Helly Hansen represents Norwegian expertese. This manufacturer has risen to its current status with their high quality protective clothing and gear which has been tested and proven excellent in countless situations, both in gruelling work use and leisure. Helly Hansen works in tight cooperation with sailing professionals who spend more time at sea than at home.
The brand was founded by Helly Juell Hansen in 1877. He and his wife began making oilcloth coats, southwestern hats and tarps. The very next year the company received a diploma in the Paris world exposition for excellence in quality. This paved the way for export.
Helly Hansen has always developed new materials: the 1949 esitelty Helox-plastic membrane protected its user from water with far less weight than its predecessors. And you probably recognise those base layer shirts with their white stripes? Their LIFA material was developed in the 70’s and is still being used today thanks to its great function. Waterproof and breathable HellyTech clothes were brought to market in 1980.