Outerwear Spotlight: 686

Outerwear Spotlight: 686

Welcome to a special Buyer’s Guide installment of Gear Spotlight from FREESKIER. Here, we provide a close-up look at the equipment and accessories that everyone should know about. Can’t get enough gear? Click here to see our entire 2019 Buyer’s Guide.


686 Men’s GLCR Gore Smart Weapon Jacket

686 GLCR Gore GT Pant

The GLCR Gore Smart Weapon Jacket and Gore GT Pant took home an Editors’ Pick last season, and are nabbing another for 2018-19. The GLCR Gore Smart Weapon is a two-layer Gore-Tex shell with a removable insulated liner, giving you the option to layer up in the dead of winter or shed down during late spring. Fully taped seams, YKK zippers and a DWR coating further waterproof this garment. The pant features the same two-layer Gore-Tex build, as well as mesh venting in the crotch and reinforced “kick panels” in the ankles to firm up durability. All in all, this suit from 686 is a versatile, stylish offering that’s as at home in the backcountry as it is ripping the resort.


Photography by Matt Power & Bruno Long

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