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Helio Active Shell - Men's

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An ultralight ski touring jacket, the Black Diamond Helio Active is the ultimate shell for fast and light mountain missions. Featuring Gore-Tex® Active technology, this 3-layer jacket is extremely breathable, yet durably waterproof and windproof, making it the ideal solution for high-intensity days in the backcountry. READ MORE
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An ultralight ski touring jacket, the Black Diamond Helio Active is the ultimate shell for fast and light mountain missions. Featuring Gore-Tex® Active technology, this 3-layer jacket is extremely breathable, yet durably waterproof and windproof, making it the ideal solution for high-intensity days in the backcountry. Learn More

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The Black Diamond Helio Active Shell is built to handle big vert and fast descents during epic days in the backcountry. The jacket’s 3-layer Gore-Tex® Active technology provides ultimate breathability for high-intensity ski touring, while maintaining its durable waterproof/windproof protection. The Helio Active’s Gore-Tex® C-Knit backer adds to the shell’s overall comfort, replacing the usual crispness of a traditional hardshell with a quieter overall construction. Featuring two harness compatible hand pockets and a single-adjust Coheasive hood that’s compatible with a climbing helmet, the Helio Active is ready for alpine and ski mountaineering objectives, while full-length pit zip vents allow for quick temperature regulation for high output activity. An internal drop pocket stores essentials and the single-adjust Coheasive hem features an internal cord management system, allowing you to keep out unwanted moisture.
  • Gore-Tex® 3L Active is durably waterproof/windproof and provides ultimate breathability
  • Soft hand Gore-Tex® C-Knit® backer
  • Integrated Cohaesive™ cord management system
  • Harness compatible hand pockets
  • Full-length pit zips
  • Fit: Regular
  • Size: S-XL

Tech Specs

Materials :   Higos 3L ACT - 30D Nylon Plain Weave 3L Active, with C-Knit Backer and DWR Finish (155 gsm, 100% Nylon)
Country of Origin :   China
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Helio Active Shell - Men's is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible fit, otherwise great... I bought this jacket as a replacement rain shell for alpine climbing. The weight and feature set is great - everything is simple, no extraneous pockets, flaps, etc, but the fit is unusable. I'm 173cm, 65kg (5'9", 143lb), and the Small is massive--it's bigger than a Medium in other brands I've owned. The hem sits lower than my groin, and I can't see my harness for the billowing of the torso. I'm not an unusually sized climber, and the smallest size this jacket comes in is way out of whack. I'm referring to the previous model with chest pockets, which are way more useful than the current handwarmer pockets when wearing a harness.
Date published: 2019-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good water proof shell only used this a couple of times in adverse winter conditions, but nice to look at your sleeve and see water beads, instead of a wet spot. this is a pretty thin shell, definitely made for layering or slipping on when the weather turns. I am 5'8" and fits pretty normal. I can get my wool sweater under it no problem. nice big side pockets. The only thing lacking for me is a big internal pocket to hold a radio. not sure I'd feel good about putting the Iphone in the internal pocket, its doesn't seem deep enough to keep the phone from coming out if you take a tumble.
Date published: 2019-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Light but... This is a decent lightweight basic jacket, made of good materials but it's hard to see why it's sold for ski-touring. The pockets are not big enough to get 120mm BD skins in them and the unzipped internal pocket is not useful as who would risk losing their phone in a bad wipeout? I'm 5'11", 170 pounds with a 31" waist and the Medium fits well but the hem is too tight on those days when worn over a harness rather than tucked inside. The big plusses are that it's light, seems strong and is very compact. If the pockets were widened, the chest pocket was zipped (and external) and the hem slightly wider, this could be 5 stars.
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shell Bought this as my new outer shell about halfway through the season. Really have no huge complaints. I wear it with a thicker base layer when I’m touring and it’s pretty much perfect. Love the huge armpit vents. Once I transition or I get a little too cold, a thin down jacket underneath and I’m good to go. I’ve worn it like that just hanging out in temps down to 15-20 F and have been very comfortable Only thing I will say, wind does cut through a little more than I’d like it, but overall, highly recommend
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Its OK.... The jacket is pretty thin and lightweight, and reminds me more of a rain jacket than a snow/ski shell. It does have good windproof and waterproof capabilities, testing it out on top of the devide at 13k ft. In white out conditions. Very basic shell nothing extra as far as pockets and or added touches, hope it lasts.
Date published: 2019-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Less is More - Perfecto! Everything I want and need with amazing versatility! Super light and I can use it as a raincoat, or as full on protection in sub zero temps with a base layer and puffy jacket underneath. My new favorite piece of apparel.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light, next to skin comfort. Great fit with room for insulation, size XL seems true to size for myself @ 6’2” & 210lbs of middle Aged man. Internal zippered chest pocket and micro fleece chin guard would have made this a 5 in my book.
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stood up to the Test Over the 2018/19 holidays @ Alta/Bird, I skied this jacket in blowing super cold temps, white-out conditions, powder days and sunny blue birds. It did an excellent job in all conditions. Roomy enough to layer on cold days, light enough on warm sunny days and tough enough to keep out the wind and snow on storm days.
Date published: 2019-01-07
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