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Trim, light, and tough enough to conquer the globe.
- Helly Hansen spent three years developing the Odin collection in extreme conditions from the Himalayas to the Antarctic Ocean
- YKK Aquaguard zips at the chest pocket, hand pockets, and underarm vents, plus a YKK Aquaguard V9 Vision main zipper, for further protection against the wet
- Welded shoulder reinforcements for heavy use season after season
- Laser-cut underarm vents dump excess heat
- Zip-out softshell powder skirt blocks snow when you need it to and removes for less bulk
- Harness- and pack-compatible design
- RECCO reflector may help if you get stuck in a tight spot
- Fusion Modular System allows the Odin Jacket to zip into the Mountain Pant for a total weather seal
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I am a Helly Hansen Ambassador/Athlete and international mountain guide for Mountain Madness. I exclusively use Helly Hansen products all year, all around the world, alpine climbing and ski mountaineering big mountains.
On my recent expedition to the Rolwaling Himalaya of Nepal HH asked me to test the Odin Mountain Jacket. I was psyched to have the Odin Mountain Jacket along.
Sometimes there is just no substitute for a 3 layer hardshell jacket. I usually keep a lightweight hardshell in my backpack, such as the HH Guiding Light or Fastpack, for when weather turns really nasty - precipitation and wind. However, on the first ascent of 6611m Langmoche Ri, I wore the jacket the entire time. It was the perfect piece to offer complete protection from the sustained 50mph winds, blowing snow and very cold temperatures.
I also found the jacket to be a great ice climbing piece, using it's waterproofness to keep me dry on a handfull of drippy multi-pitch water ice first ascents in the Rolwaling and Yalung Valleys of Nepal. The sleeves are long enough that they do not ride up while hanging from tools. The entire jacket is very trim to keep things light and not get in the way of climbing while the fabric is stretchy and durable to use around ice tools.
It is really cool how the jacket integrates with the Odin Mountain Pant to create an impervious outfit akin the the Goretex one-pieces of years past.
The wait was worth it
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have had the Odin Isolator Jacket by Helly Hansen for a few seasons now and think it is amazing and have wanted to get the Mountain jacket for the past couple but just didn't pull the trigger until a few weeks ago when I found out I'll be working in the Vancouver area all winter so I would be doing alot of skiing. This week I tried it for the first time at Cypress Mountain and let me tell you my initial impressions are that it is a perfect outer layer for people that like to layer their gear. The temps were in the 20's and I originally started with a light baselayer, a fleece and the isolator jacket under it and that was a little too much so I removed the isolator Jacket and finished the night off with just the baselayer, fleece and the Odin Mountain jacket and it was perfect when I was done skiing after 5 hrs the baselayer and fleece were dry even though I had been working up a sweat on some of the tougher hills. I know it was working to pull the moisture out because the map I put in the pocket was damp with moisture. The material is great (Soft and flexible unlike alot of goretex shells) I do agree with one of the other posters that the neck is a little tight but the material is a little more flexible than most hardshells and I noticed it stretching and fitting better the second day I took it out skiing. I'm really looking forward to a whole season with this Jacket and I have just ordered the Odin Mountain pants to go with it.
Odin Mountain Jacket
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I was very excited to get this jacket as it was
described to be perfect for climbing and Skiing. The Jacket even includes a snow skirt! Unfortunately the hood doesn't fit over my ski helmet, barely fits over my climbing helmet and doesn't completely cover it, meaning no way to hide from snow, sleet and rain. When the jacket is zipped up all the way, it barely fits over my chin, absolutely no room for an additional insulating layer in the face area. I'm 5'10 weigh 195 and ordered the XL..., jacket arms way too long, torso area too broad for me more so in the waist. (I have a 45" chest, 34" waist). Nice material but fit is key. Size large would be a better choice to fit my arm length and girth but the neck and hood are still an issue. What a shame! My family has been wearing Helly gear for 20 years...
Odin Mountain Jacket
I am 6'1" and 190lbs with longer arms and the large fits perfectly with or with out layering. The best thing about this jacket is that I don't even notice that I am wearing it. The fabric is quiet and does not restrict movement. I also have the Odin pants. The fabric and multiple venting options allow you to stay cool even on a highly active warmer day.
Great alternative to the Acteryx,TNF that everyone is wearing
Tried this on at the local hh dealer and was very impressed light flexible and fit well just a bit long in the sleeves they run small I advise going up one size specially if your goin to layer. Will be buying this. (check helmet fit)
Odin Mountain Jacket - Fiery Red
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Odin Mountain Jacket - Fiery Red
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Yellow Tower - Ama Dablam
I was't that impressed with this jacket and regret buying it. On the plus side, yes it is lightweight and the material is great for quickly layering a down jacket on top with minimal internal friction. On the down side, the hood is small and will not fit over a helmet. I feel ridiculous for not checking this out. In addition the front pockets are fiddly. The zippers are difficult to use with gloves and the pockets small.
Odin Mountain Jacket Gear of the Year!!!
Outside Magazine has chosen the HH Odin Mountain Jacket as Gear of the Year!!!
The Odin Mountain jacket was called out for it's versatility, impressing testers both in and out of bounds.
Clear out your closet. Heres one jacket
to replace them all. With three layers of
light, stretchy Helly Tech fabric, the onepound
Odin is sleek and durable enough
for alpine guides but still loaded with
techy on-piste features. The zip-off powder
skirt, helmet-compatible hood, clear pass
pocket, and raised shoulder padding for
carrying skis made it the top choice with
in-bounds testers from the Tetons to the
Cascades. And in side country, Recco
reflectors help ski patrol locate you if
things go awry, while big pit zips and
mesh-backed waist pockets double the
venting for high-output ascents.
The HellyTech Pro material on this jacket is just awesome! It's soft and light yet feels very tough and best of all it's properly stretchy. It feels so much nicer than the traditional crinkly, rustly nylon shells of Gore-Tex and eVent jackets. The jacket also has some nice features like RECCO, a powder skirt, shoulder padding/reinforcement and a zip-in attachment skirt for turning an Odin Mountain jacket and a pair of Odin Mountain Pants into a super Odin full body suit. It also features a super slick YKK Aquaseal non-laminated waterproof centre zip.
I'm still not quite sure what membrane tech is in this thing but waterproofness and breathability seem at least as good as Gore-Tex, and this thing stretches and moves better than any Gore-Tex I've ever tried, even Arc'teryx jackets. The cut is not quite as precise as an Arcteryx shell, nor is the build quality quite as good, but I would take this jacket over any Gore-Tex shell by Arcteryx or anyone else.