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Sweet Protection Sabrosa Spray Top – First Look

The new Sweet Protection Sabrosa spray top is something that I have been waiting for from Sweet for some time. In most of my Sweet dry top reviews I have mentioned that a short sleeve version would be a great idea and it seems Sweet have listened.

Sweet Protection Sabrosa Spray Top - First Look

The cut and construction of their long sleeve tops and drysuits is superb so I am glad to see a short sleeve version coming to market.

We have a Sabrosa landing very shortly at Unsponsored HQ for a full review.

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The Sabrosa is constructed from Gore-Tex Paclite so it’s both breathable and light weight for summer paddling.

Neoprene gaskets are present at both the neck and arms. The Sabrosa is not designed to be a full on dry top but what many would class as a semi-dry top, i.e. it offers very good protection and will keep most of the water out.

Sweet Protection Sabrosa Spray Top - First Look

Sweet Protection Sabrosa Spray Top - First Look

You get the highly adjustable and effective twin waist seal as seen on other Sweet whitewater tops. You’ll also find a little tab on the back of the top to hang it up to dry.

The Sabrosa will be available in dark blue and red.


  1. David

    When it will be available?

    • Unsponsored

      March 2017, although there will be a few kicking around before for testing purposes.

      • Alexandre ROUBAUD

        Then I will wait for a while before buying another short sleeve top.

  2. Alex Roubaud

    Do you have any idea of a release date ?

  3. Unsponsored

    March 2017 – our top review landed this week. Latex gaskets on both the neck and arms. Check it out here –

  4. Linda

    Is it suitable for freestyle or the water will flow in? I’m undecided between this and the palm zenith short

    • Unsponsored

      It’s a dry top with latex seals so pretty good at keeping water out. Better than the zenith.

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