When Michael Akira West was introduced to snowboarding in 1985, it instantly became a passion. After years of shredding up the slopes, West eventually founded 686 Technical Apparel in November 1992. The name '686' has two meanings: The numbers add up to West's age when he started the brand (20). They also carry some private meaning for West, as it is the month and year (June 1986) when his grandma told him something "special".
Since it was founded over 20 years ago, 686 has become one of the most well-known and well-respected snowboard clothing and equipment providers. So if it's time for another season of dominating the slopes, CCS has the right gear to make sure you do just that. We're loaded with 686 jackets and pants, built to keep you warm and fresh for a full day in the snow. We're also stocked up to give you a full hook-up with 686 boots, beanies, gloves, and hoodies.
If you want to ensure you're ready to go for those long snowboarding excursions, check out all 686 products at CCS!