220 Triathlon Magazine - - KIT ZONE -

The Vitarun jacket from Saucony is as prac­ti­cal as it is colour­ful, with plenty of re­flec­tive de­tails, pock­ets ga­lore and a soft ma­te­rial that’s warm but sur­pris­ingly breath­able. Saucony’s Flexshell lam­i­nate is re­spon­si­ble for the stretchy chest pan­els, sleeves and up­per back sec­tions that pro­vide good wa­ter­proof­ing, and it doesn’t feel at all heavy when the heav­ens open. Al­though it’s warm, we felt of all the jack­ets on test with ther­mal qual­i­ties the Vitarun did the best job of keep­ing us com­fort­able when the pace, and there­fore our sweat rate, ramped up. There are two good-sized zip pock­ets ei­ther side on the lower front and one small one on the left chest panel, giv­ing you plenty of stor­age op­tions. At 400g for our men’s size medium it’s the heav­i­est jacket on test, but we cer­tainly didn’t feel it on the fly and the in­ner re­ally does a great job of wick­ing sweat, mak­ing the Vitarun a strong con­tender for a wide range of off-sea­son tem­per­a­tures.

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