Over the years skiing has become increasingly popular and fashionable, with catwalks taking inspiration from the ski look with fair isle prints, Cossack hats and faux fur being seen everywhere this season.
Helly Hansen, a brand that first started in 1877, have continued to produce outdoor clothing incorporating technologies that aim to provide the wearer with a product range that will keep them protected against all elements no matter where they are. Their ski collection, in particular, has grown to be very popular and includes a whole host of items that are both stylish and practical.
Ski jackets predominantly have to provide insulation, have plenty of pockets and have taped seams to ensure the rain and wind doesn’t seep through. The Helly Hansen ski jackets do just that. All of their ski jackets are highly breathable and waterproof thanks to the Helly Tech Performance technology which acts as a barrier, drawing water away from the body to leave you dry and comfortable. The Alpha ski jacket also includes H2FLOW mesh that keeps the warmth in when you’re not active but keeps you cool when you’re in full swing. In their 2012 ski collection Helly Hansen also incorporated Recco advanced rescue technology into all of their jackets with reflectors that aid you to be found if you get into danger on or off the piste.
Many of Helly Hansen’s ski pants also feature the same technologies as their ski coats, as well as offering soft inner lining, insulation and plenty of pockets to the front and rear to store the essentials. Within the trousers range are also thermal pants and base layers that feature HH Warm technology, LIFA fibre technology and Merino Wool for insulation and moisture wicking properties that will keep you both warm and dry throughout your adventure. The ladies base layers also have cute fair isle and heritage prints so you can wear them at the Après-Ski too!
The Helly Hansen Alpine ski gloves, that are available for both men and women, benefit from a fleece lining and padding for increased warmth, coupled with a PU leather palm for good grip on your skis. They also have a collection of hats, including beanies and knitted bobble hats that match their ski range and will keep you warm and looking cool whether you’re on the slopes or at the Après-Ski!
Helly Hansen definitely know what they’re doing when it comes to the outdoors, especially skiing. Check out their full ski collection here: http://www.fieldandtrek.com/