What Run Oregon is Wearing: Saucony Spring Bottoms

Company: Saucony Most runners are familiar with Saucony. From their running shoes, to their running apparel line-up, they are a true staple in the community. Run Oregon has received a few products from their Spring 2016 Apparel line to review, and here are our thoughts. Jessica's Product:

Specs:
  • Designed For: Running
  • Layer: Base
  • Fit: Tight
  • Inseam: 15.5”
  • Rise: Medium
  • Number of Pockets: 1
  • Waterproof: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Windproof: No
  • Care Instructions: Machine washable, hang to dry
  • Fabric Breakdown: Powerknit EX (83% Polyester, 17% Spandex) & Powerknit LT (87% Polyester, 13% Spandex)

Impressions: I LOVE Saucony’s spring line up of the women’s Scoot Mini Capris! There are a total of seven amazing colors and prints available to choose from. I received the “Blueberry | ViZiPRO Pink” color, and could not be happier! I am short, clocking in under 5′ 2″, and have the worst time in the world finding capri’s that are what I consider the perfect fit. For me, the perfect fit is defined as a capri that sit higher on my waist, has a great fit through the thigh (my thighs are really muscular / big) and just barely goes over the knee. Saucony absolutely nailed it with the Scott Mini Capri!

Another huge selling point for me with these mini capri’s is the back venting focus along the back of the knee area. Usually, I find when a pair of capris has this feature, it is a scratchy ‘mesh’ sort of material. Not so here – the material is breathable, soft, and almost has a delicate cloth feel. The material of the overall capri is moderately thick, not thin and shiny like the new trend seems to be. I appreciate Saucony not following the thin and shiny trend!

Also, the waist band is thicker (and goes higher up, as noted above). This is a huge must-have for me when selecting new running tights. Then, to add the cherry on top, Saucony included a back zip compartment on the outside of the waist band to store your gels, car key, and/or ID. It’s not a flap on the inside … it’s a secure, zipper compartment on the outside, which is where it belongs in my (humble) opinion. I’ve noticed this trend going by the wayside, as well … I love my small secure storage area in my running tights! I’m going to say it again, I am in love with the Scoot Mini Capri!

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Matt’s Product:

Specs:

  • Temperature Range: 50F+
  • Fit: Athletic
  • Inseam: 8”
  • Number of Pockets: 1 (back zippered)
  • Waterproof: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Windproof: No
  • Fabric Breakdown:
    • Stretch Ultrasilk (86% Polyester, 14% Spandex),
    • Hydralite Reneu (50% Recycled Polyester, 50% Polyester)

Impressions: As someone who generally runs in gym shorts, it’s not hard for me to take a step-up in that running gear category. I have reviewed a couple pairs of shorts in the past, both of which I liked (and still wear), but both a little different than my normal choices. One was more of a casual short that can double as a runner, and one was a 4 inch inseam – a length that I have learned to enjoy, but in moderation.

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Compression boxer brief liner

Enter the Saucony Interval 2-1 Short.

These are probably the first real pair of running shorts I have ever worn that actually fit into my wheelhouse. As someone who has pretty long legs, the 8″ inseam is perfect for those like me who would rather stay a little more covered, but still desire the lightweight and comfort of a true running short. Even with the compression boxer brief liner, these were really light. The liner snug without feeling constricting (which tends to happen with my large thighs sometimes). I have ran in these over the past few weeks and haven’t noticed any chafing yet.

 

 

 

Thank you to Saucony for providing Run Oregon with some of their Spring line to test, and for entrusting and allowing us to submit reviews freely and in our own words – regardless of stance.

About Matt Rasmussen (1569 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.
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