Saucony Women’s Daybreak Print Long Sleeve Review
If you are tired of solid colored, boring and non breathable running tops, then you should check out the Suacony Women’s Daybreak Print Long Sleeve.
Daybreak Print Long Sleeve Fabric
Saucony has utilized burnout fabric to provide a light weight, super comfortable, and breathable top. You may be asking, what is burnout fabric? Burnout fabric features a semi-transparent pattern against a more solidly woven fabric; this is achieved through a chemical process to dissolve some of the fibers from the fabric combination. The Daybreak Print Long Sleeve features 65% polyester and 35% rayon. The end result is a technical top that is soft, breathable, and attractive on and off the trail.
The Daybreak Print Long Sleeve feels quite thin, yet it is an ideal layer by itself for temperatures of 45-65. It would also work great under a jacket on cooler days. Even after a hard work out, the Daybreak Print Long Sleeve remained dry in all of the high sweat zones: elbow pits, lower back, and around the sports bra in the front.
Another great feature of the Daybreak Print Long Sleeve is the fun all-over graphics. Saucony offers this top in two different patterns and 6 color combos. I have been testing out the top in Berry Crush/Stellar. I have to admit, I have worn this top while running and with jeans because the pattern is fun and the top does not scream, “I’m a running shirt!”
The pattern almost hides two reflective hits that have been added to keep you safe. There is a small Saucony logo on the left shoulder and just below the crew neck collar in the rear.
Fit and Sizing of the Daybreak Print Long Sleeve
The Daybreak Print Long Sleeve features a long and lean fit. The top really moves with you, despite not having spandex or lyrca, due to the lightweight fabric and perfect fit. I found that the top ran true to size and featured a generous center back length, which keeps cool drafts out. The length of the sleeves were also ideal and provided plenty of coverage at the wrist, a problem area for me with some competitor running companies.
The Daybreak Print Long Sleeve, even with its’ long and lean fit, runs true to size. The top is available in XS to XL. I did experience a tiny bit of shrinking the first time I dried the top. I have not noticed additional shrinking with subsequent wash and dry cycles.
The Saucony Daybreak Print Long Sleeve retails for $45, a fair price in my book for a top that is comfortable and truly performs well. For more information, please visit Saucony.com