The 8.5-ounce Outdoor Research Men’s Helium Hybrid Hooded Jacket is ideal for ounce-counting backpackers and hikers looking for wind and water-resistance combined with maximum breathability.
The jacket utilizes the hybrid construction of waterproof 30D Pertex Shield+ fabric in the body, shoulders, and hood with highly-breathable stretch woven side panels and underarms. The end result is a highly-versatile shell that deftly balances weather protection and aerobic performance.
Other features include an adjustable wire-brimmed hood, waterproof zippers, internal and external front zipper stormflaps, elastic-bound cuffs, and zippered hand pockets. The left hand pocket even doubles as a stuff sack.
Available in your choice of color and size options, the Outdoor Research Men's Helium Hybrid Hooded Jacket has a trim fit that is best worn over low-profile baselayers or midlayers.
- Laminated Construction
- Windproof Main Body
- Critically Seam-Taped
- Quick Drying
- Movement-Mirroring Stretch Panels
- Hybrid Mapped Construction
- Adjustable Wire-Brimmed Hood
- YKK AquaGuard Zipper chest pocket
- Zip hand pockets
- Left-hand pocket doubles as stuff sack
- Internal and external front stormflaps
- Caribiner loop
- Key clip
- Single-separating front zipper
- Low-Pro Binding cuffs
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking, Climbing, Running/Fitness Jacket Back Length Hip-Length Type Waterproof/Breathable Jacket Warranty Limited Lifetime Shell Material Pertex Shield+ 2.5L 30D Ripstop nylon w/ 90D ripstop/spandex panels Hood Yes; Adjustable Number of Pockets 3 Center Back Length 29.25" Fit Trim Other Features Stuffs into pocket
Real Customer Reviews
- Stylish with a slim fit
Likes: Haven't field tested this yet most of the jacket seems to be waterproof based on my home testing. The ferrosi sections will not sustain a lot of water, but they are mostly along your sides that won't be exposed to many rain drops. The ferrosi material also makes the jacket easier to move in and more breathable without any pit zips.
Dislikes: Runs a little small but workable at your normal size if you aren't putting layers underneath. Ferrosi material extends a little too far onto the back and I have some concerns about water getting in there.
Likes: The cut and sleeve length is fantastic! Super light, breathable & well constructed. I’m 6’5” and the sleeves on the XL are long enough!
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