Salomon S-LAB Light Jacket Reviews

In the trail running on longer tours, you mostly, brought some baggage as opposed to a short, quick workout. Water, energy bars, light jacket, and possibly Smartphone and compact camera found in a running backpack or belt. As for hiking, light weight is Trump also, and in particular, when running. For meals, you can omit little or nothing, so you must save the equipment on the weight. Was on my wish list so long a light wind jacket for the breaks on the road, then offer the Salomon S-LAB light jacket by Zalando came just at the right.

The S-LAB light jacket is a simple, super lightweight windbreaker, allowing Palm size pack up to himself. Not even 70 grams (measured around 65 g in size L) puts the jacket on the scale. The ClimaWIND fabric that uses Salomon, is designed to provide a balance between wind protection and high breathability. Quote: “ideal for highly aerobic and movement-intensive sports.”. In practice that looked unfortunately somewhat differently, but more on that later.

The S-LAB jacket is equipped with a continuous zipper, despite its minimalist orientation and light weight. This is indeed not, but at least has a small protection tab in the Chin area. Otherwise you can find still elastic cuffs on the sleeves and lower back, as well as reflective elements front and rear.

The cut is sporty and fits at 1.90 and just under 80 kg in size L.

IN PRACTICE

I have worn the S-LAB light jacket for some intense training sessions on cooler days. Works excellent on the windscreen, the breathability but to be something desired. During the last run (less than 6 ° C ambient temperature) the jacket after around 8 km very moist on the inside and the long-sleeved shirt was soaking wet. Rarely I sweat so much at such temperatures.

Because the zipper is not highlighted, that can scrub depending on which shirt to wear under it, on the fabric. For a thicker thermal shirt, I could see a distinct line of the zipper on the front of the shirts after the run.

The fit is great, a very athletic fit which makes every movement. Nevertheless, I think that the S-LAB light jacket rather is a jacket for the breaks in between. She can be very small to pack, so that you can lead them with any backpack, belt, or in a Pocket directly in the shirt. Only folding can be sometimes a bit annoying, because the fabric is very smooth and no integrated the jacket pocket has you could pack them into the.

CONCLUSION

Not even 70 grams is the S-LAB light jacket by Salomon the ideal wind jacket for breaks during longer runs, or serves as the emergency jacket when the weather changes. Regular training I would take but rather the jacket, as the breathability is quite limited. The “nothing touch of one”, as Salomon put it, there’s for nearly 120 Euro.

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