GoLite Helios Wind Jacket
I'm not positive that this is the model that I own;…
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I'm not positive that this is the model that I own; this jacket best fits the description. Either way, I bought a GoLite jacket in '02 so I can trail run in the rain and snow. It was a super glow-in-the-dark green and blue and was hooded. The material was Epic; made 100% from polyester.
What I found is that the jacket is remarkably waterproof and is still breathable. Furthermore, I hardly felt the jacket because it is only 3-4 oz and fits great.
I have the Patagonia Houdini now but if I saw a good deal on a GoLite jacket like this, I would jump on it in a second. GoLite kept the design simple but put small features in the jacket that meant a lot. The stiff brim on the hood is great, meaning that I don't need to wear a hat to support the hood. The elastic cuffs and well-placed cinches are a nice touch as well.
Light. Waterproof. Breathable.
Apply to body in case of precipitation or wind.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Weighing in at an airy 3.5 ounces, this ultra-lite champ offers excellent protection when the elements catch you by surprise. The hooded Helios jacket is so lightweight: and packs down so small there's never a reason to leave it behind. Weight: LG 3.5oz / 100g Wisp 15 x 40 denier acrylic coated ripstop nylon with DWR Windproof #3 coil YKK full front zipper with draft flap Elasticized waist and cuff Raglan sleeves Trim adjustable hood Internal security pocket Self-stowing Fabric loop inside pocket for attaching to carabiners Stuffs to .22 liters
CLOSEOUTS . How can a few ounces of fabric stop a fierce headwind? GoLite's Wisp™ acrylic-coated ripstop nylon holds the secret. Amazingly ultralight, windproof jacket packs element-stopping power without sacrificing packability (stuffs to the size of an energy bar!). Elastic waist and cuffs Drawcord Billed hood Length: 28-½” Weight: 3.5 oz. 100% nylon CLOSEOUTS . China. Size: S(36-39) M(39-42) L(42-45) XL(45-48) Unisex sizing, women order next size smaller.
- Sierra Trading Post