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Often you read ‘jogger’ and think of a better-looking version of sweatpants that you can crush errands in and maybe wear to the gym. But a well-designed pair of joggers, like these from 686, deliver a tailored fit with smart design and technical fabrics that you can wear all day. Made from mostly nylon, with enough Spandex for stretch, the pants feel featherweight, breathable, and come coated with a DWR. Depending on the waist size, the inseam length is 30 or 31 inches, which means they should hug your ankle with the elastic cuff for a tapered silhouette.

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Black and Decker, Hall and Oates, Ben and Jerry, Amazon and Prime…there have been so many iconic collaborations throughout history which have enriched our lives in one way or another. Unless you’ve been living under a moon rock, you probably know that 686 has teamed up with NASA to create a line of snowboarding and casual wear that’s out of this world. From socks to beanies, gloves, and belts, there’s something that’ll satisfy the space junkie in all of us, but the ultimate piece in this collection is their Exploration Coverall Snowsuit. 

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Think the pandemic is over? Omicron would like a word. According to The New York Times, the daily average of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. currently sits at 168,409, up 38 percent from two weeks ago. And while being vaccinated lightens the blow, wearing a mask is still the best way to stay safe in enclosed spaces...

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A good blanket is on my must-have list for outdoorsy parents with babies. They are helpful in so many situations: a picnic at the park, a place for your baby to play while camping, something to lay out on the beach, a place for kids to snack on-the-go without your child getting dirt all in their food (jk, your toddler will do that intentionally)—there are a million scenarios where they come in handy. But what makes a good blanket? ... 

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Victor Daviet Launches Snowboarders of Solidarity to Help Afghan Refugees

In late November, French phenom Victor Daviet put out a call to action on his Instagram to help a group of Afghan refugees who had fled their home country to escape persecution for snowboarding. For years, Victor has used his riding as a fulcrum to help others through initiatives like Safety Shred Days and Riders for Refugees...

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Here are picks for the best winter clothes for men so you can stay warm this winter, feel great, and look even better even during the nastiest of storms.  If your looking for some warm men’s clothing for winter, for your next ski trip or drive to the grocery store or chilly walk with your dog, store we got you covered in our roundup of the best men’s winter fashion.

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686 Men's Utility Pant: Cold-Weather Adventure Pants

for Trail and City

Winter is coming—can’t you feel it in the air? Whether you’re on trail, exploring the city streets, or chilling at your favorite ski resort, a warm and practical pant can be clutch, especially when the temperature dips after the sun goes down.

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686 x Rude Girls Release Their Collab Surface Cargo Pant

686 and Rude Girls just dropped a brand new collab pant, the 686 x Rude Girls Surface Cargo Pant. Low-key style, cinched cuff, RG patch–these are fire. You can get a pair of your own on the new Rude Girls website or if you’re in Alberta and can stop by the RG brick and mortar. These are likely to get swooped quickly, We caught up with Rude Girls manager and buyer Abby Furrer and 686 vice president of marketing Brent Sandor, about the drop.

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Platinum Picks – Design Innovation: 686 Hydrastash Vest

We’ve all been there. Surrounded by acres upon acres of frozen water, yet thirsty as hell. Life in the backcountry can be hostile, and dehydration is the one thing that’ll creep up on you when you least expect it. With this in mind, the R&D team at 686 started putting their heads together to figure out how to get better access to drinking water while out in the mountains...

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686 GORE-TEX Willow Jacket and GORE-TEX Utopia Pant 2021-2022 Women's Snowboard Outerwear Review

"Tested and selected for our top 100 snowboard products of the year: the 686 Gore-Tex Willow Jacket and Gore-Tex Utopia Pant."

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Finding Balance with Gus Warbington

“As snowboarders in the spotlight, we’re in a unique position to influence the younger generation and it’s up to us to decide how we want to use that influence.”

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Platinum Picks – Best of ’22: 686 Gore-Tex Hydrastash Sync Jacket

2-Layer Gore Tex, detail-oriented features, and easy style–oh, and the built-in, removable, barely-noticeable-when-you’re-wearing-it Hydrastash system provides easy access to hydration wherever you’re riding–all together, the 686 Hydrastash Sync is a 2022 Platinum Pick Award winner.

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Platinum Picks – Best of ’22: 686 Men’s GLCR Gore-Tex Stretch Dispatch Bib

Tested and approved by the 686 team, it’s easy to see why the Gore-Tex Stretch Dispatch Bib is a 2022 Platinum Pick; it offers comfort, easy mobility, detailed features, and 2-Layer Gore-Tex. Oh, it looks wicked sharp, too.

What comes across as handy is no accident in the 686 Gore-Tex Dispatch Bib. Designed by Japanese Guides and tested in Mammoth by the Unbound Terrain Park crew, by default these bibs earned a stamp of functionality and durability par excellence.

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Meet the 686 Waterproof Hooded Puffer Blanket: A Poncho in Disguise

Have you ever found yourself shivering beside an evening campfire, hand outstretched toward the flames seeking an extra bit of warmth? Was the chilly air of the night nipping at your exposed ears? Did you head into your tent early to find the warm embrace of your sleeping bag?

Such is the fate of many unprepared campers. It happens to the best of us. To solve the cold campground dilemma, wrap yourself in the warm confines of the 686 Waterproof Hooded Puffer Blanket. More than any ordinary blanket, the 686 Waterproof Hooded Puffer Blanket is an adaptable piece of camping kit that effortlessly transforms from an insulated camping blanket into a snuggly and breathable poncho.

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We’ve tested the best wrinkle-resistant, quick-drying, and comfortable men’s travel pants of the year. Pack your bags and get ready for adventure.

We’re all chomping at the bit to get back out there and travel. With planes starting to line up on the tarmac, we’ve got your backside covered with the best travel pants on the market.

From the Andean cloud forests to deep desert canyons to long backcountry road trips (and everyday tasks like punching the keyboard at work), these pants have been tested to tackle any adventure and do it all in style...

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Winter apparel brand 686 is dipping its toes in the bike game via a collaboration with Evil Bikes. The collection launches with four pieces: pants, shorts, a long sleeve jersey, and a short sleeve jersey. And in a twist that surprises nobody whatsoever, each item within the 686 x Evil “Blackout” line will  be available in a vast array of colors—as long as you choose black.

I received a kit last week and have had the opportunity to take the shorts and short sleeve jersey out for a few laps, and I have to say, I’m not unimpressed. Nearly every time a snow or outdoor apparel brand comes out with a bike line, they completely strike out on fit, fashion and features. Typically, we just get weirdly repurposed hiking cargo shorts and a tech tee, with maybe a drop tail. Which, is okay, I guess. But the 686 x Evil stuff is actually quite good, and what it lacks in pigments options, it makes up for in style, modern fit, and thoughtful, bike-specific design elements.

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PRESS RELEASE: 686 x Evil Bicycles

The Blackout Collection: Evil Bicycles took our best-selling Everywhere collection and infused their DNA and plenty of bike-specific features while keeping the styling low-key in order to maximize off-the-bike wearability.

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In a collaboration with Evil Bikes, 686 has made their first plunge into the mountain bike world. With offerings for both men and women, riders can have any color of gear they want- as long as it's black or charcoal. With a heritage in snowboarding, 686 has a healthy catalog of outdoor recreation gear. Everything is available now and can be had at 686's site.

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