The specialised high loft fleece used for the Helium jacket is 15% lighter and 30% more compactable than a standard Polartec®200 fleece, and extremely durable as well. Combined with Technopile microfleece sides, cuffs, and front panel lining, the end result is a supremely functional warmth layer that will work in any conditions and become your faithful friend through many adventures. The ideal warm layer for travel and back country adventure when warmth, weight and storage space is critical.

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  • Specialised light-weight and compactable Hi Loft fleece
  • Technopile micro fleece sides, cuffs and front panel lining
  • Micro fleece lined collar
  • Micro fleece zip garage on collar
  • Single-handed cinch bungy cords on hem
  • Internal front chest storage pocket

Additional Information

Fabric Polartec® 200 Helium
Average Weight 555g
Made In New Zealand

Polartec® 300, Polartec® 300 Sherpa, Polartec® 200 Thermal Pro®, Polartec® 200 Hi Loft Thermal Pro® (Helium), Polartec® 100, Polartec® Power Stretch®, Polartec® Power Stretch® 4X4 Lightweight, Technopile® Stretch Micro Fleece, Micro Fleece, Rib Micro Fleece

Warm machine wash using mild detergent. Make sure detergent fully dissolved in the water before adding clothes.Line dry inside out. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners. Do not dry clean or iron. May be tumble dried, cool setting only, for a very short time. For best results wash separately as fleece will pick up lint from materials that shed such as your lovely fluffy towels. If this does happen, lint can be removed using the sticky side of packing tape or a lint roller. Fabric softeners reduce the moisture transfer and breathability properties of the fleece by coating the fibres with a lubricant.


Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

Kinda like wear a warm cloud
This jacket kind of reminded me of the Mountain Hardware Monkeyman jacket...only better. Lighter, warmer and far more compressible. Sitting inside a tent waiting for the blizzard to blow through, I was rocking this with only a baselayer, despite being round -10. It took me home, back to my warm spot in front of the fire. Excellent bit of kit. Review by Josh Lyon / (Posted on 4/08/2015)
I got really attached to this jacket - I love it.
Once we got above 4000 metres in NW Pakistan the Helium stayed on day and night: It was cosy, comfy and practical. The side cleats trapped warm air when the temperature plummeted and the zipper comes right up under your chin.The inside breast pocket was in constant use for my notebook, glasses & knick-knacks; the 2 outside pockets for snacks, beanie etc. I got really attached to this jacket - a bit like a kid with teddy bear.

* Chris used the Helium on the New Zealand Hindu Kush Expedition (Pakistan) August 2014: Langua-tai-Barfi 7017m Review by Chris Todd / (Posted on 28/08/2014)
Very warm fleece just don't get thrown into a river wearing it
The helium has become my standard tramping fleece. On a recent ascent of Mount Brewster I found that when combined with a thermal and a hardshell it was more than enough to keep me warm despite the temprature with windchill sailing pretty close to 0. The only disadvantage of the helium is that if you have the misfortune of being thrown in a river it is almost impossible to ring out all the water that the helium absorbs; it acted just like a towel... Review by LG / (Posted on 6/06/2014)

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