Friday, January 29, 2016

Saucony Run Strong Sportop Review

What They Say:

By itself in the fall, or a base layer in winter, the Run Strong Sportop will have you running smart. Soft, lightweight, comfortable, and lots of other nice adjectives.
  • Soft and lightweight, the perfect weight to start off cool mornings, and then transition to a base layer for frostier days
  • Exceptional stretch and moisture management
  • Back envelope pocket stores your key or cards
  • Long, lean fit keeps you warm, with hidden elastic thumb loops makes layering a breeze
  • Breathable mesh panels under the arms help keep you cool
  • Extra hits of front and back reflectivity
      • Designed For: Running
      • Layer: Mid
      • Temperature Range: 30F to 55F
      • Fit: Slim
      • Hits at: Mid-hip
      • Number of Pockets: 1
      • Waterproof: No
      • Water Resistant: No
      • Windproof: No
      • Care Instructions: Machine washable, hang to dry
      • Fabric Breakdown: DryLete LT (88% Polyester, 12% Spandex), Flex Mesh (80% Polyester, 20% Spandex)

What I Say:

I have had the pleasure of reviewing a good many quality products from Saucony. The Kinvara are easily my favorite running shoe and the standard to which all others are compared.  But this review will focus on Saucony clothing, specifically the RunStrong Sportop, a winter outer layer solution.

I will start by saying I love this top. I cannot begin to understand the science of the design but the Run Strong Sportop is comfortable and warm but at the same time remains reasonable dry as a layering option. I rely on the top primarily as an alternative to a long sleeve wicking shirt layer. Combined with a short sleeve shirt and a windbreaker I have navigated 30 degree runs successfully with sufficient warmth. But throughout the run I have not felt a build-up of sweat. So simply, the Run Strong Sportop is my go to solution for wither running warmth. The top is also light and has a smooth comfortable feel on the skin.

What else is there to say beyond my wishing I had several of the Run Strong Sportops in my collection.

Highly recommended!

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