What is 686's Thermagraph® Technology?


What’s worse: Being cold OR being too hot, sweating, and then being too cold?

Choose winter apparel with Thermagraph® technology and you’ll never have to answer this question because you’ll be warm in all the right places without overheating.

To put it simply Thermagraph® technology—an exclusive 686 innovation—is strategic body-mapped insulation and breathability to increase the versatility of your outerwear. Developed around your body in motion, Thermagraph® 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. 

Thermagraph® isn’t a one-technology-fits-all for us. Whether you’re taking on the world’s most extreme environments in our GORE-TEX PRO 3L (featuring military designed Polartec® Alpha®) or just looking to stay comfortable on a weekend trip without emptying the wallet, we’ve got a body mapped insulation that’ll fit your needs.