686 PARTNERS WITH KR3W FOR LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION

Irvine, CA, December 9, 2008 — Westlife Distribution is set to release the Winter 2009-2010 Times collection featuring KR3W® apparel.  The 686 Times line is an annual program that began six years ago and is a collaborative effort between 686 and another premium brand to offer entirely new innovations in products.

For the 2009-20101 winter season, with products shipping in September 2009, KR3W and 686 are offering a collection of men’s outerwear.  The 686 X KR3W partnership is a select collection of street-inspired jackets and pants.  Each design is a unique collaboration between the 686 design team and KR3W.

“I’m stoked to work with Angel and Ben in coming up with a line that brings skateboarding into snowboarding, the right way.” says Michael Akira West, president and creative director at 686.

The 686 X KR3W Winter Collection reflects simplicity in design, with premium materials, tonal trims and incredible fits. It consists of men’s jackets and pants that mirror popular KR3W styles like the K-Slim pant and the M-65 jacket that have been altered to work specifically for snowboarding.  The K-Slim pant features a new proprietary stretch cotton-poly denim that looks and feels like denim but will keep you warm and dry all day long. All of the pieces will be rated 15,000mm/10,000 gm, with fully taped seams and waterproof zippers plus all the technical features you’ve come to expect from 686.

The 686 X KR3W Times Collection will be launching at the SIA tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV from January 27-January 30, ISPO in Munich, Germany from February 1 – February 4and at SBJ in Yokohama, Japan from February 20- February 21, 2009. Please contact your 686 representative for more details.