• Price: £450 /€530
  • Waterproofing: 2-Layer Gore-Tex
  • Breathability: 2-Layer Gore-Tex

When snowboarding, layering is key. Get it wrong and you’ll either be shivering, or cooking. Everybody is different, so practice makes perfect, but for a few pointers check out our guide on How To Layer For Snowboarding.

"The high-tech outer shell has a removable liner, allowing you to fine-tune your warmth to suit the conditions"

The guys and gals at 686 know how important it is, which is why they’ve made this; the 686 GLCR Gore-Tex Smarty Weapon snowboard jacket. The high-tech outer shell has a removable liner, allowing you to fine-tune your warmth to suit the conditions.

Baltic conditions? Wear both. Warmer, but with a cold wind? Ditch the liner and just go with the shell. End-of-season slush fest, or nipping to the shops? The liner on its own will do the job.

The 686 Smarty Weapon features Gore-Tex protection, which does an amazing job of keeping the elements at bay and letting your skin breathe at the same time. As for the liner, the Primaloft insulation boasts an impressive toastiness-to-weight ratio. Combine the two and you’ve got unbeatable comfort and protection, whatever the weather.

On top of all that you’ve got a helmet-compatible hood, mesh goggle pocket, removeable pow skirt, smartphone pocket, and several other impressive features. As all-winter options go, the 686 GLCR Gore-Tex Smarty Weapon is right up there.

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