Weighing less than 100g, Sugoi’s new Helium Jacket weighs as little as a chocolate bar and packs down small enough to fit completely in a jersey pocket. Despite its small size, its textured polyester shell fabric claims to be exceptionally windproof and water-resistant and “impervious to all but the most drenching downpours.”
To achieve the low weight, SUGOI designers got creative; the armpit zips were replaced with tiny, unstructured venting holes and a semi-fitted form reduced overall fabric weight.
For visibility and safety, Helium uses ScotchliteÃ¢â€žÂ¢ reflective material the length of the torso. With a full-length zipper, rear zip pocket and drop-length tail, the Helium is perfect for running, hiking or riding, or any activity where threatening weather looms.
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Men’s jacket shown at top of post and above.
Women’s jacket (above) and vest (below, front and back).
And the available colors are…
MSRP is $100 for the jacket and $80 for the vest.