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Behind the GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ Anything Multi Pant with 686 Founder Michael Akira West

We all know GORE-TEX has set the gold standard for waterproof and breathable fabric technology on the market today, but are you aware that GORE-TEX offers a variety of different types of water and windproof membranes geared towards various outdoor activities and lifestyles? GORE-TEX's newly released INFINIUM fabric with their WINDSTOPPER Enabling Technology places emphasis on comfort, flexibility, and breathability. This 2-layer fabric itself retains the same water and wind resistance you have come to love from GORE-TEX but, along with the absence of taped seams, offers superior breathability and flexibility.  We caught up with 686 Founder and Creative Director Michael Akira West to pick his mind on our all-new GORE-TEX INFINIUM Anything Multi Pant. Learn about his inspirations behind the new design, his experience putting...

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New Music Friday | Duncan Adams Summer Meltdown Playlist

A quiet man at heart, Team Rider Duncan Adams lets his skiing do the talking for him. If you've seen his segment from Level 1's newest film Zig Zag that dropped this season, you'd know what we're talking about. Summer is here and that means our times spent on snow is slowly coming to a halt... for now. In honor of the snow that remains, Duncan compiled a Summer Meltdown playlist of the songs he's been recently streaming on his adventures. Smash that play button and give it a listen! If you're interested in listening to more playlists curated by the 686 team, check out our Spotify Channel!     Photo: Jeff Cricco

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New Music Friday | Sam Klein Ski Mask SZN

It's Ski Mask SZN year-round for Sam Klein. Sam spent his season filming some killer video segments for his ongoing web series filmed with the Havey City Crew. He's currently been touring around the Woodward Summer Camps dropping hammers on every feature in his way. We were curious what Sam's has been listening to during his camp tour, so we hit him up for a mix of his recent tracks. Press that play button and enter the headphones of the man behind the mask. If you're interested in listening to more playlists curated by the 686 team, check out our Spotify Channel!   

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New Music Friday | Laurent De Martin From Switzerland With Love

You asked and we listened. This past season, we got many requests for the music Team Rider Laurent De Martin used in each episode of his web series From Switzerland With Love. We reached out to LDM to snag the tracklist and compiled all the songs into his new playlist: From Switzerland With Love.  If you're interested in listening to more playlists curated by the 686 team, check out our Spotify Channel!     

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New Music Friday | Parker White Greatest Hits

It's about time we caught up with Parker White. The dude spent this whole season out of reach, filming his video segment all around the globe with Level 1 and bud Freedle Coty. He had some down time last week and wanted a go at our weekly playlists. Pop in your headphones and check out some of Parker's Greatest Hits. Press play and give it a listen. If you're interested in listening to more playlists curated by the 686 team, check out our Spotify Channel!     

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