Helly HansenAlpha 3.0 Jacket - Men's

Versatile ski jacket for varying conditions.

The Helly Hansen Men’s Alpha 3.0 is the jacket you want when you're carving down groomers and maneuvering through mogul fields. A two-layer waterproof membrane seals out moisture without sacrificing breathability, and its breathability gets a boost with the H2Flow Ventilation System under each arm. Four-way stretch keeps you moving freely, and the detachable, helmet-compatible hood lets you change your style as clouds start to darken on what started as a bluebird day. An insulated Lifepocket helps preserve your media player's battery life so you don't have to suffer through another round of small talk with a complete stranger on the chairlift.

  • Ski or snowboard jacket for resort adventures
  • Waterproof membrane seals out snow and is breathable
  • H2Flow venting system allows you to dump heat while hiking
  • Adjustable powder skirt and removable hood customize coverage
  • Insulated Lifepocket preserves your device's battery life
  • Internal wrist gaiters with thumbholes secure the sleeves
  • Recco avalanche rescue system may help Recco-equipped ski patrols find you in an emergency
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Fit me poorly. Nice coat if it fits you.

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Med

I purchased this jacket as my primary cold weather ski coat. I live in the NE and ski 50+ days a year with many being near zero with wind ect... The quality of the jacket is exceptional and I find few flaws. A minor issues for me was the sleeve gator, I just don't like the way they feel and I like wearing gloves with gators that go over the sleeve. I also think they could add a tag clip either from inside the pocket of as a Ring on the exterior. I also like some type of clip in the front hand pocket to clip on keys. Unfortunately I found this jacket to snug when layered with a fleece and a thin long undershirt. I'm athletically built and a med was to tight, I looked stuffed into it. I'm 5'8" and 165. Its going back.

Overall Satisfied. Not perfect though.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Overall I like the jacket. It does fit pretty true to size and is definitely an athletic type fit. Not baggy at all, so keep that in mind when purchasing. The only gripe that I have is that the outer pocket which is advertised as the pocket with special thermal protection for your electronics is actually too small to fit my phone. I have a pretty standard Samsung S7 phone with a rather thin protective case and the phone won't fit in the pocket. Ed up putting it in the inside pocket which means, have to unzip the jacket to get to the phone. Not the end of the world, but maybe they should look at sizing the pocket for its intended use. If Im misinterpreting the use of this pocket, my apologies.

great so far!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

This is my second Helly Hansen jacket.....the first one had a problem with the zipper and Helly Hansen said not repairable and gave me my money back....so I bought this one.
This jacket fits me perfectly, very well designed, and well constructed. My only complaint is that the chest pockets are too small. My cell phone won't fit in the outside left pocket. The inside chest pocket is OK. This jacket is warmer than a shell, but you'll need some under layers if it's cold.

Tried 6 jackets and none better

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

Like a lot of people, I don't do much shopping in brick and mortars anymore, and I decided I would order a bunch of jackets from Backcountry based upon a combination of a holiday sale, specs, and reviews, then return those that I didn't like. Yeah, I understand it's a 1st world luxury and a bit wasteful of resources, but I kept my last ski jacket for 15 years, so there's that.

Ok. On to the jacket. I completely agree with the other review here that the quality and comfort are great. I'm just a casual skier, so I'll have this over a layer of Tommy John Thermals and a Marmot Reactor Fleece Vest (also from Backcountry) and expect to be plenty warm. The gaiters were what made this a winner for me over the Marmot KT Component, which was just as high a quality and flexible (although the hood was bigger than I needed on that one, too).

Sorry to North Face, but their jackets felt cheap and bulky by comparison and the Helly only cost about 30% more. The quality and attention to detail are worth more than double, easy. That said, this was at the top of my price range for jacket, but I'm glad I added it to my cart due to the other review. If you're on the fence like I was, get this!

Overall the prices at Backcountry are tough to beat and I'm glad to find a place that sells high quality gear for good prices.


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

I bought two previous ski jackets and returned them before receiving the HH Alpha 3.0 and couldn’t be more satisfied. Items I love about it: Great Fit, hi-vis liner in hood, sleeve gators, overall high quality, stretch fabric. It’s a sturdy material, but has flexibility to it so that it moves freely with you. I will be wearing this under my NSP vest this season. I bought the red color and it’s a beautiful true red, which is hard to find. You will not be disappointed in this jacket.