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Men's Helium II Jacket

#242969

Minimalist Storm Protection
FIT: Standard fit
COLOR pewter
SIZE: S - In stock
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Built for flash-storm protection, the 100% waterproof, super- breathable Helium II weighs an incredibly light 6.4 ounces. An ultra-compressible piece you’ll never leave behind, it’s so light and packs down so small you’ll forget it’s clipped to your harness until you throw it on to ward off a sudden mid-route downpour.
Fabric :
Pertex® Shield+, 2.5L, 100% nylon, 30D ripstop
Center Back Length :
28 1/2” / 72 cm
Weight :
6.4oz / 180g Avg. Weight for size L
  • Fabric Performance:
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Fully Seam-Taped
  • Laminated Construction
  • Windproof
  • Lightweight
  • Design Features:
  • Adjustable Hood
  • YKK® AquaGuard® Zippers
  • Zip Chest Pocket
  • Internal Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
  • Reflective Logos
  • Carabiner Loop
  • Functional Details:
  • Single-Separating Front Zipper
  • Elastic Cuffs
  • Elastic Drawcord Hem

RATING AND REVIEWS

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ORMen's Helium II Jacket
 
4.5

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Breathable (7)
  • Waterproof (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hiking and camping (8)
  • Wet weather (6)
  • Casual wear (4)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      100% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Outdoor professional (4), Avid adventurer (3), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Reviewed by 51 customers

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not so good

By 

from New England

About Me Military/Law Enforcement

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking and Camping
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Men's Helium II Jacket:

    The jacket did everything it was supposed to except last. The bottom portion of the zipper broke after the 10th use which demonstrated poor durability. I have owned many other jackets from OR and other brands and have never come across this, which leads me to think it was either a bad run of zippers, bad zipper parts, or just one time bad luck. Something to think about prior to purchasing.

    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    This is an perfectly average jacket

    By 

    from Asheville, North Carloina

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Windproof

    Cons

    • Not Waterproof
    • Zipper Puckers

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Hiking and Camping

    Comments about Men's Helium II Jacket:

    I use this both on the waters of Florida and the mountains of North Carolina. It works well for the most part. In a sustained rain storm it'll leak through, after 15-20 minutes. In short storms this will serve well.

    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Durable,Breathable,Lite-Weight and Dry...can't ask for more!

    By 

    from Steamboat Springs, CO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Ultrarunning
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Men's Helium II Jacket:

      I'm very satisfied with the Helium II Jacket. I've found that every time it's been put to use it has lived up to my expectations at time of purchase. The biggest surprise is how breathable it is. I use it trail running, rain or snow, and never feel that it traps condensation. I highly recommend this product for similar uses.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love this jacket - bought myself a 2nd in fact

      By 

      from Issaqauh, WA

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Put in Your Pack and Don't worry about It

        Comments about Men's Helium II Jacket:

        This is so small and light and packs down such that you can always just throw it in your pack. It cuts wind, keeps in heat and keeps out rain.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Favorite shell for ultralight endeavors

        By 

        from Wasatch Mountains, UT

        About Me Professional/Guide

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • versatile
        • Waterproof
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Cold Weather
          • Extreme Conditions
          • Fly Fishing
          • Hiking and Camping
          • Mountain biking
          • Skiing/Snowboarding
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Men's Helium II Jacket:

          Solid protection from the harsh elements, in a package that packs down to the size of an apple. I bring this jacket along for every summertime activity, from mountain biking to fly fishing it comes in hand in times of need. It's a bummer when you're way out in the middle of nowhere, and mother nature starts to unleash. This shell is small and light enough that i have no excuse not to bring it. It has saved me many times!

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
           
          5.0

          A staple in my pack

          By 

          from Whitefish, MT

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hiking and Camping
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about OR Men's Helium II Jacket:

            I got this jacket as a lightweight piece of 'insurance' to deal w/ sudden wet weather, mainly while cycling, but also hiking. It compresses well, weighs very little and the hood fits well over a helmet. On all-day, epic rides, it makes me feel a bit more prepared and I know I'm not going to get drenched.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great work jacket for the on and off weather

            By 

            from US

            Site Member

            Comments about OR Men's Helium II Jacket:

            This jacket works great for work. I go from inside to outside and then back again. This jacket is very helpful because its not bulky and i can easily pack it in my work bag for when I need it. It is not the best for extreme use but thats not what it is designed for. Overall its great jacket to have when their is a threat of rain

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not the light jacket I was expecting

            By 

            from US

            Site Member

            Comments about OR Men's Helium II Jacket:

            I bought this because it was initially advertised on the OR website as being a great trail running jacket. I thought this would be a lightweight waterproof/resistant jacket that I could use for more active adventures - running, biking, hiking. I have to say that this didn't meet my expectations.
            - the drawstring broke after only a couple uses
            - the jacket is heavier than I expected and doesn't breathe well = soaked from sweat
            - the laminated construction/seams don't look durable - on arrival it looked as if the seams were already starting to separate (air pockets)
            - the lack of pockets limits its use for everyday use
            - the large hood and stiff material (because of the laminate?) makes it cumbersome to use for more active adventures like running and biking.

            Overall, I will happily stick to using my foray jacket. It is heavier, but I know it can hold up in the rain and has pit/side zips that make it incredibly versatile. I think OR's new jackets - boost and tantrum might be more what I was expecting. I personally don't see how the Helium II fits into my rotation. It's not breathable enough for both cool and warm weather (I'd never wear this kind of jacket in SE Asia). It's stiff and lacks more useful features for everyday use. If you want something for an unexpected rain storm or active adventures, look elsewhere. OR makes great stuff, but I wasn't impressed with this jacket. The Helium Hybrid or HD seem like much more useful jackets for this weight.

             
            5.0

            Cool and Comfortable

            By 

            from US

            Site Member

            Comments about OR Men's Helium II Jacket:

            Used this jacket on the wet days in the jungles of SE Asia, and while cool is pretty relative when talking about temperature in the jungle, this jacket didn't overheat while performing various types of manual labor. Movement in rain gear has always been a concern, OR seems to have figured that out. Great Jacket.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nearly perfect

            By 

            from US

            Site Member

            Comments about OR Men's Helium II Jacket:

            This is a great lightweight rain jacket. However, I agree with some of the other reviewers in that it would be even better if it was a little longer in the torso. As a tall and slim person, a little extra torso length is always great!

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            Size & fit guide

            Men’s apparel - measurement guide & size chart


            Mesurement shown in:
            XS S M L XL XXL
            CHEST 34”86 37”94 40”102 43”109 46”117 49”124.5
            WAIST 26”66 29”74 32”81 35”89 38”97 41”104
            HIPS 33”84 36”92 39”99.5 42”106 45”114 48”122
            INSEAM 30”76 31”79 32”81 33”84 34”86 35”89
            *All sizing is based on your body measurement for graded styles.
            We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.