The legacy of Helly Hansen clothing begins in 1877 with a hard working Norwegian man with just that name, Helly Juell Hansen. He and his wife developed the original waterproof and breathable clothing using coarse and rugged linen garments soaked in linseed oil. This created an extremely water resistant yet surprisingly breathable set of clothing that became wildly popular among professional fisherman and boat workers in Norway.
Although the oiled linen jackets and pants developed in the late 1800s were very good at keeping people dry and comfortable, the company couldn’t stop there with innovations and improving methods of how people stay comfortable longer in nature’s worst conditions. To this day Helly Hansen clothing remains an industry leader in many technological innovations that we take for granted, including moisture moving Lifa baselayers, bonded membrane waterproof/breathable clothing, and lightweight fiberpile fleece layering.
Presently Helly Hansen is the benchmark for staying comfortable, safe, and alive in the worst that nature has to offer. Whether you are using the clothing for work or recreation help us continue the legacy of Helly Hansen by using the best clothing available in all your outdoor adventures.