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Men's Helium II Jacket

#242969

Minimalist Storm Protection
$159.00
FIT: Standard fit
COLOR peacock/hops
SIZE: L - Out of stock
free shipping - This one’s on us!
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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

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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Perfect for minimalist backpacking and international travel

5

It would be nice to have a tall version of this jacket. I'm forced to wear large to get adequate sleeve length

Tahoe City, CA

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Spring Summer Fall Shell Rocks

5

This is a must-have jacket. It's light, takes up a little space and is perfect for a Summer rain or a cool Fall wind.

Pacific Northwest

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Lived up to my expectations and I am kind of picky.

5

Great jacket. Works exactly like I hoped it would. The fit is much better than others I have owned.

Chicago IL

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Lighten the Load

5

Good to have rain gear that is so lightweight. The Helium II is perfect for those flash storms in the mountains that are generally short lived. Fits well but I will say its somewhat of an athletic cut (which is a plus). Well made jacket.

Southeastern Indiana

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dwr is a joke

1

big disappointment. bought this jacket 8 months ago because of all the good feedback, the dwr seems to be completely gone by now. this is a joke ive worn it maybe 10 times and took great care since its super expensive. yeah i could retreat it but that cost a lot of money and effort too. would not buy again.

Germany

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Men's Helium II Jacket

4.5 134

91.3

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.