- Zippered Napoleon Pocket
- Drawcord Hem
- Internal Front-Zip Stormflap
- Water-Resistant Zippers
- Fully Seam Taped
- Carabiner Loop
- Elastic Cuffs
- Internal Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
- Single-Separating Full Center-Front Zipper
- Fully Adjustable Hood
Fit: Standard Fit
Fabric : Pertex® Shield+ DS 2.5L, 100% nylon 30D ripstop with clear laminate
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 6.4oz / 180g (L)
- Men's Helium II Jacket (Review by CB)
This is a great jacket to have in case you get into some weather. It's small enough to travel in my backpack at all times and has been strong enough every time I've needed it. The jacket is minimal. The fabric is quiet and lightweight. I have yet to wear it in heavy prolonged showers but it's done the trick so far. I'm 5'11', 160 and was between the Medium and Large. Got the Large and glad I did. It doesn't feel too baggy if there isn't much under it but has room for layers.
(Posted on 4/15/14)
- Fantastic protection for lightweight pursuits (Review by Chris Simmons, IFMGA Mountain Guide and OR Grassroots Athlete)
True rain gear pieces - really waterproof, not just water resistant like a soft shell - is really a one-piece item. It just doesn't breath or provide insulation like a softshell. So I pack it, because if its really raining I really need it, but I don't like to pack it, because it just adds weight and bulk to my pack for the 60-80% of the time I don't need it at all. That's where the Helium II fits in - since this only comes out if its really wet or really windy, I don't need pockets. I don't need heavy fabric, and I don't need pit zips and reinforced whatevers. I need waterproof, and I need it to pack up small. Perfect for me on long trail runs or climbing days with iffy skies, or those midsummer alpine and backpacking trips for when I need a "just in case" piece of rain gear.
(Posted on 3/19/14)
- Best Rain jacket I have ever used (Review by Trail Swag)
I own and love an original Helium jacket, and decided to try the new Helium II jacket. It is now my new favourite as it is even lighter, breathes a little better, and is the go-to jacket for all of my outdoor adventures. I wouldn't think twice about bringing it along in my hiking day-pack, or camping backpack. My original Helium jack is now my loaner for friends who forgot to bring their own jacket.
(Posted on 12/28/13)
- goes on the bike and in the pack everytime (Review by wellnesscoach)
This is so lightweight and stowable (in the handy pocket) you don't even notice you have it. Bombproof on a recent run in heavy chilly rain and when an unexpected front moved in during a recent ride. A perfect garment in this category. Trim fit is as advertised--get one size larger if you are planning to wear anything thick underneath.
(Posted on 11/25/13)