The adidas Terrex Resort Bib was crafted to keep skiers and snowboarders warm and dry in wicked winter weather. Fans of functionality have to be hyped to see bibs making their way back into the mainstream of outerwear options. Plus, the Terrex line is powered by a commitment to sustainability, so I was pumped to hop in this pair to see what they could do on the mountain.
Materials & Insulation
adidas’ Terrex line includes the high performance Resort bib, which is engineered with Primegreen recycled materials. For those of you interested in the nitty gritty details, that 2-way stretch fabric is constructed with a blend of 85% recycled polyester and 15% polyester plain weave. The PrimaLoft® insulation even uses Parley Ocean Plastic (upcycled plastic waste cleared from beaches) to make these some of the most eco-friendly snow pants you can get your legs in.
“That all sounds nice, but will these adidas snowboard bibs actually keep me warm and dry?” You better believe it. Adidas uses RAIN.RDY advanced waterproofing technology to maneuver moisture away from the body so you stay dry and fully operational. As for warmth, one of the test days didn’t see the temperature rise above a couple degrees fahrenheit. I’m pleased to report that the recaptured ocean plastic was an absolute champ in the insulation department.
Let’s conduct ourselves in an orderly fashion here as we explore the fine features of the adidas Terrex Resort Bib while working our way from top to bottom.
The shoulder straps are quick and simple to adjust. They do exactly what they’re supposed to (keep your pants up) without restricting movement or being uncomfortable in any way. A quarter zip on the side makes it easy to get in and out of the Resort Bib.
We need to reserve a moment to discuss the pockets. The zippered chest pocket does the trick by providing a convenient place to stash…a wallet. Why not toss the wallet in one of the two back pockets? While there is plenty of space in them, their method of fastening (a flap and a pair of thin velcro strips) doesn’t inspire confidence that contents are super secure. The front pockets use zippers, though, and have ample space to stow your phone, snacks, goggle wipe, a cable lock, or even small tools. However, getting into those pockets is a slight nuisance as the zipper (when in the closed position) hides way up under the hem of a regular fitting jacket. Overall assessment of the pockets: plenty of space, not the best design execution.
adidas graciously installed a zippered fly so you don’t have to conduct half a strip tease when nature calls. Could you also drop the fly for a little ventilation? Absolutely. But to really avoid steamed meats, the thigh vents are going to be your best bet.
Lastly, we make our way down to the ankle area of the Terrex adidas Snowboard Bibs. Elastic snow gaiters make for a supreme seal, and gusseted ankle zips are quite handy when it comes to putting on your boots. Both elements combine to offer a phenomenal fit in an area that can often be an afterthought with other snow pants. Overall the adidas Terrex Resort 2L Bib Pants ($260.00) are a great offering from adidas to the snow sports world.