Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Outdoor Research Helium Pants - Review

Months ago I reviewed the Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket and today up for review is the Helium Pants.


Available in two colors : Grey and Black
Sizes : Xs - XL

Prices : $120 on the Outdoor Research site and around $81 on Amazon at the time of filming this video.

Material : 100% Nylon

Ankle Zippers; Fully Seam Taped
Fully Seam-Taped
Elastic Waist with Drawcord
Ankle Zippers
Stuffs into Back Zipper Pocket
Fabric: Pertex® Shield+ 2.5L, 100% nylon 30D ripstop
Weight for the Medium size 4.5oz
When folded in it’s own pocket like this, it is 5”x6”

When it comes to most rain pants, they tend to have longer inseams.  These pants have shorter inseams which means better fit….for myself at least.  Some people like longer inseams; it’s a personal preference thing so keep this in mind before purchasing.

These pants are indeed waterproof as I have worn them in some knock down thunderstorms.  Very light weight, great quality, won’t take up much room in your pack and are perfect for spring, summer and fall.  For the winter months I tend to do with more technical laminate materials like Goretex.  In other words, stronger materials that can handle the abrasive nature of ice.

Perfect for those who are looking to cut weight from their loud outs while not sacrificing protection from the rain.

When it comes to cost, $80 is just about right for the materials.  Similar products are around the same range price wise.

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