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Verglas Jacket
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Verglas Jacket

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Verglas Jacket

Manufacturer: Helly Hansen

Your Opinion: 
 - 1 Votes
 

 

Page By: Martin Cash

Created/Edited: Dec 9, 2002 / Dec 9, 2002

Object ID: 583

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ACTIVITIES: Ski Mountaineering, Ice Climbing, Alpine Climbing, Expedition Climbing, Backpacking

CONDITIONS: Extreme - Protection in severe weather (rain or snow storms, severe cold, high winds)



KEY FEATURES:

- 40 denier nylon ripstop 3-layer HELLY TECH® laminate main body shell

- Durable stretch oxford 3-layer HELLY TECH® laminate shell on shoulder and waist

- Water resistant, low bulk zippers on center front, pockets, and under arm vents

- Countoured mid length cut for easy use with a pack or climbing harness

- Articulated sleeve with stretch panels for mobility and easy layering

- Dual adjust full vision hood with reinforced visor brim

- Moulded cuff tab adjustments with hook & loop closure



KEY BENEFITS:

- Light weight

- Durable

- Waterproof

- Breathable

- Stretch

- Water resistant / low bulk zippers

Reviews

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Martin CashUntitled Review

Voted 3/5

This jacket is a very heavy duty expedition style shell. It weighs a little more than the typical MH or TNF parka, but it offers lots of protection with it's triple layer laminate construction. It has all of the features you'd come to expect from a $325 shell including waterproof zippers, reinforced brow, good fit, etc.

It also has some serious flaws that I'm not happy with.
1. The hood is not big enough for my big mellon and a helmet. What a pain!
2. It is overpriced. $325 for a proprietary coating is way too high. TNF's new Hyvent jackets list for $199.
3. The pitzips don't work very well at all where they have positioned them. My other shell ventilates much better.
Posted Dec 9, 2002 1:34 pm

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