Your pops probably stanned Grateful Dead during his psychedelic phase. It’s a phase that he won’t tell you about, partly because he doesn’t remember much of it. What he does remember is trying to emanate the style of Jerry Garcia whose effortless steez is still influencing today. The band as a whole has managed to remain influential, even half a century on from its heyday. Proof of this is in the band’s continued presence in the world of fashion.
After collaborations with the likes of Nike and Timex, Grateful Dead are nothing short of hot property in the last few years. Los Angeles label 686 knows this better than anyone, which is why it just released its second collaborative capsule collection with the band.
This time, the 686 x Grateful Dead “Grateful Adventures” capsule features technical, lightweight, and breathable UPF 40+ fabrics to aid you in your adventures. The relaxed-fit silhouettes offer a modern interpretation of Grateful Dead iconography, reimagining dyed prints and custom embroidery while also providing freedom and ease of movement during activities.
The 686 x Grateful Dead lookbook was shot by adventure photographer Erik Hoffman on some of the brand’s local Los Angeles trails. While solidifying the capsule as an outdoor-focused drop, it also proves that you don’t need to travel far from the city to embrace adventure and inspiration.
Shop our top picks from the 686 x Grateful Dead collection below.
Cut from a lightweight, perforated fabric, this shirt is highly breathable and also offers UPF 40+ sun protection for all-day hiking.
How many pockets can you spot? There are 10. Wild.
Hooded Tech Tee
Drirelease fabric makes up this hooded tech tee. It’s a moisture-wicking, lightweight material that will keep you cool in even the most strenuous activities.
The iconic Grateful Dead skull logo takes pride of place on this Drirelease Tech Tee.
686 x Grateful Dead wouldn’t be complete without some tie-dye, would it?
Deadheads are not known for doing things half-heartedly so double up on the tie-dye two-piece.
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