Helios Jacket

Puffy & warm, the Helios Down Jacket has been one of our most popular jackets for generations. With 850+ fill power down, draft tube, and lycra hem, the Helios is better than ever and ready to keep you warm wherever you wander.

Ideal for: Backpacking, alpine ascents, ski touring, general cold weather

Availability: In stock


Availability Information

$309.00

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Details

• Sewn-Through Construction
• YKK #5 2-way Vislon zipper with insulated draft tube
• Lycra sealed hand-warmer pockets
• Zippered internal stash pocket
• Lycra hem and cuff
• Made in the USA and Canada of imported materials

Sizing

Midweight Garments

Feathered Friends Midweight garments offer tremendous warmth. Typically worn as an outer layer, these are designed to accommodate a coupe of layers underneath.

To Measure

Sleeve:

With your arms slightly bent measure from the center of the back of your neck, along the length of your arm, to your wrist

Chest:

Measure around your chest holding the measuring tape under your armpit

Waist:

Measure around your waist at the narrowest part

Inseam:

While standing, measure from the inside of your leg from crotch to ankle

SIZING - INCHES
XS
S
M
L
XL
XXL
Chest
35
37
39
41
44
47
Waist
28
30
32
35
38
41
Sleeve
32
33
34
35
36
37
Inseam*
31
31
32
32
33
33

Additional Info

Fill Power 850+ Goose Down
Fill Weight 7.2 oz / 204 g (medium)
Fit Athletic
Origin Manufactured in North America
Packed Weight 16 oz / 454 g (medium)
Garment Shell Fabric Pertex® Endurance® LT
Packed Size 6" x 6" | 4L
Front Zipper Length 27" / 69 cm (medium)

Customer Reviews (4)

The best jacket I have ever ownedReview by EvilLost
Incredibly light, it feels like I'm wearing a cloud.....but it keeps me perfectly toasty even in temperatures at or below 0C. I can wear an additional sweater under it easily if needed.

Clam-shell pockets are very comfortable and inviting.

The jacket is very light for most backpacking purposes, and the weight is negligible for wearing around the city.


CONS:
The zipper is "2way" (you can unzip the bottom zipper by pulling it upwards). I'm not sure if this is a desired feature for some or not, but I have never found a use for this and it almost always results in the lower zipper coming up just a tiny bit to prevent the two halves from separating.

This is not a big deal as it is very easy to push it back down, but it happens quite often. (Posted on 1/13/2017)
HELIOSReview by Felix
Just received my jacket,,its looks light in warmth,,don't let that fool you,,its very warm,,well constructed,,the cuffs,waist are very snug,,collar is also tight around your neck,,no drafts here.Warm & Puffy,,Feathered Friends you did awesome with this jacket,,gonna test it tonight.Could use a larger inside pocket,,made in Canada,,which is good,,since our northern neighbors know a little something about cold weather.A must have for your winter coat arsenal. (Posted on 3/10/2015)
Warm!Review by Toasty McToasterson
I've had one of these for a few years now. I originally bought it as an "oh s#*1!" jacket for back-country ski tours. It is really warm, and I feel confident that if something happened where I was stuck overnight in the back country, I could put this on and be nice and cozy. Luckily, I've never had to use it in those circumstances.

Good points: Jacket is well-made and has a great weight-to-warmth ration. If my wife is cold in the house, I'll give her this jacket to wear, and it puts her to sleep. ;)

Some things to consider: I've found that a lighter down jacket works better for me on day tours. I still take this out on a winter overnight. In retrospect, I would buy the hooded jacket, as the additional warmth is considerable for a negligible increase in weight/volume.
(Posted on 11/19/2014)
So This Is How The Birds Do It!Review by John DeLong
The Feathered Friends website describes the Helios as warm & puffy. Let me tell you, it ain't no lie! I decided to give the Helios a try and I'm not disappointed. Previously, I had purchased Mountain Hardware down jackets, but no more. The Chinese just don't seem to understand the function of a zipper. One of the main reasons I purchased the Helios is because its made in Canada. I have to say the Canadians know how to make a down jacket, but they can keep their tar sands oil.I'm old enough (70) to remember what winters here in Chicago were like back in the 1940's, 50's, and 60's. I wish I had the Helios back in those days. But that was yesterday.And like the song says, yesterday is gone. The Helios is worth every penny! Its a good looking jacket and keeps me warm. And the zipper actually works. Buy one! You'll be happy as a lark. Uh! I mean a goose. (Posted on 2/5/2014)

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