Lowe Alpine's Helios softshell jacket provides warmth & comfort as well as protection with a fleecy inner face to the fabric and 2 way stretch comfort.
Lowe Alpine says: Performance when you need it! An extremely functional, durable softshell jacket that allows for superior moisture control with added stretch to provide comfort and protection in mountain situations. The Helios Jacket boasts 2-layer bonded, 2-way stretch fabric and a fully adjustable hood - making it a must-have piece of kit for mountain adventurers.
Some softshell jackets are 'shell only' garments that provide the protection from the elements that you'd expect from a good softshell, others have a fleece inner that also provides insulation, making them more suited to cold weather walking. Lowe Alpine's Helios Jacket is of the latter variety, the inner face of the fabric has a grid fleece bonded to it which means it will also keep you warm as well as dry.
It feels extremely comfortable to wear - the hood is technical, wired with a cinch cord around the head to ensure it moves with you. There's an internal flap behind the main zip and the pockets are lined with a fleecy mesh that feels really warm and comfortable.
Add in 2 way stretch and the Helios is clearly a very able jacket.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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