I change my snowboard jacket almost every year. I don’t know why I do it, but I do. Like your favorite dress, sometimes you just want to change it up. This year, I decided to try the686 GLC Hydra Insulated Jacket. And let me tell you, this is THE BEST WOMEN’S SNOWBOARD JACKET OF 2022!
Cut from the same fabric as 686’s best-selling men’s GLCR jacket, but specifically designed for us women who love to ride our Bikes. The Hydra is made to transition effortlessly from powder to park, keePing you warm wherever winter takes you. This jacket keeps you super dry and is more than just a shell, so it also keeps you super warm. I love the attention to details like the lip balm pocket, very easy to work adjustable cuffs, the side zipper, so you have nothing but softness hitting your chin and NOT the zipper and pockets. There are so many pockets. As a riding mom, this is the kind of thing you need.
Now for the color, this jacket came in a ton of colors at the start of the Season, but there are only a few colors left online. But fear not, I have seen this jacket in many stores. I chose the White jacket which was something I had never done before, and honestly. I will never go back to my dark jackets.I love how the White pops out in this jacket.I have received so many compliments on this jacket. It’s honestly the best!
Here are the jacket features listed on the website:
- 2-layer stretch fabric infiDRY® 20K + DWR
- Fully taped Bemis® Seams
- infiLOFT® Clo® Univa Duo 70% Recycled Insulation
- Comfort zoneBody MapPing (60g Body/40g Sleeves)
- Air-FloUnderarm vents with mesh lining
- Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood
- Bonnet connection system
- Smocked fleece inner collar/mouth flap
- Inner smartphone pocket with audio cable outlet
- Tangle-Free Earbud Loops
- Internal jacquard mesh storage/goggle pocket 686
- Adjustable welded cuffs
- Internal thumb grip
- Internal lycra wristbands
- Zipped sleeve pass pocket with key clip
- Attached adjustable dust skirt with stretch lycra panel
- Pants Jacket ConnectSystem
- Interior key clip on front pocket
- Adjustable bottom hem cinch
- Internal pocket for tissues
- Internal pocket for lip balm
- Water-resisTant zippers at center front and chest pocket
Final thoughts, if you are looking for a great jacket that is both stylish and functional then you should look at the686 GLC Hydra Insulated Jacket. At only $339 CAD, this really is the best jacket of the Season at a great price!
Learn more about686 GLC Hydra Insulated Jacketon the 686 website, and see you on the slopes!