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Macabi skirt - which colour

travellove

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Plan to walk summer 2019
I have been looking at the Macabi skirts and I think I will purchase a long in slim and the knee length version. I was just wondering about the colours and how they are depicted on the website. I also don´t think it´s the best pictures they are using to sell them, but maybe that´s just me.
I´m probably drawn towards the charcoal coloured skirt, but I wonder whether it will look too dark for use in summer/warm weather. I don´t want to look like I´m heading to a funeral when traveling in the tropics (I travel a lot all over the worls.
How light is the stone coloured one in real life if any of you have it? And is the Bark as dark and green as it appear on the website? Which of the two are closest to a khaki colour?

I have seen they have just started a sale today on the short skirts if any are interested

Thanks
 

lissie45

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning to walk Frances 2019
I have a stone slim and a black knee length. I think the colours are accurate, check the length on you because I’m 173cm and will buy a short next time the regular is too long - down to my ankles with the potential to be stood on going downstairs. I wouldn’t go charcol for the slim I think it would be too hot and it would look like a nuns dress too! The knee length in black works well because I can dress it up for evening with a nice top.
 

travellove

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Plan to walk summer 2019
I have a stone slim and a black knee length. I think the colours are accurate, check the length on you because I’m 173cm and will buy a short next time the regular is too long - down to my ankles with the potential to be stood on going downstairs. I wouldn’t go charcol for the slim I think it would be too hot and it would look like a nuns dress too! The knee length in black works well because I can dress it up for evening with a nice top.
Thanks, I´m pretty tall (180 cm) with very long legs (36 inch inseam), so I think I will get the long. Is the stone greenish or more beige?
 

Lmsundaze

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2016), CP (2017)
I have the charcoal in the slim short length, which is l long on me (62" 157 cm). I like it and don't think it is too hot in the summer, it hides dirt and is neutral with any top. I also have the knee length in black but don't like it. The length is about mid knee on me and feels uncomfortable, also is not flattering. I prefer the Purple Rain skirt in a shorter length, more flattering and comfortable.
 

travellove

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Plan to walk summer 2019
I have the charcoal in the slim short length, which is l long on me (62" 157 cm). I like it and don't think it is too hot in the summer, it hides dirt and is neutral with any top. I also have the knee length in black but don't like it. The length is about mid knee on me and feels uncomfortable, also is not flattering. I prefer the Purple Rain skirt in a shorter length, more flattering and comfortable.
What makes the knee length skirt not comfortable?
 

lissie45

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning to walk Frances 2019
What makes the knee length skirt not comfortable?
See how I'm sat in the chair - I was faking it for the posh hotel room - but also you do kinda need to keep your knees together because it ends right on the knee. I'd wear the knee length in Europe without hesitation - but in asia I consider it a bit short
 

Lmsundaze

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2016), CP (2017)
What makes the knee length skirt not comfortable?
The skirt fabric rubs on the inside of my knee when walking — it’s a lot of fabric just around my knees. If you check out Purple Rain skirt it is very comfortable. Also, I think the full gathering and the knee length together are unflattering. The longer one looks fine.
 

Tay and I

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis " 2018"
I have been looking at the Macabi skirts and I think I will purchase a long in slim and the knee length version. I was just wondering about the colours and how they are depicted on the website. I also don´t think it´s the best pictures they are using to sell them, but maybe that´s just me.
I´m probably drawn towards the charcoal coloured skirt, but I wonder whether it will look too dark for use in summer/warm weather. I don´t want to look like I´m heading to a funeral when traveling in the tropics (I travel a lot all over the worls.
How light is the stone coloured one in real life if any of you have it? And is the Bark as dark and green as it appear on the website? Which of the two are closest to a khaki colour?

I have seen they have just started a sale today on the short skirts if any are interested

Thanks
I bought Black and khaki ( bark ) just love them . Both long to cover my legs but can use the straps to make alibaba pants . I have a coloured shirt for the black and biavk shirt for the khaki . Colours are true to picture . I have washed them and they dry really quickly too .
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
I have a stone slim and a black knee length. I think the colours are accurate, check the length on you because I’m 173cm and will buy a short next time the regular is too long - down to my ankles with the potential to be stood on going downstairs. I wouldn’t go charcol for the slim I think it would be too hot and it would look like a nuns dress too! The knee length in black works well because I can dress it up for evening with a nice top.
I think it would be too hot and it would look like a nuns dress too!
are you sure? what does a nun's dress look like?!!!
 

