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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 686 styles, our Modern bibs and pants are made to be worn with style and comfort, allowing enough 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 Original, Trademarked 3-in-1 Detachable Layering System. Since its inception decades ago, 686 SMARTY® 3-in-1 technology has set the integrated layering standard for the outerwear industry, adding premium versatility and value to jackets and pants. Every SMARTY® combination is specifically designed so that the shell and detachable liner work in unison to provide the ultimate experience, versatility, and value. You can wear your garment in multiple ways:
— Shell + detachable layer for integrated insulation on the coldest of days.
— Shell only for moderate days.
— Detachable layer only for more casual occasions.
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.
BOA® compatible leg gaiters allow you to tighten your top boa on the fly, without letting the elements get to you.
I love my 686 pants. They are extremely warm. I haven't had to wear them with the added liner yet even in wet or windy conditions. They are durable as well having survived a couple of gnarly falls on steep slopes and in the trees. I wear them while snowboard instructing and they work wonderfully.