Jacket Reviews

Helly Hansen JR Crew Midlayer Jacket


Navy / Olympian Blue


Our tester loved both the colour of this jacket and the fleece lining. It kept him lovely and warm on a cool day; he said it was warmer than expected. Even the rain shower did not dampen his enthusiasm; not surprising considering this jacket is waterproof, breathable and windproof with fully sealed seams. Handy for children is the packable and detachable hood in the collar and the adjustable cuffs and hem. Kids love to fill their pockets, and there are plenty to fill here! This is a quality sailing jacket that will work just as well on and off the water.



Helly Hansen K Salt Power Jacket


Forest Green / Very Berry / Magenta / Evening Blue


The K Salt Power is the kids’ version of the watersport jacket. It is a great looking jacket with a bold design and a great choice of strong colours. Children love colourful clothes and so will not be disappointed by the choice here. With 360-degree reflectivity and a hi vis/neon hood for extra visibility this is ideal for days spent afloat and will keep children warm and dry. It is waterproof, breathable and windproof with a quick dry lightweight lining. Our tester said he loved wearing this jacket and would happily wear it both on and off the water. He preferred it with the hood detached, but loved the big pockets. He also loved receiving compliments from other children too. Great value.


Helly Hansen JR Salt Port Jacket


Very Berry / Alert Red / Nimbus Cloud / Evening Blue


This jacket got put through its paces in some pretty harsh British weather. Heavy rain and strong winds did not impress our young tester, but she was impressed with how warm and dry she stayed and made good use of the hood, which can be packed away in the collar. It definitely proved to be waterproof and windproof, and the adjustable cuffs and hem are a great feature. She kept her valuables in the inner pocket, but there are also hand pockets. She loved the pink colour, but three other choices are available too, although the Nimbus Cloud (white) might not be the best option for children. This is a good quality jacket that children will be able to wear for everyday use as well on a boat.