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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #135 on: August 10, 2019, 05:11:46 PM »

Well, Karla
Your sojourn in Germany explains why you've stopped doing Munros :)
Are you & Stuart thinking of resuming the great highland adventure?
John

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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #136 on: August 10, 2019, 05:13:12 PM »
DAng! They quit selling my kilt with the Velcro! Now I'll have to keep it a precious and irreplaceable.

 http://smile.amazon.com/GFKILTM-Casual-Outfitters-Unisex-Digital/dp/B00K272TPU/ref=sr_1_cc_3?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1464900110&sr=1-3-catcorr&keywords=camo++kilt.

Any ideas for velcro kilts? They are just so handy to drive in. All I have to do is pull on the waist band and I'm nude, or covered quickly.

Most have rigs like belts and such. They are set like somebody actually wants to spend a day in them, dressed. I may have to get something custom done, which ain't cheap, or it is just a skirt wrap.
Jbee

KiltedBros.com offers a velcro kilt in their line:
http://kiltedbros.com/modern-kilts/rrrip/

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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #137 on: August 10, 2019, 06:38:39 PM »
Kiltedbros.com and they're in Cleveland?  I feel a road trip soon! On a good day I can make it in three hours. Thanks for the information rrfalcon.
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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #138 on: August 11, 2019, 09:51:08 PM »
Hot Dang! You all came through.

Have you tried one of these? In one of the photos it looks kinda wrinkly. The instructions sound like it wouldn't krink up or wrinkle in the wash. I like that it is plain cotton, but does it shrink?

They look to be a thinner material, good for my hot weather. Some of the photos show light coming through.

I really like the attitude, "wear panties and it's a dress!" The measurement videos are clearly honest and true to that meaning.

I have to wonder if the nudity sells traffic, like Wicked Weasel bikini website used to have model contest and got tons of hits.

Well, I think that you have saved the day, it may even be an improvement over my digital camouflage kilt.

Nudewalker, if you get over there and purchase one, please, tell about it here and let us know how well it works.
Jbee


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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #139 on: August 11, 2019, 11:40:59 PM »
The Kiltedbros kilts are too long for comfortable walking, in my opinion. Even the "short" one is 20 inches long! I just measured them, and both of my skirts are 17 inches. I've thought that an inch or two shorter might be pleasant on the trail, but then I wouldn't want to try sitting down in company, unless the company were naturists.

Runningkilts doesn't specify the length of their kilts, but they do describe how to make one, and there they use a length of 17 inches as an example.

Sportkilt's "Hiking kilt" is 22.5 inches long--I suppose some people like it that way. They'll make it in a custom length, though (which adds $10 to the price, which was already $79.50) which can be as small as 18 inches. By contrast, the women's hiking kilt only costs $64.50 and the standard length is 18 inches. It's blatant discrimination, but the reviews indicate that at least one man has bought the ladies' model. Or you could try the "Mini kilt" at 14 inches, or the "Ultra mini kilt" at 12 inches, both "guaranteed to turn heads". That last one might seem a little short on most of us.

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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #140 on: August 12, 2019, 02:36:20 PM »
My 'M' size RunningKilt is 14" long, my 'L' size is 16". (I bought the two just in case the sizes did not work out and the postage was the same!).

I feel comfortable cycling in the L size with nothing underneath, it is long enough to tuck back between my genitals and the saddle in case I need to cover up. The M size is too short for that.

For more public wear, I combine a RunningKilt with a 'backless' pouch from Kiniki. This consists of a shaped pouch with a waist band but no rearward connection. The two together resemble a pair of shorts, and the pouch is easily removed upwards when appropriate.


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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #141 on: August 12, 2019, 02:43:06 PM »

Well, Karla
Your sojourn in Germany explains why you've stopped doing Munros :)
Are you & Stuart thinking of resuming the great highland adventure?
John
I did three a couple of weeks ago, also barefoot, plus a Corbett (min 2500 ft). My first, as most of my Munros completed on skis, with a couple barefoot, due to lack of snow.

I think I still have some way to catch up Stuart and Karla....
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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #142 on: August 12, 2019, 03:23:21 PM »
I bought a running kilt plus made two of my own and mine measure 16 inches in length. Since my mother was a seamstress some knowledge was handed down and  some techniques. But I do know that even though two people are say size large does not mean things will fit the same way.

Now for kilts; besides the three running kilts I own one from Stillwater and a Damnnearkiltem. They ride higher on the torso than regular pants so measuring is a little different. Neither of those kilts fit the bill for a quick cover up on nude expeditions. But they do attract attention when worn in public, very often positive.

