Adidas Outdoor Terrex Active Jacket

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Adidas Outdoor Terrex Active jacket

Adidas Outdoor Terrex Active jacket    Photo: Courtesy of Adidas

THE SELL: A minimalist waterproof hard shell for three-season backcountry use. THE TEST: Ball-sports giant Adidas jumped into the backcountry this year with an entire adventure line. Testers appreciated this sleek entry because of its Gore-Tex Active Shell material, which is thinner than the traditional stuff and, because of some fancy lamination techniques, feels better against your skin. Plus, it compresses down to the size of a softball. Despite the no-frills design—two pockets, elasticized hem, and helmet-compatible hood—it multitasked when we took it skiing and climbing. THE VERDICT: Though a bit pricey, the Terrex Active is a solid, versatile waterproof winter shell. 12 oz

Breathability: 4
Weatherproofness: 4.5

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