Customize your kit depending on conditions & your style. Mix and match the unique layering pieces for the ultimate experience.
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Found on our 686 styles, our Modern jackets are made to be worn with style and comfort, allowing enough room for layering, and to maximize mobility.
686 exclusive infiDRY® waterproof and breathable fabric fuses our specifically engineered signature fabrics with multiple levels of elemental protection to keep you dry, no matter how bad the conditions get. Every inch of infiDRY® fabric meets strict 686 specifications and endures countless hours of team testing to ensure the utmost waterproofing, breathability and durability. All infiDRY® fabric can sustain multiple washings with a specially formulated outerwear detergent like Nikwax Tech Wash.
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.
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.
After purchasing a pair of the 3 in 1 pants and finding out how comfortable they are while actually skiing, I wanted to have an exceptionally warm jacket to go with them. I found it in this 5 in 1 Smarty jacket. After two cold days skiing, both these garments have lived up to the expectations I had for them. What stands out most I think is the functionality. You can layer up and down to meet the conditions of the day as it progresses to colder or wamer. All closures and zippers are easily managed with gloves on. Pockets galore The quality of finish, the flexibility, the functionality and the warmth have not been matched by any other ski clothing I have ever used. If you looking for these features, 686 has delivered like your favourite run on a deep powder day. Well done 686.