Outdoor Research Women's Helium Down Hooded Jacket - Mountain Steals
Outdoor Research Women's Helium Down Hooded Jacket

Outdoor Research
Women's Helium Down Hooded Jacket

Outdoor Research Women's Helium Down Hooded Jacket is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 94.
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The Outdoor Research Women's Helium Down Hooded Jacket is a technical down jacket for lightweight warmth on the trails and the mountain. Each baffle has been stuffed with 800+ fill power down, which drops the weight, turns up the heat and allows for ultra-compressibility, directly into the left hand pocket. The 100% nylon shell features Pertex Quantum with Diamond Fuse Technology, which provides abrasion-resistance. The hood, shoulders and upper sleeves are waterproof, keeping high-exposure areas drier when you're busy adventuring.

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Product Description
Item No.   10493628

FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Women's Helium Down Hooded Jacket

  • Water resistant
  • Wind resistant
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Hybrid mapped construction
  • Adjustable hood
  • Single separating center front zipper
  • External chest pocket
  • Brushed tricot knuckle side of hand pockets
  • Dual internal stash pockets
  • Left hand pocket doubles as stuff sack
  • Carabiner loop with key clip
  • Clean finish elastic drawcord hem
  • Low-Pro binding
  • No-Snag webbing behind center front zipper

Fabric Details

  • Pertex Diamond Fuse 2.5L 100% Nylon 15D x 30D ripstop
  • Pertex Shield Diamond Fuse 2.5L 100% Nylon 30D ripstop waterproof hood / shoulder / upper sleeve
  • 100% Nylon 20D ripstop lining, 800+ fill power, responsibly sourced goose down insulation

Product Specifications
Primary Shell Fabric: Nylon
Features: Stuff Sack Included, Hood, Insulated, Water-resistant, Windproof
Weight: 15.4 oz
Back Length: 29.2 in.
Hood Type: Helmet Compatible, Fixed, Adjustable
Breathability: Moderate Breathability
Exterior Pockets: 3
Insulation Details: 800+ fill power
Windproof: Yes
Product Technology: Pertex Shield
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Womens
Best Use: Climbing, Mountaineering and Alpine
Jacket Length: Hip
Fit Type: Slim Fit
Insulation: Down
Pertex Shield

Pertex Shield
Pertex Shield offers balanced wind and water protection and excellent durability due to a breathable microporous waterproof coating. This provides exceptional comfort and reduced condensation.

