Helly Hansen W Powderqueen Jacket review. OnTheSnow reviewed this insulated jacket as part of its 2016/2017 Jacket Buyers' Guide.


Favorite Features: This bright style is a standout in a retail rack chock full of muted colors this season, and the extra high collar is one of the best executions of this protection-sans-suffocation feature we’ve seen to date. All the usual internal/external storage space and then some—hand pockets adjacent to functional front accent pockets—is always appreciated.


Room for Improvement: We’re really diggin this style, so we’re reaching when we say that the oversized cuffs take some getting used to.


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Fit: This true-to-size jacket sports a relaxed freeride fit, as described, which is especially apparent in its overall and arm length and excellent freedom of movement.


Manufacturer Description: For all those days when you rule the mountain, you are in control and chose your own line, the W Powderqueen Jacket with a longer relaxed freeride fit allows you to feel free and challenge the mountain. Built for joyful freeride days on big mountains, this highly-breathable, waterproof, PrimaLoft® insulated ski jacket in a relaxed fit keeps you protected while you find this new line, the high collar keeps you warm during cold lift rides and protected against deep powder. Hi viz details and brim will make sure your friends can find you in deep powder, and a Helly Tech® Performance 2-layer fabric in combination with the innovative H²Flow system dramatically improves your comfort and will make sure to keep you dry, warm, or cool depending on the conditions and intensity. Premium freeride specific features throughout include jacket-pant compatible powder skirt, higher collar, goggle shammy, and RECCO® advanced rescue system.