Adidas Supernova Tokyo Review

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If you love to get and run, then you aren’t going to want a little cold or wet stop you from getting out there and getting your run on. Thankfully with the help of a running jacket like the Adidas Supernova Tokyo, you can still do that. It will help keep you warm, and the water repellant coating will allow the rain to bead up and roll right off the coat, keeping you dry underneath. Some consumers had problems with the zippers, stating that they are fragile and the thin materials of the jacket can easily get stuck in them, but other than that they seem to believe it’s an overall great coat that they can appreciate and use when on their runs. The high price tag is a turn-off for most customers, especially with the zipper problems, but it does not deter everyone, and some reviewers just love it.

It comes in a couple of different styles and a variety of colors so you can find a jacket that will both look great on and you and provide you with the comfort and functionality that you need while you’re pounding the pavement. Whether heading out for a run, riding your bike on a trail, or only running errands, this lightweight windbreaker is going to be a great choice to keep you warm and comfy.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Adjustable back length

Lightweight and comfortable

Two style options

Durable water-repellent coating

Reflective detailing

Cons

High price tag

Zippers break easy

Materials

The Adidas Supernova Tokyo jacket is made out of 100% polyester ripstop. It is typical to make athletic clothing out polyester like this, but the ripstop is a form of weave for special reinforcement to give the material a more durable and tear resistant. Using this type of fabric ensures that you are going to get a far superior product with extreme durability.

Clothing apparel like this is traditionally made out of polyester because of its inability to absorb moisture, keeping you a little drier when you are out and about. It will not soak the water up, whether from your sweat or the rain, so you don't have to run around all day with a wet coat. On top of the poly fabric, the jacket has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating to allow rain bead up and roll off the coat with ease, keeping you dry and warm while you're out and about.

Comfort

When you're heading outside, you want to try to make sure that you are able to stay as comfortable as possible. You'll already be causing yourself some discomfort from pushing yourself during your daily workout; you do not need the added stress of your jacket, causing discomfort. Thankfully, many consumers can appreciate the comfort level of the Supernova Tokyo. The polyester materials are soft and feel great on your body.

It has a fitted construction so it isn't too tight or restrictive nor is it too loose and baggy, getting in your way while you're running. This also has an adjustable drawcord across the back of the jacket so you can pull it a little tighter for a more snug fit if you need to.

There is a vent on the back of the coat to give you a little bit of ventilation so you can get a decent amount of air flow into your body. It will allow air in to keep you fresh, but it's also going to let your sweat to evaporate and exit the interior of the coat, so it doesn't soak into your clothes and stick to your body.

Protection

Keeping yourself safe and protected when you're heading outside for a workout is crucial. You want to make sure that you are staying as safe as possible, so you do not risk any accidents. Thankfully, the Supernova Tokyo has some protective features integrated into the design to make sure you get some of what you are going to need while you're out and about.

The jacket has reflective features built into the design so you can be sure to stay seen while you're heading out in low light conditions. Chances are if you are wearing a jacket it is because you are heading out on a gloomy or rainy day, so having something with reflective detailing is essential. You want to make sure that passers-by can see you, whether drivers if you're on the road, or cyclist or other runners if you are on a track or path. As long as you can be seen, you are going to be a lot safer than if you can't be seen.

The coat is also going to be able to do a decent job of making sure you are staying protected from the elements. The jacket has water repellant features so you can keep the moisture off of your skin. The long sleeves and mesh lined hood (or stand up collar) are perfect for keeping you warm when you're out on those cold spring and fall days. The full-length zipper and vents on the back will help you with some temperature control so you can keep from getting too cold or overheating while you're out and about. If you get too warm, you can simply unzip a little or zip it all the way up on unusually cold days.

Please note that this is a lightweight jacket, and even though it is going to work on keeping you warm, it is not designed for extremely cold conditions. It is made out of very thin materials that will not protect you very well in freezing temperatures.

Fit

The Adidas Supernova Tokyo is designed for a fitted experience so the jacket will not be too loose and baggy, getting in your way while you're in the middle of your run. You'll also want to make sure that it is not too tight, it should not fit you too snuggly, which can cause you discomfort and restrictions to your movements.

The jacket is running pretty true to size and customers have stated that it has a great fit. The coat is a bit longer than many other products on the market, but that works for many customers. It features a drop tail hem with the length of the back being adjustable so customers can customize the length as they see fit.

Durability

The materials of the jacket are designed to keep it from ripping and tearing easily, and for the most part, it does a decent job, but some customers still have some problems with it. It is a very thin and lightweight jacket, and as such there is always the possibility of it ripping or getting caught in something, causing it to tear a little. This doesn't happen often, but it is a possibility.

