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Icebreaker Helix MerinoLoft Hooded Jacket - Merino Wool, Insulated (For Men)

Discontinued. An impressively warm and stylish everyday jacket, Icebreaker's Helix jacket features MerinoLoft wool insulation, a recycled polyester exterior that's water resistant and a merino wool lined interior.

Average Rating based on 14 reviews 4.571428 0 5
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Pond Hockey from MN on Thursday, March 9, 2017
    A good fit (L in this case), and very warm for the weight. A nice feature not shown is another inner layer at the wrists that "hug" your wrists. This zips European style so if you are not a fan beware.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by feng from NH on Friday, January 13, 2017
    I love this jacket. it's so comfortable and warm that you'll want to wear it all the time. Fit: Slightly fitted, but neither too slim nor too baggy.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Green Bean Machine from California on Friday, December 23, 2016
    For $104, this is a steal (I think i used the 25% off + free ship on $100+ coupon). So much so, I bought one for my cousin (he loved mine) a week later. Warm as can be, I'd use this with a base layer or tshirt down to about 40-45*, perhaps 35-40* with a beanie and gloves. I'm 6'2", 185lbs, with a long ape index...and a M fits very very nicely. I've even managed to get caught in the rain with it on and it's done quite well, though i'd be wary of standing in a torrential downpour for extended periods of time...

    All in all, a score and a half, IMO
  • Reviewed by Satisfied Customer from Twin Cities, MN on Sunday, December 18, 2016
    At about $100 this was a great buy. I've been looking for an insulated puffy jacket for quite a while. When I spotted this in the store (grey with orange trim) I didn't hesitate after trying it on.
    I'm 6' tall and 200 lbs. Large fit me well. Sleeves are plenty long with an inner sleeve for about the first 2" which helps to minimize any draft.

    PROS:
    Insulation is wool with some recycled wool involvement so it is quite warm (and possibly even when wet, though I've not saturated this yet). We have been enduring nearly record low temps in Minnesota this December, neg 30's with wind chill, and this is a goto jacket for my work commute. The hood is warm, though an integrated drawcord would be an improvement.
    I love the merino liner.
    Water resistance is acceptable for light to moderate rain exposure.

    CONS:
    Hood is well shaped but has no drawcord which minimizes potential warming effects in cold temps (which in my neighborhood is essential in the winter).

    Wife steals it frequently.


  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Andy from NY on Thursday, September 1, 2016
    I've had my eye on this for months, as I really wanted a merino (rather than down) puffer jacket/mid layer for under my shell. The pastel blue colour and shiny finish picture had put me off, a bit. Ultimately, I caved and ordered, choosing function our form. I was so pleased when the jacket arrived! It's an excellent royal blue without the pictures sheen. Fit is perfect (I'm 6', 40" shoulders, 35" arms and 32 waist - ordered a medium)
    Perfect weight and heat regulation.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Johnny the Hiker from Los Angels on Friday, April 1, 2016
    It's a great jacket with MerinoLoft.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by bc from Ottawa on Sunday, December 20, 2015
    It fits small.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Professional Connector RICK from California on Friday, December 11, 2015
    warm,lightweight & no itch merino wool
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by JK from Edison on Wednesday, December 9, 2015
    One of the good jacket with the best price provided by Sierra trading. Its comfortable and stylish and ofcourse the merino wool does its work its well insulated.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by didee99 from CO on Monday, July 13, 2015
    I am female and decided to take a chance on seeing if I liked the men's version better than the women's one. I ordered a size smaller and as soon as I put it on I knew I going to keep it. I am 5'10" with long arms/slim build and for a men's small I thought the arms were rather long but that is better than being too short. The jacket was a good length on me and it's very comfortable. Not as light weight as a down jacket of similar appearance but I can at least wash this easily. I am sure I will get wear this a lot when we head back into winter.
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