Outdoor Research Men's Helium II Jacket
The perfect emergency storm layer to stuff in your pack and forget about, the Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket for men will always be there to protect you when a sudden storm rolls in. Made from tightly woven yet breathable 30D Pertex Shield DS ripstop fabric, this ultra light rain shell has a clear laminate and is fully seam taped for waterproofness. It weighs only 6.4 ounces and stuffs into the zippered chest pocket for easy packing. The adjustable hood has a brim to keep the rain off your face while the elastic cuffs and drawcord hem seal out icy breezes. This revamped Outdoor Research jacket is 6% lighter, 10% more breathable and 30% more waterproof than the original. If you've been shaving ounces off your pack weight, shave a big chunk off with the Outdoor Research Men's Helium II Jacket.
- Fabric: 100% Nylon, 2.5-layer 30D Pertex® Shield DS ripstop fabric with clear laminate
- Fully seam taped
- Adjustable hood
- Water-resistant zippers
- Internal stormflap: 7.5 in, 19 cm
- Zippered chest pocket
- Stuff pocket with biner loop
- Elastic cuffs
- Drawcord hem
- Center Back length: 31 in, 79 cm
- Weight: 6.4 oz, 180 g
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Reviews - Outdoor Research Men's Helium II Jacket
Helium II-Must Have
This layer I find extremely useful rock climbing in the desert or alpine, ski touring, or trekking; this layer I always find in my kit. Super light!! At 6.4 oz It's too light and compact to not at least have with you. It is the go to layer when I'm not sure if I want to bring a waterproof layer (but can't afford not to), don't have the room for a standard GORE storm shell, or don't want the weight. This Pertex light weight shell is a perfect solution for keeping it light when you want to stay dry. Great stash pocket that packs smaller than a quart size zip-lock and clipped to my harness.
Bring it everywhere
This shell is so light it should always be with you. I use it for an outer layer when ice climbing and it sheds any water that comes down on me. I wore it alpine climbing in the Canadian Rockies as my bomber outerwear. In the spring/summer/fall it's barely noticeable insurance against the imminent afternoon thunderstorm - priceless.