List Price US $479
Type Bib Pant
Gore-Tex Yes
Jacket to Pant Interface Yes
Vents 4 Open
Layer Count 2 Layer
Company Waterproof Rating Above 25k
Company Breathability Rating 20K
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Semi Baggy

Waterproofing Excellent
Breathability Great


Packability Normal
Construction Excellent

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686 Dispatch Gore-tex Stretch Bib 2023 Review by The Good Ride

Swipe Right: Super Stretchy. Gore-tex. Lots of pockets.

Swipe Left: No side entry zippers. Interior liner is a little warm for us to consider this a true shell.

Summary: The 686 dispatch gore-tex bib does not feel like classic gore-tex. These are a great bib for resort riding, or touring if you run a little cold. The meshed micro fleece interior liner makes these bibs a little too warm for us to use them for touring pants, which is unfortunate because they are so stretchy and allow such a full range of motion for hiking.

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686 Dispatch Gore-Tex Bib Review: How It Wears And Who It Is For

686 dispatch gore tex stretch bib

James’ Pants Specs
Size: Medium
James’ Specs
Height: 5’10”
Weight 190 lbs
Waist 32-33
Hips 40.5”
Inseam 30”
Upper Thigh 24”
Middle Thigh 22”
Calves 16.5”

Davey’s Pants Specs
Size: XL
Davey’s Specs
Height: 6’4”
Weight 230 lbs
Waist 36
Hips 45”
Inseam 33”
Upper Thigh 28.5”
Middle Thigh 23.5”
Calves 17”

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.


The 686 dispatch gore-tex bib is slightly baggy. Nice relaxed fit for extra mobility and range of motion.


Stretchy 2 layer gore tex fabric. Reinforced in the knees. Very high quality stitching and seam welding.


Standard 2L Gore-tex ratings. Over 25k waterproof and 25k breathability.


7 total pockets. 3 on the chest. 4 on the legs. No rear.


Standard boot gaitor.


2 large zippered crotch vents. 2 small outer thigh vents.


Meshed micro fleece.


The 686 dispatch gore-tex bib is very comfortable. No restriction in the range of motion with these pants. Soft to the touch and extra stretchy, these do not feel like classic gore-tex.

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