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686 Plexus Pinnacle 3-Ply Boa Pant - Men's - 2009 BCS
A technologic wonder of the pants world, the 686 Plexus Pinnacle 3-Ply BOA Pant packs more tech than a box of calculators. Featuring Recco rescue technology, fully-welded seam construction, an articulated fit, and laser-cut pockets with watertight zips it becomes blatantly obvious the Pinnacle’s ahead of the game. With a slim-cut the Plexus uses the Boa dial system to make waist adjustment a one-handed, stupidly easy event. Oh, and it has a magnetic fly—so watering trees will never be the same.
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Ryan 4 187
September 6, 2012
For 75$ I cant complain! Amazing waterproofyness. the Boa belt broke but thats to be expected. I got 50 days of good hard riding, living, camping. ended up having to duct tape a few area's. than the inner pocket ripped. again. I paid 75$ so I easily got that out of it.
Weid fit and weak 20k material
February 6, 2010
I liked a lot about this pant like the boa waist dial, the big cargo pockets, welded seams, and just some nice 686 quality and details...but as soon as I put them on it was a pretty safe bet I would never wear these. These pants fit me like I was wearing a fat girl's pair of tight flare jeans. I guess due to the articulated, slimmer fit the butt of the pant is baggy, the leg down through the knee is fairly tight and constricting, and then around the boot they flare out a bit. Alot of other reviews online agree, a very awkward and weird looking fit.
Maybe more important is 686's 20k material is questionable. It looks cool, kind of silky and shiny, but as I found out from other online reviews and my own experience with the 20k Smarty pants (same material I think but its 2.5 ply, looks and feels the same), it frays from wear quickly and snags easily. If you like riding in the woods or even on the side of trails you are probably going to snag or even rip these pants on twigs and bushes.
March 30, 2011
I don't find the fit wierd at all! And I wore dungarees in the navy which really are bell bottoms! These pants are getting me a ton compliments on the mountain! I have worn them down to 5 degrees (with 20 knot winds) and they held up pretty good with just a medium base-layer (sumo suit). Anything colder and I would go to a warmer base layer or my insulated pants. I found the material not to be weak at all, I have the jacket as well (in black) and I have beaten that thing through trees and slid on my back doing 40 for a good 100 yards and the fabric shows no wear yet. I'm only on day 16 though. I did break the zippers on the jacket but that's another review. All the zippers on the pants work great and the vents are awesome for dumping heat this time of year!
I am not a fan of the BOA fastener on the waste and will probably cut it out. I have a 35 waist and 30 inseam and the Medium fits me like a glove! No frumpiness here!
All in all, I love em'. They've got POP!
March 4, 2011
I am not sure what pants those other reviews are talking about. I read these reviews after i got the pants and was agonizing about using or returning them.
After about 25 days in them I am thrilled. Spent a few days in 45 degrees in wet snow. Everything on my outside was soaked and these pants kept me totaly dry. Other days were around 0 deg and again toasty warm and dry.
The fit is not bad, I bought a size a bit larger than I might have bought in other pants and then the boa keeps them snug.
All in all I am very happy with these and would recommend them.
These pants are awesome!
January 7, 2011
I got these pants just before the holidays for a trip up to Purgatory in Durango Co. and I'm glad I did.
These pants are well made and super comfortable. First day on the mountain was around 30deg. and sunny and the pants where perfect, they kept me dry as shook the rust off lol....
Took a day off and then hit it again. WOW, storm blew in and things were different! This time temps were closer to zero and the snow was coming down. But the 686 Plexus pants kept me warm with only a level 3 base layer under them...
I would have no problem recommending these pants to anyone...
January 3, 2011
i was not impressed with these pants. they have cool features like the BOA dial, but cool features dont make up for being water proof or being durable. these fell apart halfway through a season. it was a good thing they did to or else i would have probably tried to put up with being wet and frozen for a full season. these are no good.
February 25, 2010
These pants truly are a waste of money. I got all of one season out of these. By the end of my first week the lining was pulled apart and rips and tears were all over. I had a nice big tear across my arse from getting snagged on the chair lift.
Won't be waste my money on 686 pants again!
- [Shell] 3-Ply Toray Entrant W; [Lining] woven backer
- Waterproof Rating:
- Breathable Rating:
- Inseam vents
- 2 Front, 1 back, 1 stash/ID
- Seam Taped:
- Welded seams
- BOA dial, belt loops
- Recommended Use:
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 Year