Saturday, June 16, 2012

ADIDAS FALL 2012 Performance Wear/Shoes- Trekking/Hiking/Snowsports

Bright colors and packable Fall 2012 BIG TRENDS-on right-TX HO LIDO $250-12.5 oz--Fillpower 700, hood has 600 fill-underarm stretch inserts for motion, fitted hood, elasticized waist hem, 2 hand pockets/1 chest pocket packs down into Pack-It pockets. On left-TX SKYCLIMB J $395 made with Cocona™-activated charcoal, evaporative, cooling, odor management and UV protection blended with wool, Formotion@, Ventilation zips, adjustable, helmet compatible hood. Reflective trim...stretchy soft-shell with key areas=waterproof. Both men's.

TERREX™ (TX) - TERREX SWIFT(TS)-Hiking/Trekking (HT) Collections-Apparel and Footwear

words/images Judith Ecochard

Adidas-is one mammoth of a brand---we could probably spend a month reviewing just what was sold under their corporate moniker...

fleece lined-moisture wicking

And a brand that does not compromise on performance or style-as in, we doubt, for example---that the home kit of the USA soccer team-this year-would resemble the Lollipop kids from the Wizard of Oz...if they were conjured up by this label.

But we digress.

At the latest SIA tradeshow-we got a preview of one of the label's focuses...outdoor activewear aimed at hikers/trekkers/snow-sports individuals...who need protection against the elements, with moisture wicking/breathability/heat retention properties.

men's hiking/trekking-HT $200-warmth via Fillpower 700-90% goose down, 10% feather, lightweight 12.5oz, adjustable collar, 2 hand pockets/1 chest pocket-core tickles where it's needed-in light scarlet (plus available in black, craft emerald)

HT Down HO-$250-Fillpower 600-80% goose down, 20% feather filling, adjustable hood, 2 hand pockets/1 chest pocket/internal security pocket-70's style puffer-men's in black 26.5 oz
For starters, there is a lot of proprietary know-how and top tier techy fabrics-that go into an Adidas outdoor garment-under the Terrex collections.

It all starts with Adidas' "BodyMapping" technology-that measures-to the nth degree (or meter) the human form's gender differences/needs via different climate zones of the body...when athletic efforts are made under different weather conditions.

The results-are the inventive use of different materials and details to maintain optimum body core temps keeping in mind the best textile/design combos available on the market- for ventilation, thermal insulation, windproof/waterproof (or not)---needs by men and women- in all weather conditions.

Figuring out the attire solutions for "...why men sweat uphill and women chill..." SOLUTION-guys get more materials that vent moisture and heat-gals get more materials that vent moisture and retain the heat. Lightbulb moments in time,

NICE-TS FL J -Polarfleece warmth, ClimaWarm® for thermal insulation in cold weather conditions, ventilation pockets, mesh lined, adjustable waist with draw cords $100...reminds of us of those old-school track suit jackets, Here in prime green/lab lime-except waaaayyyy more moisture wicking performance.

sleeve detail

one whole back piece-no binding/bunching up

FYI: the shoulders have a tighter weave-pack friendly.

Plush comfy super soft-women's HT MELANGE FL-$110...smartly designed with stretch inserts in contrast color at the sides for enhanced freedom of movement, melange fleece with high loft inside for cozy comfort, elongated sleeves with slide in gloves...longer back hem that covers up.
Other apparel technology highlights include 3 types of ClimaProof® for "barrier to the elements...", windproof protection that's lightweight/breathable for those on the go, and storm tough wind and waterproof...

...moisture wicking ClimaLite®, and industry stalwarts like Cocona®--natural moisture management, UV protective material, Nano-Tex™fabrics that are breathable, durably waterproof and windproof, GORE-TEX® materials-(Pro-Shell, Windstopper®), PrimaLoft® insulation and fibers ("Sport"- and "Yarn")...and Addidas' own developed Formotion™ that supports the athlete's muscular system-by different fabric combos and pre-shaped garments with optimum seam placement...imho a very big deal.
plush fleece lining

TX Half Zip long sleeve $80-made with Climawarm® thermal insulation, elasticized hem/cuffs keeps it all in place-w/ concealed thumb loops. 2 hand pockets- a great layer piece.

women's TS 3-in1 GTZ Jacket-$495-23 oz-here in still green---(also in bright pink)-top of the line protection with Gore-Tex® Active Shell-for fast paced activities that build up heat/sweat....great hand feel, warmth via Primaloft® sport, synthetic insulation that keeps warm wearers, when wet...detachable inner jacket new construction without zippers-for maximized freedom of movement, cold spots! Men's versions too-28oz-in craft emerald/la green and scarlet/core energy.

design details-like this tab-that saves weight
Top of the charts for men's TX ICEFEATHER Jacket $595-Gore-Tex® Ori Shell-"most rugged, breathable durable, wind and waterproof fabric..."-with Formotion™ ultimate performance and comfort, adjustable -articulated hood that's helmet compatible, vent zips-in prime green and core energy orangish red-18oz

TS Women's Fleece $100-w/ Polarfleece® andClimawarm® termal insulation, mesh lined pockets, vent pockets, adjustable waist cord, flatlock seams....

on left-men's TS SOFTSHELL jacket $150-with Formotion®, vent zips,  side zip style-here in prime green/still green---other version with hood and for women's takes also.

HT HIKE Long Sleeve fleece-Women-made of Climawarm® with half zip for ventilation $50

$50-waffle grid on inside for quick dry and comfort

chair lift friendly-with that extended back hem/fold out seat with snaps fro maximum warmth-TX FROSTZEIT HO $495-Fillpower 700-core of 90/10 700 fill goose down

box wall construction-baffled with Primaloft sport kinda behind the down fill, under the outer layer-for warmth when wet-moisture wicking...pus Climaproof® and Formotion™

wall of boots....
Adidas footwear also sports the accolades of technological properties...including its proprietary adiPRENE® and ADIPRENE+ for cushioning protection, energy return, ClimaProof®, ClimaCool®-360 degree cooling for the entire foot via a highly breathable mesh fabric, TRAXION® outsole lugs patterns with Continental® rubber compounds (yup-the Euro tyre company), Protection Plate in the mid/outsole to protect against sharp rocks...and the addidas Drainage System® (a.D.S.)-a top to bottom system to quickly remove water from the shoe. PLUS:-compression moulded EVA insoles, stabilizing heel blame made from durable TPU...etc.


For men...
Very cool-the TERREX CONRAX CP-long distance worth, outdoor specific, breathable membrane, Primaloft® insulation $200, 21.5 oz

lace cover for extra winter proof protection zipped shuts with a waterproof zipper...Climaproof® membrane...TRAXION outsole

red rubber reacts to cold temps by expanding-works like spikes-temperature sensitive compound for optimal grip on ice

TERREX SOFTSHELL MID $150-no seams-designed for speed with Primaloft® insulation, Protection Plate, adiPrene® insert, TRAXION  outsole-agile and grippy 15oz

For women...YUNGA FELT BOOT $130

a fav in Russia-water resisant, warmth-with a rubber toe and heel caps plus a TPU mudguard for protection, midsole with an aluminum board insert that protects vs. cold, super high TRAXION® Rubber for ultimate grip in winter conditions. 12oz

INFO: ADIDAS...deliveries start in June 2012