With its classic look and razor sharp clean edges, the Helly Hansen Alpha 2.0 Ski Jacket has a beautifully sublime design which is fully functional for the extreme weathers of the mountains.
I tested out this Helly Hansen jacket in Andorra with the interchangeable conditions of the Pyrenees, where sunshine, snow and freezing blizzards happen regularly in the same day!
Helly Hansen’s innovative H2Flow system works wonders to regulate the body temperature in changeable conditions, and works like an air-conditioning system within the jacket. I felt comfortable when the sun was beating down, but also warm with the freezing and bitter winds that I encountered on the chair lifts.
The warmth can also be attributed to the wonderful PrimaLoft insulation with body mapping that gives you warmth in right places when you need it.
The Alpha 2.0 is also breathable and completely weatherproof with a 4-way stretch fabric and fully seamed sealed.
All in all, the climate control of the jacket is excellent.
I also found the Helly Hansen Alpha 2.0 jacket to be lightweight but durable, and well equipped with basics such as a ski lift pass pocket on the sleeve, a headphone eyelet for the inside pocket, a snow skirt, a removable hood that fits over a helmet, and comfortable wrist gaitors with a thumb hole.
This is a great jacket that not only looks understatedly cool, it really does do the business on the mountain and would suit either skiers or snowboarders.
Good for: Skiing and Snowboarding
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Mark is also the manager of Jamie Barrow (Britain’s fastest snowboarder)