Adidas Terrex Swift Climaproof Storm (2013)

Adidas isn’t the first brand I’d think of when it comes to outdoor gear, but this product proves they know a thing or two about heading to the hills. The jacket is made from a 2.5-layer fabric so it isn’t ideal for condensation control, but it gives a healthy tick in the box for low weight and packability. Comfortingly for such a lightweight jacket, the Terrex Swift Climaproof Storm is also longer than most so you get a little more protection below the waist than many lightweight jackets. The front zip isn’t a water-resistant design and doesn’t get an external stormflap – just an internal one – so this isn’t the most water-resisting opening for a jacket. You get venting from pit zips and the two main pockets are mesh-lined too, which is great for venting; but of course if water gets into the pocket you’ll get wet. The two chest pockets are map-sized and can be accessed while wearing a rucksack belt, and there’s an additional chest pocket that’s great for a GPS receiver. The hood is excellent, thanks to a wired peak, superb fit and great movement.

Weight 334g (size 40/42)
Fabric 2.5-layer ripstop Climaproof Storm
Lining none
Men’s sizes 32-54
Women’s sizes 6-20
External pockets 3
Wired hood yes
Side/pit zips yes
Website www.adidas.com/outdoor

 

Verdict

The Adidas Terrex Swift Climaproof Storm is a superb lightweight and packable performance with particularly good length to offer more protection than most lightweight jackets.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine Spring 2013