Gear Review: Women’s 686 Parklan Ceremony Jacket

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686 - Parklan Ceremony Jacket - Women's
Pick up the 686 Parklan Ceremony Jacket at evo.com:  686 Parklan Ceremony Jacket

The Parklan Ceremony Jacket from 686 is what dreams are made of. 

Whether you are lapping the park, exploring the backcountry, or heading out to the bars – the Parklan is an all-around closet staple.  While stylish and comfortable, it’s rated for low temps and can hold up in tough conditions.

Specs:

Fabric: 100% Nylon Woven, Durable Water Repellent (DWR) Treated

Membrane: InfiDRY® 15 – 15,000 mm Waterproof / 10,000 g Breathability

Insulation: 60 g Polyfill

Thermal Rating: 7

Lining: Printed Deco Taffeta Lining w/ Inner Sherpa Lined Hood, 100% Polyester & Nylon

Pick up the 686 Parklan Ceremony Jacket at evo.com:  686 Parklan Ceremony Jacket

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Heavy powder, torrential rain, sunny slush – nothing got through this jacket. Made from 100% Nylon, it’s got an InfiDRY membrane, boasting 15,000mm Waterproof and 10,000g Breathability ratings.

With a thermal rating of 7, the 60g Polyfill insulation will keep you warm in winter conditions – but stays breathable on spring days. Two Air-Flow mesh lined chest vents allow for increased breathability during sunny sessions or challenging climbs.

Fit:

The Parklan Ceremony has a feminine yet relaxed fit. Tight enough so you don’t look like the Michelin man, but loose enough to move around in easily. This jacket has a bit of extra length, keeping snow out even after the most brutal tomahawks (the adjustable powder skirt probably helps too).

While the jacket runs true to size, the hem, hood, and cuffs are all adjustable.

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Features:

My favorite thing about this jacket? The pockets.

For years, a pocket shortage has plagued women’s clothing. This jacket has more pockets than I know what to do with. Two zippered chest pockets, two flap-cover hand pockets, a zippered sleeve pass-pocket, interior mesh goggle pocket, and an interior smartphone pocket with audio cord outlet. That’s 7 pockets – the only problem is that I’ve actually thought I lost my stuff.

Did I mention the thumb-gaiters? I love thumb-gaiters. I haven’t had snow touch my wrists since I got this jacket.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

Critically Taped Seams

Removable Adjustable Powder Skirt with PJ Connect™ System

Front Hood Drawcord Adjustment

Snap Up Fishtail Hem

Zip-Off Removable Fur on Hood

One Thing I Didn’t Like:

The buttons, while cute, don’t actually work.

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Testing out the Parklan Ceremony Jacket on Jake’s Peak, Tahoe – January 2016

Overall:

Overall, this is a great outer layer for everyday use. I wore this jacket all winter, whether I was walking the dogs or hiking in the backcountry.

Pick up the 686 Parklan Ceremony Jacket at evo.com:  686 Parklan Ceremony Jacket


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