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Daily Gear Digest For September 18, 2023: 686’s Outerwear Drop 1

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Daily Gear Digest is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from the Skyblue Gear Lab.

Each day, the Skyblue Gear Lab has new product releases and stories to tell. We gather them all together in our Daily Gear Digest, so you can stay informed of the latest gear news.

This morning, we’re featuring 686’s Outerwear Drop 1: It’s time to build your winter kit. Also, if you need a place to try out your new kit, join evoTrip x Arc’teryx on a Guided Ski & Splitboard Tour at the Journeyman Lodge in Whistler, BC.

686’s Outerwear Drop 1: It’s time to build your winter kit

Snowgear brand, 686, has extended the winter season with the first release of their Winter 23/24 line. Classic designs, updated silhouettes, and durable fabrics in popular 686 styles can be purchased right away. For thirty years 686 has been researching and perfecting technical clothing. The goal of 686 is to re-envision performance through creativity, community and intention.

Gore-Tex GT Shell Jacket. Photo: 686.

FOREST BAILEY’S DOJO JACKET ($260) is made for when the resort or backcountry become your own personal dojo. The first kit 686 has ever designed with Forest Bailey is minimalist yet stylish, much like his cult-classic pants. GORE-TEX GT SHELL JACKET ($380) provides both strong and breathable protection in all seasons with its two-layer GORE-TEX shell and classic styling. The articulation seams are placed strategically to maximize mobility, comfort, and room for layering. SMARTY 3-IN-1 FORM JACKET ($300), 686’s top seller, brings a perfect layering system offering unbeatable quality. It set the industry standard for three-in-one jackets.

Build your own winter kit at 686!

evoTrip x Arc’teryx: Guided Ski & Splitboard Tour at the Journeyman Lodge in Whistler, BC

Experience the beauty of British Columbia’s Journeyman Lodge this winter with evoTrip and Arc’teryx . Ski or snowboard breathtaking terrain, unwind in a Finnish sauna, savor delicious cuisine and relish comfortable nights by the fire. The lodge is accessible only by snowcat or ski, and it provides a unique escape in the middle of the Callaghan Valley’s untouched wilderness. 

Climb aboard a snowcat and travel through a winter paradise. Arriving at the Journeyman lodge, nestled 8.4 miles into the Callaghan wilderness, you’ll be welcomed by the cozy atmosphere of the cabin handcrafted specifically for this location. Enjoy the warmth and beauty of the lodge.

Do you know about the legendary snowstorms that blanket ski resorts like Whistler and Blackcomb each winter? Well, those same storms hit Callaghan Country even harder. Journeyman Lodge is located at 4,500 feet above sea level and gets an average of 20 feet of snowfall every winter. That means you can find untouched powder right outside the front door!

Whether you prefer skiing or splitboarding, you can spend the days exploring the Coast Mountains with evoTrip’s local guides. They have terrain for everyone—from beginner backcountry adventurers to veteran tourers.

Journeyman Lodge. Photo: evoTrip.

Join evoTrip on an Arc’teryx ambassador led adventure, either on a women’s progression tour to sharpen your backcountry skills, or an all-gender ski touring & splitboarding tour. Or, tackle the fundamentals with an AST 1 Course.

Reserve your spot today and get ready for an unforgettable backcountry experience.

Skyblue Featured Video: Keegan Hosefros: Welcome to the 686 Team

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