I think how high you rate this skirt depends on what you're doing in it. I'm trail running in it. I bought it because it's cute. And cute it still is. I disagree with Emilie that it's true to size. I'm usually a medium fair and square, but this is a bit big on me. I would definitely size down, especially if you're going to be running in this. The waist is loose and the shorts ride up a bit. I do feel that a size smaller would help. The material is a heavier knit, not as light as high performance running skirts and shorts. I do prefer lighter, faster-drying material. This skirt would be great for hiking, yoga, and casual wear, but it's really not my first choice for running.