Tay and I

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis " 2018"
I think it would be too hot and it would look like a nuns dress too!
are you sure? what does a nun's dress look like?!!!
Ha ha . The skirt is cool - breezes up your tresses - not constructed - in the
Nether regions . Easy to loo etc
 

holhum

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning for Leon to Santiago June 2019
What are the advantages of a Macabi skirt if you already have quick dry skirts? I have two A line ones from the Australian shop Kathmandu in black and grey, and they are just below knee length but have a short drawstring on each side so you can sort of 'ruche' these up to make the skirt a little shorter. I have not really used them and I am just wondering if the Macabi have anything extra or are they just what is available in Europe/US?
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances
SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia, May 2016
C. Frances, Sept 2017
Camino Portugues, June 2019
The best colour for a macabi skirt is invisible. And wear practical cargo shorts underneath.
:D
 

lissie45

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning to walk Frances 2019
What are the advantages of a Macabi skirt if you already have quick dry skirts? I have two A line ones from the Australian shop Kathmandu in black and grey, and they are just below knee length but have a short drawstring on each side so you can sort of 'ruche' these up to make the skirt a little shorter. I have not really used them and I am just wondering if the Macabi have anything extra or are they just what is available in Europe/US?
Macabi has useable pockets I can carry my iPhone, passport, etc, indeed when my partner was very ill in China and I had nowhere secure to keep bags at the hospital, I carried 2 passports, 2 wallets, several thousand $ of cash and cards, and a phone and battery. I’ve seen the Kathmandu skirts you can’t even fit a passport in their pockets
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. Next: Toulouse to Lourdes
What are the advantages of a Macabi skirt if you already have quick dry skirts? I have two A line ones from the Australian shop Kathmandu in black and grey, and they are just below knee length but have a short drawstring on each side so you can sort of 'ruche' these up to make the skirt a little shorter. I have not really used them and I am just wondering if the Macabi have anything extra or are they just what is available in Europe/US?
I don’t know, I only bought a Macabi skirt because I was walking to Jerusalem - wasn’t quite sure which countries I would have to go through at the time....
Trained in it and I felt like a right weirdo in my local park! :D
Turns out I was very glad to have it, even pulled it down to cover my ankles in some parts.... Konya in Turkey comes to mind....
I would never have bought it for walking in Europe but it is very comfortable, has deep pockets, dries in (literally) 5 min after a downpour....
it is NOT flattering but hey, nor is my hat! :D620050F8-9FDE-4095-9A73-B9A0078C0224.jpeg
 

Lmsundaze

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2016), CP (2017)
I don’t know, I only bought a Macabi skirt because I was walking to Jerusalem - wasn’t quite sure which countries I would have to go through at the time....
Trained in it and I felt like a right weirdo in my local park! :D
Turns out I was very glad to have it, even pulled it down to cover my ankles in some parts.... Konya in Turkey comes to mind....
I would never have bought it for walking in Europe but it is very comfortable, has deep pockets, dries in (literally) 5 min after a downpour....
it is NOT flattering but hey, nor is my hat! :DView attachment 46020
I think you look good- your hat too!
 

lissie45

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning to walk Frances 2019
Oh and macabi ship worldwide but I use youshop which is cheaper to NZ
 

Debra Garcia

The Garcias
Camino(s) past & future
Plan to walk with my husband June 2018
I have been looking at the Macabi skirts and I think I will purchase a long in slim and the knee length version. I was just wondering about the colours and how they are depicted on the website. I also don´t think it´s the best pictures they are using to sell them, but maybe that´s just me.
I´m probably drawn towards the charcoal coloured skirt, but I wonder whether it will look too dark for use in summer/warm weather. I don´t want to look like I´m heading to a funeral when traveling in the tropics (I travel a lot all over the worls.
How light is the stone coloured one in real life if any of you have it? And is the Bark as dark and green as it appear on the website? Which of the two are closest to a khaki colour?

I have seen they have just started a sale today on the short skirts if any are interested

Thanks
I wore the darker grey long and the light gray short one
 

MeandIan

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May2018
What are the advantages of a Macabi skirt if you already have quick dry skirts? I have two A line ones from the Australian shop Kathmandu in black and grey, and they are just below knee length but have a short drawstring on each side so you can sort of 'ruche' these up to make the skirt a little shorter. I have not really used them and I am just wondering if the Macabi have anything extra or are they just what is available in Europe/US?
I bought two from Kathmandu. Love one. The other is a skort which I don’t like because it has no pockets. I bought a dress with two large pockets at Myer last week and took off the short sleeves and scalloped out the neckline. Really really love it
 

travellove

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Plan to walk summer 2019
I love all your comments and in particular pictures. It looks like charcoal is the most common colour.
I like charcoal a lot as well, but I´m worried it will feel too dark in the tropics. I think I would love a colour between stone and bark though.
Please hit me with more pictures :D:D:D
 

KYBirdman

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
(Sept 2018)
I second @Lmsundaze on the Purple Rain. Very comfortable, great pockets, only weighs 4oz. and dries quickly.
Purple Rain is great! The Macabi is too full for a short person like me. I feel as if I am wearing a balloon. The Purple rain is very lightweight as mentioned has 4 pockets and does indeed dry very quickly.
 

