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Men's Helium II Jacket

#242969

Ultralight, ultra compact waterproof protection
フィット: Standard fit
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ミニマルな暴風雨保護アイテム 突然の暴風雨から身を守る、完全防水でありながら極めて通気性に優れたヘリウム II。重量はわずか6.4オンスです。ハーネスにクリップで付けていることを忘れるほど、簡単に小さく軽く圧縮できます。ルート進行中の突然の雨に備えて、いつも携帯したいアイテムです。
Fabric :
Pertex® Shield+
2.5L
100% nylon
30D ripstop
Center Back Length :
28 1/2” / 72 cm
重量 :
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

PNW perfection

5

Ive been riding my mtn bike with this jacket for about a week now. i have worn it when it is drizzling, not raining sunny and cool and in a steady rain shower. It is waterproof so you will have a slight clammy feeling wearing this while exerting some cardio effort. It is not even close to as bad as a full on heavy raincoat. The amazing thing is that once you start a decent or have a wind the material is breathable just enough to dry things out inside. This is as close to perfect rain/breathable lightweight protection Ive used yet. I can't speak to durability yet, but so far it has been stuck by thorns and they didn't rip through the fabric. Seems pretty good for as light as it is. Lightweight. Fits into itself and stuffs into the backpacker of my bibs or bike jersey......perfect. Fit. Im 6'3" tall 200 lbs more slim than broad and bought an XL. The fit is roomy, but good. the Large i tried also fit, but was more athletic slim. Probably could go either way, but I was going to use this for more than just biking.

Seattle, WA

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not a quality rain jacket

2

Jacket did not hold up in five minutes of rain; oddly, my arms got wet. Is not windproof and does not protect against any weather that will come your way. I do not recommend this jacket, unfortunately, now I'm stuck with it.

Wisconsin

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Ultralight hardshell replacement

5

Use this as a rain shell when running or just around town. Brought up into Huntingtons Ravine on Mt Washington on a 70 mph day. Cut out the wind and blowing snow without taking any room in my pack until I needed it. Not purchased for this reason, but is now a nice thing to carry to supplement my ascent hoody should things turn sour while climbing.

Maine

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It works, I would buy again.

4

I use this while backpacking, climbing, mountaineering.

New Mexico

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Perfect emergency shell

5

This is the jacket that can live in my backpack all of the time and I don't even know that it's there. When you need some flash protection from rain or wind, pull it out and it performs perfectly.

Ogden Utah

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Second jacket. I love it keep one at work and one at home.

4

I wear it at work when it rains instead of a the supplied jacket by my work provider. I also use it for trail/road runs light to carry and quick to pull on and keep you dry during a quick down pour or a light drizzle.

North Carolina

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Great for just in case

5

I received this as a gift, probably would never have bought it, but boy did it surprise me. I was travelling in Thailand and brought the jacket along. It is small enough that it comfortably fit in the back pocket of my shorts. I was very impressed by how waterproof it is. I was caught in an absolute deluge, like 4 inches of water down the middle of the street in under 30 minutes type of rain and the only dry place on my entire body was where the Helium II covered me. The details matter, it has a small stiffener on the hood that makes the hood work, the hood cinches well with one quick pull so you can see and it turns with your head. The jacket packs squarely and neatly into a fold away pocket and even has a small zipper chest pocket for your wallet. It has what you need and nothing you don't. Had it not been so minimalist, I wouldn't have bothered to even have a rain coat on the trip. Bottom line, it's a great reason to always have a jacket in your bag.

Puyallup, WA

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Great rain jacket

5

Awesome rain Jacket. Super light and packable, this jacket kept me completely dry for 7 days on my spring backcountry canoe trip. I only have good things to say about it. I abused it daily, bushwhacking from lake to lake, branches and trees poking at me constantly, not one tear, not even a scratch that I can see. I wore the Helium II pants along with the jacket , I highly recommend them. Will definitely buy another one if this one ever fails me.

