Sugoi Performance Apparel has set a new standard for ultralight weather protection with the introduction of the Helium jacket and vest. With less than 100 grams, a Helium jacket weighs as little as a chocolate bar and packs down to the size of a hanky.
The Helium is made of an ultra-lightweight Microfine textured polyester shell fabric, what makes him exceptionally wind-proof and water-resistant. Sugoi designers have created new methods of shaving weight; pit zips were replaced with tiny, unstructured venting holes, and a semi-fitted form reduced overall fabric weight.
With a drop-length tail and cut-out notch at the back of the mock-turtleneck collar, the Helium is perfect for riding or running.
According to Sugoi the Helium has a MVPT (Moisture Vapour Transmission Rate) of 8,000 g/m2/24h. The Helium will be available for spring 2008.