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Product Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would definitely recommend to a friend! Love this jacket! Love this color! I'm 5'5" and 140 lbs and I ordered a medium. I have a swimming background, so my shoulders are broad and I have long arms. I found the medium to be perfect for me! A large would have worked too if I had wanted something on the bigger side--just depends on the type of fit you want. Spending most of my time outside, this coat has been perfect for me. Its great for my technical adventures, as well as just going to and from class, or casual nights around town. Very happy with this purchase!
Date published: 2020-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase, love wearing it! Great looking jacket! Love the blackberry/black color! Comfortable and warm in our chilly NW weather though I haven't yet tested it in below freezing temperatures. Definitely water resistant but haven't been out in steady rain. Originally ordered a Medium based on recommendations of the size chart but found it to be a big baggier than I wanted. Returned for a Small and that one fits really well. For reference, I'm 5'9, 140lb and don't have much in the way of curves. If you're of an athletic build, you should probably order a size smaller than recommended for your measurements. If sporting a more traditional, curvy figure, the size chart is probably accurate for you.
Date published: 2022-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this jacket Wore it on a backpacking trip to Canyonlands NP last October, kept me toasty warm in camp on chilly mornings/evenings. Roomy enough to layer underneath yet not bulky. Not the lightest down jacket but warmth-to-weight ratio still very good and the tradeoff is a more durable jacket. I ordered size small, I'm 5'3, 130 lbs.- perfect fit. The blue color is quite attractive. Only minor drawback is that when I have the hood pulled up the sound of the fabric brushing against my smartwool beanie is so loud that I have trouble hearing conversations around me when I'm moving. Maybe a softer fleece lining for the hood would be better.
Date published: 2022-02-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for busty and/or broad shouldered women I am heartbroken. As an avid Outdoor Research fan with 5 coats/jackets from them I am sad to say with was a fail. One of the reasons I love their products so much is they provide amble room in the bust and shoulders! As a competitive swimmer, butterflier, for 25 years. Most companies I can not get my shoulders into comfortably and/or look frumpy because I have to go up one or two sizes. I have saved up for this jacket and waited eagerly for its arrival!! Sadly I could not even zip it over my chest and if i tried to cross my arms it would have hulked out the material. This was the same size as my 5 other jackets and based off the size chart I would have plenty of room for layers. Please go back to the great quality of your other jackets, please!!!
Date published: 2022-03-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as great as I hoped I did a lot of research on finding a winter jacket that was warm, light, and looked nice - this one appeared to be IT; however, the waist has to be something fit for a man, not a woman - it is way too tight and I am in excellent shape. Within the first week, I snagged the jacket that was supposed to have this diamond technology to be stronger than typical light jackets. It is also shorter than I thought it would be - coming to the top of my hip, which makes enduring cold weather difficult. I hope to be able to return it but it has a small hole in the arm due to the snag. I would not recommend this jacket for females. It is not worth the cost.
Date published: 2022-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A solid purchase! I love this jacket! I'm 5'6" 125# 32A athletic build and purchased size SMALL. The sleeves are a great length, torso is a little wide but allows me to wear a couple layers underneath without difficulty. I can attest to the durability of the fabric yet as I've only been wearing it around town, but so far the comfort and quality are top notch. I'm extremely pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2021-02-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for me I was looking for a comfy puffy warm as heck jacket to wear on freezing mornings and evenings. There was no loft in the shoulders and hood, and felt a lot thinner all around than I expected. For me, a jacket like this is too warm for strenuous day activities, maybe those who need that would appreciate its thinness. I wanted a cozier loft for lower level activities. It fit great across the shoulders but was a bit tight through the chest. Nice arm length. I'm 5"1" and weigh 128 and purchased M. Sadly I had to return it.
Date published: 2020-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love everything about this jacket! I was looking for a good down jacket to keep me warm and keep up in the colorado winters and this fit the money. Despite the steep price, this jacket is worth it. It has kept me warm in chilly conditions. It fits really well and doesn't have that extra bulk you sometimes get with down jackets. I love the color, it's so unique. The hood is a little large and oddly shaped but it's so comfy. It is a little bit heavier than my last jacket but it is comfy and warm. I am 5'3" and weigh 140 lbs and I got a M. It fits perfectly. The small would not have left room for layers underneath.
Date published: 2022-01-27
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Size Guide

Women's Outdoor Research Jackets Size Guide

SIZE XXS XS Small Medium Large
Bust/Chest 28 - 30.5" 30.5 - 33" 33 - 35.5" 35.5 - 38.5" 38.5 - 41.5"
Waist 21.5 - 24" 24 - 26.5" 26.5 - 29" 29 - 32" 32 - 35"
Hips 30.5 - 33.5" 33.5 - 36" 36 - 38.5" 38.5 - 41.5" 41.5 - 44.5"
Sleeve Length 29.5" 31" 31.5" 32" 33"

Women's Outdoor Research Jackets Plus Size

Bust/Chest 41.5 - 45" 45 - 48.5" 48.5 - 52.5"
Waist 35 - 38.5" 38.5 - 42.5" 42.5 - 46.5"
Hips 44.5 - 47.5" 47.5 - 51" 51 - 55"
Sleeve Length 34" 35" 36"

Chest / Bust: Measure around the fullest part of the chest, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

Waist: Measure around the narrowest point, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

Hip: Stand with feet together and measure around the fullest point of the hip, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

Arm Length: With the arm slightly bent, measure from the center back neck bone, over the shoulder and to the wrist bone.

Inseam / Pant Length: From a standing position, measure from your crotch to your ankle.

Trim Fit: Close-cut that moves with the wearer.

Standard Fit: A looser fit for comfort in both technical and casual apparel.

Next to Skin Fit: Form fitting base layers worn under other garments.