Helly Hansen Odin 2008

The Helly Hansen Odin winter jacket weighs just 690g (men’s L); Helly Tech extremely waterproof and extremely breathable fabric; rubberised reinforcement on shoulders; zip-out snow skirt; superb sleeve movement; map-sized hip pockets; small chest pocket; reasonable hood fit and movement. But pricy; zips lack stormflaps; hip pocket access easily obscured by rucksacks; peak not the best.

Verdict: The Helly Hansen Odin jacket’s pocket access is not ideal; pricy for the features you get.

First published in Trail magazine November 2008