Posts Tagged ‘Helly Hansen’
I’ll start by sharing Helly Hansen’s new manifesto. They’ve been around since 1877, but this is something new for them.
Here are a couple of jackets for Fall 2016 you may be interested in. I’ll provide more info as these get closer to release.
The Aegir Ocean line from Helly Hansen was designed for professional, open ocean racing and the technology can be used by anyone who faces the same conditions. These waterproof garments incorporate their proprietary 3-ply Helly Tech fabric.
Below you can see several of the ensemble’s features including hood, mesh accessory pockets, reinforced knees and rain gussets behind zippers.
The Odin Guiding Light Jacket incorporates HellyTech Professional, a proprietary, 3-ply waterproof breathable fabric and a YKK Aquaguard waterproof zipper. The minimalist seam construction is fully seam sealed. For those of you who don’t know, Odin is the chief god in Norse mythology and, Norwegian Helly Hansen’s flagship line.
Also, since I know some of you guys will ask, those Camo shorts are also a Spring 14 Helly Hansen product.
This is the Odin Mountain Jacket new for Fall 2013. In Norse mythology Odin is the head god and Helly Hansen adopted the name for their elite series of products. it is their premieree mountaining jacket and is made from a proprietary HellyTech 3-layer waterproof breathable laminate. It incorporates Recco avalanche locator and one of my favorite features pit zips.
Below you can see the YKK Vislon waterproof zips. They don’t look like your traditional waterproof zipper and incorporate a brass slider.
Next is a mid-layer piece called the H2Flow.
There are two long vertical zippers on the chest. These aren’t pockets but rather vents.
It incorporates a very interested application of Polartec 200 weight fleece as an insulating layer between shell and mesh lining. They basically cut holes in the fleece to create negative space. This patented process not only makes the piece highly breathable, but air is trapped in these negative spaces left by the removal of the fleece keeping it as a warm air layer next to the body.
Helly Hansen was started in 1877 by a Norwegian sea Captain who created the first waterproof jacket from canvas impregnated in linseed oil. Today they are a global business that produces everything from high fashion to footwear. But, they still well known for their waterproof shells and Lifa, their base layer brand.
This is a display of their hydrophobic Lifa Dry. Yes, it is floating on top of the water. After hours in the tank other brands soak up water and sink. Amazingly, the Lifa continues to float based on its hydrophobic properties.
The Fast Pack Jacket is a lightweight waterproof breathable shell. Part of the Helly Hansen Odin series, it weighs a scant 242 grams or 8.4 oz! It’s a fully seam sealed design with a vent through pocket. It packs into the size of a baseball if you’re manly enough to squeeze it tight. Available now.
Finally, I’d like to mention that HH provided garments for last year’s wounded warrior ascent of Everest. HRH Prince Harry participated in the expedition.