686 Men’s Waterproof Hoody Review

Hoody reviewed: 686 Men’s Waterproof Hoody (charcoal wash)
Size: large
Rider specs: 5’9″ 180 lbs

Intended Use: Snowboarding, Snow Sports
Retail Price: $129.95

Recommended for: Anyone looking for a waterproof hoody that is lightweight for most riding conditions at your local area, and even riding in pow! A great winter to spring riding waterproof hoody.

Product Details:
A stylish waterproof hoody with a light fleece lining. The waterproof hoody from 686 has a 10K waterproofing and breathability softshell fabric that can be used on most days anywhere you ride, this is a great option if your style is to wear a hoody during most winter days, but not on the coldest and snowiest.

Details From 686:
Because you deserve to wear a hoody in powder. Your favorite everyday sweatshirt, enhanced with waterproof and breathable infiDRY® 10K fabric.
infiDRY® 10K Fabric + DWR
Softshell 3-Layer Bonded Two-Way Stretch Fabric with Polyester Fleece Backing
Side Seam Zippered Entry
Grommet Underarm Venting
Adjustable Velcro Cuffs
Inner Thumb Grip
Front Hood Drawcord Adjustment
Inner Audio Button Hole
Zippered Entry Kangaroo Pouch Pocket

Review:


Somedays you just want to wear a hoody, even when it’s snowing. The 686 waterproof hoody makes that a reality for most of your winter riding days with a stylish look that’s going to make you want to wear it more often! The infiDRY® 10K Fabric with DWR (durable water repellent) will stand up to most snow days, except for when it’s wet heavy snow.

I’ve worn this hoody in temps down to 25 degrees Fahrenheit with an extra base layer and up to 45 degrees with just a t-shirt under it. The fit is a little on the longer side, but it does fit true to size for snowboarding apparel. It has a zippered kangaroo pocket for keeping a phone or a snack in while you’re riding. The left side zipper entry runs up all the way to your armpit so it’s easy to put on and take off, and it’s also good for dumping heat after a hike or a lap in the park on spring days.

I also appreciate the adjustable velcro cuffs, it almost feels like a cross-over to a light jacket. If you’re looking for something different in your outerwear and you like the look of a hoody this is by far the best one I’ve found

Overall Impressions

If you are the type of rider that likes the urban look and feel of a hoody while riding this is a good option. It’s waterproof characteristics and roomy feel allow for versatility so you’ll have the look of a hoody and the waterproof/breathability of a light jacket while riding, It’s a great piece to have for winter into spring.

Pros

  • Roomy fit for layering
  • drawcord hood adjustments don’t smack your face when going fast
  • Can be worn on colder days or warm days
  • Stylish

Cons

  • none
Price:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Design:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Overall:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

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