Icebreaker Helix Men (Large)
Purchased the Helix as the Stratus was too warm for most of my intended uses. The Helix still feels quite substantial but is markedly lighter than the Stratus. I have a size large in both items and the Helix is a more athletic fit, in keeping with most other IB product sizing. The body length is reasonable but I'm 6ft 2 inches, and found the sleeves could be a little longer - especially for any outdoor activity that requires 'overhead' movements. Sleeve cuffs are great, zip feels good quality and baffle works well. The hood is quite snug over a climbing helmet.
Certainly would recommend the product for a wide range of activities - anything from wearing to the shops/work to the Peaks/Lakes in winter. I wouldn't use this for sitting around camp in winter (Stratus would be better suited for this) or as a belay jacket, but not really it's intended uses.
Great fitting Icebreaker
Great fit haven't had a chance to test it in cold weather yet,great for layering not much bulk
Bought as a mid layer under a waterproof shell- high quality and warmth - just what you expect from Icebreaker.
Looks & feels great!
This is a great jacket. Its well made, fits really well and is wind proof and its warm... I've not worn in the rain yet but hope its fairly resilient!
Because I am picky it would have been nice to see an extra pocket on the inside and a better hood fastening mechanism as opposed to just a toggle on the back - doesn't really keep the hood down over my head in the wind, this would have bumped the review to 5 stars.
On the whole I am very happy with this item & will get good use out of it.