The history of Helly Hansen is as tough and influential as its products. After decades of traveling the sea in the harshest of weather, Captain Helly Juell Hansen and his wife Maren began constructing and selling oilskin jackets, trousers, and tarpailins in 1877. Their craftmanship and ingenuity quickly gained celebrity, and Helly Hansen began exporting their products all across the world after little more than a year. The sailing company can plot many a point on the timeline during the 20th century marking the breakthroughs and innovations provided to sailing gear and foul weather clothing, all leading to Helly Hansen's unique 3-Layer System™ and Helly Tech technology by which sailors today have come to swear and live.
Helly Hansen provides sailing jackets, trousers, salopettes, wetsuits, drysuits, shoes, and more, all designed by a team with a rich history of sailing. Helly Hansen products are made by sailors for sailors!
The Helly Hansen Crew Jacket remains one of the top selling sailing jackets in the world and, for harsh weather, the offshore line provides unparalleled protection from the elements. This sailing clothing is constructed to be light weight, allow mobility, and most of all, keep the sailor dry and comfortable. Sailing jackets and trousers featuring Helly Tech technology, which uses both hydrophilic and microporous technology, ensures that the material is both water proof and breathable. And Helly Hansen's line of inshore jackets, shoes, and accessories are meant to look just as good off the boat as on it.
Helly Hansen's line of sailing gear and foul weather clothing is used by world-class sailors who live on the borderline of human limitations and natural forces; adventurers who demand complete protection and performance when the conditions around them are at their worst.