Adidas Terrex IceFeather (2012)

The Adidas Terrex IceFeather is a very neat, well-designed Pro Shell jacket here, weighing a very reasonable 470g (size US8) and with good features for mountaineering and snow sports. There are four hipbelt-compatible outer pockets with water-resistant zips but no stormflaps, the lower two have venting mesh and glove-friendly zip pulls, while the upper two are smaller and could do with longer, more glove-friendly zip pulls. There’s also a stretch mesh inside pocket handy for small items. The main zip is water-resistant with a substantial stormflap behind it that withstands the elements well, and there are water-resistant pit zips for increased venting. The Adidas Formation design makes for excellent arm movement so there is no problem with the jacket riding up while scrambling, the cuffs are very easy to adjust and feature non-catching Velcro, and for snowy activities there’s a removable snow skirt (55g). The helmet-compatible hood fits well and adjusts well, but the vertical adjusters could do with looping through the jacket to neaten up the excess elastic created when the hood is pulled tight. The Adidas Terrex IceFeather’s wired peak is nicely broad, giving good protection from wind and rain, but there is no means of securing it when not in use.

Weight 498g (size UK12)
Material Gore-Tex Pro, 3 layer
Women’s sizes XS-XL
Men’s sizes n/a
Pit zips yes
Wired hood peak no
Stowable hood no
Website www.marmot.eu

 

Verdict

The Adidas Terrex IceFeather is a neat, well-featured jacket that’s good for winter walking and snow sports; but you can get even better features for less money.

Review by Claire Maxted
First published in Trail magazine November 2012