Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Saucony Life on the Run Collection. Trendy Workout Gear to Streamline Your Active Lifestyle.

Article by Dominique Winebaum

With its catchy tagline, Saucony’s new line of apparel and shoes - The Life On The Run - blurs the lines between working out and hanging out. Even the plaid design on the Fast Track Capri & Bra has thin stripes of different colors that fade into each other, blurring the lines.  If we are to give the plaid design some significance in terms of defining the Collection: it is not preppy, or grungy, but at once modern and chic, combined with an aesthetically pleasing and flattering style that breaths comfort. The concept of streamlining your active lifestyle runs through the Collection, such as mixing and matching pieces to workout or to go about your day.
Outfitted head to toe in Saucony, I seamlessly transition from one activity to another feeling comfortable, confident, and cool.  Made with lightweight, breathable, and highly functional fabrics, the Collection has been designed with a sharp focus on style, comfort, performance, and versatility.

Below my impressions of the apparel and shoes from the Life On The Run Collection that came my way by way of Saucony’s launch campaign:

 The Fast Track Capri ($70)
The Fast Track Capri comes in 2 colors: black and print. To jazz up your workout, I recommend the print/plaid version.  Made of four-way stretch fabric pieced together to maximize comfort and flatter the silhouette, the fit is snug and perfect from all angles.  A wide waistband, with two inside pockets in the front and a zippered pocked in the back, firmly contours the waistline.
Perfect for running, walking, at the gym or the yoga studio, or just hanging out.

The Fast Track Bra ($46) & Speedy Chic Tank ($54)

To match your Fast Track Capri and complement your workout apparel; The Fast Track Bra has reversible fabric (solid to printed/plaid).  The bra is recommended for A to C cup sizes and is indicated for light to medium impact support.  As a size C/D cup, I find the bra provides enough support when running and is extremely comfortable.  I particularly like the compression fit.
The Speedy Chic Tank is a long and fluid tank top with wide arm openings made with lightweight and soft fabric to keep you cool and comfortable. Comes in two different colors: potent purple and fuchsia.  Wear as a set with the Fast Track Capri and Bra.  Very breezy!

Speedy Chic Long Sleeve  ($68)

An essential layer with versatile function, this comfortably fitting top is made of lightweight and super soft fabric. Ventilated seams on the sides, in the back and along the arms, enhance breathability and add texture and style.

 Speed Demon Jogger Pant  ($60 in gray, $80 in black) 
These jogger pants are designed for pre or post workout or to just hang out.  There is a reason they are called “jogger pants” and not “sweatpants,” as their function is to maximize both comfort and style.  An added panel at the level of the crotch extends and tapers along the upper inside of the legs creating a slimming look, with no sagging in the derrière.  Made of extra soft and stretchy fabric, two reflective trim zippered pockets in the front add function and enhance the look of these jogger pants.  The tightly ribbed fabric on the waistband and cuffs ensure a snug fit.

Speedy Chic Hoodie ($70)

The Speedy Chic Hoody is a versatile hooded vest that delivers style and comfort, and complements apparel from the Collection.  Comes in gray and black.  Wear it with the Fast Track Carpi and a short or long sleeve top from the Collection, and as featured on the Saucony website, to add contrast to your outfit.
 Life On The Run Kinvara 7  ($110)
The Life On The Run Collection would not be complete without the limited edition of the Kinvara 7 in colorway, cerise/purple.  A cheery color complements the plaid, purple and fuchsia as well as gray apparel featured in the Collection. A few words on the Kinvara 7. It is light weight (6.6 oz/187 g women's 8), with a snug and comfortable fit. It is responsive and smooth for runs short or long, fast or slow. It is a new favorite. I have been running in Hoka Clifton 1 and 2, and before that adidas Energy Boost. (RTR review of the Kinvara 7 here).

Life On The Run Kineta Relay ($70)
An exercise shoe for light workouts or to just walk around town, breathable and extremely comfortable that completes your Life On The Run look.  Color: a combination of plaid, black, and cerise.

Dominique's Run Bio
Dominique is a long time runner with a Swiss degree in nutrition and an MA in English literature.  She runs 20 miles per week, always outdoors even through the NH winter. She trail runs, nordic skate skis and alpine skis when she is in Park City, UT. She also does yoga, rides and plays tennis regularly. With a marathon PR of 3:16 in 1985, 11th fastest Swiss woman at the time, she is a competitor known as the "sand bagger" as she always races faster than others expect. A mother of two, both runners and out in the world, when she is not exercising she is civic minded,  gardens, bakes world renowned bread and pastries and knits  with a speciality of beautiful cardigans, stuffed owls and hedgehogs.

The Saucony Life on the Run Collection was provided to Road Trail Run at no charge. The opinions herein are entirely the author's.

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Men's Life on the Run color Kinvara 7 and Triumph ISO 2  are available from here
Women's Life on the Run color Kinvara 7 and Triumph ISO 2  are available from here
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                          Life on the Run Kineta Relay

                       Life on the Run Kinvara 7

                     Life on the Run Kinvara 7 (men's)

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