Why We Love It
Great option for high energy activities in cold weather. The zip vents allow for temperature control when you're working hard. It's lightweight to carry in your back for when the weather takes you by surprise.
Where We Use It
Keep this lightweight jacket in your pack "just in case" when you're out hiking or trail running. It's also a great choice for backcountry skiing, when your sweat mode varies with your activity level.
The Black Diamond Helio Active Shell is built to handle big vert and fast descents during epic days in the backcountry. The jacket’s 3-layer Gore-Tex Active technology provides ultimate breathability for high-intensity ski touring, while maintaining its durable waterproof/windproof protection. The Helio Active’s Gore-Tex® C-Knit backer adds to the shell’s comfort, replacing the usual crispness of a traditional hardshell with a quieter overall construction. Featuring two harness compatible hand pockets and a single-adjust Coheasive hood that’s compatible with a climbing helmet, the Helio Active is ready for alpine and ski mountaineering objectives, while full-length pit zip vents allow for quick temperature regulation for high output activity. An internal drop pocket stores essentials, and the single-adjust Coheasive hem features an internal cord management system, allowing you to keep out unwanted moisture.