It's a skirt! It's a short! But is it really a skort?
I was concerned that the combination of the two layers would feel too warm, but I tested it on a very hot day in Toronto and it was very manageable. Of course, you are wearing two layers instead of just one, but the fabric is extremely lightweight and the skirt layer is button down in style, allowing for greater breath-ability.
I have only one adjustment I'd make to the skort. While the skirt layer has four pockets (two open at the sides and two zippered at the back, the shorts layer only has one hidden security pocket. When wearing just the shorts, I often try to put a receipt in my pocket, forgetting that I have none! Ideally, I would love to see future models split the pockets more evenly between the two layers.
I love the endless versatility of this piece and I can't wait to put it in action when we set out for our round-the-world trip. I know the shorts will be perfect for exploring the rain forests of Australia and taking a harbour tour of San Francisco, while the skirt will be the comfortable and appropriate choice for visiting a war cemetery outside Singapore or taking a cycling tour in Bangkok.
As always, I welcome and encourage your comments. Do you have a favourite piece of travel clothing that does double duty?
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