Gearing up for the season: 686
10 Nov, 2010
It’s no surprise that I love snowboard gear but what I really love is outerwear. Luckily each year I get to try out more and more brands of outerwear, the first of which is 686 which I’ll be wearing this season. This rider driven outerwear brand mixes it up with technical collections that range from the fun and quirky to collaborations to downright simple designs built for riders. I caught onto 686 years ago and all it took was one jacket that lasted to know I found a brand I liked.
This year was tough when it came to selecting what I’d like from 686. I liked a lot of pieces so it was difficult figuring out which one to finally select. Eventually I went with two jackets (one crazy, one solid) and bright pants. One of the jackets is the softshell which I fell in love with last season in the Kr3W jacket, I liked that it suited the mountain without being overly warm for me.
686 Plexus Sonar Softshell Jacket
686 Smarty Original Cargo Pants
686 Snaggletooth Jr Jacket
686 Smarty 2.5 Complete Ply Pants (from last year)
You might have noticed I prefer men’s outerwear and as a curvy girl I like having the baggier/longer look to my gear than feeling uncomfortable on the slopes by fitting into something smaller. It’s just harder to find outerwear meant for curvy women so I keep sticking to men’s outerwear.
Stoked to be rocking 686 again this season and thanks to Kristin at 686 for hooking it up! Stay tuned for a couple more geared up for the season posts that will show off other brands I get to try out this winter.
What are you rocking for outerwear this season?