The Helly Hansen Women's Loke Jacket is lightweight and packable so you can take waterproof, breathable protection wherever you roam. Helly Tech Performance gives this jacket waterproof, windproof, and highly breathable protection while you're backpacking, hiking, and camping. The Loke Jacket packs into its own pocket for compact storage in backpacks or clipped to belt loops.
- Helly Tech Performance
- Fully taped seams
- Zippered underarm vents
- Fully adjustable hood
- Adjustable hem and cuffs
- Packs into hand pocket
- Q & A
Nice but Wanted More
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: small
This is a great light rain jacket and ideal when looking to limit weight (either in a pack or on your body). The Helly Tech does a great job of regulating my body temperature inside and if I do get sweaty, it repels the sweat out of the jacket, so I don't feel cold when I take the jacket off. It does a great job of keeping rain out no matter how bad the conditions are outside (light drizzle and heavy downpours). I also really like the elastic and adjustable wrist cuffs -- the elastic part allows me to bend my wrist without feeling the cuff dig into my arm while still keeping all the water and wind out. My complaints are that the pockets are pretty small - I'm glad they have zippers on them or else everything would surely fall out. I also wish the jacket had a brimmed hood (or at least a larger hood) to keep the rain off my face better. You can see from the photo below that my head sticks out of the hood a little and that's without it adjusted.
I will say that it's super easy to clean though. It's my favorite jacket to wear to the dog park because (as you can see) my nugget tends to get pretty muddy so then I get pretty muddy, and it's super easy to just wipe off with a towel and be clean and dry again - no wash needed. I personally dont see the need to have the added snaps at the top or bottom of the jacket as the zipper is more than enough and it's fully sealed anyways, but maybe that's just me.
Overall, I do recommend this jacket but I hope next year's model makes some of those minor improvements to make it even better.
Let me know if you have any questions on this jacket or any of the Helly Hansen Line - I'd love to help you out!
Solid Light Rain Jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
Jacket is super lightweight and very wind resistant. It is perfect for light rain but with heavy rain it did get a bit chilly. The color is sharp and the fit is great for an athletic body type. Fit works with layering underneath. I get a lot of compliments when I wear this one! I would recommend for warmer climates and for light wind and rain. Not a heavy duty rain jacket. A great spring addition to any mountain / beach wardrobe.
How much does it weigh?
Hi Cynthia! The medium weighs 8.6 ounces.