In the 20th century, Helly Hansen made several breakthroughs in product development to complete the layering principle today known as the 3-Layer System. In 1949 the Helox, a thin sheet of translucent PVC plastic sewn into waterproof coats, took over for the oilbased outerwear and became the must-have protection for outdoor use. With a production of 30,000 coats each month the success was almost immediate.
The original fleece, the fiberpile, was developed in 1961 and has been perfected for almost 50 years since. This new insulation layer was warm, lightweight and fast-drying, ideal for wearing under the protective layer. It was soon embraced by workers because it offered extraordinary insulation against the cold, and ventilated well during hard, physical work. It even protected against snow and light rain, staying extremely durable and warm after many washes.
The layering story was completed in the 1970s, with the development of LIFA. This wonder-fiber, used in LIFA, kept the skin dry and warm by pushing moisture away from the body, making it the ideal baselayer fabric for outdoor and workwear use. The latest generation of LIFA is still used in our baselayers today.
In 1980, the Helly Tech technology was launched, using both hydrophilic and microporous technology, which meant the apparel was both waterproof and breathable. This meant that anyone who participated in high-activity outdoor sports could expect their clothing to work with them, not against them. The evolution of breathable, waterproof jackets had a profound effect on the outdoor industry. Helly Hansen now produced technical outerwear garments.
The heritage from Helly Juell Hansen is still their cornerstone. Today their gear is used by world-class sailors, skiers and adventurers who spend their time between human will and nature’s forces, and demand full protection and performance when the conditions are at their worst.
Awesome base layering with HH Warm fabric constructed with two-layer construction... inner Lifa stay dry technology fibers to keep you dry (super quick drying next to your skin), and soft 100% pure Merino wool on the outside to keep you even warmer.
Warm Flow High Neck 1/2 Zip. This baselayer is ideal for cold weather pursuits. With HH Warm and 100% pure merino wool, it's perfect for all activities in cold weather. Staying dry is important for comfort. Stay dry. Stay comfortable. Perform like a pro. Other features include: Flatlock stitching, non itching.
Warm Freeze 1/2 Zip. This is the best wool baselayer on the market. Combining the unique Lifa fiber technology next to skin to keep you dry, with a premium merino wool exterior and superior insulating and wicking properties, this shirt will allow you to ski or snowboard all day long in comfort.
Dry Elite 2.0 LS. If you're looking for supreme comfort in a seamless, super comfortable base layer top, this is the shirt for you. With Lifa fiber technology for keeping you dry, and seamless technology with flatlock stitching for comfort, the duo is just what you need.
Active Flow LS Graphic. This cool-looking shirt has a unique stripe pattern along with it's moisture-wicking fibers. It's a great year-round activity base layer. Stay comfortable and dry in this relaxed-fit shirt.
Warm Pant. These are the best wool baselayer pants on the market. Combining the unique Lifa fiber technology next to skin to keep you dry, combined with a premium merino wool exterior, this pant provides superior insulating and wicking for all-day-long comfort and warmth.
Active Flow Pant. This pants provides advanced moisture wicking with Lifa technology. The versatile layering bottom is ideal for any activity. Stay dry and stay comfortable.
Helly Hansen Supreme Jackets. For snowboarding, skiing, and all other outdoor sports, Helly Hansen has you covered. In 1877, Helly Hansen and his wife founded this company. They have contributed so many innovations, including the 3-Layer System, PVC plastic in waterproof coats, LIFA fabric for keeping skin dry and warm, original fleece insulation, and waterproof and breathable clothing for high-activity outdoor sports. Their super thin, and very light, Supreme jackets are made with a Primaloft Gold down blend, PrimaLoft Black insulation Hi-Loft in the arms, a waterproof, breathable, 4-way stretch fabric. Their airflow system has a laser-cut chest and back air vents to keep your body temperature regulated. If that wasn't enough, there are lots of interior pockets for your electronics, and a cool built-in RECCO Rescue System (in case you are in trouble). They have always been in the forefront of outdoor gear and they offer the ultimate, complete protection and performance for the worst conditions for those who demand the best. We love everything they design!
Helly Hansen HH Warm Freeze 1/2 Zip. This is the best wood base layer on the market. It combines Lifa fiber technology and a premium merino (non-itchy!) wool exterior with superior insulating and wicking properties to keep you warm and dry. We love the Wool Graphic Zip as well. Gorgeous!!!