I was pretty surprised to find out how great the Adidas Terrex Mountain Pants were as Adidas is better-known for making perfectly round footballs rather than perfectly performing mountain gear. The four-way stretch fabric is incredibly comfortable; but so are many others here. What is important is how this fabric has been used. These trousers have a clean and close fit, and yet they allow superb freedom of movement. The ankle cuff has a zipped gusset and a drawcord so you can get a great fit in this area. There is a useful abrasion pad at the ankle cuff too. The waistband is very impressive thanks to a wide belt and a comfortable lining. The two zipped hip pockets and rear zipped pocket are useful additions to the package. These trousers just feel perfect for scrambling, alpine mountaineering and more technical hill-walking. But the Adidas Terrex Mountain Pants’ pockets are a bit small, which for me is a big let-down, but I know other users are in less need of pockets so for many people these will be fine. The fabric weight is suitable for most situations, but in warm summer weather you’ll need a lighter trouser. Some leg venting may have been a good addition.
Fabric 91% nylon, 9% elastane
Size 28-40 (men’s); 6-20 (women’s)
Colour mid cinder, black
Weight 526g (size 34)
Made in China
Stores in the UK no info provided
The Adidas Terrex Mountain Pants are almost the perfect trousers for hill and mountain action in a wide variety of situations.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine March 2011