List Price US $290
686 Hydra Insulated 2023 Jacket Review
Type Fully Insulated
Gore-Tex No
Hood Type Contoured
Powder Skirt Yes
Jacket to Pant Interface Yes
Vents 2 Meshed Pit Zips
Layer Count 2 Layer
Waterproof Rating 20K
Breathability Rating 20K
Manufactured in


Waterproofing Great
Breathability Great


Packability Thin
Construction Excellent

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686 Hydra Insulated 2023 - 2022 Review by The Good Ride

The 686 Hydra Insulated jacket comes with 20k waterproofing and 20k breathability. It is fully insulated with 60g in the body, and 40g in the hood.

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 0:17 – Size Specs 1:07 – Waterproofing/Breathability 1:16 – Pockets 2:02 – Venting 2:18 – Hood to Helmet Compatibility 3:01 – Cuff And Glove Compatibility 3:49 – Inner Liner 4:12 – Powder Skirt 4:42 – 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

Sizes: XS to XL

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