Stay Dry.
Stay Comfortable.
Perform like a Pro.

We believe Lifa is simply the best moisture management technology on the planet. When you listen to what gear editors, outdoor pros and consumers are saying, our view seems to be well supported!

When doing high-energy activities, too much sweat can make you cold and uncomfortable. Lifa Stay Dry Technology is based on a fiber that is constructed in a completely different way than most other synthetic base layers on the market. When exposed to moisture, the Lifa fibers immediately move it away from you skin, allowing the moisture to evaporate into the air or into the next layer, keeping you dry and comfortable.

When Lifa was launched in 1970, we introduced a whole new kind of super underwear. It quickly became an international success, and was instantly recognizable by its performance stripes down the sleeve. We’ve continued to push the boundaries of innovation and performance, and in just the last 15 years we've introduced more than 50 updates to yarns and knitting structures. Today our base layers are available in 45 countries and 5 continents and are used by the US Alpine Ski Team, the Finnish National Cross Country ski team as well as countless mountain professionals, sailors and discerning athletes. 

Give Lifa a try, we think you’ll agree that it’s simply the best!

U.S. Alpine Ski Team Finnish National Cross-Country Skiing Team

Lifa® Flow supercharged drying

We are proud to introduce one of our biggest inventions yet within base layer technologies – Lifa Flow, a construction combining Helly Hansen’s unique Flow technology with Lifa Stay Dry Technology fibers. Lifa Flow delivers super quick drying next to skin, faster than other base layers on the market, and guarantees that you’ll always feel dry and comfortable. All you need to focus on is your own performance. Lifa Flow helps you: Stay Dry. Stay Comfortable. Perform like a Pro.

  1. Lifa® Stay Dry Technology moves sweat away from the skin.
  2. The outer layer may consist of Merino wool (HH Warm Flow) or a soft wicking fabric (HH Active Flow).

Introducing Lifa Flow

Introducing Lifa Flow

Our Base Layer Range

Professional level perfor­mance and moisture management

HH Dry is a light weight base layer, ideal for high intensity activities in mild to cold temperatures. No other base layer transports sweat away from the skin better than HH Dry.

  1. Lifa® Stay Dry Technology moves sweat away from the skin.
  2. Mesh construction enables moisture transportation.
    Suitable for:
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Climbing
  • Performance sailing

Lifa® 125 G/M2

Elite level per­for­mance and moisture manage­ment
with seamless construction

Helly Hansen's Elite series offers top of the line performance and comfort through garment construction and fabrics. HH® Dry Elite is a super light weight construction of pure Lifa® Stay Dry Technology, making it the perfect first layer for any high intensity activity.

  1. Lifa® Stay Dry Technology moves sweat away from the skin.
    Suitable for high activity:
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Cross Country Skiing

Lifa® 125 G/M2

VERSATILE, ALL SEASON COMFORT
featuring super­charged drying next to skin

HH Active is an advanced construction combining Lifa® Stay Dry Technology and fast wicking fibers, making it ideal as an all year activity base layer. Staying dry is important in order to stay comfortable. In addition, this product is constructed with a relaxed fit, making it just as great to wear as a casual piece.

  1. Lifa® Stay Dry Technology moves sweat away from the skin.
  2. Soft wicking fabric pulls moisture away from the body.
    Suitable for
    medium – high intensity:
  • Running
  • Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Football

Lifa® Dual Layer 130 G/M2

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL WARMTH AND MOISTURE MANAGEMENT

HH Warm is a 2-layer construction combining Lifa® Stay Dry Technology and 100% pure merino wool, making it the ideal base layer for all activities in cold weather. Staying dry is important to stay warm and comfortable.

  1. Lifa® Stay Dry Technology moves sweat away from the skin.
  2. 100% merino wool insulates, pulls moisture away from the body and wicks the moisture.
    Suitable for long duration stop-go activities:
  • Resort Skiing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Running

Lifa® + Merino Wool 215 G/M2

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL WARMTH AND MOISTURE MANAGEMENT
featuring super­charged drying next to skin

HH Warm is a 2-layer construction combining Lifa® Stay Dry Technology and 100% pure merino wool, making it the ideal base layer for all activities in cold weather. Staying dry is important to stay warm and comfortable.

  1. Lifa® Stay Dry Technology moves sweat away from the skin.
  2. 100% merino wool insulates, pulls moisture away from the body and wicks the moisture.
    Suitable for short high activity or long stop-go:
  • Skiing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Running
  • Climbing

Lifa® + Merino Wool 230 G/M2

What the Press Say

"Best of Outdoor Retailer - Winter 2014"

"Editor's Picks - we saw, we like, we want to test"

"The best winter survival gear"

"With a winning combination of fit, fabric and performance, it's perfect.
Try it now."

"The most influential gear all time: Helly Hansen Lifa"

"Desnivel Award of Mountain and Outdoor Equipment
- Best in the base layer category"

What the Pros Say

“Fantastic piece for climbing and skiing”

Miles Clark - Active Flow LS

Miles Clark – Active Flow LS

“Finished 2 hour run and completely dry”

Sam Naney - PACE1/2 ZIP LIFAFLOW LS3

Sam Naney – PACE1/2 ZIP LIFAFLOW LS3

“My go to base layer for colder days”

Jackie Paaso - W HH WARM FLOW HIGH NECK 1/2 ZIP

Jackie Paaso – W HH WARM FLOW HIGH NECK 1/2 ZIP

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What the Consumers Say

Perfect running t-shirt

"I´ve tried a *lot* of different running shirts, but this is the one I´m going to stick with. I like the fit to be snug in the chest and sleeves and the medium is perfect for a 38 inch chest. Wicks sweats away really well and doesn´t rub against the skin and cause any irritation. Perfect for warm weather running or hiking, or as an undershirt on colder days."

JamieM, London

Best Base layer I´ve ever Worn!

"I use this base layer everyday under my ski jacket. It wicks moisture better than any base layer I have ever worn. It is a great next to skin layer and I never hit the slopes without it. I recommend this base layer to anyone that need to wick sweat away and keep you dry during any activity."

Michael, Steamboat Springs, CO

Excellent Base Layer

"Everything you expect from a base layer. Very simple yet very efficient. One minute you are wet, sweating by intense activity and the other, it has done it´s job and all the moisture is away. You are completely dry and ready to climb another. I´m thinking about buying a few more of these, they´re excellent in every situation."

Dogsledguy, Quebec, Quebec