Helly Hansen Verglas Down is a must-have in the winter, so I was excited to test the Helly Hansen Verglas Down Jacket out. I’m a big fan of the deep violet color and was really pleased with the fit. I’m 5’7″ and the length of the arms and torso fit me perfectly.
Helly Hansen Verglas Down Jacket Review
Fit and Size: S, M, L, XL, 2XL. Helly Hansen gear Feels true to size, I have enough room to wear this jacket with a few more layers underneath, yet it still feels form-fitting.
Construction: 700+ goose down. Water-resistant Nylon 66 ripstop fabric. Hood designed for a helmet. Elastic and Velcro cuff adjustment, wind block skirt.
I would not recommend this jacket for light-weight backpacking trips or alpine touring because while it does compress well, it’s not the most light-weight, compressible down jacket out there.
Best used for: Cold dry days skiing or riding would be best for this jacket. While it is water-resistant, for a really wet snow day I would suggest something waterproof. When temperatures drop, this jacket is perfect for wearing around town or out in the backcountry.
Overall Impression: There is little to complain about when you’re wearing the Verglas down jacket. Chances are if temperatures drop below 50 degrees I’m probably chilly, but with this jacket on I stay warm. I was really impressed with how comfortable the fabric is, especially around the hood.
The Verglas Down Jacket does a great job of repelling water in wet snowy conditions and blocking wind.
Helly Hansen has stopped making the Verglas Down for Women ($230). Not to worry we have a bunch of other rad snowboard jackets that we stand behind. Find out which one is best for you in our picks for the best women’s jackets for snowboarding.