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Men's Helium HD Jacket

#242944

Lightweight And Feature Packed
$199.00
FIT: Standard fit
COLOR pewter/lemongrass
SIZE: S - In stock
free shipping - This one’s on us!
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The 9 ounce Pertex® Shield+ Helium HD is completely waterproof and breathable, offers all the smart features of our Helium II and adds critical extra features that serious backpackers and alpine climbers demand.
Fabric :
Pertex® Shield+, 2.5L, 100% nylon, 30D ripstop
Center Back Length :
29 1/2” / 75 cm
Weight :
9oz / 254g Avg. Weight for size L
  • Fabric Performance:
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Fully Seam-Taped
  • Laminated Construction
  • Windproof
  • Lightweight
  • Design Features:
  • Helmet Compatible Wire-Brimmed Halo-Hood
  • YKK® AquaGuard® Zippers
  • Pit Zips
  • Zip Chest Pocket
  • Zip Hand Pockets
  • Zip Chest Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
  • Carabiner Loop
  • Key Clip
  • Functional Details:
  • Single-Separating Front Zipper
  • Pocket Placement Above Harness
  • Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
  • Elastic Drawcord Hem

RATING AND REVIEWS

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ORMen's Helium HD Jacket
 
4.8

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Waterproof (8)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Windproof (5)
  • Breathable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hiking and camping (8)
  • Wet weather (6)
  • Casual wear (5)
  • Cold / extreme (3)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      88% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      88% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 21 customers

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5.0

Great!!!

By 

from Boise, ID

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Hiking and Camping

    Comments about Men's Helium HD Jacket:

    This is a great product. The only negative aspect is the sleeves are a little to wide in the bicep. But besides that it's light weight but does not skip on the accessories.

    • 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 jacket

    By 

    from Okinawa Japan

    About Me Military/Law Enforcement

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Doesn't Breathe

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Hiking and Camping
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Men's Helium HD Jacket:

    I would recommend this jacket to friends who are looking for the lightest weight waterproof jacket.

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

    Buy one of these, keep it with you, it's perfect

    By 

    from California

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Warm
    • Waterproof
    • Windproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Cold Weather
      • Extreme Conditions
      • Hiking and Camping
      • Skiing/Snowboarding
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Men's Helium HD Jacket:

      Light, durable, comfortable, easily deploys for instant protection

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

      Perfect for 3 season hiking!

      By 

      from Seattle

      About Me Professional/Guide

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking and Camping
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Men's Helium HD Jacket:

        Use this on search and rescue missions where I never know when conditions may change or an extra layer might come in handy, as it did on the first mission since ordering. It fits a bit tight for a shell, which is great for three seasons, but if planning to use with a bulkier coat or severap under layers, make sure to order a size up. Arm pit zippers are great vs the non-HD, packs extremely small and lightweight. Nice work OR!!

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

        Super light and super dry!

        By 

        from TX

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Waterproof
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Hiking and Camping
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Men's Helium HD Jacket:

          Super light and super dry. Thankful I had this piece during the monsoon season in the Grand Canyon. It worked like a charm and the light weight makes you forget your packing it.

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

          Has it all

          By 

          from Carmichael, CA

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Cold Weather
            • Hiking and Camping
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about OR Men's Helium HD Jacket:

            This very light shell has more features than the Helium jacket. I really appreciate how light and small it is AND it has pockets. I love it!

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

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Jacket, Weird Sizing

            By 

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Waterproof
            • Windproof

            Cons

            • Poor Fit

            Best Uses

            • Hiking and Camping

            Comments about Men's Helium HD Jacket:

            I'm 5'10 and 155lbs and I tried on both the small and medium sizes of this jacket and neither one fit well. The small had perfect sleeve lengths but was too short on the waist and a little too tight in the chest area. The medium was a good length around the waist but a little too baggy in the torso and sleeves were too long. I was really bummed because this jacket had awesome features and seemed like it would have made a great light weight backpacking jacket.

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

            Perfect shell

            By 

            from Lakewood wa

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Waterproof
            • Windproof

            Cons

            • Doesn't Breathe

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather
            • Hiking and Camping
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about Men's Helium HD Jacket:

            I always have this in my pack. Waterproof and wind proof. I had the helium ii but never wore it because I would feel clammy. With this I can unzip the pits and the problem is solved!

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

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Really like this jacket

            By 

            from US

            Site Member

            Comments about OR Men's Helium HD Jacket:

            Still relatively new but first full rainy day and it performed flawlessly.
            I am 5 ft 9 in and 200 lb and the Large fits me well. I wouldn't want it any shorter.

            I really like:

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent niche shell

            By 

            from US

            Site Member

            Comments about OR Men's Helium HD Jacket:

            This jacket is a great niche jacket if you aren't expecting a cheaper gore-tex pro type shell. I've used this as an emergency shell if the forecast looks clearish as it does a great job blocking wind and light to moderate precip. The one time I used it in heavier weather it did soak through after a few hours of strong rain, but that is to be exptected - I was still dry on the inside though. Quite honestly, it's best use for me is on vacations or theme park type trips since it packs down so small - more of a daily driver type shell.

            The one knock everyone seems to have with this jacket is breathability. It doesn't breathe particularly well when it's warm or humid, but the pit zips help. It also isn't a particularly strong feeling material, so probably not great for expedition use,but again, it fills a niche with the packability and weight. I ran a late March northeast half-marathon in this jacket and a medium weight baselayer and it was perfect.

            If you aren't expecting bomber protection and are looking for a solid wind/rain shell in situations where your life didn't depend on your gear, this is a fantastic jacket. I own two other gore-tex shells I take on serious climbs, but I have gotten much more use out of this shell. And it looks pretty good too...

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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.