A good high-tech snowboard jacket will have stretch DWR-coated fabric, a well-insulated body and a 20k waterproof rating with fully taped seams. A great high-tech snowboard jacket will have all that, as well as a built-in hydration system.
It is a well-known struggle for any winter sport enthusiast to stay hydrated on the slopes. Until recently, the options included awkwardly shuffling in the lodge and having to take a backpack. The 686 GLCR Hydrastash Reservoir Jacket saves consumers from having to make that hustle. First imagined by the company's founder Michael Akira West, the jacket can carry the equivalent of one bottle of water in an easily accessible location. The technology mimics the design of a Camelbak, but is stashed and zipped inside the powder skirt. The 686's high-tech snowboard jacket is expected to be released this fall and, without a doubt, it will be a popular choice for skiers and snowboarders.