FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $99

Collection: 686

686® TECHNICAL APPAREL

 Since Michael Akira West first stepped on a skateboard in the early eighties, he always had ideas in his head. The freedom that skateboarding provided begat a lifelong quest for freedom of expression through all forms of mediums. Engulfed in the progressive street skateboarding scene in Hermosa and Venice Beach, Mike was introduced to snowboarding in Big Bear, CA and immediately found a new addiction and inspiration. Throughout the following years, Mike transitioned from skateboarding to snowboarding and worked and rode Big Bear, pushing personal progression and all the while continually gathering and exploring new ideas.

After finishing school at the University of Southern California, Mike realized that if he was going to do something on his own, it should begin when he had nothing to lose. Using punk, rap and jazz music as well as his collection of sneakers and vintage clothing as forms of inspiration, Mike got to work. What started as a class project, now became and obsession.On November 13, 1992, 686 technical apparel was formed.

The 686 name has its roots in numerics. While you may have heard a lot of stories, there is actually a very deep and personal explanation of what 686 means to Mike West. The name stems from personal dates and numbers in Mike's life that all merged together at the perfect time. However personal it started as, the number has now become synonymous with technical progression and fashion fusion. Since the beginning, 686 has been about providing innovative, fashionable outerwear and technical apparel inspired from the same Los Angeles street culture and mountain lifestyle it was founded upon.

686 trademarked products and features - integrated SMARTY® removable liners, Thermagraph™ strategic body mapping insulation, infiDRY®waterproof and breathable innovations, the patented Toolbelt® line of functional belts, and support of the DIY ethos all push 686 beyond the boundaries imagined some 23 years ago.

Independently rider owned and operated since 1992. High tech, good times, this is 686. Thank you for your continued support.

  

Love and Peace, 

 

Mike West, Founder and President

 

54 products
  • 2019 686 Men's GLCR Ether Down Thermagraph Jacket
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 300.00
    Sale price
    $ 300.00
  • 2019 686 Men's Gore-Tex GT Pant
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 300.00
    Sale price
    $ 300.00
  • 2019 686 Men's Sixer Insulated Jacket
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 250.00
    Sale price
    $ 250.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Bonded Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 80.00
    Sale price
    $ 80.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Coors Light Bonded Fleece Pullover Hoodie
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 100.00
    Sale price
    $ 100.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s GLCR Core Down Insulator
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 160.00
    Sale price
    $ 160.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s GLCR Gore-Tex GT Jacket
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 320.00
    Sale price
    $ 320.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s GLCR Hydrastash Reservoir Insulated Jacket
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 350.00
    Sale price
    $ 350.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Hunter Face Mask
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 30.00
    Sale price
    $ 30.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Melange Beanie
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 24.00
    Sale price
    $ 24.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Motorhead Bonded Fleece Pullover Hoodie
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 100.00
    Sale price
    $ 100.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Paradise Coaches Jacket
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 70.00
    Sale price
    $ 70.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Paradise Pullover Hoody
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 65.00
    Sale price
    $ 65.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Powder S/S T-Shirt
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 24.00
    Sale price
    $ 24.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Recon Visor Beanie
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 20.00
    Sale price
    $ 20.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Roller Face Gaiter
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 20.00
    Sale price
    $ 20.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Sierra Fleece Flannel
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 80.00
    Sale price
    $ 80.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Smarty 3 - in - 1 Cargo Pant
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 220.00
    Sale price
    $ 220.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Waterproof Knockout Snapback Hat
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 30.00
    Sale price
    $ 30.00
  • 2019 686 Men’s Waterproof Moon Hat
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 30.00
    Sale price
    $ 30.00
  • 2019 686 Women's GLCR Knit Tech Fleece Hoody
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 100.00
    Sale price
    $ 100.00
  • 2019 686 Women’s Bella Knit Pom Beanie
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 24.00
    Sale price
    $ 24.00
  • 2019 686 Women’s Black Magic Insulated Overall
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 250.00
    Sale price
    $ 250.00
  • 2019 686 Women’s Cora Bonded Fleece Pullover Hoodie
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 85.00
    Sale price
    $ 85.00
  • 2019 686 Women’s Ella Bonded Zip Fleece Hoody
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 90.00
    Sale price
    $ 90.00
  • 2019 686 Women’s GLCR Geode Thermagraph Pant
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 230.00
    Sale price
    $ 230.00
  • 2019 686 Women’s GLCR Hydrastash Reservoir Insulated Jacket
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 350.00
    Sale price
    $ 350.00
  • 2019 686 Women’s GLCR Prism Infiloft Jacket
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 300.00
    Sale price
    $ 300.00
  • 2019 686 Women’s Gossip Softshell Pant
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 150.00
    Sale price
    $ 150.00
  • 2019 686 Women’s Huntress Face Mask
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 30.00
    Sale price
    $ 30.00
  • 2019 686 Women’s Roku Face Mask
    Vendor
    686 2019
    Regular price
    $ 20.00
    Sale price
    $ 20.00
  • 686 Authentic Smarty Carbo Pant
    Vendor
    686 2017
    Regular price
    $ 220.99
    Sale price
    $ 220.99
  • 686 chief t ast
    Vendor
    686 2017
    Regular price
    $ 24.99
    Sale price
    $ 24.99
  • 686 Good Times Beanie
    Vendor
    686 2017
    Regular price
    $ 20.99
    Sale price
    $ 20.99
  • 686 Hydra Thermagraph Jacket
    Vendor
    686 2018
    Regular price
    $ 260.99
    Sale price
    $ 260.99
  • 686 Long Sleeve t-shirt
    Vendor
    686
    Regular price
    $ 22.99
    Sale price
    $ 22.99
  • 686 Nature Rules t-shirt
    Vendor
    686 2018
    Regular price
    $ 24.99
    Sale price
    $ 24.99
  • 686 Phoenix Insulated Jacket - Women's
    Vendor
    686 2018
    Regular price
    $ 270.99
    Sale price
    $ 270.99
  • 686 Visor Beanie
    Vendor
    686 2017
    Regular price
    $ 20.99
    Sale price
    $ 20.99
  • Cora Pullover
    Vendor
    686 2018
    Regular price
    $ 85.99
    Sale price
    $ 85.99