Helios Down Vest

Packing down to the size of a softball and weighing in at less than 11 ounces, the Helios Vest is the perfect piece to carry during your light and fast ascents. The Lycra arm holes and hem seal in the heat, so shivering on those chilly mornings around camp will be a thing of the past. With the addition of an insulated draft tube for 2014, the Helios Vest is ready for the cold and all your outdoor adventures.

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

Availability: In Stock


Availability Information

$209.00

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Details

  • Quilted construction
  • Insulated Draft Tube
  • YKK #5 2-way Vislon zipper with windproof micro-fleece backer
  • Lycra sealed hand-warmer pockets
  • Zippered internal stash pocket
  • Lycra hem and arm holes
  • 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 900+ Goose Down
Fill Weight 4.8 oz / 136 g (medium)
Fit Athletic
Origin Made in Seattle, USA of imported materials
Packed Weight 10 oz / 283 g (medium)
Garment Shell Fabric Pertex® Endurance® LT
Packed Size 5" x 6" | 3L
Front Zipper Length 27" / 69 cm (medium)

Customer Reviews (4)

really nice, warm, well madeReview by Dr. Eric
I tend to run cold. A am 6'0, 225 lbs and the XXL fits perfectly. It is definitely puffy but this is from the very generous fill weight of high powered down. The neck size and arm tubes fit snugly so as to hold in the heat. It is very warm and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I spent a long time researching down jackets and the quality and workmanship are remarkable. Kudos to Feathered Friends for putting out such great products that deserve all of the hype and great reviews. (Posted on 12/23/2017)
Nice Warm VestReview by ival
This is a really nice vest. I got it to compliment my EOS jacket (see review). I wear this often around the Seattle area over a hoodie. It is excellent over the EOS jacket when it is cold (I got the vest a size bigger for that purpose). I can't say for sure, but I seem to remember comfortably sleeping in this vest while camping. I have been surprised how warm it really is; it keeps your body core toasty. And it's versatile around here most of the year. You can't lose with this lovely vest. Combined with the EOS jacket, you don't miss the absent hood, just waterproofing. For colder weather, I recommend the Volant - an outstanding and warm jacket (and more or less waterproof with a nice hood). Keep in mind I'm usually in dismal, rainy weather six months of the year, and I don't climb mountains, so I'm talking weather mid-thirties to just below thirty or so usually; I'll likely never test the limits of these fine products, but I've got some great Feathered Friends stuff for any occasion I'll likely encounter in these parts. (Posted on 10/24/2017)
Expensive but it will last a lifetimeReview by Sawtooth Paul
Just got back from the Sawtooths and left my 15 year old Helios vest on a log. Like loosing a family member. Extraordinarily good product-will last a lifetime. Have another coming in the mail. (Posted on 6/29/2017)
Very nice vestReview by WILLIAM P HAY
Just received this vest. Very well made. Very warm. Very nice fit. I got an XL and I'm 5'9" and 200 lbs. (Posted on 1/10/2017)

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