It all began in 1877 when Captain Helly Juell Hansen found a better way to protect himself from the harsh Norwegian elements. Soon after, Captain Hansen and his wife Margrethe started a business producing jackets, trousers, sou'westers and waterproof oilcloth tarpaulins soaked in linseed oil - and the legend was born! For 140 years Helly Hansen has been manufacturing professional quality equipment to help people stay and feel alive.
Helly Hansen creates professional quality equipment to help people stay and feel alive in the world's most challenging environments with an obligation to protect these environments by respecting, protecting and promoting ethical values, human rights and the environment .
Helly Hansen aspires to make products that are capable of living through generations. Sustainable products require sustainable materials, which is a priority and a benefit to the environment. Helly Hansen is constantly working to develop and select materials with the lowest environmental impact.
The textile and apparel industry is made up of a complex supply chain that spans the globe. It covers industries such as chemical suppliers, spinners, material suppliers and garment manufacturers, often located in countries with low social regulations.
Over the past 140 years, Helly Hansen has developed and tested its technologies in collaboration with professionals living and working in some of the world's most challenging environments. Their minds, experiences and feedback are incorporated into every detail and every fibre of our garments. Helly Hansen designs garments to be durable and long-lasting for even the harshest critics.
At the heart of sustainable development efforts is the focus on product quality, performance and longevity. With a growing internal awareness of the challenges of textile waste and the opportunities to use products and materials in a second life, we are currently evaluating and researching opportunities for Helly Hansen to be a positive part of the circle.
HELLY TECH ® is a weather-resistant outer layer, specially designed for the most difficult conditions.
This is a combination of a DWR treated outer fabric, a highly breathable and waterproof membrane - keeping you dry on the outside and comfortable on the inside.
In 1970, Lifa ® of Helly Hansen revolutionized the industry with the introduction of the first technical base coats. The fabric is based on yarn technology that wicks moisture away from the skin and transports it to the surface of the fabric, where it evaporates, leaving the wearer warm, dry and comfortable.
H2Flow ™ is a temperature control system that was developed in collaboration with mountain professionals to offer skiers versatility and comfort in changing weather conditions and fluctuating activity levels.
The technology keeps you warm by storing warm air and also allows you to cool down with ventilation zippers.
The new LIFALOFT ™ insulation retains more heat while remaining light and comfortable even during the most intensive activities.
The emblematic winter and après-ski shoes for men :
The emblematic winter and après -ski shoes for women: