Helly Hansen Ekolab Recycler 2010

The Helly Hansen Ekolab Recycler multi-activity jacket uses Helly Tech XP, which is a very waterproof and very breathable fabric made from 100 per cent recycled plastic; two large chest pockets easily take an OS map and have good access; pit zips add ventilation; good movement in sleeves; excellent hood movement. But 524g (size L) is heavy; there are better jackets at lower prices and weight.

The Helly Hansen Ekolab Recycler is a good walking, climbing and general-purpose jacket, but heavy, and a high price tag for multi-activity use.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010