A performance lightweight piece from Helly Hansen’s new Training Collection, the men’s Pace Block Jacket is a running jacket for cool spring days or summer evenings. The lightweight X-Cool quick dry fabric sheds the wind and rain so you stay comfortable and can run longer. Laser cut ventilation at the back and mesh ventilation under the arms makes sure you don´t overheat during that high-intensity sesh. The all-over flock print lining gives you extra air circulation and more comfort when sweating. With 360-degree reflectivity for night running.
“This piece feels like a second, superior layer of skin,” our tester Matt said. “It is so crazy-light that it makes you feel like you’ve lost weight. I made a point of running through a drizzle while wearing it, and the rain beaded nicely on the outside. I hate feeling clammy while running and this piece vents like nothing I’ve ever seen, especially out the back. Plus it has a soft feel on the interior and neck. Other running shells I’ve tried tend to stick to you when you sweat but I didn’t have that problem here. It feels like NASA-level technology at work here.”
Also check out the Aspire Jacket, a corresponding but distinct women’s piece in the Training Collection.