I change my snowboard jacket almost every year. I don’t know why I do, but I do. Like your favourite dress, sometimes you just want to change it up. This year, I decided to try the 686 GLC Hydra Insulated Jacket. And let me tell you, this is THE BEST WOMEN’S SNOWBOARD JACKET FOR 2022!
Cut from the same cloth as 686’s best-selling men’s GLCR jacket, but specifically tailored for us women who love to ride! The Hydra is made to go effortlessly from powder to park, keeping you warm wherever winter takes you. This jacket is keep you super dry and is more than just a shell, so it also keep you super warm. I love the attention to details like the lip balm pocket, really easy to manage adjustable cuffs, the side zip, so you’ve got nothing but softness hitting your chin and NOT the zipper and the pockets. There are so many pockets. As a mom who rides, these are the kinds of things you need.
Now the colour, this jacket did come in a bunch of colour at the beginning of the season, but only has a few colours left online. But fear not, I have seen this jacket at plenty of retailers. I chose the white jacket which was something I’ve never done before, and honestly…. I’ll never go back to my dark jackets. I love how the white pops in this jacket. I have received so many compliments on this jacket. Honestly it’s the best!
Here are the features of the jacket as listed on the website:
- 2-Layer infiDRY® 20K Stretch Fabric + DWR
- Fully Taped Bemis® Seams
- infiLOFT® Clo® Univa Duo 70% Recycled Insulation
- Comfortzone™ Body Mapping (60g Body / 40g Sleeves)
- Vader™ Vents
- Air-Flo™ Mesh Lined Under Arm Vents
- Adjustable Helmet Compatible Hood
- Hood Link System
- Honeycomb Knit Fleece Inner Collar/Mouth Flap
- Inner Smart Phone Pocket with Audio Cord Outlet
- Tangle Free Headphone Loops
- Internal 686 Jacquard Mesh Goggle/Storage Pocket
- Adjustable Welded Cuffs
- Inner Thumb Grip
- Inner Lycra Wrist Gaiters
- Zippered Sleeve Pass Pocket with Key Clip
- Attached Adjustable Powder Skirt with Lycra Stretch Panel
- Pant Jacket Connect™ System
- Front Hand Pocket Inner Key Clip
- Adjustable Bottom Hem Cinch
- Internal Tissue Pocket
- Internal Lip Balm Pocket
- Water-Resistant Center Front and Chest Pocket Zippers
Final thoughts, if you’re looking for a great jacket that is both stylish and functional, then you need to look at the 686 GLC Hydra Insulated Jacket. At only $339 CAD this is really the best jacket of the season at an great price!
Learn more about the 686 GLC Hydra Insulated Jacket on the 686 website, and see you on the slopes!