Sunday, October 16, 2016

Product Review :: Saucony Women's Bullet Capris

Running the Oregon Coast 50k in the Saucony Bullet Capris - photo credit Glenn Tachiyama 

My current favorite running capris are the Saucony Bullet, which I came to own by happenstance. 

In March I traveled to Denver for work. If I stay in a hotel for more that a day I always hang up my clothes or put them in drawers, so I don't feel like I am living out of a suitcase, which is exactly what I did in Denver. After Denver I flew to Michigan to work from my Dad's house for a week. The first morning in Michigan I was digging through all my clothes looking for my favorite Nike trail running capris and I couldn't find them, I also couldn't find most of the running clothes I had packed for the trip. I slowly realized that I didn't grab anything out of the bottom drawer at the hotel. I called the hotel and they said they didn't find anything in my room. GRRRR! 

There was no way I was going to spend a week surrounded by trails and not run. We made a trip to Gazelle Sports in Grand Rapids so I could buy some new running clothes. The capris I lost had big pockets on the sides that were large enough to hold my iphone, which is perfect for when I am running without my running vest. The pocket on the sides was the only requirement I had. The only things they had at Gazelles with side pockets were a pair of short shorts with a pocket big enough for a Gu and the Saucony Bullet capris. They only had a medium and a large of the Saucony capris, I normally wear a small, but I tried on the medium because I was getting desperate. The medium fit perfectly! 

Photo from saucony.com of the Bullet Capris
The Bullet capris have become my go to capris. I love the deep mesh pockets on the outside of each leg, they hold an iphone with no problem, even when I use my heavy waterproof iphone case the pants stay in place. Other running pants with similar pockets start to slip down when I use my Lifeproof case. 

Me trying to show my iphone in the side pocket
I am also a big fan of the length of the capris, they hit just below my knee. A lot of capris seems to hit me mid-calf, which durning the warmer months is just too hot. The capris come in a lot of different colors and patterns. I own just black and the black print, I don't branch out much. 

As someone who spends a lot of time running in capris, I highly recommend the Saucony Women's Bullet Capris.

3 comments:

  1. Great to talk to you guys during Oregon Coast 50k. I had a chance to checkout small section of Wildwood trail after the race.. loved it..

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  2. Glad you got to check out Wildwood! Hopefully we will make it to SoCal for some races soon. Hope you enjoyed the Oregon Coast 50k!

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    1. I am new to running. If you are in San Diego area and would like to check out local trails, let me know. Our trails are beautiful too, but in a different way. We don't get much rain here.. I enjoyed every bit of OC50k! Wow.. what an experience.

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