- Fully Seam Taped
- YKK® AquaGuard® Center-Front Zipper
- Adjustable Wire-Brimmed Halo Hood Fits Over Helmet
- Zippered Napoleon Pocket Doubles as a Stuff Sack
- Two Zippered Hand Pockets
- Pit Zips
- Hook / Loop Cuff Closures
- Drawcord Hem
Fit: Standard Fit
Fabric : Pertex® Shield+, 2.5L, 100% nylon, 30D ripstop
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 9.0oz / 254g (L)
- My new go to shell (Review by traileric)
Last weekend we got a few heavy doses of Cascade showers during our hike. Wind blown rain while toiled up a trail so steep I could reach out and touch it. I got to the top and was amazed to be dry inside my Helium HD. My previous shells were waterproof but held in the sweat from the workout like a steamy tamale. Not the Helium HD! It really delivers on waterproof and breathable. It has all adjustments and features of much heavier shells. The hood fits great. All the seams and zippers work well. OR put it all into such a light shell. This is in my pack for every hike and xc ski.!
(Posted on 9/5/14)
- An incredible shell! (Review by traileq)
This jacket was so light when I pulled it out of the box! I was surprised to find a full featured rain shell.A fully adjustable hood, pit zips, lots of pockets. The fit is great with sleeves long enough to pull my hands in. I've use it on a few rainy trails. 40 degrees, wind whipped rain on top of Mt. Townsend. No views but with the HD shell over my R1 base I was snug all through lunch and the hike back to the tree line. The combination of this shell with a great base layer is an excellent experience. Everything is well made and feels like it will last for years.
(Posted on 7/1/14)
- Winner (Review by Blake)
This is a great jacket. I used to use a Marmot Mica and the Helium HD beats it hands down. Longer pit zips, better pocket placement, and a hood that actually holds its form. Brilliant. I gave the Mica to my father-in-law and thanks to OR I do not need to find another rain jacket. It will be with me on all my trips into Glacier National Park.
(Posted on 6/19/14)
- Great Product (Review by momoneymoGEAR)
I bought the black large, I'm 6'2" 180 slender athletic build, 32" waist, 39" chest with a long torso, fits great. The jacket has a slim fit, but enough room for me to layer comfortably underneath with my Patagonia Nano puff, a microdown or fleece vest, and thin base layers. I like things to fit kinda tight and this is perfect for me. Not restricting, but not loose either. One complaint is that the arms run a bit long. I have long arms and these seemed just a tad too long. The velcro makes it fine though, so its definitely not a deal breaker. The material is a perfect medium between a typical rain jacket, and those see through uber lightweight rain shells. It's very light and packs nicely into its own pocket (about the size of an orange), but feels like it could stand up to branches and other trail abuse if need be. Some people have been asking about the hood being helmet compatible. I have not tested this, but there is a lot of room up there, and if your wearing a smallish helmet (mountaineering or smaller ski) you should not have a problem. Water and wind resistance has been perfect, completely dry and warm on hikes/fishing up in the rockies, even in downpours. It looks great, the blue OR on the lapel is a good accent. I probably would have gotten the blue if I want going to use it mostly while I fly fish. All in all, this is a FANTASTIC LITTLE JACKET, and whenever I am out anywhere from now on, this little ass kicker will be with me.
**LIGHT AND PACKABLE**
Warranty (OR rocks in this department)
(Guessing) Odd fit for someone with a gut...just sayin...
(Posted on 6/13/14)
- Blown Away! (Review by andasound)
I have used rain jackets from Marmot for years and I decided to get a new jacket. My first thought was the Super Mica from Marmot, but I decided to give this new product a try. I saw the review of the Helium II on OutdoorGearLab and the only thing I wanted was a jacket with more features. The Helium HD is that jacket. It is super light, comfy, breathable, and performs better than any rain jacket I have ever used. I had to guess on ordering the correct size because I am normally between a medium and a large. I ordered the large and it fit perfectly. OR has won me over and I can't wait to get more of their products!
(Posted on 3/21/14)
- Best Shell Ever (Review by Brian)
This shell is great for biking, hiking, splitboarding, or everyday wear. It packs away into it's own breast pocket. I leave it in my pannier for my everyday commute to school. The hood tightens around my skull for a custom fit. I used it while biking in snow/ice in Montana. I was complete dry, works best with a lite puffy or fleece for warmth. Recommend for anyone that wants a reliable shell for every activity.
(Posted on 3/16/14)