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Adidas Glisan Jacket 2018 Review by The Good Ride
The Adidas Glisan Jacket is a great jacket and it’s got everything you want for snowboarding except a powder skirt. It’s made to work with a bib pant though. It’s also a jacket you can use downtown. The only other complaint is the hood isn’t super helmet compatible. That being said we love the fit of this jacket and it can flatter a lot of different body types.
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Size Tried: Large
Weight: 185 lbs
Upper Chest by lats: 46”
Torso Length (collarbone to pant line) 23”
Widest Width Upper Body (Just below shoulders) 21” wide (52” Circumference)
Shoulder Width 19” wide (48” Circumference)
Arm Length (pit to wrist) 19.5”
Helmet: Smith Vantage
Goggles: Smith IO7
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Adidas Glisan jacket - Large
This is more feedback on fit than an actual review since I have not ridden this piece for a whole season.
I tried on roughly 20 jackets at my local shop. At 5'9, 185, and 43" chest, I'm right in between medium and large. Mediums are usually too tight and larges seem too long. My rule with length is my fingertips have to go past the jacket when my arms are at my side.
The large Glisan jacket had the best fit over everything else. ThirtyTwo in M, and 686 in L were not bad. I really wanted Volcom but the L was a tad too long and M was very restrictive. With Holden I was a M or L depending on the jacket. Billabong was best in M, while Burton seemed better in L.
Even in a medium, the Glisan still fit me well. I had great freedom of movement and the length was perfect. BUT the hood and collar were much tighter on the M vs the L. With my bare head I had to struggle to get the hood on, and zipping was very tight in the face area. The L was not much longer or bigger in the body, but the hood/collar were a lot more comfortable. Sleeve length on the Glisan is a little shorter than other brands, but since there is so much room in the shoulder area they don’t ride up when bending over to strap in. The jacket does not restrict my movement when squatting down and springing up, which I think is really important. Tighter/longer jackets seem to cause issues when I ollie.
Even though there is no waist gaiter, and only 10k/10k, the fit alone was worth it for me. The construction seems solid and the fully taped seams should make up for lack of water resistance. The insulation in the body area also means less layering. James’s video is spot on with all of the other features.