686 Technical Apparel has been independently operated and rider owned since 1992. With his roots in skateboarding, creator Mike Akira West was inspired by a trip to Big Bear, California, and made the transition to snowboarding. Since the beginning, 686 has been about providing innovative, fashionable outerwear and technical apparel inspired from the same Los Angeles street culture and mountain lifestyle it was founded upon.
686 use exclusive infiDRY fabric in their snowboard jackets, pants & gloves to provide excellent waterproofing and breathability ensuring you stay warm & dry in every condition. If you're looking for the perfect snowboard jacket to suit the mountains and the streets then check out the 686 Parklan Range. This fashion forward collection combines street style with mountain tech for riders who are as at home in the city as they are on the hill! 686 - Always Different.