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Mother Nature is unpredictable and doesn’t care about your outdoor plans. That’s why the Grid Shell exists. Packable into the smallest pockets, it’s lightweight insurance against light moisture and wind.
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 GORE-TEX and GLCR styles, articulation seams are placed in high mobility areas for comfort, room for layering, and to maximize mobility.
DWR (Durable Water Repellency) coating is the outermost finish applied to exclusive 686 fabrics increasing their contact angle and thus repelling water while maintaining high breathability. DWR also helps repel stains and oils that can damage your garment's surface.
The Cross Strap System (CSS®) allows for easy removal of your jacket when body temperature rises during physical activity. Wear the jacket like a backpack or remove the strap completely to achieve minimal weight. The CSS® also functions as a precautionary attachment when changing layers in exposed and windy locations.