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686 Men's Hydra Thermagraph Jacket

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Cam Dean, Snowboarding Expert
Garrett Waliky, Snowboarding Expert
Erik Eisenbarth, Snowboarding Expert
By the Expert Community

Best for those needing warmth without bulk, thanks to Thermagraph insulation.

Great for
  • Waterproofing20K waterproofing holds up well in wet conditions.
  • ComfortComfortable with great mobility, even for wider chest frames.
  • WarmthThermagraph insulation provides excellent warmth without bulk.
Good for
  • AestheticsComfortable, light, and well-made jacket.
  • DurabilityHas been used for 3 seasons without issues.
  • BreathabilityUnderarm vents provide airflow on warmer days.
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From the powder to park, sub-zero to springtime, Thermagraph® Body Mapping Insulation creates the ultimate do-it-all jacket. Add an asymmetrical zipper and you have the Hydra, the best selling 686 GLCR jacket ever.

Special Features

  • 2-Layer infiDRY® 20K Stretch Fabric + DWR
  • Thermagraph® Body Mapping Insulation System Using 140g 85% Recycled Insulation
  • Water-Resistant Center Front and Chest Pocket Zippers
  • Air-Flo™ Underarm Vents
  • Attached Adjustable Powder Skirt with Lycra Stretch Panel
  • Adjustable Helmet Compatible Hood
  • Phone Heater Pocket
  • Zippered Pass Pocket w/ Key Clip
  • Inner Lycra Wrist Gaiters
  • Adjustable Welded Cuffs
  • Vader Vents™
  • Honeycomb Fleece Inner Collar
  • Adjustable Bottom Hem Cinch
  • Pant Jacket Connect™ System
  • Internal Goggle+Goggle Lens+Stash Pocket
  • Internal Lip Balm Pocket
  • Hood Link System
  • Glove Link™ Inner Thumb Grip
  • Tangle Free Headphone Loops
  • Chest Pocket Inner Key Clip
  • Fully Taped Bemis® Seams
  • Helmet Compatible
  • Stretch Fabric
  • Internal Pocket Count: 3
  • External Pocket Count: 5
  • 8-Pocket Design

Waterproof Description

  • 20,000 MM WATERPROOF / 15,000 GM BREATHABLE + DWR
Luke H., Ski Expert
Peter R., Ski Expert
Jasmine Lee, Snowboarding Expert
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4.98 average rating

SizeXXL
ColorBlack Colorblock
GenderMen's
Age GroupAdult
Featured technologyAir-Flo™, Pant Jacket Connect™ System, Thermagraph™
FeaturesWaterproof, Water resistant, Windproof, Insulated, Powder skirt, Interior/security pocket, Breathable
MaterialPolyurethane
Best useSnowsports
Model year2024
SeamsFully taped
Shell construction2-Layer
Insulation typeSynthetic
Insulation weightLightweight
Waterproof rating (mm)20,000 mm
FabricinfiDRY 20K Fabric
Type of waterproofinginfiDRY 20K | 20K Waterproof / 15K Breathable
InsulationThermagraph Body Mapping Insulation System / 140g 85% Recycled Insulation
Weight (lbs)2 lbs. 6.8 oz.
Lining fabricHoneycomb Knit Fleece
Breathability (g/m²)15,000 g/m²
Insulation weight (g)140

4.2/5
Cam Dean owns this product
I have ridden the 686 Hydra jacket for 3 seasons. 1 season on the east coast and 2 in Colorado. So I have used it in many different conditions and it performs really well in all of them! It comes with 2-Layer infiDRY® 20K Stretch Fabric + DWR water-resistant coating. On a warmer sunny day, you can rock just a... Read more
Ideal for
  • A versatile outer later that works in lots of temps
  • All the features needed in a good all condition jacket. Great pockets, dual zipper, powder skirt, big hood and Thermagraph insulation pads throughout.
  • This is a very comfortable jacket with great mobility even with a wider chest frame
Not ideal for
  • If the local climate is very wet and rainy look into some gor tex jacket options
  • If a more tailored, fitted jacket is preferred this may not be the best choice
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Cam Dean
Snowboarding Expert
4.7/5
Erik Eisenbarth owns this product
The 686 Hydra Thermagraph jacket is a fantastic all-around jacket that is suitable for practically anyone. With its 20K infiDRY weatherproofing, it is very waterproof and windproof while remaining breathable and comfortable. I wore this jacket in 50 mph winds and felt it underneath. It has targeted insulation to help keep the important areas warm. It is not the most... Read more
Ideal for
  • Great Wind proofing and Waterproofing
  • Cool style with face shield and off center zip
  • Breathable and has pit zips for those warm days
Not ideal for
  • The corner of the zip/face shield can hit the face when not zipped up all the way
  • Not the warmest by itself, but great for layering
Reviewed by:
Erik Eisenbarth
Snowboarding Expert
5.0/5
Garrett Waliky owns this product
This might be my new favorite jacket! The Thermograph has just about everything you would want in a jacket! This jacket packs a 20k waterproof outer shell so it can handle some wet conditions! I have been a long time fan of Gore Tex but I was so pleased with how well 686s waterproofing has held up! The insulated body... Read more
Ideal for
  • The insulated body panels keep the right points of the body heated
  • Lightweight so its not feeling weighed down
  • 20k waterproofing keeps the moisture out
Not ideal for
  • Would like a longer cut in the back
Reviewed by:
Garrett Waliky
Snowboarding Expert

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So comfortable

Originally posted at www.686.com on May 26, 2024
This jacket is very comfortable and fits just right! Love the angled zipper with fleece liner. I’m looking forward to wearing it next season
Jeremy C.
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2nd time I’ve bought this

Originally posted at www.686.com on Apr 29, 2024
2nd time I’ve bought this coat : first one I lost .. so glad it went on sale
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