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Our number one selling jacket set the industry gold standard for 3-in-1 layering.
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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Found on our 686 styles, our Modern jackets are made to be worn with style and comfort, allowing enough room for layering, and to maximize mobility.
686 exclusive infiDRY® waterproof and breathable fabric fuses our specifically engineered signature fabrics with multiple levels of elemental protection to keep you dry, no matter how bad the conditions get. Every inch of infiDRY® fabric meets strict 686 specifications and endures countless hours of team testing to ensure the utmost waterproofing, breathability and durability. All infiDRY® fabric can sustain multiple washings with a specially formulated outerwear detergent like Nikwax Tech Wash.
This creates a packable system to keep gear in order when not in use. It’s simple: the jacket is folded, rolled, and then the hood bungy tightens around the bundle to keep it that way. This creates organization and increases room in your pack. At the end of the day, you have a bonus roll to be used as a cushion, padding, or pillow.
The Original, Trademarked 3-in-1 Detachable Layering System. Since its inception decades ago, 686 SMARTY® 3-in-1 technology has set the integrated layering standard for the outerwear industry, adding premium versatility and value to jackets and pants. Every SMARTY® combination is specifically designed so that the shell and detachable liner work in unison to provide the ultimate experience, versatility, and value. You can wear your garment in multiple ways:
— Shell + detachable layer for integrated insulation on the coldest of days.
— Shell only for moderate days.
— Detachable layer only for more casual occasions.
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.
I've gone through a lot of snowboarding jackets over the years, and this is by far my favorite. I love the SMARTY system, the puffy jacket that comes as a liner is so warm! Unless I'm actually on the mountain, I usually just wear the liner out. I love how 686 products are integrated with each other. The jacket compliments my pants so well.