Helium Too Good to Miss:

Outdoor Research’s Helium rain jacket (and pants) are available at the moment on (Mass)Drop, the jacket at US$99 and the pants at US$70! This is outstanding value for a highly praised set of rain gear. Whether they are the lightest/best is always arguable. I have Montbell’s offering which I am quite happy with (but at the time I bought them they cost me much, much more). If I were currently to be in the market for rain wear I would be snapping up this offering from Outdoor Research.

Specs
  • Material: Pertex Shield+ 2.5L 30d ripstop nylon
  • YKK AquaGuard center-front zipper
  • Adjustable hood
  • Zippered Napoleon pocket
  • Internal pocket doubles as stuff sack
  • Carabiner loop
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Drawcord hem
  • Standard fit
  • Center back length, men’s L: 28.5 in (72 cm)
  • Center back length, women’s M: 26 in (66 cm)
  • Weight, men’s L: 6.4 oz (180 g)
  • Weight, women’s M: 5.5 oz (156 g)

Specs
  • Fabric: Pertex Shield+ 2.5L 30d ripstop nylon
  • Fully seam-taped, laminated construction
  • Back pocket doubles as stuff sack
  • Reflective logos
  • Carabiner loop
  • Internal loops for instep lace
  • Elastic waist with drawcord
  • Gusseted crotch
  • Ankle zippers
  • Accepts accessory suspenders
  • Standard fit
  • Inseam, men’s L: 31 in (78.7 cm)
  • Weight, men’s L: 5.6 oz (158 g)
  • Inseam, women’s M: 31 in (78.7 cm)
  • Weight, women’s M: 5.4 oz (153 g)

As you can see at Outdoor Research’s own page, this is nearly half price! The special does appear from time to time on Massdrop, so keep on checking if you miss this offer.

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