If you've ever ripped through a powder stash the size of a small house, kicking up a cloud of white dust and barreling straight through without slowing, then you know why the 686 Women's Reserved City Insulated Jacket focuses so much on snowproofing and insulation. Snow doesn't always fly; but when it does, it flies high and wide, covering anything it can get its cold, greedy hands on. This denim-inspired jacket prepares for that moment with taped critical seams and a polyester twill face tough to make other twill cower in fear. The outer layer also boasts an infiDRY treatment to block the entrance of moisture while releasing steam before it turns to sweat. With a lining made of brushed tricot and nylon taffeta, you've got a virtual blanket of coziness and durability next to your baselayer.
Extra features work to keep out that powder cloud: Lycra wrist gaiters, a stowable powder skirt, and cinching hood can all be utilized to block out snow's sneaky entrance. After voting against eagle feathers and unicorn hair, 686 decided to go a little more eco-friendly and just line the hood with an equally soft layer of sherpa fleece. Not to worry in case you forgot that extra midlayer: the Reserved City has been filled from sleeve to hood with heat-trapping synthetic insulation, keeping the jacket warm without additional poof. When the snow isn't flying and the wind isn't freezing, just unzip the Air-Flo vents and let chill mountain-distilled air sweep through the polyester mesh to cool you down a bit.
686 Women’s Reserved City Insulated Jacket: Heading out on a spontaneous weekend trip to the mountains? Need to pack light? You have room for one jacket to ride in as well as wear out. . Classic jean jacket styling, with python print and contrasting sherpa lined hood, adjustable powder skirt and critically tapped seams pack a 10K mm waterproof punch.