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This is a light weight but warm jacket, exactly what I was looking for. The problem for me was the pockets, there was an external breast pocket on the left hand side of the jacket and an internal breast pocket ALSO on the left hand side with nothing on the right hand side. I normally carry a mobile phone and a wallet. The layout of the breast pockets meant that both items had to be carried on the left hand side of the jacket causing it to bulge badly. Additionally the hand pockets were quite small.
Having owned many Helly Hansen items since the late 90's (a HH fleece I owned lasted 13 winters), the crew mid-layer jacket possess the same quality that I've come to expect from a manufacturer that produces items fit to handle the elements.
Since the UK winter of 2017/18 has probably been the harshest in recent memory, the jacket has routinely kept me warm throughout, most notably while trudging to work through the snow as the Beast from the East made paid a visit, courtesy of the polartec inner fleece lining. Even with a wind chill of -10C (remember that Thursday?), nothing got through, thus, ensuring that my upper torso remained warm and toasty during the 6 mile round-trip between home and work.
On those occasions that winter weather hasn't been so inclement, due to the heavy duty fleece lining, simply wearing a t-shirt beneath the jacket has ensured sufficient warmth, even becoming a little too warm when frequenting shopping centres.
Since the jacket is included within HH's sailing line, designed to withstand heavy and frequent ocean spray, even torrential rain isn't an issue, as it has remained water-proof. Simply give the arms and torso a good shake and rain water simply disappears from the outer water repellent material.
The intricate detailing and overall design is also truly superb. From crisp HH logos on the upper arms, left rear shoulder and sleeve, to the heavy duty zips that secure the deep, fleece-lined pockets, the jacket simply embodies the stylish, yet functional quality, that I've grown to expect of HH.
Since I expect value for money, I very rarely purchase 'fashion' items. However, since I've found Helly Hansen apparel to routinely provide a perfect blend between style and function, if an item catches my eye, I'll happily part with my hard earned cash.
I don't usually go for 'branded' items these days except when paying the extra means exceptional quality. My dad had had one of these jackets for a few years and I'd always thought it looked really good on. He'd got a black one so I looked at the other colours and chose the graphite blue, which turned out to be a great choice. The jacket looks extremely smart and feels very light. It's totally waterproof and is very comfortable. The only minor critism comes from the positioning of the inside pocket which is on the same side as the zipped outer breast pocket but it's such a minor detail that it's a niggle rather than a problem. If you're looking for a smart waterproof, lightweight easily packable jacket this comes highly recommended.
Very warm; don't think you're going to wear this when it's above much above 10 degrees C - more like 5-8 degrees and you can still wear this and a t-shirt. So warm you'll probably want to take it off at the supermarket if you're going to spend any extended time there.
I wouldn't hesitate to wear this to a (business) casual function or a golf course, etc.
At around 60 quid it's an absolute steal (sports stores sell it for ~120 around here).
I've had my eye on this jacket for quite a while but was a little reluctant to pay the £100 price tag in the shop. Made this purchase on Amazon and got it for half that price! - stunning value for a top class, great looking, well made jacket. I would just (like other comments made on this product) recommend choosing a size larger than your usual sizing. All Helly Hanson products tend to fit snugly.
this is a lovely well fitting quality feeling and looking jacket. I am 2xl I bought 2xl and the fit is perfect. pockets are nice and deep enough for your whole hand and the zips feel like they will last. the jacket is not very heavy either so you don't feel bogged down even if the weather warms and you have to carry the jacket.