Men's Helium Pants

Style# 242968OR

MINIMALIST STORM PROTECTION The 5.4 ounce, Pertex® Shield+ Helium Pants—inspired by our best-selling flash-storm insurance Helium II rain shell—come with all the waterproof performance and lightweight packable protection you’ll need in a serious deluge.
Standard Fit






  • Fabric Performance: Waterproof, Breathable, Fully Seam-Taped, Laminated Construction, Windproof, Lightweight
  • Design Features: Back Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack, Reflective Logos, Carabiner Loop, Internal Loops for Instep Lace
  • Functional Details: Elastic Waist with Drawcord, Gusseted Crotch, Ankle Zippers, Accepts Accessory Suspenders


Fit: Standard Fit

Fabric: Pertex® Shield+, 2.5L, 100% nylon, 30D ripstop

Inseam: 31” / 79 cm

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 5.6oz / 160g (L)

Customer Reviews

Great for bikepacking (Review by Mark)

Super light and super compact they are well built and will fit over pants. I have only had them over long underwear. Stopped rain, wind, snow even a nasty sand storm. they are breathable and durable enough for the money. there is a trade weight for strength, but for me it as just right

(Posted on 12/29/16)

Good product (Review by EJ)

My only negative for these guys is the length of the zipper on the side, they make for difficult removal and put on, I live in Montana and work in Yellowstone, and storms come and go, maybe 20 minutes in duration but brutal at times, these pants do everything I want and weigh little, but if I may be removing them and putting them back on a lot in a day, these frustrate me. Sounds foolish that this is the issue, but I have struggled with this. You wind up getting the inside all lined out with mud and such, i will keep these as a nice back up but think I am going a notch up to the foray for my true backpack pant.

(Posted on 12/15/16)

Super-light. Fits Snug (Review by Mark)

This is a great product due to its weight and pack-size. It would get a 5-star except that the fit runs quite small, especially in width but also in length. I'm a 31 waist at 5' 10" and my size Medium barely fits. Wish I had bought a Large.

(Posted on 12/11/16)

A little tight (Review by WK275)

I can only review the size, not their function as rain pants. I wear 32/32 pants and these Medium Helium pants would fit fine if they could be worn alone, but they do not fit well with pants under them. They do technically fit over my pants, but not with enough room to take a full step. I will try a Large and hope that works. I can say they look very well made and are extremely light weight and take up very little pack space, which is why I chose them over some other options.

(Posted on 8/1/16)

Great, but run small (Review by Robt)

Go up at least one size for a better fit. They do not easily pull over boots, even with a larger size that fits at the waist.

(Posted on 5/18/16)

Bad fit (Review by Wheelock)

I always wear a size large for jackets and shell pants, so I purchased the HD Jacket and these together in Large. I am a cyclist, 32" waist 175lb 6'1". I sometimes have trouble fitting pants at the waist because of my thick thighs/seat from riding a lot, but these were a joke. Be wary of the size. I was thoroughly disappointed in that respect. Fortunately, they fit my wife great. As a rain pant, they're solid after light use so far.

(Posted on 7/23/14)

Unfortunate Fit Issues (Review by juskuz)

I never got to use these in the rain, so I can't speak to their wet weather performance. The narrow waist band with its combination of grippy elastic on the back and cord adjustable front was poorly executed. I ordered the medium size, and being 6'1" and 155 lbs with a 31" waist thought these would be perfect. However they were not. The waist is very difficult to put on and not comfortable. So much so that I will bee pants.

(Posted on 6/11/14)

Perfect Rain Pants! (Review by andasound)

I bought these pants along with the Helium HD Jacket and I am in love with both of these products. The pants are extremely light and perform above expectations. Don't ask, but I had to wade in some water about waist deep for about 300 yards last week, and no water penetrated though the pants. The zippers along the side are sealed extremely tight. I have a 34" waist and larger thighs, and the large was a perfect fit.

(Posted on 3/21/14)

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