List Price US $370
686 Gore Tex Skyline 2023 Jacket Review
Type Shell
Gore-Tex Yes
Hood Type Contoured
Powder Skirt Yes
Jacket to Pant Interface Yes
Vents 2 Open Pit Zips
Layer Count 2 Layer
Waterproof Rating Above 25k
Breathability Rating Above 25k
Manufactured in


Waterproofing Excellent
Breathability Excellent


Packability Thin
Construction Excellent

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686 Gore Tex Skyline 2023 - 2022 Review by The Good Ride

The 686 Gore Tex Skyline jacket is a shell that should keep you dry in wet winter conditions. It comes with a powder skirt, two open pit vents, and a fun color scheme.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  No one is perfect and we do make money from the “Where To Buy” links below, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average rider’s perspective.

How This Review Happened: We borrowed this from Gravity Sports at Mt Bachelor to check out the fit and features.


0:00 – Intro 0:16 – Size Specs 1:11 – Waterproofing/Breathability 1:18 – Pockets 2:07 – Venting 2:29 – Inner Liner 3:09 – Powder Skirt 3:33 – Hood to Helmet Compatibility 4:17 – Cuff And Glove Compatibility 4:49 – Overal

Size Tried: Small
Steph’s Specs:
Height: 5’3”
Weight: 108 lbs
Chest: 29”
Upper Chest: 32”
Arm Length (pit to wrist) 20”
Neck: 12.5″
Torso Length (collarbone to pant line) 18”
Shoulder Width 16” wide

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