Adidas Premiere Riding Jacket Review

Adidas Premiere Riding Jacket Review (2019)

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The Adidas Premiere Riding Jacket is a lightweight technical shell for snowboarding that has a classic/minimalistic look with some great technical features for a jacket under $200.

Jacket Reviewed: Adidas Premiere Riding Jacket
Product color: Black / White / Hi-Res Blue / Hi-Res Red
Rider specs: 5’9″ jacket size: Large
Intended Use: Snowboarding, Snow Sports

Recommended for:
Anyone looking for a lightweight 10K Waterproof/Breathability technical shell jacket for most conditions, this jacket is designed to withstand most snow or rainy conditions and is a great jacket for most riding conditions and it’s is suitable for use in the spring and built to layer under during the winter.

Product Details from Adidas:

  • Loose fit, enough room to layer, but not too baggy
  • Waterproof rating of 10,000 mm; Breathability rating of 10,000 g/m²/24 hours
  • High collar
  • Longer sleeve and adjustable cuffs, works well to go over your gloves/mittens
  • 100% polyester plain weave
  • Front zip pockets with tethered key hook inside one pocket; Zip pocket on lower sleeve; Full zip; Chest vent
  • Helmet-compatible adjustable hood
  • Bungee cord on hem pulls through pocket
  • Powder skirt
  • Durable water-repellent (DWR) coating
  • Taped seams

Review Date: October 2018 in Colorado

adidas premiere riding jacket review sidepanelThe Adidas Premiere Riding Jacket is a a lightweight technical shell that has a classic throwback look you would expect from the brand with three stripes. It utilizes color-blocking well so that the jacket stands out slightly from the rest of the crowd. I was drawn to the simplicity of the Jacket and was interested in how it would handle wind, cold and snow.

The premiere riding jacket is a very lightweight piece with large side pockets, small chest vents (would prefer slightly larger vents), an adjustable hood and an internal media pocket (fits most sized phones). I’ve tested it in windy snowy conditions down to about 25 degrees Fahrenheit and it has proven to be a great jacket for most conditions. The waterproof/breathability level is good for most resort riding and some sidecountry tours. This jacket really excels as very lightweight shell for layering underneath on colder days. It’s a looser fit so you can layer easily and not feel constrained, and the longer sleeves allow you to pull the adjustable velcro cuffs over your gloves/mittens easily. If I could change anything on the jacket it would be the chest vents it feels like they won’t provide enough ventilation on warm days, and I would also add another internal pocket.

I’m a fan of this jacket for it’s low price point (($180 U.S.) and the minimalistic look with a splash of color. This is a great option for a technical shell for resort riding on most winter days or cooler spring days.

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  • lightweight
  • Good 10K Waterproofing/Breathability
  • Superior construction
  • Great for layering and using in most conditions
  • Loose fit is not too baggy


  • Needs additional internal pockets
  • Chest Vents could be larger for better venting on warmer days
Price:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Design:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Overall:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)