‘Softer, lighter version of Gore-Tex fabric cuts weight and bulk of the beautifully-made Helio Shell, but it’s quite a specialist lightweight alpine-orientated beast.’
Outdoors Magic: Beautifully put together, softer feel Gore-Tex C-Knit fabric, light and packable, easy to use Cohaesive cord-grips, decently breathable.
Outdoors Tragic: Cut is quite high volume for a lightweight, hood peak has minimal stiffening. Durability?
Outdoors Grabbit? It’s Gore-Tex Jim, but not as we know it. The Helio is light, breathable, feels nice and is beautifully constructed. The C-Knit fabric lacks Gore-Tex Pro’s toughness though, so we’d say it’s quite a specialist shell that works best with a helmet thanks to the lack of peak stiffness. It also has quite a high volume and longer than average cut which won’t suit everyone.
Lightweight alpine and ski-mountaineering jacket / GORE-TEX with C-Knit backer technology / Cohaesive™ cord management system / full-length pit-zips / custom-moulded cuff tabs / two Napoleon-style cross-access chest pockets / helmet-compatible hood with laminated brim / adjustable hem, cuffs and hood / soft-lined collar.
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