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686 Technical Apparel – Pants, Jackets & Outerwear

686

Since Michael Akira West first stepped on a skateboard in the early eighties, he always had ideas in his head. The freedom that skateboarding provided begat a lifelong quest for freedom of expression through all forms of mediums. Engulfed in the progressive street skateboarding scene in Hermosa and Venice Beach, Mike was introduced to snowboarding in Big Bear, CA and immediately found a new addiction and inspiration. Throughout the following years, Mike transitioned from skateboarding to snowboarding and worked and rode Big Bear, pushing personal progression and all the while continually gathering and exploring new ideas.

After finishing school at the University of Southern California, Mike realized that if he was going to do something on his own, it should begin when he had nothing to lose. Using punk, rap and jazz music as well as his collection of sneakers and vintage clothing as forms of inspiration, Mike got to work. What started as a class project, now became and obsession.On November 13, 1992, 686 technical apparel was formed.

The 686 name has its roots in numerics. While you may have heard a lot of stories, there is actually a very deep and personal explanation of what 686 means to Mike West. The name stems from personal dates and numbers in Mike’s life that all merged together at the perfect time. However personal it started as, the number has now become synonymous with technical progression and fashion fusion. Since the beginning, 686 has been about providing innovative, fashionable outerwear and technical apparel inspired from the same Los Angeles street culture and mountain lifestyle it was founded upon.

686 trademarked products and features – integrated SMARTY® removable liners, Thermagraph™ strategic body mapping insulation, infiDRY® waterproof and breathable innovations, the patented Toolbelt® line of functional belts, and support of the DIY ethos all push 686 beyond the boundaries imagined some 23 years ago.

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Tactics Board Shop for all your Skate, Snowboard & Surf Clothing & Shoes

Tactics

Rooted in skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing, Tactics is the convergence of style, quality, passion, and positivity. Tactics is a skate shop, a snowboard shop, a surf shop, a sneaker shop, and so much more. Independently owned and located in Eugene, Oregon, we are inspired by having the Cascade mountains at our back, the Pacific ocean at our feet, and some of the world’s best skateparks in all directions.

The Tactics goal is to treat customers like rock stars – to give you courteous, informed, and professional customer service and consistently fulfill our promise to deliver quality gear and clothing to your doorstep quickly and accurately. Our staff is comprised of riders of all levels and experience and we are here to answer any questions you might have, whether you call us, e-mail us or hit us up on live chat.

Tactics don’t try to be everything to everyone and you won’t find toaster ovens or shower gels here. But, we think staying focused helps serve our customers better. Where much of our competition is running their online operation out of the stock room or, at the other end of the spectrum, they are storing their skate shoes next to the cowboy boots in a giant roboville building the size of Cleveland, Tactics sits comfortably in the middle. We don’t try to be everything to everyone – we are specialty. However, we also don’t fumble around in the back rooms hoping your order is actually in stock. Tactics.com operates out of a dedicated modern warehouse that is staffed by riders, not outsourced to someone who doesn’t know a skate wheel from surfboard wax. We are also proud to operate one of the most respected and unique boardshops in the country – if you are in Oregon, come hang out with us at our 8,000 square foot store.

All inventory on Tactics is real-time, so if the site says they have it, they do. Imagery is done in-house, so you’ll see all the critical angles, in sharp, color-accurate pictures, even with 360-degree views in many cases. Our warehouse staff (riders, not robots) is second to none. They care about every order, and it shows in the way we handle and pack your goods.

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Quiksilver Quality Surf Clothing & Snowboard Outwear Since 1969

Quiksilver Store

Since it’s beginnings in 1969, Quiksilver has combined function, fit, art and fashion to develop boardshorts and clothing for mountain and ocean lovers across the globe.

While still sticking to the core roots of the mountain and the wave, Quiksilver has become recognized as the premium youth lifestyle and culture clothing brand within the action sports market. Quiksilver has an ever-changing array of materials, prints, and technologies.

In addition to boardshorts, Quiksilver designs and produces an entire line of lifestyle apparel, wetsuits, and snow outerwear available across the globe. Our elite team of athletes have become icons throughout the world. Our mission is inspire the youth and progress as the world around us evolves.

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Skate, Snowboard & Surf Clothing & Shoes with the Tactics Board Shop

Tactics

Rooted in skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing, Tactics is the convergence of style, quality, passion, and positivity. Tactics is a skate shop, a snowboard shop, a surf shop, a sneaker shop, and so much more. Independently owned and located in Eugene, Oregon, they’re inspired by having the Cascade mountains at the back, the Pacific ocean at our feet, and some of the world’s best skateparks in all directions.

The Tactics’ goal is to treat customers like rock stars – to give you courteous, informed, and professional customer service and consistently fulfill the promise to deliver quality gear and clothing to your doorstep quickly and accurately. All Tactics staff are comprised of riders of all levels and experience and we are here to answer any questions you might have, whether you call, e-mail or hit them up on live chat.

Tactics don’t try to be everything to everyone and you won’t find toaster ovens or shower gels. Where much of the competition is running their online operation out of the stock room or, at the other end of the spectrum, they are storing their skate shoes next to the cowboy boots in a giant roboville building the size of Cleveland, Tactics sits comfortably in the middle. They don’t try to be everything to everyone – they are specialty. However, Tactics also don’t fumble around in the back rooms hoping your order is actually in stock. Tactics.com operates out of a dedicated modern warehouse that is staffed by riders, not outsourced to someone who doesn’t know a skate wheel from surfboard wax. We are also proud to operate one of the most respected and unique boardshops in the country – if you are in Oregon, come hang out with at their 8,000 square foot store.

All online inventory is real-time, so if the site says it’s in stock, then it is. Imagery is done in-house, so you’ll see all the critical angles, in sharp, color-accurate pictures, even with 360-degree views in many cases. The warehouse staff  care about every order, and it shows in the way your orders are handled and packed.

You will be stoked when you shop at Tactics. They guarantee it. Just like they guarantee your privacy, your security, your low price, EZ returns, and the authenticity of every product Tactics sell.

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Nike.com clothing, footwear, sportswear, fitness and more

Nike Store

Nike has come a long way since it was founded in 1972 on a handshake between an athlete (Phil Knight) and a track coach (Bill Bowerman).

In the early years Nike learned some tough lessons about operating a complex global supply chain. Since then they have been on a journey to understand the important role to play in helping create an environment of collaboration and transparency.

Nike requires a broad base of suppliers that actively and significantly support their business requirements, and positively reflect the world in which we live and work. Research into sports and how the body operates is how Nike determines what makes a good product.

The proof is everywhere – Nike is one of the most popular and reliable sports brands in the world.

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