686 was started in 1992 and is one of the few independently owned and operated outdoor apparel retailers left. Their snowboarding gear is inspired by the freedom you get in the mountains. Riding the slopes means having fun with friends, enjoy the outdoors and experiencing nature up close and personal. 686 jackets and 686 snowboard pants help to get you there and keep you there with features such as critically taped seams, InfiDry waterproofing and their favorite Smarty pants and Smarty jacket collection.
The 686 tool belt is your new favorite way to keep your pants up on the mountain and in town. Designed with a #2 Philips and flat head screwdriver to adjust your gear on the go, this awesome belt also has a bottle opener for those times you just have to throw your hands up. Keep yourself prepared with the whole collection of purposefully designed 686 snowboarding gear including 686 hats, gloves and clothing that feels great and looks cool. Check out t shirts with carefree slogans such as “Ride High” or cozy up with a warm and comfy 686 hoodie coated with DWR that works as both a mid-layer and an outer-layer on those warm spring ski days in the park.
You’ll be having nothing but fun on the mountain with 686 jackets and pants. Besides the Smarty pants and jacket collection which gives you three levels of cold protection in one set, you also get the benefit of the PJ (pant to jacket) Connect system which fully integrates your snowboard jacket and pants together to keep the snow out and the heat in. Look for Thermograph technology which strategically places panels of higher insulation where you need warmth the most and higher breathability in spots that tend to overheat. Check out the awesome graphics and bright colors in both men’s and women’s snow pants and jackets that will have you standing out on the slopes as you carve like a pro and kick it with your crew.
Your little rippers will be able to wear their favorite snowboard jacket for longer too! The Youth Evolution adjustment system lets you extend the length of the hems up to two inches so you can get another year out of these great snow jackets!
There’s no need to return to the lodge after you start your day with 686 gear. You’ll have the comfort, protection and flexibility you need to get every possible minute out of those powder days with the laidback yet technical designs of 686 jackets pants and accessories.