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Helium Down Jacket - Men's

4.589041095890411 out of 5 stars
73 Reviews
$91.58 - $248.95
Up to 60% off


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Why We Like The Helium Down Jacket

Living up to its name, the Outdoor Research Helium Down Jacket is an incredibly lightweight and warm insulating mid-layer, ready for all of our demanding alpine adventures. The Pertex Diamond Fuse face fabric offers lightweight durability from trailhead to summit, while the goose down keeps our core warm throughout the coldest days. Plus, it can be stored inside its own pocket, so even if it's not always needed, it's always there.


  • Warm insulating jacket that balances packability and durability
  • Pertex Diamond Fuse is wind-, water-, and abrasion-resistant
  • Responsibly sourced goose down is light, packable, and warm
  • Plethora of pockets keep your important items securely nearby
  • Raised collar blocks out wind and layers under a shell with ease
  • Entire jacket stuffs into left-hand pocket to keep you organized
  • Elastic drawcord at hem locks in warmth and a reliable fit
  • Item #ODRZ8AQ
Responsible Collection
Responsibly Sourced
Pertex Diamond Fuse (100% nylon 15D x 30D ripstop)
800+ fill goose down
Fill Weight
Center Back Length
[external] 2 tricot lined zippered hand, 1 zippered chest, [internal] 2 stash
Claimed Weight
[large] 12.6oz
Manufacturer Warranty
skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, casual, hiking, ice climbing, mountaineering

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 73 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 3 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 4 reviews
4 Stars - 4 reviews
5 Stars - 60 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

May 24, 2024

Amazing jacket!

This jacket is exactly what I was looking for. It's lightweight yet still keeps me warm when it's chilly outside. The color is just as pictured and goes great with both blue and black jeans. I'm happy to have found the perfect lightweight jacket!!


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5 out of 5 stars

April 5, 2024

Great jacket

Love this thing, its warm and comfy.


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5 out of 5 stars

April 3, 2024

Yes, I would buy this jacket again!

I like this Jacket. I had an issue with the first one I had, and I reached out to O.R. They had me send them a few pictures and they sent out a replacement Jacket. Great customer service, I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from them again.


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5 out of 5 stars

March 28, 2024

A classic that is always in my bag!!

I was in love with my last jacket. I finally "grew" out of the old one alone with many holes and general wear and tear it was time to upgrade.


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5 out of 5 stars

March 16, 2024

I would buy this product again and again. Must have!

Decided to buy this jacket after using an Arcteryx down jacket for a while. I found that it was lacking in certain aspects, I was very pleased with the quality of the Helium Down Jacket and will be recommending it. Use it hiking, rucking, duck hunting, turkey scouting, range operations.


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1 out of 5 stars

March 9, 2024

Bought this on close-out...TOO LARGE...NOT Returnable.

I bought this product on close-out....TOO LARGE ....I have purchased OR down pieces, like this, 3 times before, but OR has changed their sizing, SO BEWARE!!!!!! NOT RETURNABLE!!!!!!!!!


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5 out of 5 stars

March 6, 2024

Even better than I had hoped! Warm, light and bright!

I've only worn this about 5 times a day since I got it and am loving it! It's been a cool, wet winter in the Bay Area (relatively) and my new Helium jacket is fantastic. It replaced an older model and I don't think that one was ever as warm. The slightly higher collar and fleece lined pockets are great additions to the design.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 8, 2024

Perfect mid-weight jacket

I still have my hooded Helium jacket from 5 years ago after much abuse ski touring and constant use. It has a few duct tape patches which is why I got a new one for more public appearances. Solid buy.


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4 out of 5 stars

February 7, 2024

Great jacket, sadly it doesn't fit me!

205lbs - 5'11" - 42 chest. Average fitness/shape, minor Dad-Bod with athletic/big thighs and butt. Large fits perfect in my waist and torso, but is snug around the hips just below the beltline. XL is too bulky up top, but fits great around the hips. Sadly, I had to return them both. I really wanted them to fit, as the weight, warmth, and feel of the jacket is fantastic. I layered with a shell and bib pants while trying these on, and could feel the warmth immediately. Nice pocket sizes and placements too.


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2 out of 5 stars

February 1, 2024

Runs Quite Small

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

In all respects except one this is a decent nice jacket. I own around 25 jackets (2 of this jacket), and this jacket is terribly mis-sized. The waist and hips are very tight with the chest also being tight. I wear this jacket partly, mainly, or totally unzipped. Purchasing a larger size would result in sleeves that are too long. The jacket would likely fit a "bean-pole physique," but most people have a heavier frame.

Ronald M