The 686 Plexus Pinnacle 3-Ply BOA Jacket brings BOA fit technology above the waist, and improvements on the original. 686 broke ground in '08 as the first company to use the BOA cable-dial system in snowboarding apparel, making bottom hem and hood opening adjustments fast, one-handed, and bombproof. Unimpressed? Check the full-welded-seam construction and 3-ply stretch Entrant W fabric, the laser-cut pockets, and watertight zips. And for the 2009/10 season, 686 added two new internal storage and audio pockets to keep you tuned and stashed, plus a RECCO reflector to improve your chances in an emergency.
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yes, the fabric is relatively thin, but that's the only flaw in this jacket. I've ridden in it pretty hard (glades, rocks, etc) for over 50 days and it hasn't ripped, yet.
The plexus "pinnacle" an excellent shell that fits in perfectly with most california mtn weather. Love the Boa in the hood, big pit zips, powder skirt and the minimalistic pockets (no flaps to ice up). 20/15K doesn't come by often in a shell. It's also a great looking jacket with a cool lettered print.
Only thing I would criticize it for is the "tailored fit". It's actually very roomy in the arms and chest (allows for plenty of layering), but the bottom hem only drops just below the belt - doesn't cover the crotch or rear end areas like a relaxed/baggy fit would.
This jacket is very thin...I sent it back...
hey what about us big guys? What works...
hey what about us big guys? What works for the double XL