Why We Chose It: Breathable, versatile, feature-packed
It’s fair to say that Adidas have really burst onto the hiking and trail running scene in recent years. A combination of a large R&D budget and in-house design teams means the brand is constantly coming up with novel ways around traditional designs.
We’ve been consistently impressed with the Terrex running shoe range – the Free Hiker Parley comes to mind – and we’re happy to say that the same goes for their rainwear collection with this, the Terrex Myshelter Waterproof Jacket.
Who Is The Adidas Terrex Myshelter Gore-Active Waterproof Jacket For?
Given that mix of low weight and features, this jacket is ideal for fast and light adventures like, say, a long-distance fast-packing trips around the UK where you require full weather protection. While many lighter waterproof jackets will be lacking in the essential features for long distance trips, the Adidas Terrex Myshelter is more than capable of keeping you going after hours on the trail.
Materials and Construction
As the name suggests, this waterproof jacket is made using a Gore-Tex Active membrane. For those unaware, Active represents the lightest and most breathable 3-layer technology in Gore-Tex’s evolving lineup. It involves a thin face fabric, lightweight membrane and an equally thin c-knit backer material in an effort to keep the weight as low as possible.
“The Adidas Terrex Myshelter is more than capable of keeping you going after hours on the trail.”
Although we’d stop short of calling this a particularly durable waterproof jacket, Gore-Tex has improved their Active technology in recent years to make sure that the material can survive a life in the outdoors. While previous iterations of Gore-Tex Active could wear out from frequent use with a heavy backpack, this new Active achieves a touch more durability, all with the breathable qualities we’ve come to know and love from this membrane technology.