Searching for the perfect rain jacket. ☔️
When the nomad meets wet landscape and mountain gales, a DWR treated jacket isn’t enough.
As a nomad, I’m looking at ultralight jackets (< 12 oz), but for landscape photography it needs good ventilation and wind protection. The 6 oz Outdoor Research Helium II quickly became a top recommendation. Alas, it has no pockets—a deal breaker for me.
But the lesser known Helium HD preserves the II’s ultralight features with the addition of pockets! I have one on the way to try.