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Helly Hansen Brand Story

Helly Hansen Brand Story 
From our home in Norway, Helly Hansen has been making professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive for almost 140 years. It all started in 1877 when sea captain Helly Juell Hansen found a better way to stay protected from the harsh Norwegian elements. Soon thereafter, Captain Hansen and his wife Margrethe launched a business producing waterproof oilskin jackets, trousers, sou’westers and tarpaulins made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil – and the legend was born!
Helly Hansen gear is worn and trusted by professionals on oceans, mountains and worksites. As the #1 apparel brand for Ski Professionals, you’ll find HH at more than 200 ski resort and guiding operations around the world, and worn by more than 55,000 ski professionals. Our sailing gear is worn by world-class sailors across all five oceans, and we’re proud to partner with and participate in some of the sport’s most iconic regattas and sailing associations. As a leading Scandinavian workwear brand, you’ll see us at work-sites where performance, protection and safety matter most. We continue to support Captain Hansen’s legacy through a long list of first-to-market innovations developed through insights from those working and recreating in the world’s harshest environments.

Helly Tech Waterproofing

Helly Tech Waterproofing
Helly Tech® is the waterproof/ breathable outer layer between you and the elements. Its unique membrane stops water molecules going in, but lets moisture molecules escape. Keeping you dry from the outside and comfortable on the inside.


H2Flow™  built around the following 3 main components:
Air pockets are created by adding or subtracting fabric on the inside of the garment to allow this extra space to be filled with air heated up by the body.

Ventilation zippers added in strategic places allow the user to regulate the temperature by exchanging the heated air with new cool air by opening up the zippers.

Outer shell made from a variety of fabrics, sometimes hybrid constructions combining waterproof, water resistant, windproof and rip-stop fabrics protects the user from weather and wind.

Helly Hansen jackets with the H2Flow™ technology cool you down 20% faster than competitor jackets without the technology, measured on the same weight and insulation.