List Price US $289
686 Hydra Thermagraph Jacket 2023 review
Type Partially Insulated
Gore-Tex No
Hood Type
Powder Skirt Yes
Jacket to Pant Interface
Vents 2 Meshed Pit Zips
Layer Count 2 Layer
Waterproof Rating 20K
Breathability Rating 15K
Manufactured in


Waterproofing Good
Breathability Good


Packability Normal
Construction Excellent

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686 Hydra Thermagraph Jacket Review by The Good Ride

The 686 Hydra Thermagraph Jacket has specially mapped insulation around the core of your body. This creates a very warm jacket that doesn’t feel too bulky. The waterproofing rating is 20k and the brethability is 15k. Davey liked the asymmetrical zipper, while James found the zipper track to be catchy. Really depends on personal preference. This could be an ideal resort jacket for the right person. We recommend, if possible, trying this jacket on for proper sizing.

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 riders’ perspective.

James’ Jacket Specs
5’10” 190 lbs
Chest: 44”
Arm Length (pit to wrist) 19.5”
Neck: 16″
Torso Length (collarbone to pant line) 23”
Shoulder Width 19” wide
Inseam 30”
Gloves: Burton AK Guide Glove
: smith maze
Goggles: Smith 4D Mag

Davey’s Jacket Specs
6’4” 230 lbs
Chest: 43.5”
Arm Length (pit to wrist) 20.5”
Neck: 16″
Torso Length (collarbone to pant line) 23”
Shoulder Width 19” wide
Inseam 33”

How This Review Happened

Our friends at the Gravity Sports store up on Mt.Bachelor let us borrow this outerwear piece to film this review.


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