The most technical hat we make. If you’ve always wanted to be GORE’d out head-to-toe now is your chance. A traditional 5-panel is flipped on its head thanks to GORE-TEX 2L INFINIUM fabric that stops the wind and the rain.
At 686 we understand that sustainability is not a destination but a way of behaving that aims to lessen our impact on the planet. For us, however, sustainability does not end there. We are committed to the fair and equitable treatment of everyone along our supply chain. Our commitment to people and the planet guides us.
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GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ is a lightweight fabric that blocks all wind. From intense hikes to daily commutes, the high-performance technologies boost performance when waterproof protection isn’t a priority. With the GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ products range, there are new ways to upgrade your comfort & protection when weather conditions are drier.
The seams where pieces of fabric are brought together are the most likely spot for moisture to intrude into a garment. The seam taping process prevents this by making the seams as waterproof as their surrounding fabric. Seams in 686 garments can be fully taped throughout the garment or taped only at critical areas to further ensure quality workmanship and guarantee waterproofing.
Ultraviolet Protection Factor gauges a fabric's effectiveness at filtering both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) light. In everyday terms, a rating of UPF 40+ means the fabric allows less than 2.5% UV transmission. UPF-rated clothing enhances protection against UV-related health risks. Increase your personal safety and decrease your reliance on sunscreen by covering up with our UPF-rated clothing.
Fits perfect over the balaclava with nice durable fabric, reflective feature is a plus too. I recommend