686 RECLAIM Project


By: Sara Owen

After learning that more than 25 million tons of textile-related materials are wasted each year in America alone, 686 launched a new initiative called the RECLAIM Project. 686 started by designing two jackets made from new but unwanted materials and transformed them into eye catching outerwear pieces. The Ambush is the warmer of the two limited edition jackets made from a Tricot shell and fully insulated with a detachable fleece liner. The Upflow is a bright, color-blocked shell.

While some brands might stop at introducing outerwear from reclaimed materials to the line, 686 took the RECLAIM Project much further. It donated 1500 RECLAIM jackets to charity organizations in the U.S., Japan and China. A few charities that benefited from its generosity are: SOS, Sky Youth Empowerment Foundation and Homeboy Industries. 686 also gave each of their sales reps 40 jackets to donate to a charity of their choosing.

The brand is also giving you the chance to make a difference. For every RECLAIM purchase that you make, 686 has teamed up with Match One Foundation to donate a jacket to someone in need.

There’s no time like the present to do good but that hasn’t stopped 686 from making future plans for the RECLAIM Project. Stay tuned for more RECLAIM Project initiatives in seasons to come.



Up Next

October 28, 2016

Introducing Exposure, our new photo competition with $10k up for grabs

Exposure is a new photo competition from Snowboard Mag. We’re pretty excited about it. With a cool $10,000 up...
October 26, 2016

Those Days 008: Forum in Buffalo, NY, 2001

One very confused cop in Buffalo, New York and an exhausted crew at the end of a long rail...
October 26, 2016

Platinum Picks: Our top park snowboards of 2017

Each year lists are compiled ranking the seasons top snowboards, bindings and boots. At Snowboard Mag, we call these...
October 25, 2016

The Art of the Win: A guide to winning a European premiere tour

The most logical place to begin this story is to tell you the who, what, when, where, and why....
October 24, 2016

Provisions 004: Products we are stoked on this week

It is official, the season has started, the first chair of the North American season began turning last week...