Here’s another case when a brand’s origins prove relevant. Born to water and wind, Helly Hansen turns experience with extreme Arctic weather into extraordinary protection. Shedding weight without sacrificing wind resistance, Feather adds DWR treatment to fight off spray and sprinkles. Testers see this as a cross-category packable, a moderate weather jacket capable of handling 80% of spring, summer and fall scenarios. Cut trimmer than others, elastic, drawstrings and an ultralight (but reliable) YKK zipper seal the deal to minimize luff and puff in heavy winds. The genius here? Back, front and pit venting “ports” channel body heat and moisture away from the body. Self-store Feather in its pocket and leave home prepared. No matter what the meteorologist predicts in the hours ahead.
Size: S - XXL
Materials: 56% polyester, 44% nylon