The Dragon x 686 Collaborative Jacket and Goggle – A cross-inspired dual camo colorway

November 12, 2020

SAN CLEMENTE, CA, (November 12, 2020) –Dragon Eyewear, a leader in the performance eyewear space with deep roots in the action sports world, and 686, an apparel company known for uniquely crafted designs and collaborations, has introduced a new capsule collection for the Winter 2020 season. Inclusive of the 686 GORE-TEX hydra Thermagraph® jacket and Dragon’s PXV and X2S goggles, this seasons capsule collection was born through an exclusive collaboration across both design teams and utilizes a shared dual camo colorway; creating a seamless synergy across 686 and Dragon winter gear.This unique approach provides a platform to focus on the style and performance of each brands premium products, while giving riders alike the ability to pair their favorite outwear and goggles on the slopes.

“Dragon has been a successful collaborative partner in the past for 686. As we both have matured over the years, it was time to come back together again. Dragon has always had a real connection to snowboarding, skiing and the culture which aligns with 686. The Dragon x 686 capsule’s technical GORE-TEX Hydra Jacket with matching Dragon PXV or X2S Snow Goggle is a perfect on-mountain synergy,” said Patrick McCarthy, 686 Team Manager.

More than a shared culture, 686 and Dragon are similarly known for their world-class team roster. Both brands jointly support professional snow and ski athletes, Gigi Rüf, Forest Bailey, Laurent De Martin and Chase Blackwell, which lends to the capsule collection coming to life.

“Our design team works continuously to develop new technologies and innovations,” said Thomas Burkhardt, Senior Vice President of Global Brands, Marketing and Design at Marchon Eyewear, Inc.“Both goggles pair nicely with the 686 jacket, making it a collaboration that we are very proud of, and giving riders the total package.”

All Products are available now at https://www.686.com/collections/dragon and both Dragon Goggles are available at https://www.dragonalliance.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-dragon-Site/en_US/Search-Show?q=686&lang=en_US

About 686

We were born with a thirst for innovation and an open mind, constantly searching for a way to alter the outcome of the future. Our apparel is meant to create conversation and collaboration. We urge people to be different, to stand out, to celebrate uniqueness and diversity and always question what has come before them. With this in mind, we aim to establish a home for all and all are welcome.

About Dragon

Based in San Clemente, California, Dragon is internationally recognized as a leading performance eyewear brand for those seeking progressively designed products, high-level performance and innovative technology. Since 1993, our world class collection of athletes and ambassadors helped pioneer and inspire our wide range of products, while our heritage in surf and snow culture illustrates our ongoing celebration of an active, impassioned lifestyle. For more information on Dragon’s premium goggles and eyewear, visit dragonalliance.com

About Marchon Eyewear, Inc.

Marchon Eyewear, Inc. is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear. The company markets its products under prestigious brand names including: Airlock, Calvin Klein, Chloé, Columbia, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Donna Karan, Dragon, Flexon, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Lanvin, Liu Jo, Longchamp, Marchon NYC,  Marni, MCM,  Nautica,  Nike, Nine  West,  Pure, Salvatore Ferragamo,  Skaga and Victoria Beckham.  Marchon Eyewear distributes its products through a global network of subsidiaries and distributors, serving over 80,000 accounts in more than 100 countries. Marchon Eyewear is a VSP Global® company, which is a doctor governed organization focused on connecting its 88 million members to affordable, accessible, high quality eye care and eyewear. For more information, visit www.marchon.com and follow @marchoneyewear.

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Media Contacts:

Ryan Conway, Westlife Distribution / 686

Brent Sandor, Westlife Distribution / 686

Josh Headley, Backbone Media / Dragon
970.963.4873 ext. 216