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686 present Forest Bailey’s Cosmic Adventure

Come with us now on a journey through time and space, to the world, of the Forest Bailey. With mind warping-ly good skills on both his shred stick and his skate stick, Forest packs up his van and takes a trip through the outer regions of the interstates. 

Exploring planet rad, Forest launches himself across the continent touching down in Utah, New York, Oregon, Mt Bachelor and Mt Baker. Judging from the unfathomable distance between some of those spots, we’re hedging our bets on 686 releasing a teleportation device at ISPO in 2016.

With a heady mix of street, backcountry and skating, Forest’s supernova of talent is clearer than ever after watching this, and you don’t need a telescope to see this cosmic event. What more could you ask for?

Pack up your supplies and set off with Forest Bailey and friends along the road to celebrate his Cosmic Collection. Explore the state of mind that inspired Forest’s inaugural signature collection with 686 – Places and times where you don’t have to start at a beginning, nor end at and end and where the journey itself becomes the destination.

Forest Bailey’s Cosmic Collection consists of a collection of waterproof technical jackets, pants and accessories suited for the journey through the streets to the backcountry and beyond. Available from all 686 dealers and 686.com


LOS ANGELES (October 10, 2014) – 686 Technical Apparel safely returned today from a journey to the cosmos to announce the launch of Forest Bailey’s signature Cosmic Collection. The Cosmic Collection landed safely from the innermost regions of Forest’s creative brain and is now available from dealers worldwide.  

After rising through the am and pro ranks with 686 over years, this is Forest’s first signature collection with the brand. The Cosmic Collection, consisting of a highly waterproof and technical  jacket and pants outfit designed towards backcountry riding, a less technical and more street styled jacket and overalls outfit, two color ways of mitts, a hooded flannel and a separate waterproof hood was 100% conceived and managed by Forest himself.

“686 gave me a chance to design outerwear that I actually want to wear. The Cosmic collection emerged…” explained Forest

“We’ve had the honor to work with some of the best athletes in the world but have never done anything like this before. There’s only one Forest Bailey, and his Cosmic Collection has proven to be more successful (and weirder) than ever imagined,” noted 686 Founder and current CEO, Mike West.

686 Team Manager, Patrick McCarthy, chimed in, “I have had the pleasure of knowing Forest Bailey for ten years now. When I first met him, he came straight from Vermont with a pencil thin mustache and more pure skill and talent than I had ever seen. He has taken the game over in his own way. His approach to life and snowboarding is something special, whether hitting huge jumps in the backcountry or camping along the coast, Forest always has the same carefree happy vibe. I’m so proud of my man Forest Bailey as he continues his rise into the Cosmos. I will always be down to ride co-pilot with you brother!” 

Forest Bailey’s Cosmic Collection is available worldwide from authorized 686 dealers and online at 686.com.


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