Product reviews/05/30/2023

Regenerative Instead of Petroleum-Based: These Rugged Outdoor Pants Are Made From Organic Cotton

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Who says cotton isn't suitable for wild adventures in nature? Matching the Terrex Xploric Wind Jacket made of organic cotton, Adidas Terrex combines it with pants made of the same material. Their functionality is based on a particularly robust fabric construction with water-repellent finish and many practical details.

Winner of the ISPO Award 2023: The Xploric Pants from Adidas Terrex give cotton a new weight in the outdoor world.

The adidas Terrex Xploric Pants for men show what is possible with cotton: The functional outdoor pants are robust and are perfect for less intensive activities in nature or at the campsite. It is part of the 'Made With Nature in adidas terrex Apparel', a range of functional and stylish products that venture into the future of outdoor clothing. The goal is to use natural materials, harness their inherent performance properties and enhance them through construction and additional treatments. To help make better decisions, Adidas Terrex measures and publishes the carbon footprint (CO2e) of these products.

Organic Cotton With Robust Weaving Technology

The pants were made from 98 percent cotton, with 78 percent of that being organic cotton and 20 percent being BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) cotton. The missing two percent consist of spandex, which provides additional freedom of movement, but without compromising the stability of the fabric. In addition, a particularly durable, windproof ripstop construction was used for the outer fabric, which can also withstand light rain showers thanks to a PFC-free DWR finish.

The abrasion resistance of the material has been tested by the Terrex product testing team in various activities and conditions to ensure that the product is suitable for various outdoor occasions and will last for a long time. Due to the material composition and fiber selection, the pants offer UPF protection of 50+, which is especially important in the spring and summer months when UV exposure is high.

Rugged fabric and a water-repellent finish provide protection.
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Urban, Sustainable Outdoor Look

Sustainability, durability and comfort were at the forefront of the development. Thus, the pants offer perfect protection from wind and sun. The side-mounted pockets also offer plenty of storage space and combine style and functionality to look good in any environment. The target audience is young outdoor lovers* who are looking for micro adventures, but prefer their own look.

The pants are only available for men in different colors and will be launched in February 2024.

- Revival of regenerative cotton fiber - PFC-free water repellent finish on a 98% cotton material - UPF protection 50+ - Wind protection / windproofness (WIND.RDY technology).

  • Revival of regenerative cotton fiber
  • PFC-free water repellent finish on a 98% cotton material
  • UPF protection 50+
  • Wind protection / windproofness (WIND.RDY technology)

Statement From Adidas:

"Our TERREX XPLORIC PANTS is part of the Made With Nature collection which is a range of functional yet stylish products to give a glimpse into the future of outdoor apparels."
Allen Liu - Outdoor Materials Team, Adidas Terrex

What the Jury Says

"With these pants, adidas Terrex brings the potential of the natural fiber cotton to the fore. The special construction of the fabric not only ensures durability, but also the look and the special feel of the fabric make the pants a highlight."
Jury ISPO-Award
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