Adidas Frostguard Insulated Trousers Review

We put the new Frostguard trousers from adidas to the test in this review.

Adidas Frostguard Insulated Trousers, man at address of golf swing
(Image credit: Kevin Murray)
Golf Monthly Verdict

Overall these are an excellent pair of golf trousers especially for when the temperatures drop in winter. The construction adds warmth and stretches nicely when needed.

Reasons to buy
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    The trousers are extremely comfortable

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    Snug, warm fabric on the inside deals with the cold

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    The lack of back pockets is slightly annoying

Adidas Frostguard Insulated Trousers Review

If the apparel you are wearing is uncomfortable on the golf course, to the point where it is actually distracting or hampering you during the golf swing, how can you expect to play well right?

Nowhere is this more applicable than golf trousers because the best golf pants help provide comfort, flexibility, versatility and style.

All of that can be a difficult tightrope to walk but there are models out there that achieve it, with these Frostguard Insulated trousers from adidas being a case in point. Here we put them to the test to prove this. 

How tall am I/what is my build?

I am six foot and have a slim build.

What do I normally wear - does it come up big/small?

Regarding trousers size I am usually a 34 waist and 32 leg and these trousers fitted perfectly. I hate to admit it but I used to be a 32 waist however the lockdown of 2020 pushed me up a size. 

Adidas Frostguard Insulated Trousers, man taking drop

(Image credit: Kevin Murray)

How did it fit/feel/perform?

In one word, excellently. As the name suggests, they provide warmth for your entire legs because of the soft fleece on the inside of the trousers. 

It sounds weird to say but it felt really good to put them on and I felt like my legs were cocooned and insulated nicely. 

That being said they are not too thick and cumbersome because the fabric is actually very light and easy to move in. 

The mix of polyester and elastane stretches well, which I tested out when reading putts and taking awkward stances out on the golf course. It was also particularly apparent when I was stretching and warming up. 

For me, the biggest compliment I can give a pair of golf trousers is that I can play an entire round of golf or two, and not really notice I am wearing them. This is particularly true for these adidas Frostguard’s.  

Adidas Frostguard Insulated Trousers, man playing bunker shot

(Image credit: Kevin Murray)

Any extra detail you notice?

There were three little details I enjoyed on these trousers. First the adidas branding on the inside of the waistband looked good and also acted as a kind of silicone tape to stop my shirt from coming untucked. 

Second, I liked the zips by the ankles because they meant I could tailor the trousers to my shoes and ankles easily. 

Finally, any time a brand shows a commitment to sustainable construction it should be mentioned and adidas continues to do so here as these are made with 92% recycled polyester. 

Can you wear it off the course?

You can but it would probably depend on the situation. For example I probably wouldn’t wear these to the pub, but I did wear them whilst travelling to Sicily and they performed very comfortably during the flight and travel. I also wore these a couple of times on walks.

How does it come out after the wash/do you need to iron it?

After a cold wash these came out totally fine but I did not iron as the instructions said not to. The fabric is resistant to creases so it would be unnecessary anyway.

If you want to read more of our reviews check out the relevant section on the Golf Monthly website. 

Also if you are a fan of adidas, check out our guides on the best adidas golf shirts, and best adidas golf shoes too.

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6