The Season of Snow is Here.
What are you waiting for?
It’s finally time. Get your gear and let’s go!
The brand new Skiing Collection from Helly Hansen features beautiful award winning design – many of which features our H2FLOW system. And this seasons skiing collection all features RECCO reflectors.
The revolutionary insulation concept that puts you in control of your temperature.
Outdoor temperatures can change quickly, and when you’re active, your body’s temperature can change even faster leaving you either too hot or too cold. H2FLOW from Helly Hansen is a groundbreaking insulation and ventilation system that allows you to perform your best under all conditions. The first element is the innovative use of negative space. We create holes and channels that fill with air. This captured air holds on to your body heat and provides an additional layer of insulation that helps you stay warm.
The second element focuses on ventilation. Open the zippers and the holes in the insulation become ventilation channels - leading cooling air through the jacket and around your body – and letting excess heat and moisture escape, so you cool down quickly, and effectively. The third element of H2FLOW is it’s high warmth to weight ratio. Since the concept is about negative space and the use of air as insulation, we use less material, which means the jacket is up to 30% lighter. The 2012 Skiing Collection features two constructions of H2Flow: Down Flow and Mesh Flow.
The Down Flow construction is built with premium goose down arranged in pods. The additional insulation offers a toasty warm skiing jacket for a comfortable experience resort skiing in the slopes and riding lifts. And with the ventilation elements of the H2FLOW construction you can make sure you’ll cool down when needed. The construction also comes in a version with Primaloft synthetic insulation in the pods.
Mesh Flow is arranged in rows along the back of the inside of the jacket, inspired by backpack constructions It works in the same way as Down Flow, but is more compact and streamlined to create space to lead moisture and heat up and away when you get warm and need to cool down.
Skiing Collection 2012 Highlights
RECCO AVALANCHE SAFETY SYSTEMS
Helly Hansen features RECCO® technology in all jackets in the new 2012 Skiing Collection, which assists you to stay safer when you are skiing both on and off-piste. The RECCO® reflectors are sealed into the layer between the liner and the face fabric, so they’re not even visible.
The RECCO® Avalanche Rescue System is a two-part technology developed to increase your chances of being found and rescued in the event of an avalanche while you are skiing, mountaineering, or climbing.
It consists of two parts; one small reflector that is sown into your clothing, and detectors that are kept and operated by ski resorts or rescuers. The detectors send out a search signals that the reflectors can bounce back, giving your exact position, even when buried under snow.
RECCO® is never a replacement for good judgment so have respect for natures forces and arm yourself with professional training when skiing off-piste.
Learn more about how the RECCO® technology works:
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2011 World Free Ride Champion
Aurelien Ducroz is the 2011 World Free Ride Champion, and is considered one of the world’s absolute best skiers. We have worked closely with him for several years to put our gear to the test like few test labs can and by that help us improve and develop our skiing collection.
This year, we thought it would be a great idea to take him up north, so he could properly experience the Scandinavian winter, and get to test the new Winter 2012 Skiing Collection in the surroundings, nature and elements it was inspired by.
So we spent some days with Aurelien in the amazing Alps of Lofoten in northern Norway and let him set off down the mountainside. You can see the result right here.