Andrew T wrote a review of Helly Hansen Lerwick Rain Jacket - Men's on July 1, 2014
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.