Helly Hansen Verglas 2010

The Helly Hansen Verglas weighs 516g (size M); Helly Tech O2 fabric has extremely good waterproofness and breathability; stretch panels in shoulder and hem; two small high chest pockets; two very large hip pockets; removable snowskirt. But access to hip pockets easily obscured with rucksack belts; front zip has internal rather than external stormflaps; hood not as good as some.

The Helly Hansen Verglas is a useful waterproof but others have better features for a typical cold, wet and windy UK winter mountain day.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010