All of a sudden I’ve been on a buying spree for new running clothes. I’ll go for a long time without buying a thing – and then I go crazy. OK, to be honest – one of the sprees was financed by my wonderful hubby!
We were out of town for him to do some pre-op stuff before his knee surgery. There’s a really cool running shop there that’s been in business for years. Hubby surprised me by going there before his appointment and bought me several things.
One of the things that I picked up was this great top by Saucony – The Saucony Kinvara Drylete Sportop. I’ve been looking for some nice looking tops that are nice and cozy – I hate being cold! This top really caught my eye! First of all, yes, I loved the slimer green color! It was available in bright pink, also, but I loved this color with the magenta accent piping. And, it’s nice and soft to the touch.
OK, enough about fashion – let’s talk function. I wore it for the first time the next morning. The temperature was in the low 30’s. I put on a base layer and this top over it. I stayed nice and dry and warm. The nice thing about this top is that it could also be used on a fall morning where the temperature was not as cold as a standalone top.
This top has something that I’ve really come to love on running tops – thumb holes. I love them! They keep the top from riding up – and keep wind out!
Now, another fun part of this jacket. On the sleeve is a removable light source – an LED light. If you press it once – it shines a continual light. If you press it twice – it blinks. A great way for oncoming traffic to see you!
And, the super part about this little light is no batteries! It opens up to be a USB that you can plug into your computer to recharge! Love it!
I really love the fact that running clothes are becoming fun again. Years ago, we had brightly colored tights and tops – and then everything went white or black for so long! Saucony has come out this year with some brightly colored clothing – and I’m loving it!
If you are in the market for a nice looking, warm top – that will also make you visible – I highly recommend you check this jacket out. You can find it at: http://budurl.com/sauconytop. I love mine, can you tell?