When we first heard about the Gotta Go running skirt, we rolled our eyes. And rightfully so: It started as an April Fools’ joke by Skirt Sports. But after being bombarded with requests, the company ended up actually manufacturing it. As the video from the skirt’s Kickstarter campaign explains, “peeing yourself” during a workout is nothing to joke about. One in three women suffer from exercise-induced incontinence, which can be a huge barrier to going on long runs or signing up for races.
The skort comes with a built-in trapdoor (their words, not ours) that makes it easy to squat and pee just about anywhere (no more waiting for smelly porta-potties on race day). Sure, it may sound silly, but if it can help women kill it on their runs, we’re on board.