Helly Hansen Packable Jacket 2008

The Helly Hansen Packable Jacket weighs just 504g (L); Helly Tec very waterproof and very breathable fabric; two hip pockets; map-sized chest pocket; front zip with external stormflap; mesh lining; reinforcement panels on shoulders. But not as waterproof or breathable as higher-priced options; hip pocket access poor with a rucksack; hood adjustment, fit, movement not ideal.Verdict
The Helly Hansen Packable Jacket is low-priced, but the hood and pockets could be better

First published in Trail magazine November 2008