List Price US $360
686 Gore Tex Willow 2023 Jacket Review
Type Fully Insulated
Gore-Tex Yes
Hood Type Contoured
Powder Skirt Yes
Jacket to Pant Interface Yes
Vents 2 Meshed Pit Zips
Layer Count 2 Layer
Waterproof Rating 25K
Breathability Rating 25K
Manufactured in

Semi Baggy

Waterproofing Great
Breathability Great


Packability Thick
Construction Great

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

The 686 Gore Tex Willow jacket comes very waterproof and breathable. It also comes with 40g of insulation throughout. Should keep whoever is wearing it warm and dry in a lot of different winter weather conditions.

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 test out the fit and features.


0:00 – Intro 0:16 – Size Specs 0:45 – Waterproofing/Breathability 0:56 – Pockets 1:53 – Hood to Helmet Compatibility 2:28 – Cuff And Glove Compatibility 3:18 – Inner Liner 4:44 – Powder Skirt 3:55 – Overall

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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