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adidas Civillian Jacket 2016-2017

  • Price: £130
  • Sizes: S-XL
  • Waterproofing: 10,000ml
  • Breathability: 10,000g
  • ADIDAS.COM

Some shred gear can look great on the mountain, only to make you resemble a clown that’s escaped from the Alaskan State Circus once you hit the pub. If you’re after something that won’t turn heads for the all the wrong reasons as you walk through a busy town centre, look no further than the adidas Civillian jacket.

Available in plain black as well as this ‘Olive Cargo’ colourway, the adidas Civillian snowboard jacket packs more than enough tech for the average day’s riding. It’s rated 10K for both waterpoofing and breathability, weighs next to nothing, has a super-comfy taffeta lining and boasts all the features you’d hope for – drawstring waist, velcro cuffs and universal jacket-to-pant connectivity to name just a few.

“Featuring the classic style that the three-stripes guys have done so well for so many years, with no compromise in performance”

It’s not bursting with pockets – a deliberate move by adidas to keep things looking sleek – but the ones that it does have are tip-top. A media pocket with headphone hole sits at the chest, accessible without unzipping the front.

The lining of the two side pockets can bring frosty fingers back to life, and one the one on the right side has a built-in key clip. As a former Whitelines employee can testify, losing your car keys on the mountain is an absolute pisser – but even if you forget to close your pockets, using this will help you avoid an awkward call with the rental company.

The soft, cosy hood is easily adjustable with a quick pull of the drawstring, and won’t make you look like you’re on the approach to the summit of Everest. More than any other individual feature, this sums up the adidas Civillian snowboard jacket – the classic style that the three-stripes guys have done so well for so many years, with no compromise in performance. A class act.

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