Tech Clinic

Helly HansenTechnologies

For the past 140 years Helly Hansen has been developing & testing its technologies together
with professionals living and working in some of the world's toughest environments.
Learn more about our product technologies on the following pages.

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Helly Tech® Waterproof.Breathable.Guaranteed.

Helly Tech® is the waterproof and breath­able outer layer between you and the ele­ments. Its unique
membrane will keep water molecules out, while allowing sweat vapour to pass through – keeping
you dry from the outside and comfortable on the inside.

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Extremely waterproof and breathable designs and constructions. For highly aerobic, extremely wet or unusually long-lasting activities in extremely harsh conditions.

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Highly waterproof and extra breathable sport specific designs and constructions. For a wide range of high perfomance outdoor activities during highly challenging, changing and unpredictable weather conditions.

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Fully waterproof, windproof and breathable fabrics and constructions. For all situations and weather conditions where protection from the elements is needed.

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H2Flow® - Warmer. Cooler. Lighter.

H2Flow™ allows you to control your body's temperature. The technology optimizes insulation, using air pockets
or holes, which store warmth from the body. At the same time it allows you to control heat and airflow
through ventilation zippers, enabling the cold air to enter and the warm air to exit.

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Our Unique H2Flow™ Technology

H2Flow™ was developed to provide professional sailors, skiers and mountain guides with a system that would help them stay warm, but that would allow for more versatility and comfort in changing weather and fluctuating activity levels.

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H2Flow™ is 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.

H2Flow diagram

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Fleece & Insulation

We work with the leading fleece and insulation providers in the industry
to ensure you're covered in harsh and changable conditions.

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Lifa Base Layer

Warm. Dry. Comfortable.

LIFA® moves moisture away from the skin, allowing you to stay warm, dry and comfortable.
The fabric is based on a yarn technology that's been tested and developed with the help of professionals
making their living in some of the world's harshest environments.

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HH® Dry

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
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HH® Warm

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
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HH® Active

Highly versatile and all season performance and moisture management

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 polyester fabric pulls moisture away from the body
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HH® Wool

All season warmth and comfort

In Scandinavia wool clothing is a well proven solution for keeping warm and comfortable through harsh winters. Combining the Scandinavian tradition with the premium softness found in 100% merino wool provides superior insulation and comfort year-round and across a wide range of temperatures.

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Lifa

LIFA®

Perfect for professional level performance. The best moisture management system in the world. Lifa® Stay Dry Technology is the driest, warmest and lightest synthetic fiber available. Used in fabric constructions perfected by Helly Hansen for more than 40 years we believe this simply is the most efficient moisture management technology available for any activity.

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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.

100% Merino Wool

100% Merino Wool

By using 100% fine merino wool in a bi-component knit with Lifa fibers, or as a standalone first layer or a midlayer you will experience a sensation of wider temperature control, warmth and comfort during long excursions, cold climate, and stop-and-go activities. 100% fine merino wool has unique features that make it the perfect supplement to Lifa Stay Dry Technology.

Footwear

Toe to toe with the elements.

To stay confident in the outdoors, you need to be protected from head to toe. That's
why we offer a unique range of functional footwear specifically designed
to keep your feet comfortable in all conditions.

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  • Hellywear Protection

    Is a high abrasion TPR/Synthetic material found in all high-wear areas on our shoes. This light weight, and sturdy application will keep the shoes intact, and your feet well protected against hard and sharp objects for a prolonged period of time.

    Hellywear Protection

    Flex Grooves

    Anatomically placed grooves which allow the forefoot to bend and flex naturally leaving you a smoother, and more natural stride.

    Flex Grooves

    C-Zone+

    Located under the forefoot for cushioning and energy return, C-Zone+™ absorbs shock, and due to its high energy return rate helps propel the user through toe-off.

    C-Zone+

    Helly Grip

    By combining our experience from stormy water and rough outdoor trail, we have come up with a new outsole material that will provide you with the best grip and durability on wet rocks and trails.

    Helly Grip

    C-Zone

    Strategically placed under your heel, C-Zone™ absorbs the shock and jumpstarts the transition from heel to toe on impact, making every step more effortless.

    C-Zone

    HellyWear

    An outsole material made from carbon rubber that allows for long lasting traction in tough terrain. More durable than just about any rubber.

    HellyWear

    Sailing

    Helly Hansen sailing footwear is designed to keep your feet dry and keep you on deck. Whether you're powering through high seas in the Roaring Forties, or smooth sailing in the Caribbean, our footwear will ensure you stay comfortable for the entire journey.

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  • Hellywear Protection

    Is a high abrasion TPR/Synthetic material found in all high-wear areas on our shoes. This light weight, and sturdy application will keep the shoes intact, and your feet well protected against hard and sharp objects for a prolonged period of time.

    Hellywear Protection

    HH Rollcage

    This technology will ensure maximum stability, and protection of the midfoot throughout the stride.

    HH Rollcage

    Flex Grooves

    Anatomically placed grooves which allow the forefoot to bend and flex naturally leaving you a smoother, and more natural stride.

    Flex Grooves

    C-Zone+

    Located under the forefoot for cushioning and energy return, C-Zone+™ absorbs shock, and due to its high energy return rate helps propel the user through toe-off.

    C-Zone+

    Midfoot Stabilizer

    A hard plastic TPU shank that adds durability to the structure of the midsole, and prevents the shoe from twisting through the gait-cycle.

    Midfoot Stabilizer

    C-Zone

    Strategically placed under your heel, C-Zone™ absorbs the shock and jumpstarts the transition from heel to toe on impact, making every step more effortless.

    C-Zone

    HellyWear

    An outsole material made from carbon rubber that allows for long lasting traction in tough terrain. More durable than just about any rubber.

    HellyWear

    Infinity Fit

    Infinity Fit™ is based on our ana­tomi­cal­ly shaped lasts which provide com­fort for multiple foot types. The Infinity Fit™ lasts work in combination with stay dry technologies such as LIFA® Inside, the highest possible fabric and material specifications, and industry leading quality assurance processes.

    Infinity Fit

    Trail & Outdoor

    140 years of technology and fabric development has gone into perfecting our trail and outdoor footwear range. We have thought through every feature so you can take on any trail with confidence.

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  • Hellywear Protection

    Is a high abrasion TPR/Synthetic material found in all high-wear areas on our shoes. This light-weight, and sturdy application will keep the shoes intact, and your feet well protected against hard and sharp objects for a prolonged period of time.

    Hellywear Protection

    Waterproof leather

    Waterproof Leather
    Waterproof Leather

    Helly Grip

    By combining our experience from stormy water and rough outdoor trail, we have come up with a new outsole material that will provide you with the best grip and durability on wet rocks and trails.

    Helly Grip

    HellyWear

    An outsole material made from hard grade rubber that allows for long lasting traction in tough terrain. More durable than just about any rubber.

    HellyWear

    Premium EVA

    With its high cushioning properties and light weight, this EVA provides unrivalled comfort and support.

    Premium EVA

    WarmCore by PRIMALOFT

    Is a warm, dry, light and soft synthetic insulation for all active outdoor use. The special blend of fine microfibers are specifically designed to keep you warm, dry and comfortable in all weather conditions.

    WarmCore
    by PRIMALOFT

    Winter

    Life in Scandinavia's harsh climates has taught us the importance of having the right footwear- especially during the long, freezing winter months. This is why we have developed a winter footwear collection that will keep your feet warm and dry throughout the entire season. The collection features many unique technologies designed to protect you from the elements in both urban environments and out in nature.

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