From the top of the mountain to the snowy streets, the Dream Insulated jacket has the luxurious and cozy winter style you've been wanting. 686's InfiDRY® fabric in combination with fully taped Bemis® seams and a DWR finish, ensures that water wont seep in. This jacket has plenty of insulation to keep you warm and the removable faux fur on the hood is soft and comfortable. The powder skirt adjusts for a snug fit, and the Pant Jacket Connect™ System holds your powder skirt in place, keeping the snow out. The cuffs and hood adjust to prevent the wind and snow from creeping in, and an assortment of pockets will keep your phone and other gadgets dry and secure. Time to gear up with a jacket that will keep you warm, dry, and stylish no matter what season it is.
Fully Taped - Having outerwear with fully taped seams means that on the inside of the jacket all the seams are covered in tape to provide the most effective waterproofing. It can be considered a key feature if you live in a wet climate or are planning on wearing the jacket during heavy rains. The downside is that due to the full taping there is less breathability than you'd experience with critically taped seams.
Polyester Fill - Polyester insulation may not be as warm or light as down, but it's far easier to clean and performs better in wet conditions. If cost is a concern or you live in a wet climate then polyester insulation might be your best option.
Synthetic insulation is measured in grams, so a jacket with a 80g rating simply means that a 1 meter by 1 meter piece of that particular jacket's insulation weighs 80 grams. The higher the rating, the warmer the outerwear.
Bemis® Seam Tape - All 686 taped seams feature Bemis® branded taping to further ensure quality workmanship and guaranteed waterproofing.
InfiDRY® Fabric Construction - 686 InfiDRY® fabric is perfect for daily use in a wide range of conditions. Specialty fabrics are laminated and bonded to a Polyurethane (PU) InfiDRY® membrane on the underside of the fabric. This membrane blocks water and snow from entering your garment, yet is hydrophilic on the inside - attracting any moisture inside your jacket (sweat) and moving it through to the outside of the fabric where it is able to evaporate, thus keeping you both dry and warm.
For further protection, the laminated fabric is then coated on the exterior with a water resistant DWR coating to repel snow and water from penetrating the fabric. This creates a superior fabric with a one-way portal for moisture that is virtually impenetrable from the outside, yet allows your body’s sweat to evaporate and pass through the fabric from the inside out creating a more comfortable riding experience.
Death Grip Adjustable Cuffs - 2-way adjustable cuff tabs worn around the thumb or wrist.
Jacket to Pant Interface - Connect your jacket to your pants for better protection from the elements.