Outdoor Research Helium 2010

The Outdoor Research Helium weighs 160g (women’s M); Pertex Shield 2.5-layer fabric is very breathable and very waterproof; stuffpocket at hem; single Napoleon chest pocket; full-length zip; simple fixed hood. But no large pockets; very basic hood; main zip has no internal or external stormflap; fabric performance may not be as good as higher-priced options.

The Outdoor Research Helium is very light, but has very few features; however if low weight is your top priority it’s a good choice.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010