Verglas Jacket


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Verglas Jacket
Manufacturer Helly Hansen
Page By Martin Cash
Page Type 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)


- 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


- Light weight

- Durable

- Waterproof

- Breathable

- Stretch

- Water resistant / low bulk zippers


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Martin Cash - Dec 9, 2002 1:34 pm - Voted 3/5

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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.

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