Last updated on March 12th, 2016 at 07:34 pm
It’s winter and time for a review of my Saucony Siberius Tights. Well, I’m happy that spring is almost here! The weather has warmed up finally and the snow is melting at a rapid pace, but not too rapid as to create flooding. The sun is out, the birds are chirping and I’m feeling happy!
Rewind to just a few weeks ago, and things were quite different. The temperature seemed to be stuck at -20 C and winter seemed to never end. I send kudos to the dedicated runners who brave these temperatures for the sake of training. I did on occasion but did most of my running indoors this winter.
If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I had a huge running milestone a few weeks ago. I ran in my first 10 Km race! And, typical of the cold winter, race day was on one of the coldest days of this winter. It was -20 C with a windchill of -30 C, but no worries, I came prepared.
The day before the race however, I wasn’t quite prepared. I didn’t have a good running jacket or warm running pants either. In a last minute panic, I headed to the local running store and purchased the Saucony Nomad Jacket and the Saucony Siberius Tights. I also did something a runner shouldn’t do, I tested my new purchases on race day! Yikes! I had no idea if they were warm enough, how they would feel after wearing them for a few hours or if they would chaff! No fear, this story has a very happy ending.
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Saucony Siberius Tights Features
There is a convenient little pocket in the back, just below the waist. It’s big enough to fit a key and a few tissues, but not much more.
Saucony Siberius Tights Review
These pants are thick with a nice cozy fleece lining. They are also sweat wicking so your skin stays dry. Afraid of the extreme temperatures, I did wear them with a pair of regular compression tights underneath. That was probably a good idea for that day. I have worn them since on their own and they didn’t chaff.
They are only available in black, which is suits me fine, however, I do think they lack any kind of reflecting. This would be an important feature for those who run in the dark.
Saucony’s Siberius Tights retail at about $80, but the running store had a great sale that day; buy 1 get one for $1. I paid for the running jacket and got the Siberius pants for $1.
Overall, they are quite comfortable, kept me warm and were a great investment!