Helly Hansen 2018 Sailing Collection: The Fastest Apparel in the World

FSF Staff June 19, 2018

OSLO, Norway  — On July 17th, 2017, Thomas Coville, Helly Hansen ambassador, broke the record for the fastest Transatlantic crossing in a total of four days, 11 hours, 10 minutes, and 23 seconds. Fully outfitted in Helly Hansen apparel, the 140-year old Norwegian brand can confidently say it creates some of the fastest apparel in the world. For 2018, Helly Hansen continues to bring innovative, functional and protective professional grade gear to the sailing market. The new collection outfits all, including layers to help keep the most foul- weather sailors warm, and classic heritage sailing jackets for day use along the coastline.

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Ægir H2Flow Jacket & Salopette

With trusted input and hard testing by record-breaker Coville, Helly Hansen expands its Ægir line – sailing apparel for the toughest and most challenging conditions imaginable. The Ægir H2Flow Jacket will be every racer’s new favorite jacket with incomparable breathability through the H2Flow temperature regulation system and slick surface materials to ensure ease of layering when temperatures rise or fall. The supple fabrics allow ease of movement while waterproof, windproof and breathable construction enables the jacket to be worn as an outer layer when conditions are tame. When paired with the new Ægir H2Flow Salopette, sailors can enjoy full-body protection in these fitted, highly mobile, insulated layers. Each piece works separately or together to retain heat when it’s needed but will expel unwanted hot air immediately through ergonomically-placed vents on both the jacket and salopette.

Each year sailors equip themselves to brave the seas between Norway and Denmark to participate in the Skagen Race. For 2018 Helly Hansen, the title sponsor of the race delivers the Skagen Offshore Jacket and Skagen Offshore Bib for both men and women. The perfect balance of warmth and protection in a racing outfit to protect from the cold climate racing conditions you’d expect on Scandinavian waters. Sporting the official logo of the Skagen Race, each new piece also includes the detailed features necessary to endure a successful crossing, including a tall protective collar with unique face mask, double cuffs with adjustable seals, hand-warmer and cargo pockets, and SOLAS-approved reflective patches on both jacket and bib. Specifically for women, the new W Skagen Offshore Bib includes the drop seat design Helly Hansen is becoming known for, allowing women to easily take care of business without the hassle of removing jacket and bib before they can get back to sailing. All pieces include the trusted HellyTech® Performance used by professionals around the world to ensure breathability alongside the durable waterproofing and windproofing available from Helly Hansen, making this jacket and bib combo the best foul weather gear built to take on challenging seas.

The marine lifestyle is something Norwegians know very well. To embody its heritage, Helly Hansen offers the Salt Flag Jacket for both men and women. Fully technical sailing jackets built for the cruiser in need of long-lasting functionality alongside standout design. The waterproof, windproof and breathable HellyTech Performance jackets will look just as good on the boat as they will off. The clear marine stripe across the jacket chest representing the vast horizons of the seas comes in a variety of colors to celebrate the Norwegian coastlines and countryside.

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Ægir H2Flow Jacket The Ægir series is built for professionals on the ocean and named after the Norse mythology god of the sea. The Ægir H2Flow Jacket for men is an insulated water-repellent jacket built for smart layering utilizing the unique Helly Hansen H2FlowTM technology giving unique ventilation and comfortable adjustable quick-drying performance ideal for shifting activity levels and temperatures that our professional sailors and watermen endure out on the sea.

  • Helly Tech® Performance
  • Lightweight ripstop panels
  • mechanical stretch zone
  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • H2FlowTM temperature regulation system

Ægir H2Flow Salopette The Ægir series is built for professionals on the ocean and named after the Norse mythology god of the sea. The Ægir H2Flow Salopette for men is an insulated water repellent Salopette built for smart layering utilizing the unique Helly Hansen H2Flow technology giving unique ventilation and comfortable adjustable quick-drying performance. The Salopette is also using reinforcement material for seat and knee and featuring the NASA developed Aerogel Material by PrimaLoft® in s low profile seat insulation to eliminate the cold from sitting on the deck. Ideal for shifting activity levels and temperatures that our professional sailors and watermen endure out on the sea.

