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Helly Hansen Verglas Hybrid Insulator Jacket Review

HH Verglas Hybrid Insulator Review

As Winter now appears to be creeping back into view, we all start to think about the warmer side of the wardrobe.  Our friends at Helly Hansen have sent us a number of exciting garments of late, but eyes are firmly set on the Verglas Hybrid Insulator Jacket for the purpose of this review.

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We have been given the opportunity to test all manner of Helly Hansen goodies and been hugely impressed with the level of quality. The fact Helly Hansen has been making clothing – and in particularly jackets – since 1877, it shouldn’t come as a surprise really; that is why I always get a little excited when I have Helly Hansen products on the horizon to be reviewed. The Verglas Hybrid Jacket is classified by Helly Hansen, in there usual understated way, as a warm insulator with stretchy panels. “Verglas” couldn’t be a more apt name, meaning “thin layer of ice” or “frozen rain” which conjurers up images of battling the elements; the Verglas is obviously something that means business.  Oh, and it’s got these great stretchy side panels too did I mention that?

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The success of this jacket is its lightness, warm and versatility…

Combining the superb warmth from goose down insulation with the stretchy panels of slick face fleece, this hybrid construction keeps you snug and warm whist allowing total freedom of movement. A perfect balance of performance is paralleled with fresh Scandinavian design and bold color combos – and yes it is also available in black!

For more detail please refer to the “First Impressions” tab or visit the Helly Hansen website for further information:

Helly Hansen

The Helly Hansen Hybrid Insulator Jacket is lightweight, constructed from Pertex Lightweight face fabric and quality European 700+ fill goose down.

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As such this can be worn as a standalone garment or as a mid-layer / part of your layer system; the lighter construction means the Verglas compresses down into the smallest of spaces and won’t compromise pack weight.  Thanks to it’s cut and pleasing, quality finish you also won’t look like you’ve just stepped off Everest should you also decided to wear it around town.

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I always get excited about testing Helly Hansen gear, as every item seems to have it’s own unique qualities and niche.  Out of the wrapper, the colour combination is a real assault on the senses which is something we quite like.  Gone are the days of Black (Although that’s available too!) and Forrest Green being your only choices.

We’re suckers for cliches here at WalkHikeClimb, so as the saying goes, the proof of the pudding is in the eating and boy do we like to chow down with all things Helly Hansen.  There’s always somewhat of a free-for-all when their little boxes arrive.

From the front and the rear the tailored fit is there for all to see

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with its diagonal baffles providing a slimmer silhouette and the stretchy side infills tightening the look further

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The addition of the stretchy side panels really do improve the freedom of movement and cut down on the bulk, really important features when using the jacket as a mid-layer in your winter layering system.

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Discreet side pockets are perfect for warming bare hands or stowing any small items and are tailored perfectly into the design and lines of the jacket

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The full length (YKK) Zipper provides the usual level of protection from the elements

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and is further enhanced by the inner storm flap.

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The contrasted inner lining of the slick face fleece stretch panels is a great touch, which not only adds to the overall aesthetics, it also keeps you snug and warm

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Finishing off the jacket the cuffs a tapered and stretchy, without being overly tight.  Easily accommodating a pair of gloves

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Please visit the Helly Hansen website for further details

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Features

  • Pertex Microlight Fabric
  • 80/15 European Goose Down
  • Powerfill 700+
  • Slick face fleece stretch panels
  • YKK® Vislon Center front Zip
  • CIS – 3in 1 liner
  • YKK® Zipped hand pockets
  • Bottom hem adjustment
  • Elastic cuffs

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The small and mighty Helly Hansen, Verglas Hybrid Insulator Jacket

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When testing the Verglas Hybrid Insulator Jacket, both in everyday use and hiking, our testers were pleased to report it performed remarkably well.

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As is generally the case with our tester and Helly Hasen gear, once worn never returned.  The litmus test a success once again!

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The success of this jacket is its lightness, warm and versatility.  It’s great to wear as a standalone jacket on cooler days, or as part of your layering system.  The stretchy side panels allow plenty of movement and it’s hugely comfortable.

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Quality and innovation, Helly Hansen to a tee!

Please visit the Helly Hansen website for further details

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