Women's Helix Waterproof Jacket

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This women’s Helix jacket protects you from water and wind with 3-layer Barricade™ Knit waterproof technology. The weather stays out while you stay cool and comfortable inside with this lightweight and breathable fabric making for the ultimate women’s waterproof coat.

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Colour: Deep Navy
Payment types Rohan Accepts
The Full Story+

We’ve designed a women’s waterproof jacket that you can depend on, whatever the adventure.

Whether you’re climbing, hiking or just wandering around town, the weather has a way of sneaking up on you. Our state-of-the-art 3-layer Barricade™ Knit waterproof technology goes above and beyond to keep you dry.

The Hydrostatic Head is the measure of how much water a jacket can take before it permeates the fabric. For a coat to be labelled waterproof, it has to be able to withstand 1,500mm of water. We wanted to top that. Our women’s Helix jacket has a Hydrostatic Head of 20,0000mm meaning you’ll stay bone dry inside and the adventure only stops when you want it to, not when the clouds decide to open.

Highly waterproof coats are known for a lack of breathability. But overachievers that we are, we wanted to prove that wrong. This women’s raincoat not only offers downpour proof waterproofing, but our Barricade™ technology gives a Moisture Vapour Transmission Rate of 20,000g per metre squared every 24 hours.

That’s the amount of moisture vapour that can pass through the jacket over time. Basically, this raincoat keeps the weather out without making things clammy on the inside.

It passes our 20:20 Barricade™ benchmark, which means it’s pretty much as waterproof and as breathable as a jacket can be.

Beyond breathability and weatherproofing, we’ve designed the Helix jacket to be packed with features that make it a go-to outdoor item.

Take packability for example. There’s no point having a super waterproof coat if you can’t take it with you. This jacket has a built-in Packpocket™ meaning it packs into itself and doesn’t take up much space in your luggage. It’s also stretchy, so movement isn’t hindered, and it’s quiet, meaning no more annoying swooshing when you move.

The jacket has two exterior pockets, which are big enough to fit an OS map, and one hidden interior pocket for smaller valuables. There’s a dropped rear hem and fixed bonded peak hood for extra protection from whatever the weather has in store for you. Plus, the lightweight YKK Aquaguard® zips and adjustable hem and cuffs ensure everything is sealed and wind, water and weather stay outside.

Finally, it’s super soft. That’s not usually a big selling feature, we know, but it’s something we didn’t want to compromise on either. Comfort—especially if spending time in the rain—is key.

This women’s waterproof Helix jacket offers top rated waterproofing and breathability while being lightweight, packable and durable. Designed for everything from everyday weather woes and wild wet adventures, this is a raincoat that combines the comfort of a softshell jacket with the weatherproofing of a hardshell coat.

Fabric: 100% polyester with 3-layer Barricade™ Knit technology and Durable Water Repellency™

 
Lightweight - Weight: 319g
Lightweight - Weight: 319g

We were the original lightweight revolutionaries. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Everything we make is engineered to achieve this.

Packable - Pack Size: 950ml
Packable - Pack Size: 950ml

Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime. We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. The actual pack size is tested and listed.

Fast Drying - Drying Time: 6 hours
Fast Drying - Drying Time: 6 hours

All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. It’s easy to wash and often needs no ironing. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. We test every item and list its drying time.

3-layer Barricade™ knit waterproof technology

Our 3-layer Barricade™ knit waterproof technology is used to make raincoats that are ultra-waterproof yet breathable. The three-layer design bonds together a water-repellent outer fabric, a breathable membrane and a moisture-wicking lining.

The fabric has a Hydrostatic Head of 20,000mm—this is the amount of water the fabric can withstand before it seeps through. And a Moisture Vapour Transmission rate of 20,000g per metre squared every 24 hours—this is the amount of water vapour that passes through the jacket over time.

DURABLE WATER REPELLENCY™

Our DWR ™ finish is an advanced treatment which dramatically increases the water repellency of our fabrics. On its own, it offers a useful level of shower resistance; used in conjunction with our Barricade™ technology, it reduces the tendency of the face fabric to wet out and maximizes breathability.

Packpocket™

Clever design is more often than not about what to take off rather than what to put on. It’s about giving one feature multiple functions. That’s why many of our garments feature a Packpocket™. This handy addition converts pockets into space-saving storage by compressing the garment into itself. You could use it as a travel pillow when it’s all packed down too.

