The new Halo+ shell is still an ultralight waterproof perfect for stashing in your pack and forgetting about it until you need it - then it does exactly what it needs to and protects you from the elements with the added practicality of pockets now!
An ultra lightweight and breathable waterproof jacket that packs down to little more than the size of a tennis ball. Ideally suited to mixed conditions, when waterproofs are carried as much as worn. Though lightweight, the Halo+ Jacket is still a capable mountain shell; with fully taped seams, breathable 2 layer waterproof fabric and fitted closures. The addition of two zippered hand pockets adds flexibility to stash essentials on the move.
OMM's Halo+ Jacket is a simple and effective racer shell. Weight is the key so there are no pockets, limited adjustments and no fancy features that will add weight. The jacket still has an elasticated hood and cuffs, thumb loops on the cuffs and simple adjustments on the hem. With the addition of two good sized hand pockets this version adds some everyday practicality. The pocket do help and even when it's just adding a place to shelter your hands from the wind and rain they are a welcome addition.
This jacket has taped seams, so it meets the mandatory kit list requirement, and is super light. It is not aimed as anything but a shell for throwing in your pack for trail and mountain races. It doesn't have the highest waterproof or breathability rating but for what it is used for it is spot on and it is significantly cheaper than the competition.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear