There is one ongoing battle fought by all skiers. The battle between the cold and skiing pleasure. More and more skiers are leaving the slope or cross-country trail when the temperature goes down. Nobody likes to freeze, but especially women are losing this battle at the earliest. There are some possibilities to keep yourself warm. Ski boot warmers are one, good thermal clothes are another possibility. And then there is a special thing for women only. Insulated Skirts.
Origin of Winter Skirts
The origin of insulated or winter skirts can be found in Are, Sweden. Back in 1999, Sissi Kewenter designed the original skirt. She did it to keep her bottom warm during the walks with her dog in the winter. After strong interest from her friends, she established the SKHOOP company. 20 years later, snow skirts, quilted skirts, puffer skirts, winter skirts (or whatever name you will use) are conquering the ski world.
Advantages of Insulated Skirts
The main aim of Mrs. Kewenter was to warm herself. And that is also the basic advantage of wearing an insulated skirt. Snow skirt is worn on the pants, so it provides an additional layer to keep you warm during freezing days. You can use it for winter walks in the mountains, downhill skiing or cross-country skiing.
Insulated skirts are made of polyester. They have wind resistant and water repellent technology embedded. Skirts are light but insulated enough to provide additional warmth to your body. They are also stylish enough to give you a good look when going into the apres-ski.
Winter skirts have usually one or two zippers (one of them uses to be two-way) on sides for easy put on and take off. Waistband pocket is an additional good-to-have feature in most of the quilted skirts.
Types of Insulated Skirts
There are three basic lengths of insulated skirts. Depending on the activity you want to perform you will choose mini down, mid down or long down winter skirt.
Mini Down Skirt
Mid Down Skirt
Long Down Skirt
Ideal for Cross-Country or Downhill Skiing or Winter Run.
Mid Down Skirts are usually little bit longer in the back.
Long Down Skirts are suitable for walks in freezing temperatures.
Best Insulated Skirts for Skiing
We went through a wide range of warm winter skirts to pick the best-insulated skirts. We were focusing predominantly on skirts suitable for skiing and snowboarding. Therefore we picked three mini down skirts for better movement but still providing additional warmth for every lady.
Mountain Hardwear Womens Trekkin Insulated Wind-Resistant Mini Skirt
Jack Wolfskin Women's Iceguard Midweight Insulated Quilted Puffer Skirt
Skhoop Mini Down Skirt
2-way side zipper on the right side
2-way YKK side zipper on the right side