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National Geographic represents best-in-class in terms of outdoor storytelling, and in April 2023 adidas announced its collaboration for a multi-season collection that is a great blend of performance and familiarity.
The 51-piece collection features multiple pieces for apparel and footwear, and items will be available on adidas.com, on the adidas app, and in selected retail – exclusively for adiClub members.
It makes sense that two brands with a shared passion for the outdoors would partner up, so the collection looks like it has been going on for years.
adidas and National Geographic share a strong desire to inspire people to get outdoors and connect with nature all around.
The items showcase amazing colors familiar to fans of the acclaimed magazine. This collection features National Geographic’s iconic yellow, greys, and black mixed with outdoor details to bring the collection together.
According to the press release, “designers at adidas TERREX combed the National Geographic photography archives for stunning stills of some of the most remote yet moving locations on earth, integrated in unique all-over prints in a bold new hiking collection. All pieces are unified by National Geographic’s iconic yellow icon”.
Texas Trailhead has already mentioned how comfortable the TERREX line of shoes is, so I’m excited to get some of the clothing items out on the trail.
The 51-piece collection includes women’s, men’s, and gender-neutral offerings – all built to equip the wearer in multi-terrain environments.
Some of the highlights from the collection include the RAIN.RDY Jacket which is a fully waterproof jacket featuring bold prints from Porsanger Peninsula, Norway. The women’s version showcases epic stills from White Sands National Park out in New Mexico.
The jacket has a packable hood, reflective taping for nighttime safety, and harness-compatible pockets.
Additional top pics from this collection include:
- A bold long-sleeve shirt combines a stylish drop hem and lightweight fit for easy movement on the go. It is finished with the bold National Geographic yellow icon and reflective details.
- The TERREX Swift R3 GORE-TEX Hiking shoes offer the peak combination of lightweight construction and cushioning as seen in trail running shoes with the stability of a hiking boot. Finished in a print inspired by a stunning aerial shot of Earth, the hiking shoes come with a GORE-TEX lining and membrane seal so water is kept out, and a Continental™ Rubber outsole for optimal grip in wet or dry conditions.
- The WIND.RDY: GET SHELTERED Jacket, with wind-resistant technology and a water-repellent ripstop fabric, allows explorers to feel protected and confident in many weather conditions. The men’s and women’s versions come with bold prints inspired by photography including that of sandstone and snow at Comb Ridge, Utah. Smart design features include a bungee-cord-enabled adjustable hem, lightweight fabric, and reflective details. Additionally, it features a bold new lenticular logo design that alternates between Terrex and National Geographic from different perspectives – and is made in part with recycled materials.
Yulia Boyle, VP of International Media and Licensing for National Geographic said, “Our storytellers and photographers spend so much time in the field, often braving the elements, to bring to life the beauty of our world and share its wonder with audiences around the globe. We hope that people will feel inspired by these beautiful and practical collections and be encouraged to get outside in similar ways.”