2020 Vision Snowboard Gear Preview: Sneak Peek at 686’s Upcoming Line
It's time to check out tomorrow's gear today with Snowboarders 2020 Vision New Product Preview. Snowboarder has worked with key snowboarding manufacturers to highlight some of the must see boots, bindings, boards, outerwear, goggles and accessories arriving in stores next fall. Up next, 686!
GLCR Gore-Tex Hydrastash Sync Jacket (red dazed colorway)
686 is synonymous with product innovation, as the designers are constantly collaborating with their riders to engrain their offerings in snowboarding's fabric by adding details that aid in doing what we love. And what's more important than hydrating while shredding? Together with Victor Daviet, the product innovators at 686 developed the world's only built-in hydration system to make it easier to sip while you rip. To boot, Victor and 686 even collaborated with Salomon to make a matching boot with this coat and Mr. Daviet hand-selected this colorway.
GLCR Eclipse Jacket
If you haven't heard by now, 686 picked up Gigi Rüf, a massive score in today's day and age where riders who represent your brand are more important than ever. The star of famed films like 9191 and multiple Absinthe offerings collaborated with his new sponsor to make a jacket that easily transitions between mountains and cities by making a lightweight, versatile coat that also offers 20K waterproofing, ensuring that no matter the weather or the terrain, this jacket will keep you dry and warm all day long.
686 x Primitve Skateboarding collection
It's news to no one that snowboarding and skateboarding go hand-in-hand, and the cross pollination of our four-wheeled brethren seep into our culture on a daily basis. That's exactly why 686 hit up Primitive Skateboarding to collab on a coat that can be utilized in either genre. Whether lapping via chairlift or pushing through the city streets, the 686xPrimitive jacket has got you covered…literally.
Forest Bailey's Whipper Snapper Primaloft Jacket
Mini puffs are the new shit. They're lightweight, packable and warm, so it's no surprise that 686 teamed up with one of their hallmark riders, Forest Bailey, to create a coat filled with recycled Primaloft insulation. By using approximately 7 recycled plastic bottles to make the insulation inside the Whipper Snapper, 686 and Forest has proven that they're invested in not only sustaining their reputation of making world-class outerwear but also doing their part to reduce their footprint to ensure that the snow never stops falling.