07/01/2013 | by Youri Barneoud
Sitting at the very top of the 686 range this winter, the PLEXUS STORM THERMAGRAPH™ JACKET is specifically designed for the snow-savvy shredder who pushes limits outside resort boundaries in quest of pristine powder.
It’s Infidry-20 fabrication (20,000mm, which defines a tech, top of the range outerwear piece, really) and the fully taped seams take you from cliff lines to pillow drops during any kind of weather. Breathability levels reach a pleasant 15,000g too. Strategically insulated with 160 gram polyfill Infi-loft™, the lining panels keep you warm while unzipping body vents will quickly release excess heat – ‘strategically’ meaning that this Thermagraph trade-marked technology allows more insulation to critical zones though material and cut. The oversized chest and hand pockets fit nicely between your backpack straps and the Recco component helps you feel secure either on or off-piste.
Shell: 100% poly horizontal black slub yam
Insulation: 100% nylon taffeta / 100% poly brushed and peached tricot / 100% poly mesh
To all this, you can add the legendary 686 attention to detail, such as the nice little grid that comes in place right in front of your mouth as you take your pow runs. Pretty nice! And all this at an decent price: 280€.
686 team rider Patrick McCarthy won’t stop praising his jacket of choice:
“The Plexus Storm jacket is the stay dialed in any type of conditions piece. In sleet, snow, rain or sun your going to be able to layer properly to make this jacket work for you out on the hill. With the 20,000 mm waterproof shell and the internal heat mapping, layering with under layer on the cold days or running a t-shirt in the spring this jacket will keep you dialed. I work hard to product test the Plexus line to give tech snowboarders the first line defense in what mother nature brings you way.”
A video detailing all the tech features on this jacket is watchable on 686 website right here.