|W-Terrex Feather Jacket $525 Gore-Tex® Pro Shell, Formotion®, adjustable hood compatible hood, ventilation pit zips, articulated arms-in blaze green|
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®...here in vivid teal/blue zest $425|
|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|
|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-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|
|lace system is secure|
|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|
NEw-the Climacool® Boat Sleek shoe for omen-feminine function with grippy Traxion® outsole, EVA tongue for fit and lycra collar ...in a mesh upper with signature Adidas striped,
|Climacool® Boat Sleek $60|
|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 too...like 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 driving...it'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|
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...
NICE. (Prices typically range from $170-$210)