Versatile, hard-wearing directional waterproof jacket for men who enjoy exploring woodland to coastline and for everyday activities.
The Helki Jacket combines Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof fabric for excellent weather protection with a clean design for practicality and functional features.
Choose the Helki Jacket because of its uncluttered but practical design - There is excellent freedom of movement through clean lines and careful ergonomic design. Additional reinforcement in the shoulders and back provides enhanced weather protection when carrying a rucksack. The unrivalled hood design and intelligent pocketing provide comfort and practicality in all hill environments.
The Helki is for people who enjoy exploring everything from valleys to coasts, and want a comfortable, functional everyday jacket.
Whether exploring footpaths, dog walking or working outdoors, to remain comfortable throughout the day you need to avoid a build up of perspiration and condensation inside your jacket.
Directional Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric moves moisture away from you constantly so that you feel dry from both the inside and outside. The clean, ergonomic design combines freedom of movement for all-day comfort with practical features.
The Helki Jacket has an ergonomic design with minimal clutter but hill-friendly features.
Excellent freedom of movement from uncluttered ergonomic design
Enhanced weather protection when carrying a rucksack provided by reinforcement in the back and shoulders
Practical, well-placed pocketing for map storage and handwarming.
Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric is more than just breathable, it is directional.
This means it is capable of moving liquid water away from your body and not just water vapour.
It is essential to avoid a build-up of water in your clothing system when you are working hard, as too much retained moisture will lead to your body rapidly chilling when you stop and rest.
In conventional clothing systems, approximately 20% of sweat production is dealt with effectively, leaving the remaining 80% trapped inside.
Nikwax Analogy garments are unique, in that they pump out this 80% of liquid water and allow it to drain away; you are left feeling dry and comfortable.
Watch this short video to find out more about the benefits and features of the Nikwax Analogy Garments:
The Nikwax Analogy fabric system provides unrivalled waterproof protection and moisture management.
Adjustable hood with firm but shape-able peak for precise fit with or without hat, and will not compromise vision.
180° shoulder and arm articulation provides excellent freedom of movement, and avoids jacket pulling or riding up.
Pump Liner® reinforcement at shoulders and centre back for extra protection when carrying a pack and in heavy rain.
Ergonomically designed back, plus curved tail for protection.
Waist drawcord with hidden cords for clean look and improved water shedding.
Two-way front zip with internal storm flap.
Cuffs easily pushed up for cooling, with Pump Liner® to reduce moisture build-up.
Large OS map pocket on chest.
Internal smaller mesh pocket on chest for valuables.
Two handwarming pockets.
Hem drawcord provides temperature control, and prevents rucking when load carrying.
Average weight: 693g / 24.45oz
In what kind of weather conditions can I use my Helki Jacket?
The Helki Jacket has been tested to resist at least 4 hours of intense rain; so you can use it throughout the year in cold or wet conditions.
Because the fabric system offers significant insulation, this is not the best garment to deal with heavy showers in very hot conditions. In that case we would recommend a Nikwax Windproof, perhaps combined with one of our Parameta T+ baselayers, to optimise breathability and cooling.
How do I care for my Páramo waterproof?
Regularly wash it with Nikwax Tech Wash® to remove dirt and revive its water repellency. If, after washing, the outer fabric absorbs water (it does not run off in beads) it is time to reproof your garment with Nikwax TX.Direct®.
If your waterproof picks up a contamination which cannot be removed in a normal wash, Páramo can professionally wash and reproof it for you.
What if I damage my Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof clothing?
Simple repairs can often be done with a needle and thread without compromising the performance of your Páramo gear.
If you seriously damage a garment, you can send it back to Páramo and request a quote for having it mended – most damage can be repaired!
Ethics & Environment
Páramo clothing does not rely on hazardous fluorocarbon (PFC) treatments in its finishing or aftercare processes.
Nikwax Analogy fabric systems are uniquely suited to recycling as they avoid the need for mixed materials, membranes or taped seams. Instead, they use 100% polyester, which unlike many materials, can be broken down and reformed into new, high quality fibres.
This garment is made in Colombia by the charitable Miquelina Foundation. It is member of the World Fair Trade Organization. Guaranteed Fair Trade.
Fully recyclable through Páramo.
There are 2 reviews with an average rating of 5.00
There is no fuzz about this jacket. Its been used daily in all condition. I was sceptical at first about the waterproofness but fear not as this jacket just performs well. For a shell its a tat bit warm but that does not bother me. I am washing it as per manufacture instructions every 4-6 weeks and the rain beating off like on the first day. I my mind this is one of those gems that is in the range of 500Euro plus shells of others for the fraction of the price and still out performs most if not all
Please remember that. for technical reasons there can be slight differences in the size of different types of clothing.
Páramo® Measurements are body measurements. not garment measurements.
All Páramo® garments will fit more generously than non-active wear because Páramo® pattern and grade all garments for active use: reaching. bending. stretching.
All Páramo® garments use metric measurements
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PÁRAMO SIZING GUIDE
Páramo® garments are specified using metric measurements, therefore the metric measurements in this chart are the most accurate. Imperial equivalents are rounded to the nearest half number.
Páramo® measurements in the chart relate to body rather than garment measurements – thus, for example, a leg length measurement given here is for a person’s leg length, not the actual leg length of the garment to reflect the fact that Páramo® garments are designed specifically for active use.
Páramo® Easy Fit - More generous fit
Páramo® Athletic Fit - Fits closely to body contours – for example, Velez, Quito, Ostro & Enduro models.