Slayer, 686 Technical Shred Snow Collab

Metal band shreds the slopes with limited-edition 686 collection.
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December 4, 2019


LA-based 686 Technical Apparel is set to release a capsule collection in partnership with metal band Slayer.

The deal, brokered by Global Merchandising Services, Slayer’s merchandising partner, will see the release of a line of themed products for cold weather, including skiing and snowboarding gear.

Formed in 1981 in Huntington Park, Calif., Slayer boasts 12 albums and more than 20 million records sold. 

In designing the capsule, the 686 team channeled the dark colors, vibrant logos and fast and aggressive style Slayer has become known for. The collection includes products such as “the showstopper,” a waterproof insulated jacket inspired by a traditional battle vest over a jacket look with details including an oversized Slayer Eagle Logo back patch, “Show No Mercy” and “Repentless” quote embroideries and a Hanneman memorial patch. Other products include a water-resistant hoody, waterproof mittens and two unique facemasks.

“You look down and see the Slayer logo, and it just pumps you up,”

says Sammy Luebke, 686 snowboarder and 3x World Freeride Tour champion. “You just feel the Slayer vibes and go full throttle, as fast as possible, until you reach the bottom.”

The collection comes as Slayer continues its final tour, giving fans from all niches of life products to say goodbye with.

The 686 Slayer collection is available now on and at select retailers across the U.S., Canada, France, the U.K., Austria, Germany, Japan, Korea, China and more.

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