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Women's 686 x Specialized Tech Jacket

There are jackets, and then there are jackets that you can use in the backcountry. Not surprisingly, cycling jackets haven't historically focused on the latter. That is, until now. We collaborated with the snow icons at 686 to create a jacket that can laugh in the face of almost any condition, while still retaining all of the fit and functionality required of cycling. The result? The 686 x Specialized Women's Tech Jacket.

Starting with the materials, it features a three-layer woven fabric shell with the venerable infiDRY® 20. It might sound thick and cumbersome, but really, it's no different than what's found on some of your favorite outwear. Almost paper thin, the exterior layer handles wind and water resistance (20,000mm), while the intermediary layer consists of a breathable membrane (20,000gm2) that keeps vapor moving up and out of the bibs to eliminate any clammy sensations. Lastly, the interior layer is designed to be soft against the skin to increase the comfort of the piece as a whole. The end result? You're guaranteed to ride dry and with a consistent level of warmth and protection.

Never satisfied, we worked to improve ventilation even more, so you'll find Air-Flo™ upper arm vents that are designed for singlehanded use. We then moved on to keeping snow and moisture out of the jacket, which meant incorporating fully taped waterproof seams and water-resistant zippers. There's also an adjustable powder skirt to keep snow from entering at the backside, adjustable Lycra® sleeve gussets to interface with gloves, an adjustable hem with a fold-out spray skirt for wet, muddy conditions, and a hood with a rain visor.

There are jackets, and then there are jackets that you can use in the backcountry. Not surprisingly, cycling jackets haven't historically focused on the latter. That is, until now. We collaborated with the snow icons at 686 to create a jacket that can laugh in the face of almost any condition, while still retaining all of the fit and functionality required of cycling. The result? The 686 x Specialized Women's Tech Jacket.

Starting with the materials, it features a three-layer woven fabric shell with the venerable infiDRY® 20. It might sound thick and cumbersome, but really, it's no different than what's found on some of your favorite outwear. Almost paper thin, the exterior layer handles wind and water resistance (20,000mm), while the intermediary layer consists of a breathable membrane (20,000gm2) that keeps vapor moving up and out of the bibs to eliminate any clammy sensations. Lastly, the interior layer is designed to be soft against the skin to increase the comfort of the piece as a whole. The end result? You're guaranteed to ride dry and with a consistent level of warmth and protection.

Never satisfied, we worked to improve ventilation even more, so you'll find Air-Flo™ upper arm vents that are designed for singlehanded use. We then moved on to keeping snow and moisture out of the jacket, which meant incorporating fully taped waterproof seams and water-resistant zippers. There's also an adjustable powder skirt to keep snow from entering at the backside, adjustable Lycra® sleeve gussets to interface with gloves, an adjustable hem with a fold-out spray skirt for wet, muddy conditions, and a hood with a rain visor.

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  • Three-layer woven shell fabric with infiDRY® 20 (20,000mm water-resistance / 20,000gm2 breathability) is light and airy, keeping you protected from the elements without sacrificing comfort or breathability.
  • Fully taped waterproof seams and water-resistant exposed zippers protect common points of water infiltration, keeping you dry and protected as you ride.
  • Air-Flo™ upper arm vents are designed for singlehanded use, giving you the ability to dump heat on-the-fly with ease.
  • Mesh vented pocket provides ample storage for your ride essentials or nutrition.
  • Internal audio pocket safely secures your electronics away from the elements, making it simple and safe to listen to your tunes while you're out on the trail.
  • Adjustable powder skirt with Lycra® stretch panel prevents any snow from creeping up or down your back, whether it's from wheel-spray, hiking through powder, or the inevitable bail.
  • Adjustable Lycra® sleeve gussets interface perfectly with gloves, so you won't experience any unwanted drafts at the sleeve openings.
  • Equipped with RECCO® Advanced Avalanche Rescue Technology.
  • 3M® reflective cuff tabs and trims increase your visibility to other riders or motorists in low-light conditions.
  • Adjustable hood with rain visor keeps water from seeping into the neck opening, as well as keeping your head nice and dry.
  • Reflective sleeve pull-tabs enable you to dial-in the fit, while also increasing your visibility to others.
  • Adjustable hem with fold-out spray skirt prevents moisture buildup from entering the jacket.
  • Double-sided SWAT™ access and vent zipper on the back make accessing jersey or bib pockets a breeze when you have gloves on.
  • Relaxed Fit is comfortable and loose against the body, allowing for ample layering underneath.
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Women's Apparel Size Charts

Women's Fit Graphic
 
XS
SM
MD
LG
XL
1 HEIGHT
5'3"
5'3"-
5'5"
5'5"-
5'7"
5'7"
5'7"
2 CHEST
31"-
33"
33"-
35"
35.5"-
37"
37.5"-
39"
39.5"-
42.5"
3 WAIST
NATURAL WAIST
24"-
26"
26.5"-
28"
28.5"-
30"
30.5"-
32"
32.5"-
34.5"
4 WAIST
FIXED WAIST
29"-
30.5"
31"-
32.5"
33"-
34.5"
35"-
37"
37.5"-
39.5"
5 HIP
35"-
36"
36.5"-
38"
38.5"-
40"
40.5"-
42"
42.5"-
44.5"
6 INSEAM
27"
27.5"
28"
29"
29"
 
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
CHEST
32"
33"
34"
35"
36"
37"
38"
39"
32.5"-
34.5"
43"-
45"
3 WAIST
NATURAL WAIST
25"
26"
27"
28"
29"
30"
31"
32"
32.5"-
34.5"
35"-
37"
HIPS
35"
36"
37"
38"
39"
40"
41"
42"
42.5"-
44.5"
45"-
47"
 
XS
SM
MD
LG
XL
XXL
1 HEIGHT
160
160-
165
163-
170
170
170
170
2 CHEST
79-
84
84-
89
90-
94
95-
99
100-
108
09-
114
3 WAIST
NATURAL WAIST
61-
66
67-
71
72-
76
77-
81
82-
88
89-
94
4 WAIST
FIXED WAIST
74-
77
78-
83
84-
88
89-
94
95-
100
101-
106
5 HIP
89-
91
92-
97
98-
102
103-
107
108-
114
114-
121
6 INSEAM
68
70
71
74
74
74
 
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
CHEST
81
84
86
89
91
94
97
99
83-
88
109-
114
3 WAIST
NATURAL WAIST
64
66
69
71
74
76
76
79
81-
88
89-
94
HIP
89
91
94
97
99
102
104
107
108-
113
114-
119