Thursday, November 01, 2007

Gear Review - Helly Hansen Zone Jacket

Product Features and Impressions:
My first impression of this jacket was how light it was for a waterproof-breathable and how stylish it is. I have had many comments on how good this jacket looks. It works as it should and is very functional either in the bush or on the street. Durability has been steller.

The front zipper close to the collar can get stuck and did not function well intially; this has eased up with use. I also find I get some chaffing on my neck from the zipper even though it has a small fleece chin liner. The underarm zips are not waterproof and use fabric flaps to keep the water out. Some nice waterproof zips would not only make the jacket look better, but would also drop a bit of weight on an already light jacket.

Overall Impression:
This is a great lightweight, durable, waterproof-breathable jacket that is both stylish and fully functional.

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