a brief history 686
686 outerwear was founded in 1992 by Mike West and is one of the oldest independent companies in the snowboard specific outerwear and technical apparel industry. Known for producing innovative and quality products, Mike uses his love for music, fashion and art to inspire such a unique line.
The 686 name comes from an important date in the life of Mikes grandmother (June 6th, 1986). The sum of the numbers also add up to the age of when he started the company (6+8+6=20). Exclusive co-branded limited products and trademarked innovations is what makes up the 686 name.