The Helki is for people who enjoy exploring everything from valleys to coasts, and want a comfortable, functional everyday jacket.
Whether exploring footpaths, dog walking or working outdoors, to remain comfortable throughout the day you need to avoid a build up of perspiration and condensation inside your jacket.
Directional Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric moves moisture away from you constantly so that you feel dry from both the inside and outside. The clean, ergonomic design combines freedom of movement for all-day comfort with practical features.
The Helki Jacket has an ergonomic design with minimal clutter but hill-friendly features.
Excellent freedom of movement from uncluttered ergonomic design
Enhanced weather protection when carrying a rucksack provided by reinforcement in the back and shoulders
Practical, well-placed pocketing for map storage and handwarming.
Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric is more than just breathable, it is directional.
This means it is capable of moving liquid water away from your body and not just water vapour.
It is essential to avoid a build-up of water in your clothing system when you are working hard, as too much retained moisture will lead to your body rapidly chilling when you stop and rest.
In conventional clothing systems, approximately 20% of sweat production is dealt with effectively, leaving the remaining 80% trapped inside.
Nikwax Analogy garments are unique, in that they pump out this 80% of liquid water and allow it to drain away; you are left feeling dry and comfortable.
To understand the difference between directionality and breathability, you can read more here.