Jbee, I couldn't wait for the trip to Cleveland so I ordered  a light weight 20 inch kilt. If it's not good for hiking it will serve it's purpose at the campsite I'm sure. So expect a complete report on the construction, wear ability and ease of use in the next few weeks. Also if it is worth the money.
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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #143 on: August 12, 2019, 10:21:05 PM »
Looking forward for the info and the trip reports Nudewalker.

My Camouflage kilt is a 20incher. Where it sits on the legs determines how thick and strong they look. One that rest at the top of the calves shows off the thick calves. Above the knee seems to be less cumbersome, legs but thinner.

I can wear it at the belly button, or below, or even as a hip-hugger to adjust the length on the leg and the comfort and stability. I may wear it different at any time. What top is on may determine the fashion potential.

I don't use mine as a fashion statement much. It is just something quick and acceptable when carnuding and needing to get out in public, or potential public. You know gas station, fast food restaurants, a nude social event that I need to get from the car and back. I have taken it on the trail when I'm in a more populous area and nude could be a hassle. I get compliments on it often, which surprises me. I figured that I'd get more, "Hey dude what's with the dress?" But the most has been a snicker from a random woman.

I get more comfortable slowly to wear it more as a regular dress thing. Probably, because if I do dress for something, I dress for something and camo kilts may not be the best thing.

As for mini skirts, the ladies know that it will flatter the thighs and over all leg shape. The roman gladiator movie ensemble does have a catchy look. ::) Seriously, I had a nice thin bath wrap before a dog got it, that sat well on me. It was quick and comfortable. They are simple to make. DF said that she would fix me up in another, with velcro. It never was too good as a cover when having to raise my knee to climb up something like a boulder in the trail. The 'ol mini skirt problem any girl watcher knows about.
Jbee

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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #144 on: August 14, 2019, 10:35:48 PM »
Quote from: Jbee
Naked is certainly not gender neutral . . .
There is no such thing as a gender neutral person. It only exists in people’s minds and increasingly, the law.

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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #145 on: August 14, 2019, 11:40:21 PM »
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Naked is certainly not gender neutral . . .
There is no such thing as a gender neutral person. It only exists in people’s minds and increasingly, the law.

Duane
You  have reminded me of a clause in a 19th century Act of Parliament which stated ( if I recall correctly):
"The masculine shall embrace the feminine whenever the context allows."
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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #146 on: August 15, 2019, 12:22:01 PM »
Whatever that means.

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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #147 on: August 15, 2019, 03:43:16 PM »
Jbee, got the kit USPS last night. It is the RRRip kilt in Navy. Overall impression so far is the construction is done quite well, plats fall nicely and the overall material is of god quality. It is quite lightweight and sure that if it snagged on a briar it could rip easily. Other pluses that I see is an ample use of velcro at the waist, almost 2 inches wide and 14 inches long in this case and belt loops are included!

Remember when ordering to measure around the belly button as a kilt rids higher than most pants. Also the 20 inch length hits just above the knee on my 5'9" frame with a 30 inch inseam when worn as suggested.

Since most of my walking or hiking anymore is the "without a net" variety I'll have to go to the local state park and try it out on the trails for a good in use review. I think the big advantage for you would be the ability to us it as a cape or poncho to protect your shoulders from the sun.
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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #148 on: August 15, 2019, 07:18:05 PM »
Light weight sounds encouraging. Does it breath well? I was in a deeply forested area yesterday with thick stream-side vegetation. I figured Wednesday and early would keep encounters to a minimum. The place is too close to being like a trailhead location. There were way too many encounters (nearly 20) and the thick veg and windy trail, made for surprises. I just mostly draped my sarong someway to cover up the genitals, sometimes full wrap, if I heard them coming and it would be a minute or so. Also the sarong had to be folded into configuration to be a wrap and then tied.

The sarong was warm, as it was doubled up and more around my neck in more potentially populous spots. It wasn't working so well rolled up as a pad for my water bottle and camera case straps on my shoulder. I couldn't get it unwrapped quickly enough a couple of times. Fewer folds would be cooler. The contrast of material and nude was plenty.

Also, my camouflage kilt is a heavier cotton. On hot days, thin breathing material would be more comfortable.

As for being in public in it, I'm wondering how wrinkled it may get. Sitting on it in a car could be a problem. A washing could take some of the stiffness, or permapress out of it. It might need ironing. I was planning to put it to use as I have my other kilt, for carnuding and some public places that require dressing.

So, please, let us know as it goes along.
Jbee
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« Reply #149 on: August 16, 2019, 02:33:49 PM »
I need to drive with it as I never thought of that aspect but maybe this afternoon I will. Yesterdays test went well but Mother Nature cut the time short with a series of thunderstorms. Putting it over my shoulders as a poncho and using the velcro to fasten it just to see how it worked as a rain cover. Being lightweight it got soaked quickly however it dried straight overnight hung on a clothes line. Overall, I'm quite satisfied so far.
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