The biggest durability problem, however, comes with the zippers. Customers have stated that the zippers are not the highest quality, to begin with, but then you add in the fact that the thin materials of the jacket keep getting stuck inside of it causing it to get stuck and makes it a hassle to use. This goes for all the zippers, the ones on the front of the coat and the ones located at the pockets. The zippers just don't want to work, and they break easily, discouraging many consumers.

This jacket has a pretty steep price tag, even when compared to similar products being sold these days. The fact that it is not the most durable and consumers have had a lot of problems with the zippers, many have stated that they did not think that it was worth that price and would not recommend it to others.

Size

Since the coat is available in both men's and women's styles, you can get them in a variety of sizes, giving the ability to find a size to fit your body shape and size. Men's are available in small through extra large, and the women's version comes in extra small through extra large. Customers have stated that they run true to size, but you might want to take a look at the sizing chart provided by Adidas to make sure you are ordering the right size for the perfect fit the first time you order.

Weight

There isn't a whole lot of information on how much this jacket weighs, but customers can agree that it is ultra lightweight. It can sometimes feel like you aren't even wearing a coat. The thin fabric can attribute a lot to the lightweight design, as there is barely any materials there to weigh you down.

Since it is treated to be water resistant, any moisture is going to bead up and roll right off the jacket instead of soaking into it. That will also contribute to keeping it on the lighter side since you won't have the added weight of rainwater soaking into it.

Practicality

This is a great jacket to grab on the go if it is a little chilly outside or during a light rain shower. You don't have to let the weather prevent you from doing what you love. It is super lightweight, so you aren't going to feel like you're coat is weighing you down and will not feel like a burden when you're on the go. It has pockets so you can take your essentials with you, keeping them right at your fingertips.

There are two versions of the jacket, one with a hood and one without, both good for different things so you'll want to get one that will best suit your needs. Whether you get the one with the mesh-lined hood or the one with the stand-up collar, they will both do a decent job of keeping the breeze off of your neck when you're heading out.

It's a great go-to running jacket that is very practical for many runners.

Style

There are two different styles of this jacket that you can choose from. One form has a mesh-lined hood and the other features a stand up collar. Both look and are constructed the same; the only exception is the hood or collar, depending on which one you choose. Additionally, the jacket is available in both men's and women's styles so you can choose between one of those as well. You get a lot of options when it comes to the Supernova Tokyo.

Men can choose between the black (collar), grey (hood), mystery blue and core blue (collar), linen khaki (hood), semi solar yellow (hood), energy orange (hood), or black (hood). If you're looking at the women's styles you can choose from easy coral (hood), mystery ink and noble ink (collar), or white (collar). All colors and styles feature reflective detailing that will make sure that you are staying safe and seen while you're running in low light conditions.

Regardless of what color and style you choose, you will still get a long sleeve design with side zip pockets along the seams to store your belonging safely while you're on the run. The jacket also features a zip pocket on the arm which is perfect for your cell phone or music player. Conveniently, you can fold your coat up, and it will fit in this arm pocket, which is ideal for storage.

It also features a drawstring cord around the middle in the back that will let you pull it to give you a better, more snug fit if you need to, giving you a more comfortable feeling while you're out and about.

Maintenance

Taking care of your jacket is essential to making sure that it is going to last and not wear and tear too quickly. The Supernova Tokyo is machine washable, so that makes things much more convenient when it comes time to wash it. You will want to take a peek at the tag to make sure you are cleaning it to their specification, but customers have had no complaints when it comes to this process.

Use

There are a plethora of uses for the Adidas Supernova Tokyo jacket. It is marketed to runners and it an excellent option for those who like to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, even when it's cold out there. However, you can use this for just about anything else you can think of. Many users will choose to use it as their go-to comfortable spring or fall jacket for their everyday activities. Some consumers love the coat for their other outdoor activities, such as bike riding and hiking. There is almost nothing that you can't do while wearing this great looking jacket.

Bottom Line

If you want a lightweight jacket that looks and feels excellent for heading outdoors in the chilly weather, then you might want to consider the Adidas Supernova Tokyo. It comes in a couple of different styles so you can choose something that will best suit your needs and wants in a coat. It is super lightweight and can protect you from the elements, although if it gets too cold out, it might not be the best option to keep you warm. It does have a high price tag, and some customers have had some durability problems with the zippers on the jacket, so you might want to consider that when you're making your decision. Other than the zippers, however, it seems to be a pretty good jacket, and many runners enjoy it.