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Helly Hansen's new Sogn jacket has lots of features, but does it perform? We put it to the test
Price
£280
Quality
9
Comfort
8
Value
9
Performance
8
Overall Score
8
+
Warm and lots of features
Poor peripheral vision when hood worn without a helmet

The Sogn is a jacket for riders who feel the cold - the soft Helly Tech Performance 2L outer shell fabric is seam-sealed and combines with PrimaLoft insulation and Helly Hansen's innovative H2Flow venting system to keep you warm, dry and comfortable.

It has a relaxed fit, which is good for freedom of movement as well as layering, and has zippered backpack friendly pockets (two hand pockets, one chest pocket, plus lift pass pocket on left sleeve, zippered internal security pocket and large internal mesh stash pocket) and offers freeride specific features including pit-zips, a jacket-pant compatible powder skirt, higher collar, goggle chammy in chest pocket and in-built Recco reflector.

You can keep the weather out with big Velcro adjustments on the cuffs and the usual elasticated hem and collar adjusters.

The loose fit is very comfortable but we did have a couple of minor quibbles with the Sogn - the adjustable hood is huge, making it helmet compatible but also having a tendency to flap around a bit and restrict peripheral vision when not wearing a helmet; and the model we were supplied with had wrist gaiters that were surprisingly tight and, although Helly Hansen say they come with thumb loops they were not present in ours.

However, this aside, if you prefer insulated ski jackets over shells, and like a loose fit, you should check out the Sogn.

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