Helly Hansen Verglas Hooded Down Insulator
Goose Down, Polyamide, Lycra, YKK Zippers
- Great warmth-to-weight ratio (uses real down)
- Elastic cuffs and adjustable hem are nice touches
- Hood is not adjustable—contrary to the info on Helly Hansen’s website
Been wearing every day as it’s getting cold in Detroit. It’s lightweight and warm, which is a great combo. Although, it’s not the warmest jacket we’ve tested. It works as an outer layer and a mid-layer—we’ve worn it under a shell on a few really cold days.
Still wearing this jacket every day around Detroit during the winter and on a handful of weekend trips. It’s not the most compressible/packable jacket we’ve tested, but it’s still lightweight. If we’re taking this on a trip, we’re typically wearing it so it’s not a huge deal but something to note.
Caught an arm on a fence which caused a very small rip. It’s not an issue right now—we’ll see how it holds up.
Have not noticed the small rip getting any bigger, which is a pleasant surprise. This jacket has been holding up well to daily wear and is keeping us pretty warm throughout the winter.