Features at a Glance+
  • Fabric: 100% polyester with 3-layer Barricade™ Knit technology and Durable Water Repellency™.
  • Surpasses our already exceptional 20:20 Barricade™ benchmark – you’ll find this level of waterproofness and breathability hard to beat.
  • Durable Water Repellency™ finish.
  • Beautiful drape and ultra-soft, quiet finish.
  • Very lightweight and packable with a built in Packpocket™.
  • Stretchy finish provides excellent freedom of movement.
  • Fixed hood with bonded peak that rolls away when not needed.
  • YKK Aquaguard® zips.
  • One internal zipped pocket and two external hand pockets.
  • Pockets big enough to fit OS maps.
  • Dropped rear hem for extra coverage.
  • Fully adjustable hem and cuffs.
Technologies+

3-layer Barricade™ knit waterproof technology

Our 3-layer Barricade™ knit waterproof technology is used to make raincoats that are ultra-waterproof yet breathable. The three-layer design bonds together a water-repellent outer fabric, a breathable membrane and a moisture-wicking lining.

The fabric has a Hydrostatic Head of 20,000mm—this is the amount of water the fabric can withstand before it seeps through. And a Moisture Vapour Transmission rate of 20,000g per metre squared every 24 hours—this is the amount of water vapour that passes through the jacket over time.

DURABLE WATER REPELLENCY™

Our DWR ™ finish is an advanced treatment which dramatically increases the water repellency of our fabrics. On its own, it offers a useful level of shower resistance; used in conjunction with our Barricade™ technology, it reduces the tendency of the face fabric to wet out and maximizes breathability.

Packpocket™

Clever design is more often than not about what to take off rather than what to put on. It’s about giving one feature multiple functions. That’s why many of our garments feature a Packpocket™. This handy addition converts pockets into space-saving storage by compressing the garment into itself. You could use it as a travel pillow when it’s all packed down too.

Size Guide+
Deep Navy
Jacket Length Front 26"/66cm
Jacket length back 28.5"/72.5cm
Measurement based on Women's Medium

Womens Helix Jacket

SMLXL
To fit
Size10-1212-1416-1818-20
Womens Size Guide
Reviews+

What People are Saying

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This product has a Rating of 3.3 / 5

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CR
Age: 61-65
Purpose: Hiking, Walking
Length you've had item: 5 months
Reviewed: September 2020

Generally very good!

★★★★☆

This jacket is comfortable and keeps the rain out. I recommend. However there are some detracting features: as with many Rohan women's garments, the sleeves are a bit too long and the body a bit too short. The positioning of the pocket tops can be a bit unfortunate, too, depending upon your dimensions! This particular style comes up smaller than many other Rohan garments, as well. But by far the most frustrating feature concerns the cuffs: in the rain they get sodden very quickly. They also have the annoying feature of interacting with touch-screen watches, inserting segments at will, and on occasion even managing to stop the current activity, and start a new one of a different type! This can happen wet or dry, but is worse when the cuffs are wet. I'm longing for winter when I can wear long sleeves under the jacket, covering the watch face! I don't know what can be done about this but if anything can, it would be a good idea!

Hi CR, thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on our Helix Jacket. Glad to hear that you would recommend our garment. In regards to the rest of your feedback I will be sure to pass this onto the relevant department.

Rebecca - Web Team
Annie
Age: 61-65
Purpose: Walking, summer wear
Length you've had item: 6 months
Reviewed: August 2020

Versatile lightweight jacket

★★★★★

Unlike the previous reviewer I think this is a useful addition to my ‘jacket wardrobe’ and have been delighted with its versatility. It is ideal for serious walking when the weather is changeable but is also smart enough ‘in town’ and on holiday. The hood is adjustable at the back and can be folded as well. The fabric is breathable as described and this was my main reason for purchasing another lightweight jacket as my previous purchase (other UK manufacturer) wasn’t comfortable in warm weather.

I am between sizes and decided to go for the larger size on this occasion to allow for an extra layer when walking.

Would recommend as an ideal companion to your Husavik jacket which I bought in black last winter.

Hi Annie, thank you for taking the time to leave a review on our Helix Jacket. So glad to hear that you are happy with your purchase and all of its design features.

Rebecca - Web Team
JKF
Age: 41-45
Purpose: Hill Walking
Length you've had item: 1 week
Reviewed: August 2020

Poor Value, Poorly designed Hood

★☆☆☆☆

Its difficult to top the Elite Jacket, but once again new designs come in to wipe out the older stuff thats excellent. This one is slightly heavier than elite so not as lightweight - for those like me who want lightweight. Also, once again, as I've seen in the past, the hood is poorly designed. It won't stay up in a storm hence isn't as storm proof and adjustable as the elite. Poorer quality for more money. Given to me as a gift but sadly need to return. At bare minimum the hood needs to be adjustable and functional. There are plenty with these features at this price point.

Hi JKF, thank you for taking the time to leave a review on our Helix Jacket. I’m sorry to hear that you have been left feeling disappointed with the design of our jacket. I shall make sure to pass your feedback onto the relevant department.

Rebecca - Web Team

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