Thursday, November 15, 2012

ADIDAS SPRING 2013 Apparel/Footwear/Eyewear

W-Terrex Feather Jacket $525 Gore-Tex® Pro Shell, Formotion®, adjustable hood compatible hood, ventilation pit zips, articulated arms-in blaze green

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/tradeshow images Judith Ecochard

Adidas outdoor apparel and footwear division showed a slew of brightly tinged technical pieces of apparel and shoes -with the all importnant lighter, faster mantra of the entire industry.

Highlights from the Spring 2013 bunch- boast performance features unique to the label, including... adiPRENE®-shock absorption/energy return, Formotion™for natural foot strike and in garments, strategically placed seams for natural motion, Traxion® grippy outsole lug pattern design, ClimaProof® taped seams that seals out moisture ClimaLite® moisture wicking, ClimaWarm® lightweight breathable insulation, ClimaCool® an integrated system of technologies that regulate body temps via the Adidas mapping system via infrared cameras that analyzes critical heat/sweat zones-gender specific ----
W-Terrex GTX Active Shell-packable Gore-Tex® Active shell fabric-windprooof, waterproof, breathable, adjustable hood with reflective details, articulated arms so doesn't bunch up, Formotion® in vivid teal/blue zest $425
...and performance fabrics that are at the top of the heap in terms of waterproof, wind resistance, breathable, moisture wicking, odor suppressant Gore-Tex® Pro Shell-a 3 layer waterproof/windproof/breathable rugged high performance membrane bonded with outer material and inner lining,  Gore Windstopper®-softshell a 3-layer fabric, and Windstopper® Active shell-a 3 layer fabric, Cocona®-a naturally derived from coconut fibers- sun blocking, quick drying odir managing fabric with moisture management properties, , PrimaLoft® lightweight breathable insulation that's water repellant,  and Nano-Tex™ -nanotechnology that transfer fibers and creates rugged fabrics that are waterproof, breathable and windproof. befits a Euro company-Continental® rubber is used on outsoles of shoes,
Gals get going fast in this-W Terrex Windstopper Fast Jacket-made of WIndstopper® Soft Shell-windproof/breathable, water restart, adjsutable hood and pit zips for climate control. $265 in blaze green

W Terrex Windstopper Fast Jacket in Vivid Red

W Terrex Hybrid Soft Shell Jacket $195 of Windstopper® Active Shell-light, packable windproof, breathable, water resistance, Hybrid Construction w/different performance fabrics in respective body zones, ventilation mesh lined pockets, Formotion®, elongated back doesn't bunch up when holding a pack. 

reflective pop, 

Men's Terrex Hybrid Primaloft Jacket $130 - Primaloft® Sport 40g/m2 insulation-warm synthetic insulation-warm when wet, Formotion®, Hybrid Constructiom-different perfomance fabrics in respective body zones, two hnd pockets with zips. Use a mid layer when cold out.

Terrex Hybrid Windstopper Soft Shell

M-Terrex Hybrid Windstopper Soft Shell $195-packable windproof, breathable water resistance-for high intensity activities, Formotion®, ventilation mesh lined pockets, Hybrid Construction -diff in performance fabrics in respective body zones
W Terrex Swift Cocona Hoodie Jacket -$80-moisture/odor managemnt in a cute retro style track suit kind of zipped jackets with two hand pockets, Formotion®

Remember the 80's tracksuits/sneakers synched with Run D.M.C. and My Adidas? Hey hey- we do---but no fears---we found this on Youtube...and we think...the artists would approve of this updated hoody.

W-Terrez Swift S/S Tee $40 made of Cocona w/ UPF50+, evaporative cooling and odor management, Formotion®

W Terrex Swift Half Zip S/S $50 w/ fitted collar- in a Vivid Pink-made of  Cocona
w/ UPF50+, evaporative cooling and odor management, Formotion®

W-Terrex Swift Soft Shell Jacket $150 Formotion® great stretch, Climaproof® Rain and wind protection, two side zip pockets, security chest pocket 

W ED Boulder Tank $25 Climalite® Cotton.a blend w/ moisture management 

W ED Rocks Tank $40-nice-PlayDry moisture management w/built-in bra, crossed straps on back

Terrex Fast R GTX $180-men's light low cut shoes with Grippy Continental™ rubber and Formotion®, Forefoot plate and adiPRENE ®, Gore-Tex® lining-waterproof/breathable, molded Ortholite® sock liner
Traxion® featuring Continental® rubber-great grip


Nice-Women's Terrex Fast R W $160 lightweight hiking, gender specific fit, Forefoot plate and adiPRENE®, Formotion®, Grippy Continental® rubber-toe bump protection, molded Ortholite® sock liner and outsole of Traxion® featuring Continental® rubber-great grip  

lace system is secure
Women's Terrex R GTX $180 and Fast R $160-new for this season -lightweight, athletic hiking shoe for the fast paced types-with Formotion® for better control, adiPRENE® cushioning and  breathable/waterproof Gore-Tex®. Plus molded Ortholite® sock liner for best foot climate and comfort.

