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Our best-selling Hydra jacket, upgraded and equipped with GORE-TEX outer, DOWN Thermagraph™ insulation, and Hydrastash® compatible powder skirt.
At 686 we understand that sustainability is not a destination but a way of behaving that aims to lessen our impact on the planet. For us, however, sustainability does not end there. We are committed to the fair and equitable treatment of everyone along our supply chain. Our commitment to people and the planet guides us.
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Found on our GORE-TEX and GLCR styles, articulation seams are placed in high mobility areas for comfort, room for layering, and to maximize mobility.
The GORE-TEX membrane is created as a series of pores. Each pore is 20,000 times smaller than a water drop, yet large enough for vapor to pass through. This creates the ultimate membrane for keeping the inside of your garment dry while still allowing moisture and perspiration to pass through, effectively regulating your body temperature while keeping you comfortable inside your jacket or pants. GORE-TEX guarantees you will stay dry and warm in any condition, for the life of your garment. All GORE-TEX fabrics are bluesign® approved, meeting the highest environmental standards.
The ultimate natural insulation; down provides maximum warmth with minimum weight making it the most packable option for insulation. The structure of down creates loft and the measurement of this is called fill power rating. The higher the fill power, the less actual down insulation will be needed to maintain the temperature rating. Our 100% Responsibly Sourced Down ranges from 550 to 700 fill power. We ensure, through third party certifications, that all our 100% Responsible Down originates from humanely treated geese and not from animals who have been subjected to excessive harm.
This creates a packable system to keep gear in order when not in use. It’s simple: the jacket is folded, rolled, and then the hood bungy tightens around the bundle to keep it that way. This creates organization and increases room in your pack. At the end of the day, you have a bonus roll to be used as a cushion, padding, or pillow.
Developed around your body in motion, our exclusive Thermagraph® technology 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.
The seams where pieces of fabric are brought together are the most likely spot for moisture to intrude into a garment. The seam taping process prevents this by making the seams as waterproof as their surrounding fabric. Seams in 686 garments can be fully taped throughout the garment or taped only at critical areas to further ensure quality workmanship and guarantee waterproofing.
Jacket looks even better in person and the function/warmth is on point. Material is light weight. I wore it two days where the high was single digits and started off negative and was super comfy with my mid-weight base layer and 250g fleece base hoodie. Shipping was fast, all around solid buy!