1. Heli Men's Down Jacket

Heli Men's Down Jacket

Please note

All measurements listed below are in centimeters and based on actual body measurements, not garment measurements.

NZ/AU  UK US EU Chest (cm) Waist (cm) Low Hip (cm) Inseam (Inner Leg length)
XS XS XS 46 92 79 92 81
S S S 48 96 83 96 82
M M M 50 101 88 100 82
L L L 52 106 94 105 82
XL XL XL 56 112 101 111 82
2XL 2XL 2XL 60 120 109 118 83
mens size chart

How to measure

Chest: Measure around the fullest part of your chest, making sure to keep the tape under your arms and around your shoulder blades.

Waist: Measure around the smallest part of your waist (natural waistline).

Hips: Stand with your heels together and measure around the fullest part.

View sizing guide
US $140.00
Heli Men's Down Jacket is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 113.
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Improving our heritage

Versatility goes a long way when the weather's changeable. For an extra layer, pack our latest Heli Men's Down Jacket and enjoy its warmth without the bulk. Utilise it as either a mid or outer layer. Lightweight and easily compressible, you'll barely realise you've added it to your gear.

Part of our pack&GO solution.

Shell: 100% Polyester
lining: 100% Polyester
Fill: Duck down and feather
Minimum 80% duck down (Class 1)

13.1 oz

There's a minimum of 80% duck down in this Heli Jacket

Country of Origin

  • Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certified down - 600 fill power
  • Durable Water Repellency (DWR) finish - which encourages water to bead off the fabric's surface
  • Full front zip with a chin guard
  • Elasticated cuffs and an adjustable hem - for enhanced fit and weather protection
  • Two front zip pockets and two large inner stash ones
  • Packs into its own pocket to save you space - part of our pack&GO solution
  • The iconic back 'Peak' design is a trade mark of Kathmandu

Questions & Answers

Hi there, is this jacket ok so sub-zero weather? -5 to -10 degree Celsius. Thank you. 

Asked by: tnpc
Yes this jacket would be a big help in -5 to -10 degrees, we often recommend for Alpine conditions to use a down as a mid layer, with base layers underneath and a waterproof/windproof layer on top.
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2020-12-09

Hi, Please can you let me know whether you think this jacket would be long enough for a tall male (6ft 5in). Thanks

Asked by: Panch
I can give you the length of each size that should help you make your choice. Centre back neck seam to bottom hem: XS = 70.4 cm S = 71.7 cm M = 73 cm L = 74.3 cm XL = 75.6 cm XXL = 76.9 cm
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2020-12-02

Is this a regular fit?

Asked by: PMel
Yes this is a regular fit, please refer to our sizing guides for more fit information.
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2020-10-21

Would this be suitable to wear as a mid-layer under a shell jacket (with high waterproof rating) for skiing in Japan / Canada?

Asked by: Andrew S
Yes, it would be suitable to keep you warm as a mid-layer, and as long as your waterproof shell is tight enough around the waist to be sure to not let any snow in then it should be fine. The main reason why I would suggest one of our Styper Snow Jackets is that they are designed for the snow and they have a snow skirt to keep the snow out.
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2020-10-08

Is this suitable for enter days? 10 degrees or less...

Asked by: Jess3545
This really depends on what you wear underneath. This should be suitable to keep you warm, however, the Heli range is our lightest down range so if you are after something with a lot more warmth I would opt for something from the Epiq range or the XT range
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2020-09-29

How do you wash it?

Asked by: Cobber_m8
1. Machine-wash your down jacket on a gentle cycle at 30 degrees °C. 2. Carefully remove your down jacket and lay flat to dry on a clothing rack. 3. Put it in the tumble drier on a low heat. 4. Throw in two to three tennis balls, or Granger’s drying balls. 5. Gently fluff up the down jacket. For more in-depth instructions please use the search bar on the website and search 'how to was a down jacket' and this will come up with an article and a video all about how to properly care for your down jacket.
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2020-09-08

Hi there, How windproof is this jacket? Also how thick (say in millimeters)is it?

Asked by: Steve O
This isn't a jacket that we would call windproof, the fabric used in it's construction offers some wind-resistance. In terms of jacket thickness, to be honest this is not a measurement that can be given easily; the jacket is thicker in the centre of the baffles, but has no 'thickness' on the stitch lines. What it is in practical terms is a narrow baffle, thin down jacket that can be worn as an outer layer, but also as a mid layer under a outer shell. I hope this helps!
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 5
Date published: 2020-06-10

What is the water resistant shell fabric rated to please?

Asked by: JpC87
This jacket is not rated, as it is only water resistant, not waterproof.
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 3
Date published: 2020-06-15
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Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect warm jacket I bought this for jacket for work and it ticks all the boxes for me. First of all I don’t like black winter jackets as winter is depressing enough without wearing dark colours and finding good quality clothes that are not black or dark is quite difficult. I like the fit of the jacket, I wear medium to large and the large jacket is just right, it’s neither too tight nor baggy. The insulation is just right for me, as I’m working (outside caterer) I don’t want to be so well insulted that I can not move. I’ve not had it long so can’t comment on durability but if like my other Kathmandu clothes it will outlast any high street brands. Kathmandu and Patagonia have become my go to brands.
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and easy to wear Bought this for a trip where I would only need occasional use. It was ideal. Lightweight and easy to fold up small, it was warm and comfortable to wear. Excellant value and I'm sure will be used many times
Date published: 2020-12-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Spaceman A little disappointed with the purchase- resembles spaceman
Date published: 2020-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very light and warm The Jacket is warm and light, easy to fold into a small parcel, so very handy to take with you. I like the pockets inside as well. Colour is just perfect for me.
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I am restricted to a wheelchair. Very little body fat. Don't want to be cold, but don't want to sweat and cook. This jacket is perfect. Fits me snugly, keeps me warm yet still breathes well. Not sweaty. And easy to put on despite my physical restrictions.
Date published: 2020-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket I bought this for my husband for his birthday. He loves it as it is lightweight but warm enough for our winter here in Australia
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket This was my best purchase in a long time Best light weight and warm jacket I have wear it all the time Thanks Kathmandu
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Jacket - really warming Bought this jacket after wearing a friend's on a visit to Bunbury. The jacket is lightweight, but really warming. Often I don't need anything other than a shirt under it - even on cold, windy days. The jacket is so light it won't add to my luggage weight. Love it!
Date published: 2020-09-08
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