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Outerwear & Apparel in Kelowna

686 creates innovative products to help you reach your summit—whatever that may be. Our gear spans winter outerwear for snowboarding and skiing to technical

Reach Your Summit

Born in the city - raised in the mountains. Tested in nature. We create innovative products to help you reach your summit - whatever that may be.

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Our Story

686 has a rich history and commitment to innovation in the development of technical apparel. The company emphasizes a focus on innovation, community, and creating experiences. In the early 1990s, Michael Akira West introduced the spirit of Los Angeles skateboarding culture to the local mountains as snowboarding was gaining momentum.

Three decades and numerous innovations later, 686 continues to be led by its founder and is committed to upholding Mike's original vision and ideals. This dedication to its roots and innovative spirit has helped 686 become a prominent player in the world of technical apparel.

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Two male hikers walking on a trail with small rocks and tall bushes with a mountain backdrop. Both are wearing shorts, backpacks and hats on the sunny day outside.
A male snowboarder sitting on his open tailgate, removing his 686 winter snowpants on a sunny, snowy day with his snowboard learning beside him.


686's approach to sustainability is commendable. They recognize that sustainability is an ongoing journey, and it's not just about environmental practices but also extends to fair and equitable treatment of people along the supply chain.

While manufacturing and producing goods inherently have an impact, 686 is dedicated to minimizing that impact and protecting the environment in which they operate. It's an honest acknowledgment of the challenges and a commitment to responsible business practices. Learn more here.

Technical Innovation

686's commitment to innovation and their focus on creating top-tier performance products for an active community is evident in their track record of pioneering unique features, products, and forming valuable partnerships over the course of three decades. This dedication to progress and pushing the boundaries of what's possible is commendable. If you have any specific questions about their innovative products or partnerships, feel free to ask, and I'll provide more information.

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Female snowboarder standing in the snow high uptop a sunny mountain holding a snowboard. She is wearing a green 686 jacket, mittens, winter hat and glasses.