  • Helly Tech® Performance
  • Lightweight ripstop panels
  • Mechanical stretch zones
  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • H2FlowTM temperature regulation system
  • Hand Warmer Pockets

Skagen Offshore Jacket Skagen is the ideal jacket for Offshore and Coastal sailing with full protection against wind and waves. Having Solutions developed with professional sailors and a sturdy HellyTech® Performance 2-ply fabrication with mesh lining for comfort. Fully featured with a protective collar with a facemask, double cuffs and hand warmer and storage pockets. The perfect Jacket for adventures like sailing from Norway to Denmark where your first sight of land likely will be the Skagen Lighthouse.

  • Helly Tech® Performance
  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • Profiled High collar with face mask
  • Adjustable double cuff seals
  • Fleece lined Handwarmer pockets

W Skagen Offshore Jacket The W Offshore Skagen is the jacket for offshore and coastal sailors that require a detailed jacket with full protection against wind and waves. Including solutions developed with our professional sailors and a sturdy HellyTech Performance 2 ply fabrication with mesh lining for comfort. Fully featured with a protective collar with a facemask, double cuffs and hand warmer and storage pockets. The perfect Jacket for adventures like sailing across from Norway to Denmark where your first sight of land likely will be the Skagen Lighthouse.

  • Helly Tech® Performance
  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • Profiled High collar
  • Adjustable double cuff seals
  • Fleece lined Handwarmer pockets

W Skagen Offshore Bib The Skagen Offshore Bib is made for offshore and coastal sailing that requires solid trousers with ample protection against wind and waves. Built with solutions developed with our professional sailors, such as the zip drop seat, and a sturdy HellyTech® Performance 2 ply fabrication with mesh lining for comfort. Fully featured with reinforced seat and knees, good volume cargo pockets and adjustments at waist, legs and suspenders these are trousers to trust. The perfect pair for adventures like sailing from Norway to Denmark where your first sight of land likely will be the Skagen Lighthouse.

  • Helly Tech® Performance
  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • Two-way front zip
  • Dropseat sollution
  • Seat and knee reinforcements
  • Articulated seat and knees

Salt Flag Jacket The Salt Flag Jacket is made for versatile use on the water. Designed with the classic Helly Hansen flag stripe originating from the Helly Hansen Jackets used by the first Norwegian Whitbread entry the Berge Viking. The Iconic stripe is a classic Marine signoff and with the jacket built in sturdy HellyTech® Performance 2 ply fabrication the Salt Flag has what it takes to keep you dry and warm. Packed with all the right features such as a high protective collar and stealth seals in the cuffs the jacket offers top functionality while allowing you to take to the fjords in style.

  • Helly Tech® Performance
  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • Water resistant Center Front Zip
  • Hanger hook
  • Fleece collar

W Salt Flag Jacket The Salt Flag Jacket is made for versatile use on the water. Designed with the classic Helly Hansen flag stripe originating from the Helly Hansen Jackets used by the first Norwegian Whitbread entry the Berge Viking. The Iconic stripe is a classic Marine signoff and with the jacket built in sturdy HellyTech Performance 2 ply fabrication the Salt Flag has what it takes to keep you dry and warm. Packed with all the right features such as a high protective collar and stealth seals in the cuffs the jacket offers top functionality while allowing you to take to the fjords in style.

  • Helly Tech® Performance
  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • 2 ply fabric construction
  • Fully seam sealed
  • Durable Water Repellency treatment (DWR)

About Helly Hansen
Founded in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen continues to develop professional-grade apparel that helps people stay and feel alive. Through insights drawn from living and working in the world’s harshest environments, the company has developed a long list of first-to-market innovations, including the first supple waterproof fabrics almost 140 years ago. Other breakthroughs include the first fleece fabrics in the 1960s, the first technical base layers in the 1970s, made with Lifa® Stay Dry Technology, and today’s award-winning and patented H2FlowTM temperature regulating system. Helly Hansen is a leader in technical sailing and performance ski apparel, as well as premium workwear. Its ski uniforms are worn and trusted by more than 55,000 professionals and can be found on Olympians, National Teams, and at more than 200 ski resorts and mountain guiding operations around the world. Helly Hansen’s outerwear, base layers, sportswear and footwear are sold in more than 40 countries and trusted by outdoor professionals and enthusiasts around the world. To learn more about Helly Hansen’s latest collections, visit www.hellyhansen.com.

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