Helly Hansen Mig 2008

The Helly Hansen Mig  general-purpose jacket weighs just 366g (men’s L); very waterproof and very breathable fabric; pit zips aid ventilation; stretch panels in shoulders; good hood fit and movement. But hood cannot be rolled down and secured; only one small chest pocket; front zip lacks stormflap; other fabrics more breathable, more waterproof.Verdict: The Helly Hansen Mig  is not really a general walking jacket; it’s more of a specialist lightweight or multi-sport garment and for that it’s reasonably good.

First published in Trail magazine November 2008