- Fabric Properties
Anti Wrinkle, Wicking & Quick Dry
- Sun Protection
UPF 50, Long Sleeve, & Integrated Hood
Dissolvable Fabric Construction
RideLight Reflective Accents
2 Front Zippered Hand Pockets
Dissolvable Yarn Fabric (Body), Plain Weave (Sleeves & Side Panels)
- Fabric Content
85% Poly / 15% Spandex (Body), 97% Polyester / 3% Spandex (Sleeves & Side Panels)
- Fabric Weight
The Helios is all about sun protection and is subsequently UPF 50. This innovative product manages to be almost weightless (it packs extremely small, perfect for bikepacking) with exceptional ventilation, yet offers comprehensive protection thanks to its long sleeves and integrated hood.
The Helios Sun Shirt strikes a balance between being baggy enough to trap some cool air, and form-fitting enough to feel modern and high-tech.
The breathable panels on the underside of the arm you can really feel. When you're on the trail you can feel the air flowing through your jersey which is awesome, that was one of my big compliants about other sun shirts I've used.
The Helos Sun Shirt is a really nice option for people spending a lot of time in very hot, very exposed areas, and the roomy fit helps it trap a bit of cooler air around the body. It’s about as comfortable as you can hope for when the temperature is high and the sun is beating down, and well worth a look if that’s a frequent use case for you.
The Helios is really interesting piece with two distinct fabrics a 50 UPF sleeve and super lightweight body where if you hold it up to the light you can see pin pricks of light coming through and a quarter zip front for venting.
The Helios Sun Shirt has to be one of the most versatile shirts we have tested in recent years. From cycling to fishing, hiking, and so much more the Helios can be your companion on all of your summer adventures. The fabric of the Helios is the most unique we’ve ever seen on a sun shirt with the body of the shirt featuring tiny perforation to keep the air flowing through the shirt and keeping you cool.
Overall a really great shirt. Fit is true to size for me. Really functional for Mtn Biking and Fishing. And as always fast shipping and great customer support!
I bought this shirt recently (February) in anticipation of taking on a few bikepacking trips I have planned for the spring and summer. The materials are exactly what I hoped they would be...soft, airy, and are of high quality. The hood and button sleeve collars are really unique. The fit was spot on. I'm 5' 10" and about 180 and I ordered the medium. I was worried that it would be too tight, but it fits me well. I bought the green color and it looks really sharp! I'm excited to take it out on some big adventures and believe it will work exactly as I had hoped.
Lightweight, yet nicely constructed and stylish shirt.
Another great apparel from Club Ride. Fabric feels great on your skin. It wicks sweat well and does a good job as a wind breaker too.
For the 15 years I have lived in Arizona I've been searching for great hot weather gear. Riding in the desert sun among the cacti can not only be uncomfortable, but dangerous (think, "getting lost on a trail and running out of water."). Having good, cooling gear is crucial. I was definitely doubtful when I saw the helios sun shirt - "long sleeve? what's with the weird hood?" were my thoughts. I eventually picked one up though. I just tried it out today - started the ride at 90 degrees and sunny and finished at 95. This shirt was EVERYTHING I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! It's like they captured a cool Sun Valley breeze and sewed it into the fabric. It kept the sun off, provided cooling both when wet or dry. It was comfortable and light. So happy! one drawback, not pleased with the colors. The grey is good, but those others...oof. Can we get some non-1990's earth tone schemes in there? Great, great shirt for hot weather riding!