Price US $250

686 Hydra 2017 - 2016 Review by The Good Ride

The 686 Hydra Jacket has some unique tech that some might like or not like depending on your jacket wearing habits.

Size Tried: Large
James’ Specs:
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 200 lbs
Chest: 45”
Upper Chest: 47”
Neck: 16″
Torso Length (collar bone to pant line) 23”
Shoulder Width (widest point of shoulders) 22”
Arm Length (pit to wrist) 19.5”

Helmet: Smith Vantage

Goggles: Smith IO

Size Tried: Large
James’ Specs:
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 195 lbs
Chest: 44”
Neck: 16″
Torso Length (collar bone to pant line) 23”
Shoulder Width (widest point of shoulders) 22”
Arm Length (pit to wrist) 19.5”

Helmet: Smith Vantage

Goggles: Smith IO7

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Type

Partially Insulated

Waterproofing

Other

Insulation Type

Other

Insulation Fill

Less Than 40g

Liner Type

Mapped Fleece

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Hood Type

Contoured

Powder Skirt

Yes

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

2 Meshed Pit Zips

Layer Count

2 Layer

Waterproof Rating

20K

Breathability Rating

15K

Manufactured in

Fit

Semi Baggy

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Good

Breathability

Good

Warmth

Average