Outdoor Research Men's Helium HD Jacket
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Outdoor Research Men's Helium HD Jacket

Outdoor Research Men's Helium HD Jacket is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 33.
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Product Description Item No.   10237625

The Outdoor Research Men's Helium HD Jacket is a lightweight rain shell for backpackers and climbers that require more features in wet weather. The Helium HD uses Pertex Shield+, a 2.5 layer, 100% nylon, 30D ripstop fabric that cuts down the weight while remaining 100% waterproof. Whether you’re blocking a hard rain or whipping wind, the jacket stands up to it with water-resistant zippers and a fully adjustable Halo Hood. The Helium II is stripped down, where the Helium HD adds pit zips, zippered hand pockets, and Velcro cuffs. The large still only weighs in at just slightly over nine ounces and still packs down super small, saving weight and space in your pack.

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FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Men's Helium HD Jacket

  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Fully Seam Taped
  • Lightweight
  • Water-Resistant Full Center-Front Zipper
  • Adjustable Wire-Brimmed Hood
  • Halo Hood Articulation for Improved Vision
  • Zippered Napoleon Pocket Doubles as a Stuff Sack
  • Two Zippered Hand Pockets
  • Pit Zips
  • Hook / Loop Cuff Closures
  • Drawcord Hem

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Gender: Mens
Features: Waterproof, Windproof
Jacket Length: Hip
Best Use: Rainwear, Hiking, Climbing, Backpacking
Fit Type: Regular Fit
Weight: 9.1 oz
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Insulation: None
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight!!! I purchased this jacket for its light weight and features such as pit zips. I decided to get the xl instead of the large so that I can wear it over a vest or down jacket.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Without a doubt my new favorite jacket It my new Fav. Though I haven't had a chance to test for a season, this has been a great early fall jacket. I have worn in torrential downpoor of rain/hail while fly fishing (lasted about 45 min). Worn in the stands of a soccer game during continuous rain (2 hour). Water only started seeping through the membrane at the end of the soccer game, and only minimal. Pit zips are fantastic and what cased my to get it. Extremely lightweight and packable. Thin enough for hiking in warm weather but need layers for anything under 50 deg.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this coat ! Super lightweight rain coat you can take anywhere ! Looks great as well.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There when you need it. Being an outdoor adventure guide, I have quite a few jackets. Being prepared with the right technical clothing is as important as any other piece of equipment in my pack. But when weather could go either way, I would rather have a 'just in case' piece of rain gear that doesn't take up too much space. The Helium HD fits the bill. So compact I hardly notice it, but just as well finished as my hard shell. This is a great piece of kit!
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good I bought the Helium HD a few weeks ago. It started pouring out a few days ago so I decided to take it out and test the jacket. So far so good! After 10 minutes in a light shower it’s holdingbup well. Granted it was not a tree tail down pour however it’s living up to expectations. I like this jacket over the Helium II due to the pit zips and side pockets. It’s a few more ounces but worth it. Rain gear can get you heated up pretty quickly when hiking on trails.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So light, good fit Recently bought this rain shell and so far haven't taken it out in a rain storm. But it is super light as advertised and seems like solid construction. Fit is slim like the other OR jackets that I've bought. Giving it 5 stars because it seems great like everything else OR but the real test will be hiking in the rain...
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, functional, and most importantly looks rad Outdoor Research continues to deliver. I've been able to rely on this jacket to keep me wind/waterproof on the gnarliest of missions. Weighing next to nothing, it has served me well when I've needed to keep my weight low. Whether you're trying to bang out something like the Grand Teton in one day or plug away big miles on a thru-hike, the Helium's got you covered. Plus you've got the OR Infinite Guarantee, can't complain about a prompt replacement if it ever wears out.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helium HD I take this thing with me everywhere along with my Transcendent Hoodie. The pair makes perfect...
Date published: 2017-10-21
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How would you expect this jacket to breathe compared to a Goretex shell?

Asked by: Matchewy
Hey there, This is a very breathable jacket that would work in a variety of conditions and has excellent temperature and moisture managements. Because the breathability of any waterproofing treatment like Gore-Tex is partly dependent on the material the jacket itself is constructed from I can't give a general rating in comparison, but the waterproofing treatment on this jacket works just as well as your standard Gore-Tex shell.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-08-06
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Outdoor Research Men's Jackets

SIZE S M L XL XXL
Chest 37" 40" 43" 46" 49"
Waist 29" 32" 35" 38" 41"
Hip 36" 39" 42" 45" 48"

HOW to MEASURE
Chest / Bust: Measure under your arms around the fullest part of your chest.

Waist: Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.

Hip: Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top or your leg.

OUTDOOR RESEARCH FIT GUIDE
TRIM FIT: Close-cut apparel that moves with the wearer.

STANDARD FIT: A looser fit for comfor in both technical and causal apparel.

RELAXED FIT: Baggy-cut layers designed for the wearer to move within.

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