SOME kind of down-side to living in beautiful New Zealand! (Besides taking two days on an airplane to get to Spain)
There are ways around it - but yeah Americans have no idea how much they have in terms of choice and price of consumer goods, specialist clothing particularly
 
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KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco(2017) Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(2019) CF
THIS is one of my most fabulous finds! A lightweight wrap skirt, quick dry, modest length, velcro adjustable waist, key pocket.... I wear legging capri's on my treks and have always thought them too tight ( obviously) for going into churches/cathedrals and looked for years for a simple wrap skirt to put on over the capri for a bit more modesty ( also to wear out at night, after showering, during night to cover up going to restroom, etc.... ) The fit is fabulous, very comfortable, slight kick pleat in the back so not too clingy on bum... weighs 6 oz in my size. I like the thought of throwing this on after showering without having to get into the next day's clothes. It comes in a few lengths, this one the more modest. Got it at Amazon ( have already worn it to work...completelty appropriate ). It is also marketed as a bathing suit cover up...lol Just thought I'd share in case others were hunting down something similar. The Brand Name is RipSkirt, comes in dozens of colors.



THIS SKIRT WAS PERFECT!!! I wore this near every night after showering on the Camino Portuguese and it was great! It was just right for evenings, great as coverup for bathroom breaks at night in albergues, adjustable waist perfect when the old body starts morphing from dropped pounds. Lots of compliments too!
Just thought I'd pass along the consumer tested report !
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I had to laugh about "modest length"-- I was always taught that the knees should be covered when going into a church-- not that many churches follow that rule anymore. (Although, I know some people going to St. Peter's in the Vatican were turned away for showing knees just a few years ago.) In Greece (early '90's), bare knees and bare shoulders were not allowed. There were baskets of wraps at the door so you could cover up. -- All this shows how old I am!
I just saw a basket of wraps at the door of the church in Rocomadour, France this past June so you're not too old! ;)
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2018
Actually, I'm from the same upbringing and as I'm short, the skirt covers my knees. Additionally I always cover shoulders with a wrap if I have a sleeveless blouse on. It is respectful no matter what country, church, religion affiliation or requirements posted at the door. Even in the little village churches in the evening, the locals are clean and respectfully dressed. I loved seeing the old women with their dresses and beads file in.
In Italy last May/June there were wraps being sold at the doors and people refusing to cover were not allowed in. They turned away a large group of teen girls on tour who all had short shorts on with sleeveless tops/bare shoulders. Their tour guide should have known better.

These places aren't museums, they are holy places.
And yet Spanish teenage girls seem to compete to see who can get away with the shortest cutoffs/denim skirts not only in school but in the cathedral as well.
Franco must be spinning in his grave (unless they've dug him up already?)
 

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco(2017) Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(2019) CF
And yet Spanish teenage girls seem to compete to see who can get away with the shortest cutoffs/denim skirts not only in school but in the cathedral as well.
Franco must be spinning in his grave (unless they've dug him up already?)


I've just returned from walking the Portuguese Camino. We could not help but notice ( and many pilgrims from other countries commented on ) the short short short styles that must be the style now in Germany. Those German girls and even older women had extremely short shorts on, both walking and for leisure at night. It must be what is available and acceptable for them in their country...needless to say, many should have maybe considered that the walk is indeed a pilgrimage requiring a bit more respect.
 

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