Marina Millar

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
April 2017
I have been looking at the Macabi skirts and I think I will purchase a long in slim and the knee length version. I was just wondering about the colours and how they are depicted on the website. I also don´t think it´s the best pictures they are using to sell them, but maybe that´s just me.
I´m probably drawn towards the charcoal coloured skirt, but I wonder whether it will look too dark for use in summer/warm weather. I don´t want to look like I´m heading to a funeral when traveling in the tropics (I travel a lot all over the worls.
How light is the stone coloured one in real life if any of you have it? And is the Bark as dark and green as it appear on the website? Which of the two are closest to a khaki colour?

I have seen they have just started a sale today on the short skirts if any are interested

Thanks
 

Marina Millar

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
April 2017
I really like these skirts. I have a lovely one in the original style in red which I wear often in the summer down the beach. I wore the slim in a knee length in my Portuguese camino and found for my stride, it was just a teensy bit narrow- fine for normal wear but irritating when around 3 hours into the walking day. I liked the blue colour though, it went with most things. When this thread discusses the ‘purple rain’ , I presume it’s the original style ( it seems there are only 3...) but the purple colour. The new colour teal looks very nice too. For my money though I reckon the charcoal is the best. I am investigating the ‘ripstop’ skirts too as they look very light and great for walking a camino, have a google. Buen Camino!!
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. Next: Toulouse to Lourdes
I really like these skirts. I have a lovely one in the original style in red which I wear often in the summer down the beach. I wore the slim in a knee length in my Portuguese camino and found for my stride, it was just a teensy bit narrow- fine for normal wear but irritating when around 3 hours into the walking day. I liked the blue colour though, it went with most things. When this thread discusses the ‘purple rain’ , I presume it’s the original style ( it seems there are only 3...) but the purple colour. The new colour teal looks very nice too. For my money though I reckon the charcoal is the best. I am investigating the ‘ripstop’ skirts too as they look very light and great for walking a camino, have a google. Buen Camino!!
Hi Marina! No, the purple rain referred to is (I think!) this http://www.purplerainskirts.com/
My favourite is still the ‘normal’ Macabi in black. :cool: I also have a charcoal one but I don’t like it as much.
Love the look of the Purple rain but a bit short for me, I have to step over many stiles when walking in the UK and I’m not sure how I would manage wearing these.... (Although someone once did say it was no problem ...). Ok. :D And the Macabi length protects against brambles and nettles and such...
Ps just looked at the ‘ripstop’ skirts and yes they are nice. Again, too short for me though. I just wear shorts, when I want ‘short’, if that makes any sense....:)
 
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Marina Millar

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
April 2017
Hi Marina! No, the purple rain referred to is (I think!) this http://www.purplerainskirts.com/
My favourite is still the ‘normal’ Macabi in black. :cool: I also have a charcoal one but I don’t like it as much.
Love the look of the Purple rain but a bit short for me, I have to step over many stiles when walking in the UK and I’m not sure how I would manage wearing these.... (Although someone once did say it was no problem ...). Ok. :D And the Macabi length protects against brambles and nettles and such...
Ps just looked at the ‘ripstop’ skirts and yes they are nice. Again, too short for me though. I just wear shorts, when I want ‘short’, if that makes any sense....:)
 

Marina Millar

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
April 2017
Thanks Domigee! I really liked those skirts, particularly the purple. I get what you say about being short though, and protecting those ‘pegs’, but being a bit vertically challenged myself perhaps they may be ok on me... The Rip stop group had one long ( mid calf) length skirt which I thought looked nice in a black and white batik print , but I wondered if it might be a bit clingy. This year I used a stretchy icebreaker wool tube like skirt which I wore over leggings which was fantastic... so I guess if ‘it ain’t broke...’. I just love the process of planning for the next camino! Those big macabi’s Also make doing a ‘little’ stop just that bit easier!
X
 

debi b

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francais 2007, 2013
Muxia-Finnistere 2007
Aragon 2013
del Norte (parts) 2013, 2017
VdlP 2017
I have been looking at the Macabi skirts and I think I will purchase a long in slim and the knee length version. I was just wondering about the colours and how they are depicted on the website. I also don´t think it´s the best pictures they are using to sell them, but maybe that´s just me.
I´m probably drawn towards the charcoal coloured skirt, but I wonder whether it will look too dark for use in summer/warm weather. I don´t want to look like I´m heading to a funeral when traveling in the tropics (I travel a lot all over the worls.
How light is the stone coloured one in real life if any of you have it? And is the Bark as dark and green as it appear on the website? Which of the two are closest to a khaki colour?

I have seen they have just started a sale today on the short skirts if any are interested

Thanks
The narrow cut is best, even on medium-large women. Colour is your choice. I wear the lighter colour skirts all the time and the dark stay in my closet. The red snd sand colours are not quite as depicted. Love the dkirts!
 

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