Since 1992, 686 has been blazing its own path in snowboard outerwear bringing unconventional ideas into the methodology of design. 686's "More Than You Expected" philosophy of providing customers progressive and fashion-forward designs is world known and often imitated by others. "Products like the trademarked 686 SMARTY Jackets, TIMES line of limited edition co-branded products, ACC line of collaborative artist projects, the patented TOOLBELT line of functional belts, and fabric innovations like Waterproof Denim, Corduroy and Herringbone, all make up the 686 name. Clean design, an obsession to make products better, and a belief to enjoy life is what 686 is all about." -Michael Akira West, Owner and Founder of 686 Clothing Company.