Old-school style with new-school tech.
Rainy days call for the Helly Hansen Lerwick Rain Jacket, when you'll appreciate its cool, comfortable fabric and it's easy ability to repel moisture and keep you dry. You get the old-school fisherman jacket style without the heavy, rubbery feel; wear this jacket when rain is in the forecast, but you aren't willing to hide out inside your house.
- Polyester fabric uses a polyurethane coating to shed moisture and keep you dry in the rain
- Critical seams are taped to stop water from working through the stitching in highly exposed areas
- Full storm flap with snap buttons keep wind and driving rain out
- Polyester lining throughout the jacket is soft on your skin
- Regular fit is balanced and comfortable
- Back venting ditches moist, overheated air so you don't swamp out
- Storm hood protects your head and the sides of your face
- Welded front pockets keep your essentials dry, and the internal pocket is great for your phone or media player
- Item #HYH0921
- Q & A
Initial impressions are good
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I recently picked one of these up after riding home from work on my scooter in a trashbag. While certainly cheap, and kinda-sorta effective, I decided it was time to buy a raincoat for the first time in my adult life. When this new challenge arose, I invested several hours perusing the offerings of Backcountry.com because, frankly, where else would you turn in a time of crisis and opportunity such as this. My criteria was simple; fit my 6'3" frame ,look better than a trash bag, fit better than a trashbag, and repel rain. Needless to say, this jacket checked all of those boxes and more. The styling heralds back to that of Gordon the Fisherman, and the material is heavy, but in a good way. The hood is sufficiently large for the dreadlocks of an angsty teenage rastafarian, but slim and stylish enough that it won't blow off with a gust of wind on the set of HBO's Mad Men. The details, including buttons on the sleeves to tighten up the wrist, are a nice touch to an otherwise bare essentials rain coat. The jacket seems to be just as appropriate dodging rain from your car to the bar door as it would manning the helm of an 18th century schooner in the north Atlantic, albeit a bit more comfortable than the Grundens of yore. Next time a storms a brewin', I'll don my southwest rain hat, slip into my boots, and head out into the weather with the confidence of an old, salty, seaman. Best of all, apparently Helly Hansen is a cool brand, and the purchase garnered a resounding "yes" from my super attractive and stylish fiance. I can't wait for the first time it rains so I can update the review once I've actually used the product, but for now, I can only dream of what adventures we'll share together.
Great Classic Rain Slicker
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
This is a great old school looking rain jacket. Super waterproof and durable, and a nice fit. Helly Hansen's take on the classic rain slicker your parents have always rocked.
Mobile Sweat Lodge
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I bought this jacket thinking it would be a good mid-weight fishing jacket.
I thought the liner would maybe keep my arms from getting clammy. Not so, the liner clings like last nights conquest. No sweating allowed in this jacket.
I did not realize there was a gaping hole in the back when I bought it (its pretty obvious, I don't know how I missed it.) If you're getting blasted by a deck hose on a regular basis or taking waves over the rails this is not the jacket for you. Its a really waterPROOF jacket, as long as the water is coming from above.
I would recommend this jacket to someone who remains stationary in downpours for extended periods of time.