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Black Diamond Helio Active Shell Jacket - Men's

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$299.21 $398.95

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Tech Specs

Material:
[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex 3L, [face fabric] 100% nylon, [backing] Gore-Tex C-Knit, DWR finish
Fit:
regular/relaxed
Length:
mid-length
Hood:
yes
Pockets:
2 hand, 1 internal
Venting:
underarm
Claimed Weight:
12.8oz
Recommended Use:
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, freeride/powder skiing, freeride/powder snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Helio Active Shell Jacket

The ultralight Helio Active Shell Jacket from Black Diamond is built to handle big vert and fast descents on epic days in the backcountry. Its three-layer Gore-Tex Active technology provides waterproof and windproof protection while still offering amazing breathability for your strenuous ascents. A Gore-Tex C-Knit backer keeps the jacket crunch down while offering a soft touch feel. When you're really pushing it in the backcountry, full-length underarm zippered vents dump excess heat to help keep your temperature under control for a successful day out. With its pack-compatible hand pockets and climbing helmet-compatible hood, the jacket is ready for alpine and ski mountaineering adventures.

  • Ultralight shell for big vert and fast descents in the backcountry
  • Gore-Tex Active has ultimate breathability for high-intensity tours
  • Comfortable gore C-Knit backer quiets shell, is softer to the touch
  • Waterproof and windproof construction offers comfort on the slopes
  • Harness compatible hand pockets ready jacket for mountaineering
  • Climbing helmet compatible hood blocks gusts in the high alpine
  • Full-length underarm zip vents dump excess heat on burly ascents
  • Single-adjust hem seals out the elements in storms
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

True to size, but not what you think

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Why I'm stoked right now. Being 6'3, with a slim build, it's difficult to find garments that have sufficient arm length that also fit my chest/torso/waist. Usually I have to get an L or an XL to get sleeves that are long enough for my lanky arms. But in an XL I look like a skinny guy wearing a fat man's jacket. I checked the BD sizing cart. I measured my arm length and chest circumference. I already knew my waist size. And then I did a double take. According to the sizing chart, BD says I should order a medium? What, what, what? It was a tense five days waiting for my jacket to arrive. I haven't worn a Medium ski shell since I was in middle school. But it arrived. And I tried it on. And it fits amazing! Finally, a shell that fits my slim figure but with enough arm length. My waist is 33". My arm length (from spine to wrist) is 34". I forget my chest measurement. Some people might say that this jacket runs large. It's interesting what BD did. The medium and the large have the same arm length. So, if you're 6'3" and slim, like me, the medium is "true to size". But if you're a portly 6'3", than the large would be truer for you. If you regularly wear a medium, this medium is gonna feel like it has really long sleeves.

Black Diamond

Men's Apparel
 XSSMLXL
Neck

15in

(38.5cm)

15.5in

(39.5cm)

16in

(40.5cm)

16.5in

(42cm)

17.5in

(44.5cm)

Chest

34 - 35.5in

(86.5 - 90cm)

36 - 38in

(91 - 96.5cm)

38.5 - 41in

(97.5 - 104cm)

41.5 - 44.5in

(105 - 113cm)

45 - 48.5in

(114 - 123cm)

Sleeve

33.5in

(85cm)

33.5in

(85cm)

34in

(86.5cm)

34in

(86.5cm)

34.5in

(87.5cm)

Waist

27 - 28.5in

(68.5 - 72.5cm)

29 - 31in

(73.5 - 79cm)

31.5 - 34in

(80 - 86.5cm)

34.5 - 37.5in

(87.5 - 95.5cm)

38 - 42in

(96.5 - 106.5cm)

Hip

33.5 - 35in

(85 - 89cm)

35.5 - 37.5in

(90 - 95.5cm)

38 - 40.5in

(96.5 - 103cm)

41 - 44in

(104 - 112cm)

44.5 - 48in

(113 - 122cm)

Inseam - Reg

31.5in

(80cm)

31.5in

(80cm)

32.5in

(82.5cm)

33.5in

(85cm)

33.5in

(85cm)

 
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Waist

27 - 28.5in

(68.5 - 72.5cm)

29 - 30.5in

(73.5 - 77.5cm)

31 - 32.5in

(78.5 - 82.5cm)

33 - 34.5in

(83.5 - 87.5cm)

35 - 36.5in

(88.5 - 92.5cm)

37 - 38.5in

(93.5 - 97.5cm)

Hip

33.5 - 35in

(85 - 89cm)

35.5 - 37in

(90 - 94cm)

37.5 - 39in

(95 - 99cm)

39.5 - 41in

(100 - 104cm)

41.5 - 43in

(105 - 109cm)

43.5 - 45in

(110 - 114cm)

Inseam

31.5in

(80cm)

31.5in

(80cm)

32.5in

(82.5cm)

32.5in

(82.5cm)

33.5in

(85cm)

33.5in

(85cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Neck:
Measure around the fullest part of the neck, at the base.
Chest:
Measure around the chest, just under the arms and across the shoulder blades.
Waist:
Measure around the narrowest part of the waist.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
Sleeve:
Measure from the center back of the neck, across the shoulder, and down the arm to the wrist.