Although it’s been in the negative temps around Anchorage recently, I haven’t broken out my full arsenal of cold weather gear yet. But with a work trip to Fairbanks today, I finally gave in and dug out my Skhoop skirt. This insulated skirt is basically a coat for your booty and legs. I first heard about them last year when I was visiting Anchorage from Kodiak and noticed someone wearing one. I asked how she liked it and when she said it was awesome I asked where I could get one.
When I researched them a little more and saw the price tag I decided it wasn’t really necessary, but the next trip over the hubs made he got one for me because he knew I’d love it – especially since he got the purple one!
Dubbed “smart clothing for active people”, the Skhoop brand originated in a small Scandinavian village where outdoor winter activities necessitated insulated clothing. Now available in a variety of styles and lengths, along with other clothing and jackets Skhoop has become a best seller in cold climates like Alaska.
I chose the shorter skirt, just because I was afraid my clumsy self would get tangled up in the longer version and do a face plant in the snow, which would defeat the warmth on my posterior. Although there are days I wish I had an extra layer on my lower legs, that’s probably the area of the body least affected by the cold – at least for me.
I’ve added a pair of Polartec touch screen gloves from Althleta to my daily use line-up this year and am pretty pleased with them. Especially, knowing that I got them for free thanks to rewards points on my credit card! I also got a pair of fleece tights with the balance of that reward card and another $9! I love a good bargain, but I relish it when it keeps me warm too!