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Women's Helium II Jacket

#243823

Minimalist Storm Protection
$159.00
FIT: Standard fit
COLOR black/flame
SIZE: XS - In stock
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Built for flash-storm protection, the 100% waterproof, super-breathable Helium II weighs an incredibly light 5.5 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 :
26” / 66 cm
Weight :
5.5oz / 156g Avg. Weight for size M
  • 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

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4.9

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (29)

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Reviewed by 33 customers

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5.0

Indispensable addition to my field gear

By 

from Colorado

About Me Environmentalist

Pros

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

Cons

  • Only one pocket

Best Uses

  • Hiking and Camping
  • Wet Weather

I primarily use this jacket while doing field research in Texas. It's remarkably tough. I was skeptical about how it would hold up in the brush, but so far so good. It's also remarkably lightweight and compact, which means that it stays in my pack so it's always there when I need it. I just wish it had two more pockets on the front for my hands.

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

A "must have"

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from CA

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I first purchased this jacket 4 or 5 years ago, and still wear it to this day. On all of my backpacking adventures and random hiking, biking, climbing excursions, it has yet to let me down. With it's packability, I rarely leave home without it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME!

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from US

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Amazing versatile jacket that is windproof and waterproof. Great for trail running, hiking, and cross county/ backcountry skiing. Packs small so you'll never leave it behind. I'm 5'5'' and 135 lbs and the Medium fits well with lots of room for winter layers.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So Light!

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from CA

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This is the lightest rain jacket I have ever owned. Excited to have it in my pack all the time. I have the bright green colour and love it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Purchase!

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from US

Site Member

I love how compact the jacket is! Hood cinch is nice and keeps the hood formed so you can always see. I do wish there were pockets at the hips, but with a crazy lightweight jacket they are understandably absent.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best of the Best

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from US

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By far this is the very best rain jacket /shell I have ever, ever owned! I have worn it for multiple day hikes and 2 backpack trips and it performed perfectly in damp, cold weather as outer layer and kept me completely dry in a 2-hour downpour. Beyond its impeccable function it is styled beautifully. I now wear it around town for errands -- even walking the dog. Two of my friends have now purchased it because they liked mine so well! There is nothing I can think of that would improve it -- just don't change it!

 
5.0

Worth every penny

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from US

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Wanted to lighten up my pack weight and was SO glad I picked this up for a 5-day Fall backpacking trip in the Sierras. Not only did it pack down super-small it stayed dry and warm (without being clammy at all) during a sudden thundershower on Day 3 of the trip. Merely popped open the velcro and voila! on it went. Zipper glides easily, roomy fit for layers in cold weather (boxy shaped), cinches at the waist and hood (non-slip) with a enough room to wear a helmet or beanie comfortably. My new favorite outwear for ALL outdoor adventures. Hubby eyed my Helium II with envy for its pack-ability, weight, size, and overall function. You'll get a lot of questions and interest about this one out on the trail or paddling on the water!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Keeping rain out since 2014

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from US

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I love this jacket. I have had it for 2 years now and have loved it for its light weight and small packing size. I have used it skiing, kayaking, climbing, and fishing in the rain, hiking and kicking around town. It has never let me down. It is more breathable than your typical rain jacket; however it is no soft shell. It has a plasticky feel but still stretches a small amount. Not super durable for climbing rock but good to throw on your harness just in case.

 
5.0

Fantastic ultra-lightweight rain jacket

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from CA

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After testing this jacket out over the past few months, I love how compressible and compact this jacket is! I love how easily I can transport it in packs, clipped on my harness during multipitch climbs, or inside a bike seat pouch. It's great as a windbreaker or as a emergency rain layer. I use it mainly on day trips in summer conditions and so far it's performed well. Be aware that this jacket is no frills- one small chest pocket, and very simple cinchers at the hem and hood. I did have an issue with the zipper-the slider tab came off after it's second use. I've had issues with YKK zippers before with other brand's jackets so I feel like it's an isolated defect. Still gave it 5 stars!

 
5.0

Fantastic ultra-lightweight rain jacket

By 

from CA

Site Member

After testing this jacket out over the past few months, I love how compressible and compact this jacket is! I love how easily I can transport it in packs, clipped on my harness during multipitch climbs, or inside a bike seat pouch. It's great as a windbreaker or as a emergency rain layer. I use it mainly on day trips in summer conditions and so far it's performed well. Be aware that this jacket is no frills- one small chest pocket, and very simple cinchers at the hem and hood. I did have an issue with the zipper-the slider tab came off after it's second use. I've had issues with YKK zippers before with other brand's jackets so I feel like it's an isolated defect. Still gave it 5 stars!

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Size & fit guide

Women’s apparel - measurement guide & size chart


Mesurement shown in:
XS S M L XL
BUST 32”81 34”86 36”92 39”99.5 42”106
WAIST 24”60 26”66 28”71 31”79 34”86
HIPS 34”86 36”92 38”96 41”104 44”112
INSEAM 29½”75 30”77 30½”77.5 31½”80 32½”82.5
*All sizing is based on your body measurement.
We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.