The Helium Hybrid Jacket from Peak Performance is the perfect technical midlayer to wear under an outer shell jacket, and will keep you warm and mobile on even the toughest mountain days. But it’s also perfect as an outer layer on off-season hikes, making it a useful, hardwearing, and vital tool for anyone who loves nothing more than being in the mountains, fresh powder or not.
Made from super durable 100% polyamide, the Helium Hybrid has 700 fillpower down paneling on the front and back, giving it superb heat retention properties as well as excellent wind proofing, while on the lower arms it has a much lighter down panelling to help encourage blood flow to the hands on cold days. On the sides, the Helium Hybrid is equipped with 91% polyamide and 9% elastane jersey panels that offer flexibility and stretch, making sure you stay comfortable and have complete range of mobility, no matter what activity you’re doing.
In terms of convenience, Peak Performance have added an ergonomic chimney style collar with zip, as well as elasticated cuffs and hem, and a host of pockets. A zippered chest pocket is perfect for valuables or your phone, while the two spacious handwarmer pockets make good use of the duck down body insulation to keep your fingers toasty on chilly days.
Put all this together and you’ve got an ultra lightweight and packable mid layer that hugs the body, stretches with you, and keeps heat locked in. If you’re looking for the perfect companion for a technical shell jacket, then you’ve already found it.