Helios Jacket - 2014

Puffy & warm, the Helios Down Jacket has been one of our most popular jackets for generations. With new changes for 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"
Front Zipper Length 27" / 69 cm (medium)
Origin Made in Canada

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  1. 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.
  2. 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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