Black Diamond Men's Helio Shell

Black Diamond Men's Helio Shell

Black Diamond Men's Helio Shell is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
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Product Description Item No.   10317614

Products on Sale are Discontinued Styles or Colors.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Men's Helio Shell

  • Soft hand Gore-Tex C-Knit backer
  • Integrated cohaesive cord management system
  • Harness compatible
  • Full-length pit zips
  • Two extra large, cross-access chest pockets
  • Custom-molded cuff tabs

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Features: Hood, Harness Compatible, Waterproof, GORE-TEX, Packable
Weight: 13 oz
Hood Type: Fixed
Breathability: Moderate Breathability
Exterior Pockets: 4
Internal Pockets: 1
Jacket Fabric: 100 % Nylon
Fabric Weight: 3 oz / Square Yard
Waterproof: Yes
Ultralight: Yes
Type of Waterproofing: DWR
Product Technology: GORE-TEX, DWR
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Mens
Best Use: Mountaineering and Alpine
Jacket Length: Hip
Fit Type: Regular Fit
Insulation: None
GORE-TEX fabric technology

Garments made with GORE-TEX® fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable, providing reliable weather protection and maximum comfort for a wide range of activities. These garments keep your body dry by allowing perspiration vapor to escape so you remain cool during activity and warm during cool-down.

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DWR tech

Durable Water Repellant
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a coating that is applied to fabrics which makes them water-resistant, or hydrophobic. A DWR finish doesn't interfere with breathability, which makes it perfect for adverse conditions in the backcountry.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket! The Black Diamond Helio shell fits well and keeps the water out. Exactly what a Gore-Tex jacket should be. I like the casual blue color as I don’t like walking through town with high viz mountain colors.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, Simple, Strong I've been very impressed with the Helio Shell. It is extremely light for being three-layers and C-Knit is significantly quieter and softer to the touch than pro. It has performed extremely well as a ski shell, and as a four season rain-shell. BD never disappoints!
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall solid light-weight shell. I have used this shell in three different trips this season. First was ice climbing in Bozeman. The shell fits nice and slim while still allowing enough layers under (6 ft, 200 lbs, size L). It did not ride up through the harness during climbing and provided great flexibility. The hood fit well over a climbing helmet. The second trip was for a winter climb of Mt. Baldy in SoCal. The shell was very, very comfortable next to skin. The only drawback in this use were the functionality of the pit zips. They are a little bit in an awkward placement and require you to either take off the shell or for you to get nice an intimate with your partner... not necessarily the worst thing. On the flip side of that, the shell breaths extremely well... Almost Goretex Active well, so the pit zips were more of an extra dump of heat more than anything. On the summit, winds pushed more than 30 mph, yet it cut wind perfectly. I glissaded roughly 700 ft on the way down with it and there was no damage whatsoever. The last trip was skiing at Mammoth during a snow storm (in resort). For wind/waterproofness, top notch shell. It held its own in whiteout conditions for wet snow and worked extremely well with burly under the cuff gloves. The hood did not fit the best over a ski helmet though. It did not completely the helmet and left part of my face exposed due to that. Other than the face exposure, the shell was remarkable in adverse wind (50-70 mph on exposed ridge lines). All in all, this is a very versatile shell that is very lightweight, strong and gets the job done. If you are looking for a resort jacket, this is not it, but if you want to make one purchase that can cover many activities with above average performance, this is your shell.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Price for a great Shell. Nice and light using the latest gortex. Fit is true, hood has good visibility and adjusts nicely. Haven't tried it with a helmet yet, but looks like it will go over it. I am 5'6" about 145lbs. Usually size M fits and this does.
Date published: 2016-12-20
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Is the captain color blue or gray?

Asked by: Matchewy
Thanks for the question! I would say the "Captain" color is more of a matte Navy Blue with Grey undertones.
Answered by: Foxxy Cleopatra
Date published: 2016-12-27
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Black Diamond Men's Jackets

Neck 15" 15.5" 16" 16.5" 17.5"
Chest 34 - 35.5" 36 - 38" 38.5 - 41" 41.5 - 44.5" 45 - 48.5"
Sleeve 33.5" 33.5" 34" 34" 34.5"
Waist 27 - 28.5" 29 - 31" 31.5 - 34" 34.5 - 37.5" 38 - 42"
Hip 33.5 - 35" 35.5 - 37.5" 38 - 40.5" 41 - 44" 44.5 - 48"

Neck: Measure around the fullest part of the neck, at the base

Chest: Measure around the fullest part of the chest, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

Sleeve: From the center back of the neck, across the shoulder, and down the arm to the wrist

Waist: Measure around the natural part of the waist, often the narrowest part of the waist.

Hip: Stand with feet together and measure around the fullest point of the hip.

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