charger jacket

Have a holiday break in the weather where you can shed some layers and get out for a paddle? The Helly Hansen Charger Windblock is worth a look. This techy mix of the Nordic manufacturer's hollow-fiber LIFA mixes a wind-blocking (and well-insulating) front with mesh sections in the pits and down the spine that vent gravy-scented sweat and keep on breathing—as long as you do, that is—to keep the boat moving forward. For the hefty price tag you at least get a versatile layer that can work as both a hefty base- or windblocking mid-layer.