Uptown style meets backcountry functionality.
Wear the 686 Women's Uptown GLCR Insulated Parka alone to combat frozen city streets or layered underneath one of 686's waterproof shells to take care of business in the backcountry. Built to keep you toasty warm when the temperature drops to single digits, the Uptown provides optimal heat retention thanks to the body and sleeves being jam-packed with furnace-like, synthetic Polyfill insulation. A DWR-finish gives you a touch of protection from the ever-changing elements, and the elasticized cuff openings deliver a clingy, comfy fit to help block out frigid winds. Throw your music in the zippered chest pocket with audio port to provide your winter adventures with a soundtrack of your choosing.
- Item #SES00B4
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Size Bought: XS
I loved the bright blue color of this jacket in Indigo Cire, and it looked pretty cute on too, especially for a puffy jacket. My only complaint was that it was too tight across the shoulders, and a little stiff in the neck, which made it hard to move sometimes. A little too uncomfortable for me to keep, even though I did like it a lot. I ordered an XS and am of pretty petite build, 5'4" and 107 lbs. I often have issues with jacket sleeves being too short (my arms a kind of long I guess), but these sleeves were perfect. Super warm and cozy, even in 40' weather with wind. Wish it fit me better!
Everyone needs a puffy
Everyone needs a puffy style jacket in their lineup. Unmatched in warmth and being ultra lightweight there is always a reason to wear one. 686's Uptown comes with all that AND more. The material on top of the hood, shoulders, and arms has the 20k fabric from the glacier series jackets keeping you dry when it starts snowing outside as well as having a water repellant coating over the whole thing. Being a 686 piece you know it will hold up for years and years to come!
636 Uptown Jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
Wow! This jacket is so light weight and warm! I definitely knew what I wanted when shopping for a new jacket, but everything I found had either loud colors or was all black. I wanted something with a little contrast. I love the grey details on this jacket. Not only does it break up the solid color, but it adds dimension.
I thought for sure it was going to be heavy, but was pleasantly surprised to find it is lighter than my summer jacket, but super warm like a winter jacket should be.
The pockets are deep and run the width of the jacket from the edge to the zipper (nice and big). The sleeves are a little long, but the fit is true to size.
My favorite feature is that the jacket zips all the way up to my nose, covering half my face (that's on me. It may be different for you). This a welcomed feature for my always cold face. I also like that it covers part of my backside and hugs my curves well. I'm very happy with this jacket.
686 Uptown Parka
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: small
This cute jacket is super warm and I have it in the timeless black. It goes with everything in my closet and I get compliments every time I wear it. Love.