Sneak Peek -- Sugoi Helium Jacket

Sugoi, a Vancouver, B.C., company, has unveiled its Spring 2008 product line, including the Helium Jacket, a 3-ounce piece made of woven polyester. That’s right, 3 ounces.

When it comes to market in 2008, the Helium Jacket—along with its cousin, the 2.5-ounce Helium Vest—will be among the lightest-weight piece of outerwear available.


Details are few on this piece so far, but my guess is that it’s made with material thin enough to fold up into a handkerchief-size package. I have an old-school windshirt like this from Wild Things, and it rolls into a baseball-size shape that I can cram away in the bottom of a pack.

Sugoi ( said the Helium jacket will go for $85.

Other features include a back zip pocket and Scotchlite reflective piping along the full-length zipper.

More details to come when available. . .

Posted by walt - 08/08/2007 04:31 PM

i have one from mountain hardwear called the phantom anorak and it’s also 3 oz. wild things makes some nice stuff. there web site seems to be on the fritz though…

Posted by AK - 08/10/2007 08:43 AM

This Sugoi jacket looks nice but just a copy of Pearl Izumi’s Fly and Optik jacket that has been out for a couple of years… 3.2 oz (packs into small pocket) and retails for $70

Posted by Ian Berard - 12/08/2008 09:07 AM

AK….this item is far from a copy of anything.
Great design and high end sporting gear.

Posted by BC - 09/16/2009 03:35 PM

Good wind protection at best. long-sleeve wicking shirt needed during “rain”, or the jacked will stick on your skin like white on rice.

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