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Men's Helium II Jacket

#242969

Minimalist Storm Protection
$159.00 50.0% Discount Sale Price: $79.50
FIT: Standard fit
SIZE: S - Out of 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

Excellent product!

5

I used this on a bike touring trip and it was an excellent choice. Lightweight, waterproof and looks great.

Calgary AB

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4

probably give it 5 stars but I have high standards and maybe something will pop up in the future though I have no complaints and am happy except I wish it would have been cheaper but no regrets.

Mililani

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Rarely worn but always in my pack!

5

I have a couple of Helium jackets and keep one in my pack just in case of an unexpected storm or bivy. For that they are great; very light weight, pack small and very water and wind resistant. Not my first choice to wear all day climbing, day after day of downpour or around town. Short of that, ideal for having with you when you might need it but probably won't.

Vegas

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Outstanding shell.

5

Outstanding shell. Lightweight, breathable, packs small, and comfortable. This jacket goes everywhere with me and hasn't let me down. I've used it in the rain forest of Costa Rica to the Cascades in Washignton and it just flat out performs and keeps me comfortable.

Phoenix, AZ

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One of the best pieces of gear I own.

5

Bought this jacket for two weeks in Ireland and boy did it perform. Was quite wet, rainy and somewhat chilly while we were there. I paired this jacket over a slim puff daddy (OR's Transcendent down sweater) and I couldn't have been warmer or more comfortable. I'm 5' 11", 170lbs and I wear a large. Love this jacket, especially over a mid weight base layer or slim down piece. Sometimes I wish it had hand pockets but I make due. This is not a showstopper for me.

Denver, CO

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My new rain gear

5

Worked effectively in rain hail and snow With extremely cold winds

Staten island. NY

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I would buy this jacket again but I hope I wont have to.

5

It' s a light-weight jacket that I can take anywhere. Definitely worth the buy.

Wilmington, NC

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Good lightweight for hiking

5

Jacket fit as expected, and I did not sweat as much as my silnylon jacket. The couple of rains I have been in left me dry...well where I had on the jacket.

Austin, tx

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2nd one. love it

5

Running in the rain, running in the cold.. aka running in the PNW this thing is an absolute gem. Lightweight, athletic fit, good hood, one chest pocket and nothing extra. I just even finished a 100 miler with it and had to wear it most of the whole race. It was flawless.. unlike the darn weather.

Portland, OR

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Great lightweight rain jacket

5

This jacket is awesome. Excellent lightweight rain/wind protection that packs down to almost nothing. It's fairly breathable and nice looking, at least by rain gear standards. Sheds water well.

DC

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Men's Helium II Jacket

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91.8

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


Mesurement 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.