Outdoor Research Women's Helium AscentShell Jacket

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The Helium AscentShell Jacket combines the lightweight durability of Pertex® Diamond Fuse technology with the breathable waterproof comfort of AscentShell™ technology to keep you agile and comfortable in wet conditions. Other features include a helmet-compatible hood, Dynamic Reach™ underarm panels, a double-separating front zip and harness- and hipbelt-compatible pockets and hem.


  • Standard fit
  • Fabric Performance:
    • Water- and wind-proof
    • Fully seam taped
    • Breathable
    • Air permeable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
  • Design features:
    • Fully-adjustable helmet-compatible hood with wire brim and HoodLock™
    • YKK® AquaGuard® Vislon centre-front double-separating zip
    • Dynamic Reach™ underarm panels avoid the sleeves riding up when you reach up
    • External and internal chest pockets
    • High hand pockets placed above hip belt and harness
    • YKK® AquaGuard® hand and chest pocket zips
    • Dual internal mesh stash pockets
    • Adjustable wrist cuffs
    • Elastic drawcord hem adjustment
    • Foam bead inserts to keep hem under harness
  • Built in collaboration with Outdoor Research alpine ambassadors Emilie Drinkwater and Graham Zimmerman, this hard shell has been tested and trusted in some of the harshest environments on earth, including the world's second highest mountain K2


Featured Gear Summer Clearance 2024
Length from Centre Back 73.7cm
Average Weight 298g (Medium)
Made From bluesign®-approved AscentShell™ x Pertex® Shield Air Diamond Fuse 3L, 30D 100% nylon ripstop with 7D tricot backer

AscentShell™: Outdoor Research's proprietary AscentShell™ technology uses an electrospun process to create a 3L construction that breathes faster, weighs less, stretches more, and far surpasses the comfort of traditional waterproof membranes. It combines the best of waterproof toughness and movement-mirroring stretch to make it an all-time favourite for athletes and adventurers on rock, snow, dirt and everywhere in between. The fabric's amazing breathability quickly vents perspiration and excess heat during aerobic activity, and its minimal weight saves precious energy on demanding endeavours.

Diamond Fuse is a unique way of improving the durability and abrasion resistance of fabrics without adding any unnecessary weight. Diamond Fuse fabrics use yarns with unique diamond shaped filaments that lock together to create a durable and highly abrasion resistant fabric. This engineered structure allows Diamond Fuse fabrics to remain very stable over extended wear and washing.

bluesign® approved: The bluesign® system is the solution for a sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide but also provides you confidence you'll acquire a sustainable product. Those operating sustainably - meaning conserving resources and reducing the environmental impact to a minimum - also act responsibly and innovatively. Wanting to produce sustainable goods though involves a detailed examination of all materials and processes used as well as the impact of the production on the environment. Only this holistic observation, which starts well before the actual production, will guarantee a final product that is harmless to human beings and the environment. The standard covers 5 principles:

  • Resource productivity: defines the ecological and economical goal to produce textile products of maximum quality and added value, using a minimum amount of resources as well as causing the least possible environmental impact.
  • Air emission: air emissions need to comply with strictly controlled emission limits along the entire production chain. Optimising the energy flow as well as using low-emission components reduces the CO2 load, implicating active climate protection.
  • Occupational health and safety: the health and safety of employees in the textile industry has to be safeguarded by strict guidelines. Weak points occurring locally must be detected. In accordance with the risk potential of the deployed chemical substances, corresponding occupational safety measures are mandatory.
  • Water emission: control aims at feeding back purified water into the natural cycle and causing the least possible pollution of rivers, lakes and seas. This can be achieved by the use of ecologically harmless components as well as by optimising production and wastewater treatment processes.
  • Consumer safety: includes not only the mandate for high-quality textile products without health risks, but also the assurance that all of the principles of sustainability are consistently implemented during the production process.


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