My name is Justin Nakatsuka and I designed the Helo Jacket.   When I was a university and National Development rower, the only jackets available were essentially a nylon sack with sleeves.  I hated those jackets and I did not want to sell a jacket at Row West until I had something better to offer.   

When I saw the first sample of waterproof softshell, I knew it was time to make that jacket.   The exterior fabric is weather resistant polyester.  Under that lies the precious tech: a membrane that allows moisture and airflow to move in one direction only - away from your body.   Between that membrane and your skin is another layer of fabric that determines the weight and warmth of the jacket.   Mithril Jackets have a quickdry layer - very lightweight.   Helo Jackets have a microfleece lining.  Lightweight but just warm enough to make training in cold weather nice and cozy.

Jacket prices cover a wide range based on features and difficulty in construction.  Choose the one you want with the features you want.   

If you are shopping for a team jacket, you can begin here by choosing a base model and then I will quote for you based on cost of team cresting and possible discounts for quantity.

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Please Note: Orders for most Row West products are to be considered pre-orders for made-to-order products. Turnaround time will be up to 4 weeks. Of course, we will do our best to be faster, but please take this into consideration. If you are in need of faster delivery, please add a note during the checkout process and we will confirm by email if your requested deadline is possible.

All prices listed are Canadian (CDN) currency unless otherwise stated. Sales taxes will apply to Canadian orders only and varies by province. When necessary, currency conversion will be handled by Paypal during checkout.