Helikon Pilgrim Anorak Jacket - Taiga Green
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 originally purchased the green and was so impressed then got the coyote, ( no I didn't buy the company! :) I can't say anything different from other reviews really, I've used the jackets several times and so far can't fault well made good fit, plenty of pockets and in the right places,If I needed to replace one I wouldn't hesitate, a great service as well. Thanks
Absolutely Amazing Quality
I am not sure I have been so happy with a coat or jacket of any kind... the quality is fantastic... cant see how spending more cash would give any more value. I was surprised at how soft and comfortable it feels, its also extremely light and packs up well.
The tailoring is perfect and all the pockets are easily reachable and in perfect positions...don't hesitate this jacket is worth twice the price!!
Bargain of the Decade.
Seriously, bang for your buck doesn't come any better than this.
Quality is excellent, a truly amazing number of pockets in all the right places (I love the two small pockets inside the zip chest pockets). The sleeve pockets are easy to open & close and are generously sized. The hood is properly designed. It can be dialed in to a perfect fit.
Jacket has a DWR finish, it's not a waterproof per se but it will shrug off light to moderate rain. I actually took mine out in the nightmare rain we have been having, and whilst it was obvious that it would eventually soak through, it wasn't going to happen quickly.
Jacket is extremely breathable and the pockets are all mesh backed and can function as vents. Chest zip pockets are very deep. Even with the vents open I wouldn't be too concerned about loosing things, unless I do something seriously stupid.
So, £85 at the time of writing? When I saw the initial review I was expecting something in the £150 - £200 range.
Think I'm going after another one, before the bean counters either put the price up, or start cutting corners on the quality.