Helios Jacket

Puffy & warm, the Helios Down Jacket has been one of our most popular jackets for generations. We brought changes to the classic in 2014, including a draft tube behind the front zipper and longer torso length. The Helios is better than ever.

Ideal For: Ski Touring, Backpacking, General Cold Weather Use

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• 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


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

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    by Felix on Mar 10, 2015

    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.
  2. Warm!

    by Toasty McToasterson on Nov 19, 2014

    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.
  3. So This Is How The Birds Do It!

    by John DeLong on Feb 5, 2014

    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.
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