Quick Overview

The Outdoor Research Helium II is our lightest rain jacket at 180 grams. It is very popular with mountain runners and fast and light outdoor enthusiasts. It packs down so small, you'll forget you're carrying it until the storm hits! Sizing Info

Ultralight, ultra compressible rain shell clips to harness or pack. The OR Helium II is 6% lighter and 10% more breathable than its predecessor!

OR's most compressible storm shell is so light that you won’t notice you’re carrying it until a sudden downpour bursts into your day. It is the perfect jacket for weather protection for mountain running, day walking or rock climbing. It does not replace the functionality of a full 3 layer shell for multi day trips, but is ideal to tuck in your daypack for day activities. You won't even know it's there it is so light. Then if you need protection from rain, wind, or cooling temps pop it out and it includes all the features needed for true functionality, without any bulky excess.

NOTE: A note on colours! In several 'colours' there are multiple versions. We've tried to picture them all here. If you have a preference for zip colour, etc., please give us a call on 03 9600 0599.

  • SALSA is a mixture of Hot Sauce and Samba
  • BLUE is a mixture of Cobalt and Glacier


  • Ultralight, waterproof/breathable 2.5-layer 30D Pertex® Shield+ DS ripstop fabric
  • Fully seam taped
  • Fully adjustable hood
  • Ultralight, water-resistant zippers
  • Front zipper has 7.5”/19 cm inner stormflap
  • Zippered napoleon pocket
  • Stuff pocket at side hem with hook/loop closure and webbing loop
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Single drawcord hem adjustment
  • Weight: 180g

Standard/Free shipping to major capitals takes 2-5 business days (after dispatch), with occasional delays.

Order before 11am - we usually ship the same business day!

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