Versatile and comfortable, Columbia’s Anytime Skort is ideal for every-day wear and for working out.

It’s made out of a stretchy material with 50 UPF sun protection that repels water and stains. I like the loose fit and the wide waistband that never binds or rolls. I also like that the Anytime Skort has pockets; they come in handy for stashing my keys and phone when I’m power walking. The side ties are actually sort of cute, although I rarely remember to cinch them up.

I tested a black skort, so it’s been nice to wear with t-shirts for casual outings. I also wear it often when I ride the exercise bike at the gym. If I could change one thing about this skort, I’d make the liner shorts longer and tighter. They tend to ride up, allowing my inner thighs to rub together when I’m power walking.

Available in several colors, including black, blue, green. Women’s sizes XS-XL.

Manufacturer’s Site: www.columbia.com

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