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Men's Helium II Jacket

#242969

Minimalist Storm Protection
$159.00
FIT: Standard fit
SIZE: L - 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

Trail tested

5

I had my Helium II for my whole Appalachian Trail 2018 Thru hike. The one item I didn't switch out through my whole 2,200 mile trek. This is a quality jacket that kept me warm in my layering set up in the snow. It kept me dry in the freezing rain. This jacket saved me when there was cutting winds on the peaks. I loved it so much I bought a second because it's always nice to have a backup in your closet - just incase. I like black because when the sun is out, I think it dries quicker. I also really only wear it when it's cold or windy. This is because hiking in warm summer rain I don't find any jacket suitable in keeping you dry cause you'll always sweat. In cold conditions I think black with the sun will assist in keeping you warm- resulting in less calories burned to warm you.

Pawling, NY

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Super Lightweight, Always In My Pack

5

It's so light I carry this jacket in my pack on every climb. It's lightweight insurance for those Rocky Mountain days that suddenly turn from sunny and 25C to gusting wind and rain. There is nothing better than pulling it out of the pack during squalls and keeping the elements at bay.

Calgary, AB

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Not waterproof

2

Bought this based on all the good reviews. I do like the fit and feel of the jacket. I didn't expect it to breath super well but so it is still better than I expected. But the major reason I bought it is to shed the rain, which it fails to do. Seems like the worst of both quality's, not waterproof and not breathable. Likely only stays truly waterproof for the first 20-30 mins of rain you experience. Otherwise it starts to leak though. Wish I saved my money and bought a proper gore-tex

Vancouver, BC

The best value in gear.

5

This little, light, packable jacket goes everywhere with me. It does exactly what it's supposed to do.

Leadville, CO

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Outstanding Lightweight Jacket

5

I bought this as an all around wind/rain shell for climbing. It's super light, but seems surprisingly durable, and has held up well in the rain so far. Like many jackets in this category it does seem to run a bit small--I sized up one and am happy with the fit. It's been great for everyday use as well.

Eugene, OR

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Good fit

4

i used in Oregon and it was great

Montreal

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A fantastic rain jacket

5

A very good rain jacket. I use it for bike commuting and general wear, and have not been let down! So far it's impervious. The hem and sleeve lengths are just right, and like all OR clothing, the hood is especially good.

Northfield, MN

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great light pack-able rain jacket

4

love this jacket, just wish it had side pockets,

newtown, pa

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This garment is just done right.

5

This jacket is very light as the name implies. Pleasantly surprised at how nice this jacket is.

Catskills

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Never get caught in the wet without it

5

I would definitely recommend this jacket as an "did not expect it to rain today kind of jacket". Not as a wear all day hike in fowl weather kind of jacket. Packs down small and is very light weight you will forget yoi have it untill needed.

Hellertown, PA

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Discussions

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.