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  • EMS Men's Helix Jacket

    Featuring Polartec's NeoShell technology, the lightweight Helix combines waterproof protection with off-the-chart breathability. Ideal for strenuous activities in foul weather.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Neoshell is waterproof rated to 10,000 mm
    • Neoshell offers twice the airflow (breathability) of the other leading waterproof/breathable technologies
    • 3-layer construction reduces weight while providing maximum protection to the waterproof Neoshell
    • Fully seam-taped
    • Pit zip vents regulate temperature
    • Fully adjustable hood
    • Zippered front pockets are positioned to accommodate a hip belt (from a backpack or climbing harness)
    • Left arm pocket with zippered closure
    • Internal zip pocket
    • Polyurethane coating on all pit zips and pocket zippers to protect from weather
    • Full zip front with durable YKK zipper
    • Adjustable cuffs and hem cinch cord let you seal out the elements

    Fiber Content: 100% nylon
    Country of Origin: Imported

  • EMS Men's Helix Jacket

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Activity/BreathabilityLev High
    Packability Highly compact
    Insulation Type Uninsulated
    Back Length 30 in.
    Fit Regular
    Snow Skirt No
    Ventilation Underarm zippers
    Waterproof Material NeoShell
    Weight 1 lb.
    Waterproof Yes
    Insulation Rating Uninsulated
    Hood Type Yes, fixed
    Construction 3 layer
    Fleece Weight N/A

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Men's Helix Jacket
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

100%

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Jacket

        By White Mountain Trail Runner

        from Boston, MA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • breathable
        • Perfect Waterproof Shell

        Cons

        • Lack of color selection

        Best Uses

        • Mountaineering

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Helix Jacket:

        This is my second Helix jacket and I will stay loyal to it for as long as EMS continues to make it. It is hands down the best shell jacket I have owned. This isnt one of those flimsy ultra lightweight packable rain jackets but it also isnt a thick and heavy lined shell either. The jacket performs very well in alpine conditions where driving rain can turn to snow very quickly.

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        5.0

        My favorite

        By Trekker

        from New England

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • breathable
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Hiking
          • Mountaineering

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Helix Jacket:

          I'm not one to normally write reviews, but this hardshell impressed me so much, I felt obligated. Over the years I've used Gore-tex, eVent, and now Neoshell, and I have to say I'm pretty impressed with the latter. In my experience, Neoshell has been noticeably more breathable than it's competitors, so to me this is a big selling point for this jacket. I've used it in heavy rain, blizzards, and I even climb Mt. Washington in -20°F temperatures and high winds, and this jacket excelled in every single situation.

          The features are great too. The large pit-zips and two-way zipper are very useful on strenuous ascents. Two mesh pockets are great for an extra set of gloves, goggles or a map, and the hood is very adjustable and fits well with or without a headlamp or helmet. Since it's 3-layer Neoshell, I don't have any worries about durability, and although at 16-ounces it's not "ultralight", it's still manageable and I think it's a reasonable weight considering all of the features.

          To sum this review up, if you're looking for a lightweight and very breathable workhorse, this is it.

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          5.0

          Buy three of these or one Arcteryx

          By GOOG

          from NJ/NYC

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • All Season Shell
          • Insanely Breathable
          • Light
          • More Than A Rain Jacket

          Cons

          • No Powder Skirt For Skier

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Commuting
          • Hiking
          • Hurricane Rain
          • Skiing

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Helix Jacket:

          Let's start with the fact that I brought in my 5 year old EMS gore-tex performance shell with a broken waterproof zipper and they gave me a partial credit for a new jacket. NO QUESTIONS. Amazing company.
          Secondly, I was on the hunt for a new all season shell. Something to commute in, ski in, hike/backpack in. The whole deal. This is the one shell to rule them all. Nanoshell dumps heat on the train or slopes like no other. 20 below with high winds on a ski lift and no leaky chill. The inner fabric is not the stick to your arms plastic feel, and at the same time the face fabric is softer than your ususal potato chip bag offering. I'd wear this with a tshirt in a rainstorm with no questions.
          Two thumbs up from an EMS lifer.

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