The latest evolution of its Omni-Heat technology, Columbia’s Omni-Heat Helix consists of small closed-cell foam pods on the interior of baselayers and fleeces. Since closed-cell foam isn’t breathable, Columbia used a discontinuous pattern for the pod placement.
The pods retain heat longer than the underlying base layer material and help retain and circulate air for both warmth and breathability. Omni-Heat Helix layers excel during activities that involve short or long bursts with rest times since they retain heat when you need it and then allow it to circulate out when you don’t.
Columbia Bliss Ascent Long Sleeve Shirt
Reach deeper into the backcountry or sidecountry in this lightweight, stretchy performance top (available for women and men) featuring enhanced heat management. Omni-Heat Helix helps manage your body heat, so you can be as active as you want in the cold without overheating or clamminess. And the stretchy fabric (15% Elastane) lends itself well to dynamic activities such as ski-touring and scrambling.
Outdoor Tracks Full Zip Fleece Jacket
Available for women or men, this is a premium fleece that serves as the ultimate mid-layer, particularly for cold running or nordic skiing. The high-efficiency Omni-Heat Helix cells manage heat and airflow to keep you comfy and dialed into your mission.
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