Minne-Skirt (Down Skirt)

(11 customer reviews)


Inspired by and designed for “minnesota” winters, we consider our down skirt/ snow skirt/puffer skirt (whatever you want to call it) “a jacket for your “butt”.

Use it to out-smart old man winter and enjoy anything else that might take you outside – commutes, errands, team sports, hockey fans, skiing, and biking! Also great for cold offices and drafty houses!

  • EXCLUSIVE – 100% reversible with a red buffalo plaid pattern!
  • EXCLUSIVE – Hanging purse that clips on either side.
  • Full side zippers allow for easy on/off—open them part of the way for ventilation or easy movement when you’re active.


  • 750 down fill
  • cute with tights, leggings, or jeans
  • two-way zipper on both sides
  • durable, water-resistant fabric
  • elastic waist in the back for ease of movement
  • D ring to hang keys, mitts, etc.
  • length to just above the knees (not a mini-skirt)

WARMTH RATING: -30° to + 55° (all temps) – 750 downfill. We wear this all winter long and even in the spring and fall when it’s chilly and we just “don’t want to be cold”. If it’s on the warmer side, we open up the zippers on the side. If it’s colder, we keep the zippers down. It does a great job of keeping the frost off your buns at any temperature.

Recently featured in Outside Magazine as a Go-To winter fashion!


11 reviews for Minne-Skirt (Down Skirt)

  1. Deb (verified owner)

    I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love my Minne-Skirt! Warm, comfy, stylish, and functional. I have received tons of compliments. It doesn’t get any better for the weather in the Northland.
    Thanks for the spectacular customer service!

  2. Katch

    Why did I wait so long to buy this?! I have been eyeing the Minne-Skirt for years and finally made my purchase at the 2022 Minnesota State Fair. I love that it is reversible, giving me the ability to wear it with any color or pattern. The zippers on either side make it so easy to get on and off. Thank you Rose for the tips on which zipper to use depending on which color is on the outside! I wear my skirt for chilly Minnesota morning walks and l am pleased with the comfort and warmth. The zipper pouch is ideal for my keys, lip balm, and tissues to take along when I walk. I was on the fence between a small and a medium. My waist is small in proportion to my hips so I sized up to the medium. I pull the waist down so that it sits lower and that works well and gives me some additional length too. The skirt is lightweight, comfortable and hygge! It doesn’t spin around on my body when I walk and it doesn’t make noise when I walk either. I look forward to many falls and winters with my Minne-skirt!

  3. Terri Peterson

    This skirt is FANTASTIC! It’s going on 3 years and it looks like new. It runs a little small in the hips, so I got a large size (even though I’m usually small or medium) It fits great. In the winter I wear it every day over my pilates tights. Last winter in my pilates classes everyone started asking me where I got the cool skirt and people even tried it on. I told them I got it at the MN State Fair. This summer after mentioning I was at th fair, several asked me….did you see the skirt people. Since it was summer, it took me awhile to figure out what in the heck they were talking about, but they had remembered my heim-made skirt. I think I’ve started a new fashioned trend in my pilates studio now, as everyone is starting to get one. Love, Love Love this skirt. I would definitely buy other colors, and it would help us know whose is whose, so please consider some new color options…or at least on one of the sides. I always wear the black side out and it would be fun to reverse it but the red and black doesn’t work for me.

  4. darcy worley

    Just bought this skirt & matching vest at the MN State Fair.. Love, love, love it’s !! The fit is perfect, covers below your bum they have thought of everything from a design standpoint, very flattering! While I have not tested it in winter temps, it was very warm after only 5 minutes of trying it on! I am looking forward to pairing it w/ tights, various boots, etc.. I would buy in other colors if available – so practical for anyone that lives in the Midwest.

  5. Joanne Weaver (verified owner)

    I could not be more thrilled with my down skirt! It is premium quality, fits perfectly, arrived super quickly, and is exactly what I was looking for to slip on with tights and boots to run my daily errands. I absolutely love the little purse. So, so impressed. I’m really bad about taking the time to leave reviews but wanted to make sure I did this time. I was just so happy with my skirt as well as the tights I bought from Heim-Made. You have a new, loyal shopper!!!

  6. Jess (verified owner)

    I love this skirt- it’s been keeping me warm around the house, and when I have to go into the office. I’m always cold, and it has definitely kept me warm, even during a true cold snap. Rose was very helpful regarding sizing- after I received the skirt I realized I could probably have gone with the next size down, but the larger size allows me to wear it over multiple layers if needed. The detachable pouch is great since there are no pockets- fits my phone & other items I need to carry from room to room. It seems really well made and the way it’s quilted doesn’t add a lot of bulk and still gives you a nice silhouette. I hope the long version is restocked next year because I will totally be ordering it.

  7. mcsheltie (verified owner)

    10 STARS!!! This skirt is just what I was looking for to snowshoe and XC ski in. The length is perfect. Not to short, but short enough that it looks stylish, while still long enough to keep the wind out. The purse is perfect, too. It is very durable and it sits right below the hip belt on my pack. It is covered by my jacket so it won’t get caught on anything. It is easy to lift up the bottom of my jacket to access it. My new pack has no hip belt pockets and the purse solves the problem. Materials are high quality and it is really warm. To be perfectly honest, I also ordered a down skirt from Smartwool, prAna and Skhoop. Heim-Made blew them out of the water. The other three are going back next week. I am thrilled with it!

  8. Lynn BeBeau

    I purchased this reversible skirt at Applefest and absolutely LOVE it! Would love another reversible one in Olive Green and black herringbone pattern or black/white buffalo check…hint, hint

  9. Lisa Roberts

    LOVE this skirt! I basically live in it from November to March! I just wish there were more color options. I’ve had mine for at least 6 yearsand it’s in fantastic shape! So worth the cost!

  10. Nancy Hanson-Bergstrom (verified owner)

    had one for 6 plus years – love love love it! considering the longer version now 🙂

  11. Dedicated servers

    Rose and Gretchen’s company, Heim-Made, also makes other cold-defying clothing, including fleece-lined leggings, a full-length Minne-Skirt, and a matching down vest. Women in cold-weather residences from here to Europe are doing everything from shopping to skiing in these skirts.

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