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Weather conditions change, layers need to be adjusted, but your bibs are with you day-in and day-out. Stay hydrated via the inconspicuous Hydrastash built directly into the lower back of the bib.
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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.
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.
Hydrastash® is an exclusive, patented hydration system discreetly hidden inside your garment. It is simple to use, sustainable, and safe. On demand access to water is provided even when you’re on the lift or in the backcountry without having to carry a bulky water bottle. The system is strategically designed around your center of balance when full and once empty it is nearly weightless. Our pro team gives it their full trust as it is designed to bend upon impact – not break. Hydrastash® is also a part of the solution to decrease the single use waste in the form of water cups at ski resorts.
Developed around your body in motion, our exclusive Thermagraph® technology places separate zones of insulation and breathability strategically throughout your jacket or pants. These zones work together to create an ultra-lightweight, warm, and highly breathable lining that increases versatility of your jacket and pants. Insulation zones are placed where your body needs warmth the most - your vital organs, spine, knees, and seat are surrounded by breathable, moisture wicking mesh to allow for the utmost moisture evaporation and body temperature regulation.
BOA® compatible leg gaiters allow you to tighten your top boa on the fly, without letting the elements get to you.
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'd been wanting bibs for a while, and when I heard about the hydrostash, I knew I had to have these! Hauling water on the mountain is something that always annoyed me. I don't always want to carry a backpack, but that seemed like the only solution. The hydrostash is a gamechanger. No more dehydrated runs when I'm sick of wearing a backpack. Plus they are so warm and waterproof! When I bought them, they only had a size XL left. I would normally have ordered a medium, but honestly I'm kinda digging the baggy fit. Just adjusting the shoulder straps makes it so that they aren't falling off me.