spnhwrote a review of Toad&Co Chaka Skirt - Women's on June 21, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
I've had my original black Chaka skirt for years. It's the most versatile skirt I own. I wear it three seasons - it goes great with thick tights or leggings in fall. Super comfy totally non-binding waistband (binding waistbands are my pet peeve). Drapes nicely, no VPLs, and the black color is opaque. Casual and sporty, but can easily dress it up. One excellent feature is the waistband - it's made so you can wear it at the hips for a knee length skirt, or the waist for a cute short length. It has held up great thru frequent wears and washing.
I decided to get a new one for an upcoming trip. So I called up Backcountry, and it arrived here it two days later, thanks to my fantastically helpful CSR ("gear head"). The new one is exactly the same as my original one (except the size, see below). I expect great things from it.
Quick note about sizing. I'm 5'4" 112 pounds, about a 26" waist, straight-shape (not curvy). This skirt and other HT items from 2014 run larger than they used to. I ordered the XS as usual, and it is slightly big on me, even after washing. Just an FYI. Hope HT starts offering XXS.