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The Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist 2.0 jacket (180 g / 6.35 oz, $220) is a lightweight 2.5 layer rain jacket featuring Helly Tech Professional fabric. It has a minimalist feature-set and a well-designed hood.

HH Odin M 2.0 Stock Photo
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About this Review

This Limited Review is reflective of a testing period of 8 days in Eastern Washington in late October and early November. This minimalist jacket was tested at times of day ranging from dawn to dusk, with temperatures varying from 25-65 F (-3.9 to 18.3 C), and conditions fluctuating between light rain to light snow.

Features and Specifications

  • Overview
    • Weight: 180 g / 6.35 oz – men’s size medium
    • MSRP: $220
    • Sizing: men’s (S-XXL), does not have a women’s option
  • Fabric: Helly Tech Professional fabric
    • Waterproof rating: +20000 mmH₂O
    • Air permeability rating: +20000 g/m²/day
  • Waterproof, windproof, and breathable
  • 2.5-layer construction
  • Minimal seam construction and lightweight fabric
  • Fully seam-sealed
  • Packs into chest pocket
  • Helmet-compatible hood with adjustments
  • YKK Aqua Guard waterproof front zipper
  • Tailored cuffs with elastic
Helly Hansen Jacket worn under a backpack
The Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist 2.0 Jacket boasts an impressive fabric and minimalist design.

Performance Analysis

Since this is a Limited Review, a detailed performance analysis based on long-term use will not be presented. Instead, performance observations and issues are noted below.

The Helly Hansen Rain Jacket worn under a backpack

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