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Helly Hansen Men’s Granite Insulated Jacket – Review

As I am writing this, it’s still summer and I’m immensely enjoying the warm weather at the moment. But not only do I know how to enjoy a good summer, I also have a thing for winters. I take two vacations each year: one in the summer and the other in the winter. I’m already making preparations for my upcoming winter vacation in the darker months that are up ahead.

I’m treating myself to a new ski jacket this year! I have the habit of doing this every three years or so. Once I’ve worn a jacket for three years in a row, I definitely want to have a newer model for the following year. My old jackets… I usually give those away to family or friends. And if nobody wants them, I sell them on eBay for a friendly price.

But enough about my old jacket. Let’s talk about my brand new men’s ski jacket! So… a Helly Hansen jacket that has insulation. Whenever I buy a ski jacket, naturally I’m buying it with the intent of staying warm. So whenever I’m on the prowl for a new jacket, I’m looking at insulated ones.

When a jacket has good insulation it means that it doesn’t have a lot of heat transfer. That’s exactly what you want, because you want your body warmth to stay on the inside. If your body’s warmth is absorbed by the outside cold, eventually you will get cold as well. The body can only produce so much warmth!

Other things I always look at when shopping for a new jacket is the breathability of the jacket. If a jacket can’t breath, then it will make you perspire. So having insulation is good, but I wouldn’t want insulation without breathability as well! Luckily this jacket breathes very well, so I’m not expecting any problems here.

If you’ve got an insulated, breathable jacket… thumbs up! But you know what other feature is a great extra bonus to have? It’s waterproof protection! You see, it’s nice to have a jacket that keeps out cold wind. But it’s great to have a jacket that also keeps out cold water!

And if I recall correctly, sometimes it gets kind of wet during a skiing trip. Often times, it will snow and the snow flakes melt and turn to water. In low quality jackets, the water will seep right through and get on your skin.

This jacket is insulated, breathable and waterproof.

I expect to stay extremely warm and comfortable on my next skiing trip to the Alps!

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