Review: Helly Hansen Verglas

Helly Hansen Verglas Infinity Shell Jacket

Nobody knows wet weather better than sailors, so it's no surprise that the Helly Hansen Verglas Infinity Shell Jacket sheds moisture like a freshly lacquered poop deck. The company has a marine background, and they've put it to good use in this all-purpose outdoor shell, which combines a tough outer fabric with a waterproof, breathable membrane; the result is a lightweight slicker that'll safeguard your torso in rain, snow, wind, and whatever else you encounter out there in the wild environs of Montana. Throw in oversized front pockets, two-way pit zips, a large neck shroud, and a helmet-compatible hood, and this coat's the one to carry for bike rides, ski tours, river floats, and any other outings where you need to account for potential nasty weather—which, in these parts, is pretty much all of them. $400;