Everyone should have a staple jacket to keep away the rain and wind in changing outdoor conditions. If you are looking for a no-nonsense rain jacket without breaking the bank, look no further. For approximately $110, The Helly Hansen Seven J jacket is a light and simple layer, that doesn’t sacrifice on quality or style.
The Seven J has all the features necessary for a functional rain jacket. This includes the Helly Tech protection; their take on a Gore-Tex material, which sacrifices the full water proofing of Gore-Tex to accommodate more breathability. Other features include a two-ply construction, a breathable liner and front storm flap.
With a price-point as low as $110 ($120 for women), it’s easy to be skeptical about the performance, but don’t let this fool you. The Seven J can hold its own against the higher priced competition if you are willing to sacrifice a few bells and whistles. It also works as a great over layer when paired with down jackets.
The Seven J is available in both men and women’s styles and comes in many different colours from bright yellow to a black for a subtler look. One thing to keep in mind: the fit is smaller than expected so make sure to try it on before committing. When it comes to the warranty, it is not as iron clad as other brands, but Helly Hansen will cover all manufacturing defects and repair or replace their products without charge. If you are looking for simple and functional rainwear that doesn’t set you back a few hundred dollars, the Seven J jacket will not disappoint.