Helium ‘Ultralight Gear for Hikers’ in Popular Mechanics

By Outdoor Research, 01 January 2013

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    01 January 2013


    Outdoor Research


    Rock Climbing

We’ve pointed out that our ultralight rain shell, the Helium, compresses down to the size of a granola bar. The folks at Popular Mechanics say it weighs less than a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich, and spotlighted it in their “Ultralight Gear for High-Speed Hikers” feature. Hey, we’re both right. And apparently we could both use a snack.

Read the full review here.

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