- Waterproof/Breathability: Gore-Tex
- Shell/Insulated: 3-in-1
- Fit: Regular
- Category: Backcountry/Resort
- Size: S / M / L / XL / XXL
- Colour: Black, Yellow and Brown/Green (Gigi Ruf Signature Colourway)
- Price: $600
Why we chose the 686 Gore-Tex Smarty 3-in-1 Weapon Snowboard Jacket: A multi-purpose jacket that fights to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles.
Offered with a lifetime warranty, this 686 bestseller has got a facelift for 20/21. The Gore-Tex Smarty 3-in-1 Weapon Snowboard Jacket has been upgraded with a Hydrastash compatible powder skirt, new lining and a recycled Clo insulation. If this jacket wasn’t on your radar before, it sure should be now.
Instead of asking what this snowboard jacket has, it’s more a question of what does it not have? A Gore-Tex 2L construction, a removable 3-in-1 liner, insulation made out of recycled bottles and a bunch of other sick features. It’s a no brainer that this 686 jacket has been chosen for this year’s Whitelines 100.
“Instead of asking what this snowboard jacket has, it’s more a question of what does it not have?”
Even if you don’t know much about outerwear, you probably know that Gore-Tex equals quality, hence why their stuff is usually a bit more spenny – a price you have to pay when investing in a long-lasting jacket.
Gore-Tex is the industry leader when it comes to keeping the elements out, whilst also providing the goods for long-lasting durable outerwear. By putting your money into the 686 3-in-1 Weapon jacket, you’re making a conscious choice to invest in something that doesn’t require you to replace the jacket after a year – something which won’t just make your wallet happy but also Mother Nature as well.
Whilst a 2L jacket usually ranks a bit lower on the comfort zone than a 3L one, 686 has solved this problem with their 3-in-1 system. The removable liner adds both to the jacket’s warmth and comfort, while also working perfectly well as a piece on its own.