Helios Down Vest
Helios Down Vest
Helios Down Vest
Helios Down Vest
Helios Down Vest
Helios Down Vest
Helios Down Vest

Helios Down Vest

Regular price$309.00
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80 reviews

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One of the original pieces in our lineup, the Helios Vest is a powerhouse classic that's chock full of core-warming 900+ fill power down. With Lycra arm holes and hem to seal in the heat, an insulated draft tube behind the zipper, and an incredible warmth-to-weight ratio, this is a great vest for keeping your core warm in colder weather.

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

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

Additional Info

Garment Fit
Men's Cut
Garment Type Midweight Down Vest
Shell
Pertex® Endurance® LT
Fill Power 900+ Goose Down
Origin Made in Vancouver, Canada and Seattle, USA and of imported materials
Fill Weight 4.8 oz / 136 g (size Medium)
Average Weight 10 oz / 283 g (size Medium)
Packed Size 3L

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

Reviews

Customer Reviews
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01/22/2023
Anonymous
United States United States

Beautiful grey vest

Size small fits me well im 5’7 122lb can still fit a sweatshirt under etc if I want. Great vest very warm, zipper allows to open at bottom which seems useful for hiking tho I’ve only had it in the city thus far unfortunately

  • How would you rate the warmth? ChillyGoodVery Warm
  • How was the fit & sizing? Runs SmallTrue to SizeRuns Large
  • What do you use this for? Just to have when it's cold
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01/11/2023
Anonymous
United States United States

Helios Down Vest

Normally I wear Large in tops and jackets/parkas, but sizing guide recommendations for chest area had me go with an XL, and am happy with that choice. Going to XL gives me the slightly additional space I wanted for layering base and heavier mid-level under and still provide micro-environment space under it. The waist area is a little large for me in XL, using elastic instead of hem cord adjustments but is not an issue for me and, for me, enhances breathability. The hand-warmer pockets are spacious with super easy entry and exit without zippers and have down insulation outside and inside. This gives a bit of belly poof look but spectacular functionality with lots of space. This double insulation for me in this area also offsets any potential cold leakage at the slightly larger waist sizing for me. I have had a RAB Neutrino down vest for several years I still use and enjoy sized Large. It is not large enough for heavier layering. It has a single left hand main zipper (never have completely adjusted to this) vs. double US right hand conventional zipper of the Helios. The hand-warmer pockets of the RAB has zippers and external down insulation only. It has hem cord adjustability, but have not tightened in use due to tighter fit. It has been a nice piece, but the Helios Vest has approximately 25% more down fill weight and is 900+ fill power vs. the 800 fill power of my RAB making the Helios substantially warmer. I chose the Plum color and like the choice—not a bright purple. Shipment was quite prompt and includes small amber stuff sack with handle that can be attached to external back or hip pack or belt for easy access. Well done, Feathered Friends!

  • How would you rate the warmth? ChillyGoodVery Warm
  • How was the fit & sizing? Runs SmallTrue to SizeRuns Large
  • What do you use this for? Just to have when it's cold
JL
01/02/2023
John L.
United States United States

What a own vest should be

Checked out others and even bought some but they had insignificant down. No more warmth than a light wool sweater. Especially like the high collar.

GN
01/02/2023
Greg N.
United States United States

Short on fill

The vest has less down fill than I anticipated by maybe a half/third. It looks full in the pictures but in reality, it is fairly thin. I have an older (by maybe 10 years) down vest which has about twice the down fill of this vest and that old vest was way less expensive than this one.

  • How would you rate the warmth? ChillyGoodVery Warm
  • How was the fit & sizing? Runs SmallTrue to SizeRuns Large
  • What do you use this for? Just to have when it's cold
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01/02/2023
Anonymous
United States United States

Helios down vest

Excellent, warm and versatile

  • How would you rate the warmth? ChillyGoodVery Warm
  • How was the fit & sizing? Runs SmallTrue to SizeRuns Large
  • What do you use this for? Around Town