I thought 686 was a winter brand by levi's. I found out years ago you get what you pay for when it comes to winter clothing. I wear Patagonia and the north face. My current north face riding jacket was top of the line when I bought it and I have gotten hundreds of riding days out of it over 4 years.
Go to the store... try it on to get your size... buy it on ebay or a similar site for a huge discount....
the nice expensive brands are ok. the price is high because you arent paying for quality, youre paying for a warranty which isnt a bad thing. I dont like mountain hardware, that shit tears and rips more than my sessions junk. but its always replaced. i dont know about arctyrex or Patagonia, never had any. but i assume they all fit the same, smaller.
Who does pay full price? I have no idea! I don't even shop online and still manage to cop gear while sales are on. You'd kinda have to be a bit slow to not... or have too much money. That'd be nice I guess
Agreed. End of season sales rock. The only way I would ever pay full price for a jacket is if I was ABSOLUTELY in love with it, and I didn't want to risk not finding it again (see me thread on The Travis Rice signature collection of 10/11) lol
Hi all, last year I bought myself a new jacket. And after some research, mostly here I decided that 686 was the way to go.
Since the 686 dealer here does not carry over 10k waterproofing and prices them as 20k I ordered online obviously....
Went with 686 Plexus Beta, and when it arrived I was amazed at how fucking tiny the zipper was....On it's 3rd day the zipper would come open from the bottom, a problem that would prove more then annoying after repeatedly having to remove mitts to zip down/up again!
The jacket now has 20 days on it and the zipper is now totally fucked, and according to 686 website is not covered by the warranty because I ordered it online...
Great quality 686..cough......
The jacket was my 30 year birthday present to myself.
I knew I should have went with Burton AK,
I will never be buying from 686 again.
That it, That's all.
So you went to the website and read something but you haven't actually emailed them? Why don't you just take some fucking initiative and actually see if there warranty department will bend to help you.