Helly Hansen Zeta 2L HT 2009

The Helly Hansen Zeta 2L HT general-purpose jacket uses waterproof and breathable fabric; mesh linings adds comfort; pit zips aid ventilation; two Napoleon chest pockets; two hip pockets; front zip gets external stormflap; excellent movement in sleeves.
But it weighs 714g (men’s L); hip pocket access easily obscured by rucksack belts; hood movement is not ideal.

Verdict: The Helly Hansen Zeta 2L HT is a reasonable general-purpose waterproof for the price, but hood’s movement lets it down


First published in Trail magazine November 2009