Helikon Pilgrim Anorak Jacket - Coyote
Helikon have designed the Pilgrim® jacket for demanding outdoor activities in dynamically changing weather. Based on the zipped "kangaroo" construction proven for decades, it has been clearly refined to meet the expectations of modern travelers, while still hitting the aesthetics of the "old guard".
Numerous pockets will allow for convenient placement of equipment, while their characteristic arrangement will make them constantly available, even when working in a sitting position or kneeling. They have elongated the whole construction of the jacket, thanks to which it protects your body regardless of the equipment you carry. By lowering the "kangaroo" pocket, they were also able to extend the front zipper of the jacket, which allows the user to better ventilate your body during strenuous approaches or work
- Fire sparks resistant
- Dries faster than cotton
- Can be impregnated with wax
- Tapes inside the pocket for attaching equipment
- Hood is adjustable in 3 planes
- Canadian type buttons
- YKK® zipper
- The kangaroo pocket is additionally insulated
I've used this jacket for over a year now, the under armpit ventilation makes it useful in all-seasons, The stitching and poly-cotton fabric is high quality and I've yet to see any harsh wear on the jacket even after a year of usage. The biggest pro's are probably the length of the main zipper down the the lower mid section of the body and the plentiful placement of several pockets over the entire jacket, I've also found the attachment loops within the jacket handy for attaching a pair of gloves or flashlight. The jacket is also quite stylish, some of the pictures don't do it justice, you can probably get away with wearing it to work or around town.
Awesome all-purpose outdoors anorak!!
As is the current trend, Helikon Tex's Pilgrim Anorak is an excellent extension to the Polish company's survival / bushcraft line. The company has come along way in recent years and presents good value for Polish design and overseas construction - in this case the item is made in Vietnam. There are countless video reviews of this garment - which I would recommend if you're interested in this item to check out. Overall the Pilgrim is very well designed and manufactured, loads of storage pockets, pit zips, YKK zips, mesh breathable lining and stretch in the back for when your working outdoors and need good levels of articulations and mobility.
What is more confusing is knowing what size to order. The size chart seems weird, but bear in mind this is an anorak and there is more give in the chest as you have to pull it on and off over your head as the zip only travels 2/3 the length of the garment. I went with a medium, at 6.4 (194cm) and 12 stone (80 kg) and fairly lean build I can comfortably wear a thick jumper under the anorak. Sleeve length is good also - a problem I have had with this manufacturer in the past, but as I said they have definitely raised their game in recent years.
First time ordering from the Bushcraft Store and really impressed with service. I emailed the store with some stock check and postage queries and and received a reply almost instantly from Andy confining the Pilgrim was in stock in the size I needed. So many stores are out of stock of the Pilgrim across the size spectrum.
I ordered Wednesday night and received my parcel today - Friday afternoon. 2 days! This was standard free delivery, not special courier service. As my order was just over £100 , I was able to take advantage of the Bushcraft Store's free delivery offer. Superb, quick dispatch. Really happy with the Pilgrim Anorak and my other items that I ordered with this!
Will definitely be ordering again from The Bushcraft Store!
Excellent quality practical smock/jacket
I like Helikon stuff and I really like this. Well made, excellent quality and very practical. Fits perfectly plenty of useful pockets and lots of zip open ventilation areas for the coming long hot summer. It'll also be great in the winter layered with base and mid layers which I prefer to one big heavy coat/jacket. I like this smock so much I'm going to order a green one when they're back in stock in my size. Great customer service from Bushcraft it arrived the day after I ordered it.
Excellent Jacket - Highly Recommended
I spend a fair bit of time considering different jackets on the market, until finally deciding on the Pilgrim jacket. Could not have made a better choice. Quality, functional and comfortable. Simply don't see a reason for spending more money to buy a Fjall Raven. So impressed with this jacket, immediately ordered the Pilgrim pants.