Outdoor Research Women's Helium Jacket
OR's most compressible storm shell, the Women's Outdoor Research Helium Jacket is so light it practically f, or at least its so light that you wont notice youre carrying it until a sudden downpour bursts into your day. When a big, exposed objective puts you on route for a full day stretching into dark, this jacket packs into its own pocket and can be clipped to your harness for quick access if you need protection from rain, wind, or cooling temps. And it includes all the features needed for true functionality, without any bulky excess.
- Ultralight, waterproof/breathable 2.5-layer 20D Pertex®Shield DS ripstop fabric
- Fully seam taped
- Single-pull hood adjustment
- Ultralight, water-resistant zippers
- Front zipper with 7.5”/19 cm stormfap
- Zippered napoleon pocket
- Stuff pocket at side hem with hook/loop closure
- Elastic cuffs
- Single drawcord hem adjustment
Purchase the Outdoor Research Helium Jacket for Women from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- October 28 2011
better than i thought
This will be my go to jacket in he rain and wind. It is so light weight, packable, and fits like a dream. Not too tight, not too loose. I ran in it the other morning in 20 degrees and it kept my body warm but not boiling which means that it does breathe. Like most rain jackets, it's a bit noisey but not at all bad. It's the weight, or lack of, that is so amazing.
- September 26 2011
breathable & light
I have always bought rain jackets with pit zips. I use them to hike a lot and get so overheated. However, an excellent price convinced me to get this one & I'm more than satisfied. So light and breathable and doesn't stick to the skin due to the powdery finish inside. Great fit in both torso and arm length, with a bit of a nip in the waist for a slightly feminine fit. Outdoor Research always has good quality gear, so I'm sure this will last despite how thin it is.
- December 10 2010
Great Ultralight Shell
I wanted something similar to my ultralight Patagonia Houdini, but with more weather protection. I was always getting caught in the rain on my bike with my Houdini jacket on, and it would soak through. This OR jacket fit the bill. It's waterproof, ultralight, and packable--Just what I needed for riding my bike. This is my first OR product, and I'm impressed. I'll definitely consider more items from them in the future. Fit is true to size. I'm 5'4" and 105lbs.--Size small fit perfectly.