This snapback hat from 686 repels water just like your raincoat

This snapback hat from 686 repels water just like your raincoat

Hey, when you’re through reading about 686 Technical Apparel’s Waterproof Snapback Hat, below, go ahead and check out our review of the Klettersack, by Topo Desgins.

Welcome to another installment of Editor’s Review from FREESKIER. Each week our editorial staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear they’re testing on a weekly basis. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on the 686 Technical Apparel Waterproof Snapback Hat, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.

Mountain Waterproof Snapback Hat, by 686 Technical Apparel


I’m going to be frank—686’s Mountain Waterproof Snapback hat is my favorite head-topper. Stylish, comfortable and waterproof, this lid protects my keppy from the harshest UV-rays while keeping my head dry if I’m ever caught in a blizzard, a rain storm or the inevitable beer shower.

Rain, snow, sunshine… this hat is ready for anything that comes its way. Photo: Erik Hoffman

Constructed with 686’s exclusive infiDRY technical fabric—a staple in all of its outerwear products—this headpiece boasts a 10K/10K waterproof and breathability rating, which means liquids bead up upon contact instead of soaking directly into the hat. It’s an ideal piece for spring slush turns, jump-building at summer camp on the glacier or any weekend camping adventure.

Accented by an original “Peaks patch” this snapback is as functional at the bar as it is in the backcountry, and the bottom line is waterproof hats just make sense. By combining usefulness and unique style with the Mountain Snapback, 686 is ahead of the curve.

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