Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket - Women's


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  • Fabric: 100% Nylon, 2.5-layer 30D Pertex® Shield DS ripstop fabric
  • Ultralight
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Fully seam taped
  • Adjustable hood
  • Reflective trim on hood
  • Water-resistant zippers
  • 7.5-inch/19 cm internal stormflap
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Stuff pocket w/ webbing loop
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Drawcord hem
  • Weight: 5.8 oz, 163 g (size M)

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Review Summary

5 out of 5

2 Reviews

  • Build quality: 2
  • Great design: 2
  • Great value: 2
  • Performance: 2

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Water Protection: 4 / 5
Wind Protection: 4 / 5

2 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

April 21, 2012

The new Helium 2 jacket is amazing. It's lightweight, compact, and well made. OR has done a great job with this jacket. It has been the perfect jacket for all of my spring climbing and skiing exploits. I always have it in the bottom of my pack for when the wind or the rain pick up. It's SO light and such a great layer. I can't say enough good things about this jacket!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
WaterProtection: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5

45-54 yrs

Helium II is lighter than air
April 11, 2012

I didn't think the OR Helium Jacket could get better (I have the first version). The Helium II is lighter and is still a high performance adventure jacket. I climb with mine folded up into itself & clipped to the back of my harness. In cool, windy conditions I put it on and stay warm but don't sweat because the jacket is so breathable. I have gotten caught out in the rain and stayed dry. I love the small chest pocket and use it to stash route descriptions and lip balm. I wear a medium (5'7", 135lbs) and the size is perfect including sleeve length. I still have room for a light layer underneath. This jacket will join me on every climbing/hiking adventure. It also looks great "about town." I would recommend the Helium II because it does exactly what OR promised it would do...it keeps me warm and dry in windy, wet conditions. and does it all without weighing me down.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, looks great

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large and size extra large: xs, s, m, l, xl.

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