Awesome for Specific Uses
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Macrocystis pyrifera from California on Thursday, November 10, 2016
Grain of salt--I am probably biased because I have and love the Helium I and Helium II OR jackets. The Helium jackets are awesome for specific uses, but they are not all purpose rain jackets. If you live somewhere green and rainy, this jacket is not going to meet your needs. The way that I use Helium jackets is for hiking and backpacking, but not during the rainy season. They are so light and packable and do a good job of shedding light rain without making you feel like you're hiking in a trash bag. In case of surprise showers or when you get to the top of a pass, this jacket is great to throw on to block out rain or wind. I am planning on using this jacket for running in cooler and/or wetter temperatures--the water resistance, wind protection, breathability, and trim cut should be great for that.
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