Rated5out of5byTJ the MTB camp guyfromAmazing jacket - Super lightweightThis jacket looks great and fits perfect. If you need the sleeves a little shorter, take half a second to adjust the velcro cuffs. The hood fits over my bike helmet. I love that I don't feel like I am in a sauna of my own sweat while riding, but the wind and rain are kept at bay. This is my first Gore-tex, but I have had other snow jackets, and I love this one. I have yet to need another layer besides a tshirt, and the temperature has been in the 30s to 40s.
I do not need to return it, but I was leery of REI's 30 day return policy(from date of purchase, not received), I would just say that you should wear it a lot in the first couple weeks, and if you want to get it for a Christmas gift, wait until December.
I was unable to find a comparable jacket for even close to the same price (I got it when it was 75% off). I would totally recommend this jacket to a friend.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated5out of5byAging Disgracefullyfromadidas Terrex Gore-Tex Shell JacketThis jacket met all my expectations except one.
It is very nice looking, well made, good design, water-proof material, cuts the wind, and reflects in the dark. Unfortunately, my cookie habit makes the jacket a bit snug in the belly and chest.
I'm 5'11'' and 215 pounds, and the XL is not quite volumnous enough for my chocolate chip infused torso. But I will keep the jacket because it is perfect for cycling.
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated1out of5byKentuckydriftfromReturned the jacket to Ann Arbor Store.Returned the Adidas Terrex Gore-Tex and exchanged it for a Marmot Aegis Jacket. Not a Gore tex, but it fits and looks a 1000 times better.
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated4out of5bymwstretchfromGreat Rain Shell!A Quick review - Great shell! Perfectly waterproof and breathable. Buy it now!
The longer review - I've used this jacket as my daily commuter bike jacket this past month (a very rainy, Seattle, fall month). I ride ten or more miles daily, and its held up well. Besides being waterproof and breathable, it does a good job of wind-blocking (I haven't needed a mid layer yet, down into the 30's).
As for quality, this is a Goretex active shell, and for me, has lived up to the hype. Its waterproof, durable, and very breathable. I've never owned an Adidas jacket before (didn't even know they made them), but I like the cut of the jacket. I'm 6'2", 200lbs, and the large fits me well. There is enough room for a mid layer if needed, but not much more than that. The cuffs velcro close easily, And it can pack down small, and quickly be ready to go.
Warmth - I'm surprised how warm such a thin jacket keeps me.
Comfort - It doesn't have that clammy feel after a ride, that you get with so many shells. And in general, has a comfortable feel against the skin.
Style - The orange works as a bike jacket, its a bright orange/red, and has good reflective piping, helping me be visible to others while on the road. AND I've gotten compliments on the color. That being said, I don't think I would've picked out an orange jacket (it was the color on sale), but it fits my particular active lifestyle, so who am I to argue.
Price - Forget the Adidas part for a second, and compare it to other jackets that use the GoreTex active shell technology. Even at the REI-outlet's current price, its inexpensive, and occasionally you may find them marking it down even cheaper.
Negatives - only some minor negatives - The only two pockets are the hand warmer pockets. As this jacket is meant to be a work out Shell, that's fine. But a small Napoleon or sleeve pocket for a media player would've been nice. Or a hideaway pocket for ID. The hood is great when it rains, but when its 50+ and dry, I'd love to be able to roll it up, and hide it away.This is probably intended to be more of a hiking jacket than cycling (so I'm using this differently than its intended use), but I like the longer tail option that most cycling jackets have (and this one doesn't). But thats a personal preference. And a final thought on breathability, so far its been great, but there are no pit zips. So, I am curious how well it will breathe on warmer days. We shall see.
Date published: 2012-12-19
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