686 continues to up the bar of the 3-in-1 standard. The GORE-TEX® SMARTY® 3-in-1 Cargo pants can be worn three ways thanks to removable, integrated fleece liner pants. You can wear the shell alone as a breathable waterproof barrier, you can wear the fleece SMARTY® liner alone as cozy sweatpants, or you can wear them together for maximum warmth and weather protection. The durable GORE-TEX® membrane provides the ultimate breathable, waterproof and windproof protection with fully taped GORE-TEX® seams, ensuring that the water stays out. Inner thigh vents quickly release heat and the gaiter system is BOA® boot compatible. The cargo pockets give you room for all of your gadgets and the 500D coated inner kick panel gives the pants some added durability. Functional, durable, and versatile, the GORE-TEX® SMARTY® 3-in-1 cargo pants are a solid investment that will last you multiple seasons.
- 2-Layer GORE-TEX Nylon Fabric
- Fully Taped
- Inner Thigh
- Mesh Gussets
- Removable SMARTY® Stretch Polyester Fleece Liner
- Dual Handwarmer Pockets
- Hidden Seam Stash Pocket
- Belt Loop Stash Pocket
- Boa® Compatible Boot Gaiter
- Cordura® Cuff Guard
- GORE-SEAM® Tape
- Horseshoe Hem
- SMARTY® Layering System
- Adjustable Waist
- Jacket to Pant Interface
- DWR Coating
- Wrapped Side Seam Design for Added Durability
- Core Ultra Thread
- Double Duty Waist Snaps
- Anti-Abrasion Coated Inner Kick Panel
- Lift Ticket Eyelet on Belt Loop
GORE-TEX® - GORE-TEX® fabric is incredibly durable, waterproof, breathable, and totally windproof. A single square inch of this fabric contains 9 billion microscopic pores—each 20,000 times smaller than a raindrop, but 700 times larger than a molecule of water vapor. Water can’t pass through the fabric, yet perspiration escapes with ease. You’ll find this next level molecular construction on all GORE-TEX fabrics.
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.
Boa® Compatible Boot Gaiter - Makes access to the Boa® dial on your boots convenient and easy.
Cordura® Cuff Guard - Reinforced heel protection at the bottom inside lining of snow pants.
GORE-SEAM® Tape - Supported by reliable Gore equipment and expertise, this unique tape ensures that every seam and stitch hole is sealed. All GORE-TEX® jackets and pants are fully taped exclusively with GORE-SEAM® tape.
Horseshoe Hem - The upward curved shape along the back pant leg hem opening.
SMARTY® Layering System - A world-renowned detachable lining system that allows you to wear the garment in 3 different ways:
1) Keep the liner attached to its shell component for extra insulation and warmth
2) Zip the liner out so you can chill comfortably indoors
3) Wear the shell garment by itself for warmer, transitional weather
The only issue is for cats that workout and have thick quads, the pants can be a bit snug around the legs and then too wide at the waist.
However that's an issue with pretty much all bottoms if you Squat like a man and not like a girl. :)
A simple sturdy belt can fix that.
Other than that the pants are well built. Pockets and vents are on point. Personal opinion is they were worth the premium price.