Ontario, Canada

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I love it so much I wish I could get it in every color

5

I love how lightweight and compact the Helium Jacket is while still living up to its 100% waterproof claim (which it really is!) Awesome to have if you're planning on stormy weather. It's so light and compact that I don't even notice I brought it with me until I need it. Amazing jacket and I recommend it to anyone who needs a waterproof jacket. Good work OR.

Lynnwood, WA

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Disappointing features and performance for its price

2

Used on a Colorado river rafting trip in foul weather. This jacket did not provide adequate features or performance for the price.

Los Angeles

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ディスカッション

I am 5'7", 200lbs, 45" chest, 18" neck, 33" sleeve, 37" waist. Your product does not indicate sleeve length. I am thinking of XL. What would you suggest?

Rob

Hi Rob, If you plan on layering underneath the jacket a size XL may be best. The sleeve length of the jacket is 37.75", it is measured from the center back neck seam to the center of the cuff (straight measurement). Thanks for contacting OR,

Paul

Hey There, I have a Helium II, and love it! It seems that it is aging (to be expected given the use it gets) and the water does not quite roll off it the way it did when it was new. Do you recommend any sort of waterproofing spray, or wash treatment, to bring new life to my jacket? Thank you!

Kurt

Hi Kurt, Have you washed the item recently? Washing your waterproof gear can drastically improve its performance, as oil, dirt, and grime can actually clog the fabric's pores, causing the fabric to absorb moisture instead of repel moisture. Try washing your jacket with a tech wash (we recommend Nikwax Tech Wash) and following up with a double rinse and tumble dry on low. The heat of the dryer works to reactivate the fabric's DWR, increasing water repellency. You may also try Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In to revive the water repellent properties. If the problem persists then you may have a defective jacket, which we would be happy to replace. Please keep us updated and thanks for contacting OR! Paul

Have this jacket and love it- but the repellancy seems to be wearing off. What's the recommended waterproofing? (nikwax wash, revivex spray. Etc?)

Rachel

Hi Rachel, Washing your waterproof gear can drastically improve its performance, as oil, dirt, and grime can actually clog the fabric's pores, causing the fabric to absorb moisture instead of repel moisture. Try washing your jacket with a tech wash (Nikwax) and following up with a double rinse and tumble dry on low. The heat of the dryer works to reactivate the fabric's DWR, increasing water repellency. Nikwax also makes a great wash-in waterproofing for wet weather clothing called TX.Direct Wash-In. If the problem persists then you may have a defective jacket, which we would be happy to replace. Please keep us updated, and thanks for contacting OR!

Good morning, I was wondering if this jacket is pretty shinny or a mat colour? Thank you

Oct

The Pertex Shield Plus fabric we use in our Helium series is a bit reflective - definitely more "shiny" than "matte."

Jordan

How shinny is the coyote brown? Or is it more of a mat colour?

Oct

The fabric on all of our Helium jackets is a little bit reflective, regardless of the color.

Jordan

what is the length of the Helium II in size M? neck seam to hem i suppose.

Thomas

The Men's Helium II Jacket in size Medium has a center back length of 27.5".

Jordan

What is the best way to renew my helimum II jacket's water repellent as my jacket is no longer as water proof as it used to be..

Martin

Try washing your jacket with a gentle, non-residue-leaving detergent like Nikwax Tech Wash and follow up with an extra rinse cycle and tumble dry on medium. After you wash the jacket, you could also use an aftermarket DWR like Nikwax TX.Direct to revitalize the jacket's water repellent coating. Both of these steps should make your jacket noticeably more waterproof.

Jordan

Size & fit guide

Men’s apparel - measurement guide & size chart


Measurement shown in:
  XS S M L XL XXL
CHEST 34”86 37”94 40”102 43”109 46”117 49”124
WAIST 26”66 29”74 32”81 35”89 38”97 41”104
HIPS 33”84 36”91 39”99 42”107 45”114 48”122
INSEAM 30”76 31”79 32”81 33”84 34”86 35”89
SLEEVE-LENGTH 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.