Traxion® outsole w/ Continental® rubber

Men's-Terrex Fast X Mid GTX $185-Tech lightweight hiker for fast movers-w/ Gore-Tex® extended comfort lining, waterproof/breathable, molded Ortholite® sockliner, adiPRENE®  forefoot propulsion/efficiency, Formotion®, and

women's Terrex Fast X Mid GTX $185-Tech lightweight hiker for fast movers-w/ Gore-Tex® extended comfort lining, waterproof/breathable, molded Ortholite® sockliner, adiPRENE®  forefoot propulsion/efficiency, Formotion®,

Traxion® outsole w/ Continental® rubber
Adidas also showed more lifestyle and water shoes...we liked the retro vibe of the kicks...and as always-the functionality.

NEw-the Climacool® Boat Sleek  shoe for omen-feminine function with grippy Traxion® outsole, EVA tongue for fit and lycra collar a mesh upper with signature Adidas striped,

Climacool® Boat Sleek $60

Boat CC Lace-men's lightweight snug fitting outdoor activity shoe with Climacool® open mesh upper, EVA tongue for enhanced fit, Adidas Drainage System (a.D.s) for maximum water drainage plus some eco materials' content in the mix. Stretchable heel insert for optimal fit...and sporty design makes this a good travel kicker imo.

women's take on the climacool® Boat Sleek $60-same attributes as the men's...with narrower more feminine last

men's Climacool® Boat Slip quick drying EVA midsole, footbed and padded (!) straps for comfort and vents  and integrated moo-mesh in outsole for ventilation, a.D.s. drainage system---flashy graphic prints in 4 color options

outsole with Climacool® tooling construction

BRAND NEW: Silhouette-an Austrian based, family run company---made there too, fyi- makes the lightest pair of sunglasses we own. We love how they manage NOT to leave those rather unlovely imprints on our face, after the fact.

PLUS: the clarity is excellent.

So now Adidas and Silhouette have partnered---and this makes sense---as the patented technical features-Silhouette is acclaimed for- abounds here shatterproof lenses with proprietary lense tints featuring something called Light Stabilizing Technology (LST™)  that modulates the extremes in light conditions-a key to preventing eye fatigue. Def a big plus for the athletic types-but even when's needed.

no screws-temple releases under force via  QuickRelease Hinge™---plus is impervious to temperature changes. 

all sports sunglasses-RX friendly too...kinda pre-curved for ideal (ergonomic) fit and peripheral sunblocking.  All scratch/impact resistant via Decentered Vision Advantage™ PC Lens

traction grip nose bridge---and even a different one for women's with Double-Snap Nose Bridge™ adjusts---interchangeable lenses-easily done
We love the Lady's Tourpro model we have---it comes delivered in a hard shell case-with a grey pouch that doubles as a cleaning cloth. The fit was ideal---we sometimes opt for so-called asian fit as we have a narrow/flatter bridge---but these sunglasses held...and flattered,

Lightweight too...and the curve of the frame/lense fit our face perfectly--- there is  adjustable flex (3 ways) in the temples though---and in the nose bridge (2 ways) -a good thing as people have different shaped heads.

Non-slip temples gripped without inducing a head ache-they were actually barely noticeable, on.

What was very noticeable was the precise clarity of what we saw ---we actually wear ours on bike rides where the landscape alternates between sunny/dark shadows-fast...but this style is also a fav of golf pros like Dustin Johnson...with its anti-glare attributes and contrast enhancing LST™ tech-key for proper reading of the greens.

And of course-100% UV A, B, and C Vision Advantage polycarbonate lenses improve color and contrast perceptions as well as protecting eyeballs from the sun's rays- thoroughly-something we take very seriously as one can get melanoma of the eyes!

Lenses are interchangeable too...though what we had was ideal with a bunch of light conditions...

Ladies-Tourpro-Adidas image
WHAT ELSE: We really liked the frame shape---a modified aviator  shape that gave us peripheral vision with sunblock protection and fit our oval/heart shaped face. AND the Tourpro-ladies - doesn't really scream for wear during sports only. Frame colors - black with red pops on the temple pieces-are urban friendly---and 'chic' enough for everyday wear.

NICE. (Prices typically range from $170-$210)