Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Jacket

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Helly Hansen Odin Mountain

Helly Hansen Odin Mountain jacket    Photo: Courtesy of Helly Hansen

Clear out your closet. Here's one jacket to replace them all.  With three layers of light, stretchy Helly Tech fabric, the one-pound Odin is sleek and durable enough for alpine guides but still loaded with techy on-piste features. The zip-off powder skirt, helmet-compatible hood, clear pass pocket, and raised shoulder padding for carrying skis made it the top choice with in-bounds testers from the Tetons to the Cascades. And in sidecountry, Recco reflectors help ski patrol locate you if things go awry, while big pit zips and mesh-backed waist pockets double the venting for high-output ascents. Our only gripe is the price, though there's more value than at first glance, since the Odin is just packable and lightweight enough to double as a backpacking jacket in warmer months. 1.1 lbs

Versatility: 5
Value: 3
Performance: 5

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