If you’re looking for a jacket that you can wear year-round, use as a mid-layer or outer layer, is lightweight, packable, and warm, then look no further because the Helix Hooded Jacket by Icebreaker is perfect.
The merino blend insulation (merino = 88% poly = 12%) will keep you extra warm and will have the usual drying and anti-microbial features that come with the merino fibers. The outer fabric is made up of Polyester and feels very durable and resistant to wear and tear. There is some water-resistance to the poly outer layer, so if you happen across a little bit of a rain storm you won’t initially get soaked. It is not waterproof so if you’re in a downpour for an hour, you will probably get wet. Going back to the merino technologies, the quick drying feature will have you dry and enjoying the outdoors in no time at all.
The fit is a relaxed fit and works well for layering during really cold days or if you need a lighter jacket for spring days or summer nights. The sleeves are long enough so my wrists aren’t exposed when I lift my arms. The sleeves also have a cuff that is elastic so the elements can’t get in.
The Helix will easily become your go to jacket. It’s lightweight, packable, and durable, and the merino lining makes it extra soft and comfortable. It has everything you need, with two front zip pockets, a media pocket, and a good-sized hood.
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