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Helium Down Vest - Men's

4.806451612903226 out of 5 stars
31 Reviews
$98.42 - $198.95
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Helium Down Vest

The Helium Down Vest is that durable, lightweight layer you're reaching for on that shoulder season hike around the foothills. You'll want warmth, but freedom of movement, and that's what the Helium offers. Pertex Quantum with Diamond Fuse Technology protects 800+ down fill with an outstandingly durable and abrasion-resistant shell. But, it's still lightweight and packable so you'll have no trouble with a bulky layer.


Details

  • Cozy down layer that offers freedom of movement and warmth
  • 800+ fill down for maximum comfort during light activity
  • Pertex Quantum with Diamond Fuse Technology for durability
  • Abrasion-resistant shell that doesn't pack on the grams
  • Item #ODRZ8AR
Material
[face fabric] Pertex Quantum (15D x 30D nylon ripstop), [lining] 20D nylon ripstop
Insulation
800+ fill goose down
Fit
regular
Length
hip
Center Back Length
28.25in
Pockets
[external] 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest, [internal] 2 stash
Claimed Weight
8.4oz
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Overall Rating

5 based on 31 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 2 reviews
5 Stars - 27 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

February 21, 2024

Excellent fit and great for layering

This vest fits as advertised, layers well beneath a shell, and looks good when worn by itself. I wear for skiing when additional warmth is needed but without the bulk of a down coat.

John
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

3 out of 5 stars

February 18, 2024

Boxy cut

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
m
Weight:
175

Construction quality seems good, but it's not a good fit for athletic build. I'm 6'0", 175lbs, and long arms. The arms of the Medium are actually long enough for me, which was great, but the body (torso) was too short and loose-fiting. Returned it after trying on so can't comment on durability. Also would have been nice to have a cinch to tighten back the hood for better visibility.

lanky dude
5 out of 5 stars

January 25, 2024

Men's Helium Down Vest

This vest is GREAT. It is also extremely warm. We've had temps in the teens for the last few weeks and this has been excellent at keeping me warm. I had a seam issue with my prior vest from OR and the return and replacement was so easy. Great company and will continue to buy from them.

Mac
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

January 6, 2024

Great vest

I am 6' tall, 175 and the large fits perfect. It's warm and looks great.

Dog
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

August 4, 2023

Love the Helium line!

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought the vest because I love the hooded jacket. First rate quality and super comfort! Can't wait for cold weather.

Harold
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Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

January 14, 2023

Great quality and look.

Very good quality and extremely warm for a vest. I am 5'7 and the medium got me perfect. The chest pocket fits my iPhone 13 and the hand warmers are lined on both sides and feel nice. The arm holes are sized correctly compared to some other brands that I couldn't wear due to them being to small if you have an athletic build. I love to layer this under my chore coat and parka.

Ryan
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Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

December 30, 2022

Great Base Layer

Been using this underneath by Carbide jacket for inbounds skiing. Perfect base layer to keep me extra warm.

Spence
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

October 21, 2022

Light weight

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
M
Height:
5' 6"
Weight:
180

I usually like the chest pocket. Feels great not so deep and just easy to pull out phones. Very light and great collar to cover the neck. Nice colors. I would buy OR again.

cavp436595 c
5 out of 5 stars

May 26, 2022

Perfect balance

The vest weighted in a manner that maintains the correct amount of warmth. I felt extremely comfortable one my hikes in Joshua Tree. In addition, the left upper exterior pocket is just the right size for my phone. Highly recommended.

Charles
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Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

May 12, 2022

My favorite vest.

I've had a lot of vests over the years and this one is my favorite in spite of the fact is was also the most expensive.

Mac One
outdoorresearch.com

Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com