Running 686 Gear at Mammoth
Shout out to 686 for the sick hookup on their excellent gear. SportRx’s Tyler talks with TJ from SnowboardProCamp about the gear Tyler used to tackle Mammoth. 686 kept him warm and dry throughout the day. We definitely know what we’ll be wearing on our next trip to the snow.
686 Moniker Insulated Jacket
Tyler sported the 686 Moniker Insulated jacket. 10k waterproofing and breathability makes this one of the most versatile jackets on the market. Even on wetter snow days, Tyler’s jacket was still dry at the end of the day. But the 686 Moniker is not just versatile, it’s functional. Plenty of venting and inner pockets to keep you and your other equipment dry and at the right temperature. Adjustable wrists and pant jacket connect system keep the snow out even when you eat the gnar.
686 SMARTY 3-in-1 Cargo Pant
While you can throw on the 686 Moniker in wet snow, TJ recommends a higher rated waterproofing for pants. Fortunately, Tyler is wearing the 686 SMARTY 3-in-1 cargo pant. These pants are great for all weather conditions. With 20k waterproofing and 15k breathability, these pants can withstand the worst snow days. Detachable inner-fleece lining can be removed for warmer days, giving these pants true versatility on the mountain.
Snow Goggles to Sport with your 686 Gear
All the best snowboarding apparel means nothing without the right goggles to complement the rest of your setup. Here are some of the goggles we sported at Mammoth this season.
The Anon M3 snow goggles feature patented Magna-Tech lens technology that allows for some of the fastest lens changes in the industry. Magnets hold the cylindrical lens in place while you board at quickly come out when weather conditions require different lens. SONAR lenses manufactured from ZEISS offer the best clarity and definition in a wide field of view.
Dragon is best known for coming out with the first frameless snow goggles, and the Dragon X2 is the evolution of their amazing technology. Switchlock lens change system allows for fast and easy lens interchangeability to match the lighting conditions on the mountain. Its spherical lens touts Lumalens technology, increasing contrast and enhancing depth perception for the ultimate visual experience on the mountain. Expect performance when you sport Dragon.
Not to be outdone by the X2, the Dragon NFX offers raw performance within its cylindrical lens design. Frameless and featuring Dragon’s patented Lumalens technology, the NFX also has armored venting ports that provide added fog prevention along with its anti-fog treated lens. Stay on the slopes longer with the Dragon NFX.
Smith is one of our go-to brands for snow goggles when we want performance, and the Smith IO is one of the best snow goggles on the market. Its spherical lens provides a wider field of view with proven lens technologies. 5X anti-fog is the best fog prevention Smith offers. While most anti-fog coatings are on the lens, Smith etches 5X into the lens for better anti-fog longevity and performance. See better with Smith ChromaPop, industry leading technology that separates colors for enhanced clarity on the slopes.
The Smith IOX has the same features as the IO but comes with an edgier frameless design. Its extra-large lens provides maximum peripheral vision, unobstructed by traditional frame design. 5X anti-fog coupled with Smith’s interchangeable lens system offers the best vision for every condition Winter can throw at you. See in Smith and never go back.
We saved the best for last. The Oakley Flight Deck XM is a must have for your trips to the snow. We’ve tried their PRIZM lenses for over two seasons on the slopes and we absolutely love them. They enhance color and contrast for specific lighting conditions for the best optics possible. Choose the Oakley Flight Deck XM for style and performance when it matters most.
Prescription Snow Goggle Inserts at SportRx
So you have your 686 gear picked out, you found the matching snow goggles, but now you want to know how your prescription lenses fit into your entire setup. Don’t settle of OTG (over the glasses) snow goggle features. Get prescription snow goggle inserts for your favorite snow goggles. They fit inside your goggles for a better fit and fog free experience. Chances are your prescription eyeglasses don’t have an anti-fog treatment, but our inserts are offered with just that. Spend more time enjoying your next run instead of wiping the fog off your lenses. Please Contact Us to speak with our certified opticians with any questions. Picking the right snow goggles should be easy and painless. Expect excellent service, leave with perfect snow goggles at SportRx.