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Helium Down Hooded Jacket - Men's

4.598870056497175 out of 5 stars
177 Reviews
$125.53 - $298.95
Up to 55% off
Color:Cranberry

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Why We Like The Helium Down Hooded Jacket

Light as air and brimming with warmth and protection, the Helium Down Hooded Jacket is our go-to for everything from ice climbing to all-day backcountry tours. It can be stored inside its own pocket and clips onto a harness or stuffs into a pack, so even if it's not always needed, it's always there. Waterpoof fabric along the shoulders and hood protect from dripping water and unexpected snow flurries.


Details

  • A lightweight down jacket for active pursuits in alpine conditions
  • Durable face fabric reinforced at key points with waterproof fabric
  • High-loft down delivers an impressively packable warmth-to-weight ratio
  • Elastic cuffs and drawcord hem keep out chilly weather and trap heat
  • Left-hand pocket doubles as a stuff sack, includes a carabiner loop
  • Brushed tricot lining inside hand pockets offers a soft touch
  • Chest pocket equipped with media details
  • Item #ODRZ8AP
Responsible Collection
Responsibly Sourced
Material
[membrane/laminate](hood, shoulders, upper sleeves) Pertex Shield Diamond Fuse (2.5-layer), [face fabric] Pertex Diamond Fuse (100% nylon ripstop), [lining] 100% nylon 20D ripstop
Insulation
800+ fill goose down, RDS-certified
Fill Weight
3.9oz
Fit
regular
Length
hip
Center Back Length
29.25in
Hood
fixed
Pockets
2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
Claimed Weight
[large] 15.4oz
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 177 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 3 reviews
2 Stars - 3 reviews
3 Stars - 11 reviews
4 Stars - 28 reviews
5 Stars - 132 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

February 17, 2024

Prefect cold hiking coat

Shoulder material works great with a pack. Very warm and comfortable even with hood on. Good fit over layers with suggested measurements from website. Fleece lined pockets are super. Doing great keeping a tough West Virginia winter with negative temps and harsh winds at bay.

Josh
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 15, 2024

Great Jacket for cold and slightly wet weather

This puffy is a perfect jacket for PNW winters. It keeps you warm and dry without having to wear a rain jacket. It's my go to jacket for middle of winter. I am 5'8", 165lbs and wear a size small.

TC
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 5, 2024

My new go to jacket!

Love this jacket! Perfect for those cold and windy days. The hood and shoulder waterproof areas help in light rain.

Nicholas
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 3, 2024

Perfect for cold and humid Montreal winter temperature

Very pleased with the product. I'm 6'5" and 210 pds. XL size fits well to my body and also under my OR AscentShell jacket. Not to puffy. The length of the sleeves are perfect with my long arms. I live near Montreal, Quebec, where winter can be quite cold and humid. Bought the hoodie with the perspective of using it while taking a lunch break during a hike or at the end of a day-hike, but so far, mainly used it in day-to-day activities in and around town. The warmth and wind resistance do well the job so far. Looking forward to "stressed it" in harsher conditions.

Jerry
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

January 30, 2024

Great Down Jacket

I wore this with a sweatshirt in 20 degree weather and was plenty warm! I like the water resistant shoulder material for the mostly light rain of Seattle

David
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

January 21, 2024

Best Hoodie Ever

This is without a doubt the best hoodie I have ever owned. I usually lean more to the synthetic insulated hoodies due to the damper conditions in Western Washington. However, it appears that the fabric used on this item will help to keep the down from losing its insulating properties. It also seems like this fabric will be able to take a lot of abuse. This hoodie is amazingly warm in addition to being incredibly light. Yet it still breaths really well during a lot of exertion. And what was my favorite hoodie before I purchased this one? The OR Men's Refuge which still looks like the day I purchased it!

Jeff
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

2 out of 5 stars

January 18, 2024

Excellent manufacturing with disappointing use of materials

The Helium is a well-designed jacket that can be worn alone in the rain thanks to the use of waterproof material in the hood, shoulders and upper arms. Unfortunately, the amount of insulation is insignificant, so calling it an insulated jacket is a very strong claim on its properties. OR describes this jacket as medium warm, claiming this characteristic on the use of 800 down. This jacket would be the perfect jacket if OR would at least commit to put the amount of insulation used by any other competitor.

JIA
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

January 16, 2024

Great warm / lightweight puffer

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
XL
Height:
5' 8"
Weight:
195

Bought this for a hike in Colorado (Quandary Peak) and the jacket was great! Light and kept me warm in extreme cold (+30 mph winds and less than -40 wind chill). Exceeded expectations!

Abel P
4 out of 5 stars

January 12, 2024

It would be a 5 if it were 1" longer in the torso length

Bought this after searching and reading reviews all last winter for a thicker puffy. I had a few OR garments in my closet and never had a bad thing to say. I've used it for about 2 months now on hikes and general use in up to -20F. I like this jacket a lot. It hits just about everything I would need in a cold weather puffy. I'm 6'4", 225lb with wider shoulder and I lift weights. Have a slight dad bod, but not terrible. The sleeves are perfect, the shoulder width is excellent and no tightness when active. It's warm, it's waterproof where it needs to be. The hood is perfect for wearing a buff with it (I always have a buff) and it seems to repel stains well. No tears or holes yet, but I'm sure I'll have some after the abuse I'll put it through. My only gripe is the torso length. It sits just below my belt line, but being a tall guy it tends to pull up when bending over. So I would add another 1" in torso length. Aside from that I highly recommend it!

COClifford
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

January 9, 2024

Solid coat.

Fits well, slightly trim but very flexible and comfortable.

MH
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com