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Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket CLEARANCE Ultralight Waterproof Shell


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Item # OURQ2202zM
The 6.4 ounce Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket is ideal for ounce-counting backpackers and hikers. Ultra-lightweight, ultra-compressible Pertex Shield DS ripstop fabric offers waterproof/breathable protection without compromising durability.



The 6.4 ounce Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket is ideal for ounce-counting backpackers and hikers. Ultra-lightweight, ultra-compressible Pertex Shield DS ripstop fabric offers waterproof/breathable protection without compromising durability.

Despite its lightweight design, the Men's Helium II Jacket incorporates a number of features, including a single-pull hood adjustment, a hem adjustment and elastic cuffs to deliver a customized fit. For convenient storage, the Men's Helium II Jacket stows neatly inside its own side-hem pocket. Other features include a storm flap behind the front zipper and a zippered external chest pocket.

The Outdoor Research Men's Helium II Jacket is available in multiple sizes and your choice of colors.

  • Ultralight waterproof/breathable
  • Fully seam taped
  • Adjustable hood
  • Water resistant zippers
  • 7.5"/19cm internal storm flap
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Stuff pocket with carabiner loop
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Drawcord hem



Best Use Backpacking, Hiking, Running/Fitness, Cycling
Jacket Back Length Hip-Length
Center Back Length 31"
Warranty Lifetime
Type Ultralight Waterproof/Breathable Jacket
Shell Material 2.5 Layer 30D Pertex Shield (100% Nylon Ripstop)
Other Packs into Hidden Pocket
Number of Pockets 1
Item Weight 6.4 oz (108 g)
Hood Yes; Adjustable
Fit Standard Fit


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 9 real customer reviews)

9 Items

Needs hand pockets
Reviewed by Julian N. - October 17, 2018

Likes: Very minimalist spartan rain jacket. It is great as a bare minimal rain jacket. It keeps you dry and packs down to the size of a baseball. If it only had hand pockets it would be a 5 star jacket.

Dislikes: No hand pockets.

Excellent in all ways
Reviewed by Bernard B. - September 1, 2018

Likes: Fit color and materials

Dislikes: None

it is what they say
Reviewed by Peter S. - August 18, 2018

Likes: Lightweight fits good looks good (Pewter). I bought a large, I'm 6' 175. It's a nice fit with a t-shirt and I can get a light down under it although it's a tight fit. I would say this jacket runs on the smaller size, especially compared to other brands Marmot, Patagonia even Arcteryx to a degree. So size up if on the fence.
Great lightweight shell, it replaced my Marmot Precip and Patagonia Houdini as it does double duty as a shell and windshirt.

Dislikes: no pit zips

Just in case jacket
Reviewed by David J. - August 13, 2018

Likes: Mine weighed in at only 6.3oz and packs very small. Has stayed waterproof through moderate showers. I'm 6'3" 180lbs and the large fit like a glove.

Dislikes: Not as breathable, windproof or waterproof as a 3 layer Gortex, eVent or Polartec shell but for 1/2 to 1/3 the weight and cost it is above expectations.

Packs down small and light
Reviewed by Alan B. - August 7, 2018

Likes: It packs down small into its own pocket. Super light. I haven’t had a chance to actually wear it in the rain, but carried it in my pack 5 days in Glacier NP. I am ready when it does rain.

Dislikes: Tiny zipper seems too small. Worried about durability. Based on other review and research it shouldn’t be an issue.

excellent versatile jacket
Reviewed by newbie - July 30, 2018

Likes: -light weight
-packs small
-packs easily
-reasonably breathable
-excellent wind resistance
-brimmed hood with snug cord

Dislikes: -poor inside pocket placement
-ember/charcoal model is not a solid orange color (patterned with tiny black dots)

Great rain shell!
Reviewed by Randy - July 29, 2018

Likes: Super light weight for a rain jacket. Compress very small in pocket

Dislikes: Green color is a bit off from the pictures. Its more of a neon green than a dark green

Excellent product
Reviewed by David F. - July 27, 2018

Likes: Fits well and is comfortable. The single pull adjustments are great. The hat brim is a nice feature, when adjusted properly. So light and compact it is easy to forget it is in your pack.

Dislikes: When stuffed into its pouch, a zipper would be better than the velcro it has. The hat brims weight has a tendency to make it sag if you don't adjust it well

Nice rain jacket.
Reviewed by Allen P. - March 17, 2018

Likes: It's very breathable. I'm able to hike in this jacket where others have been too hot to hike in.

Dislikes: No zipper pockets

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