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Simple Steezy Lightweight Jacket

    I've got a 686 Smarty jacket that I've loved for a while. I was looking for something more lightweight, since I live and ride mostly in SoCal, and the heavier more insulated jacket was too much most of the time.

    Picked up the Manual (in white) because I trust the brand and really liked the style. This jacket lacks some of the cool features of the Smarty (wrist gaiters, pass through chest vent, pass pocket, etc), but for a simple lightweight jacket it's great and looks cool. First day out I got hit with a rainy/snowy mix and the waterproofing held up great.

    My only minor complaints are: iPod pocket is just a little too small for an iPhone. The pocket placement (low near the waist) also makes it hard to get at your music to change it if you're zipped up (The Smarty's pass thru chest vent is perfect for that). The lower zipper (from the bottom up) would give you easier access, but it seems to get stuck on the inner flap of fabric everytime. I would also love a removable hood and a few more pockets, but that's mostly because I'm spoiled by the more expensive and feature packed Smarty jacket.

    Great Jacket

      This Jacket really is sick. I got the white one. Yeah I know what you think, white just gets dirty, which is true but after it's washed it still looks way good. I love the features it has as well. I've never worn anything made by 686 but I probably will again later on in the future. It's great for cold weather and I've taken it boardin twice so far and I've stayed pretty dry. And when your tearin it up on the mountain and the sun is out, just open up the vents too cool off.
      The only thing I didn't like was that it's pretty baggy. It could be just cause of my hight, I'm 5'9 215lbs I got a LG and it comes down to the top of my knees. Most of my older coats did the same thing, but I like to wear it in public too. So I could have maybe gone with a M.
      I love this coat though.

      Yes!

        This jacket is bad. But bad as in good! I've rocked it a few times now and it's better than most brands. You get good quality with good looks. What more could you ask for?! Highly recommend it!

        Does this jacket has wrist gaitors? Which...

        Does this jacket has wrist gaitors? Which size do i need if i'm 181cm tall and i don't want to look too baggy? tnx!

        No wrist gaitors, but good velcro around the wrists. I've got "over gloves" and haven't had a problem. If you don't want to look too baggy get a medium or a small. I'm 6'5" (195cm) and would have gotten the Large but it was sold out, got the XL and it's pretty huge which is fine with me.

        im 5'6, should i get a small? i dont want...

        im 5'6, should i get a small? i dont want it to be super baggy but good for casual wear and shredding

        Say, please. What minimum temperature is...

        Say, please. What minimum temperature is maintained by this jacket?

        Hi. :) was wondering if I should get a...

        Hi. :) was wondering if I should get a size M or L? I`m a girl and are about 170cm high. Don`t want the jacket below the knees or anything, but want the baggy fit!

        Does it seem odd to anyone else that the...

        Does it seem odd to anyone else that the sleeve measurement is 37-38 inches for a medium? I realize that its measured from the center of the back to the wrist, but still seems waaaaay too long.

        Are the sleeves just supposed to be long on this thing?

        I'm 6' 1" and average build, should i go...

        I'm 6' 1" and average build, should i go with a Large or XL?

        is this jacket warm if i had an under armor...

        is this jacket warm if i had an under armor and t shirt

        What is this jacket made of? I have a...

        What is this jacket made of? I have a manual from 2 years ago and i love it but i always manage to rip my jackets. So far i have only been able to put a small rip in that jacket so im wondering if it is the same material.

        Is this jacket long, short or normal in...

        Is this jacket long, short or normal in size?

        will this jacket keep you warm if you were...

        will this jacket keep you warm if you were a fleece and a base layer? because it says its a shell.