Saucony Women’s Run LX Capri Review
Saucony’s Run LX Capri are new this fall and have yet to disappoint. The Run LX Capri are designed for running, however I have found them to be so comfortable that I have even been wearing them to yoga. In years past, I have “borrowed” my husbands running knickers because I enjoyed the slightly longer length. The Run LX Capri fixes my problem by offering a slightly longer inseam than your traditional capri or knicker coming in at 21 inches, while also offering a bit more style. This longer inseam translates into a little more coverage for your legs when the temperatures begin to drop. The hem on these hit about mid calf for me and I am about 5’9″ with a 32″ inseam. For those taller or shorter, the cut may be slightly different. But overall, they are longer than your traditional running capri.
The Run LX Capri features a low rise and a wide waist band to help keep them in place over your hips. There is no drawstring to help fine tune the fit, which I tend to need when wearing a hydration belt or waist pack. Pulling the capri a bit higher than intended solved this problem without creating an unsightly appearance in the front (think front wedgie). The waistband features a longitudinal built in pocket that fits a car key with remote entry with ease; having the pocket length wise really eliminates that pesky sensation of hitting your key with every stride, which often happens with vertical envelope style pockets. Despite not being all that deep of a pocket, the built in design helps keep the key secure and didn’t leave me thinking about losing or dropping my key while running.
These pants offer flat lock seams in high contact areas that are prone to chaffing, such as the inner thighs. I felt that this was an excellent feature to keep these hard working areas happy. The Run LX Capri does not feature a breathable mesh insert or panty liner, rather the four seams come to an intersection. Despite being flat-locked, some individuals may find an issue with this design. One additional concern with the Run LX Capri is that there is not a lot of reflectivity added to this garment. At minimum, I tend to like a reflective logo on the front and rear of most of my gear. This problem can be solved by pairing these pants with one of Saucony’s highly visible pieces from the ViZiPRO collection.
The Run LX Capri is available in XS to XL and comes in three color combos. I tested out the Phantom/Karma color combination, grey and dark pink, which was a nice change from your basic black capris. I found that the fit was true to size and would order according to the size guidelines. Some running tights tend to stretch while on the go, I found that these retained their shape and size while on the go and after washing on cool and tumble drying. Despite intense workouts, I found that the Run LX Capri did not hold onto the stink from workouts of old, a great feature in my book.
Saucony’s Run LX Capri were a pleasant surprise and I would give them a 4/5 with the remaining star being held due to a few oversights in my book. These pants retail for $55 and are available now for purchase.
Specifications: 88% polyester, 12% spandex