How to Avoid Chub Rub. Chaffing. High Thigh Cry.

You may not know it by its name, but most of us have it.

It’s the uncomfortable rubbing at the top of your thighs between your legs, below your girlie parts. You know, where your legs rub together producing chaffing and comfortableness.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’ve got “the gap.” This article is not for you.

We All Get It

Women get it. Men get it. All ages and sizes get it. I get it.

Chub rub has stopped many a good walker in her tracks. It’s embarrassing. And it hurts. If you’ve got the wrong clothes on, you’re constantly pulling your shorts down, taking extra wide steps, and generally in angst.

There are many cures–get Power Glide, use deodorant, wear panty hose. But who wants to do all that? Besides, you’ve thought, can’t someone make a short that doesn’t ride up when I walk, looks cute, and is comfortable?

Avoid Chub Rub

The secret to getting around chub rub is good clothing picks. After walking thousands of miles, I have come up with my favorite anti-chub rub products, and I highly recommend them to anyone who asks. I’ve spent not a lot of money and lots of money, and I’ve finally come up with an affordable solution that looks cute, eliminates chub rub, and let’s you look cute the entire time.

Skorts for Chub Rub

If you’ve walked with me more than once, you’ve likely seen me in my coveted and very loved skorts. A skort is a single piece of clothing that includes a skirt on top and a short on the bottom. The bottom could also be a capri or a long pant, but the point is that together, the skirt and the bottom are one piece.

After trying many brands, I’ve narrowed my skort choice to just one brand. Skirt Sports.  I used to wear Athleta, but I changed, because Skirt Sports is a better product. I’ve even become an ambassador for them, meaning that I can share my secret ambassador code to get you discounts on purchases. It’s below!

I love Skirt Sports for many reasons.

  1. They stay put on my thighs and eliminate chub rub.
  2. They come in multiple lengths.
  3. Each style has great pockets.
  4. They are all super cute. I mean really cute.

The styles I like the best are the Gym Girl and the Lotta Breeze Capri. Both have enough pockets to hold my large phone and my wallet along with a secret hole for my headphone wire. I can leave the house hands-free, go for a walk, hike up a mountain, work out, take a plane trip, and arrive at my ultimate destination without changing clothes. Today, for example, I worked out, did a 5-mile urban hike, and now, I’m working.

Most people, including me, wear Skirt Sport skorts for running, walking or hiking. But I also wear them for travel. They are the perfect hands-free option to stash your passport on the left side and your phone on the right, leaving your hands free for a yummy lulu freeze in Colombia or an empanada in Chile!

Shorts for Chub Rub

Although I wear a skort about 250 days a year (honestly), when I’m not wearing a skort, I’m wearing a short. I wear skorts or shorts almost 8 months of the year when I walk. For shorts, I’m picky as well. The leg must be at least 5 inches long to eliminate it from skootching up my thigh, and the material must be heavy enough to have shape, but not too heavy to restrict movement. I’m sure many sports apparel companies have convinced us all that we should be wearing their nylon options, but I love a good cotton short. And, I don’t spend a lot–I shop Old Navy Shorts.

Old Navy changes its inventory often, so when these shorts come into stock, I buy several pairs to get me through a few seasons. Right now I have beige, pink, and blue pairs. What I like about these shorts, too, is that they look good enough for going on a walk and then out to a casual dinner.

Tights for Chub Rub

Call them tights, workout pants, yoga pants…I think we all use different terms interchangeably. I’m talking about the close fitting, nylon-elastic blend pants that conform to your body and flex to its movements. Skirt Sport has many pairs of these, topped by super cute skirts. They even sell the bottoms as stand alone items. I haven’t started wearing those yet, but I suspect I probably will once my UnderArmours wear out.

Some folks wear Lulumon, Prana, Target…I wear the compression Heat Gear products from UnderArmour. What I like best about their capris, which is my favorite length, is that they don’t pill. I’ve had my UnderArmours for over two years, which is a good several hundred miles of walking or hiking outdoors, and I’ve yet to see any wear or pilling. Plus, the pants stay up. I don’t have to constantly pull at the waistband to keep them on my body.

Welcome to my Closet

I did a video on how I organize my closet. What you see in there are lots of the products above plus a few tshirts from Target. I really hope these suggestions help you find the clothing you need so there are no obstacles for getting out on the trail. Having chub rub is awful. Even after losing over 35 pounds, I still get it. My body shape just comes together in a way that chub run is practically impossible to avoid, which is all the more reason to get a Skirt Sport!

What are you wearing?

~See you on the trail,


PS Oh yes! I promised to give you my Skirt Sport ambassador code! My ambassador code, just for my wonderful friends and followers, is SSAMB15. Use it as much as you want when you click from here, and you’ll save!