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Helly Hansen

We’re really excited here at WalkHikeClimb as our good friends at Helly Hansen have sent us their excellent Odin H2 Flow Jacket, Odin Traverse Jacket and Razora Mid HT hiking boots.  Helly Hansen are unique amongst manufacturer, having such a rich heritage of production over a number of years.

Helly Hansen have been a great innovator and indeed many of their developments set the benchmark for today’s outdoor clothing market.  I have to confess having somewhat of a soft spot for Helly Hansen, as my very first “quality” waterproof jacket was a green HH Jacket; purchased from Bourne Sports in Stoke-On-Trent when I was 11yrs old.   It may still be in the back of the cupboard somewhere!

We can’t wait to start work and bring you the lowdown on these fantastic products so watch this space!  In the meantime refer to the product tabs for a little background information, you know you want to!

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Today our gear is used by world-class sailors, skiers and adventurers who spend their time between human will and nature’s forces…

Background And Herritage

The story of Helly Hansen started in 1877. After many years at sea, Norwegian captain Helly Juell Hansen and his wife Maren Margarethe began producing oilskin jackets, trousers, sou’westers and tarpaulins, made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil.

They certainly struck a nerve in the market, because over the first five years they sold approximately 10,000 pieces. In 1878 the company won a diploma for excellence at the Paris Expo, and began exporting its products.

In the 20th century, Helly Hansen made several breakthroughs in product development to complete the layering principle today known as the 3-Layer System™. In 1949 the Helox, a thin sheet of translucent PVC plastic sewn into waterproof coats, took over for the oilbased outerwear and became the must-have protection for outdoor use. With a production of 30,000 coats each month the success was almost immediate.

The original fleece, the fiberpile, was developed in 1961 and has been perfected for almost 50 years since. This new insulation layer was warm, lightweight and fast-drying, ideal for wearing under the protective layer. It was soon embraced by workers because it offered extraordinary insulation against the cold, and ventilated well during hard, physical work. It even protected against snow and light rain, staying extremely durable and warm after many washes.

The layering story was completed in the 1970s, with the development of LIFA. This wonder-fiber, used in LIFA, kept the skin dry and warm by pushing moisture away from the body, making it the ideal baselayer fabric for outdoor and workwear use. The latest generation of LIFA is still used in our baselayers today.

In 1980, the Helly Tech technology was launched, using both hydrophilic and microporous technology, which meant the apparel was both waterproof and breathable. This meant that anyone who participated in high-activity outdoor sports could expect their clothing to work with them, not against them. The evolution of breathable, waterproof jackets had a profound effect on the outdoor industry. Helly Hansen now produced technical outerwear garments.

The heritage from Helly Juell Hansen is still our cornerstone. Today our gear is used by world-class sailors, skiers and adventurers who spend their time between human will and nature’s forces, and demand full protection and performance when the conditions are at their worst.

We can’t wait to start testing and bring you all the detail about this excellent brand.  What’s this space, we’ll be posting more very soon!

In the meantime, visit their website for further details

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Odin H2 Flow Jacket (SRP £300)

This advanced shell jacket for men boasts H2FLOW venting and warmth technology.  The patent pending H2FLOW adds light insulation in strategic areas and at the same time help you to stay cool thanks to the unique H2FLOW mechanical venting system. This men´s coat comes fully featured and is perfect for all kinds of outdoor adventures.

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  • Hood des igned for helmet use
  • Welded YKK Aquaguard® zip hand- and chest pockets
  • H2Flow technology shell jacket fo r versatile usage and a wide range of outdoor activities.
  • DWR Treatment
  • Harnesss and pack compatibl e design
  • Bottom hem elastic adjustment
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Zip-out softshell snowskirt
  • Aquaguard® pit zips
  • RECCO reflector
  • H2FLow system
  • One hand hood adjustments
  • Water resistant YKK Aquaguard® centre front zip
  • 2Ply laminate construction
  • Full stretch construction
  • H2 Flow system with torso insulation

Follow the link below to the Helly Hansen website for further details:

ODIN H2 Flow Jacket

Odin Traverse Jacket (SRP £230)

The Odin Traverse outdoor jacket for men, designed for use when climbing or hiking out in the mountains. Waterproof, breathable and windproof with fully sealed seams to protect you against the elements. Using light and hardwearing 3-ply Helly Tech® fabric, this Traverse jacket is simple, stylish and functional. The four-pocket design allows you to carry more gear. Wide use of water-resistant zips give a clean look while maintaining weather protection and a low bulk.

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  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • 3 ply fabric construction
  • Fully seam sealed
  • Durable Water Repellency treatment (DWR)
  • YKK Aquaguard water resistant front zip
  • YKK Aquaguard water-resistant zip pockets
  • Venting zips
  • Helmet compatible fully adjustable hood
  • Bottom hem adjustment
  • Adjustable cuffs

Follow the link below to the Helly Hansen website for further details:

Odin Traverse Jacket

Razora Mid HT (SRP £110)

The Razora Mid are the next-generation walking shoes for men. Ideal for hiking, these leather boots are lightweight, protective and waterproof. The stylish outdoor hybrid design is packed with special features, including our new ergonomically shaped insole with C-Zone shock absorption technology in the heel and the H2 Flow system to keep you perfectly tempered and comfortable. The toe and heel cap features Helly Wear_ protection to guard your foot against rocks and sharp objects. The outsole is specifically designed for great traction on uneven terrain, while our rubber compounds are strategically placed to allow for grip and high wear.

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  • Helly Tech Performance Membrane
  • Helly Wear Rubber
  • Helly Grip Rubber


  • H2 Flow Insole
  • Premium EVA Midsole
  • C-Zone Cushioning


  • Helly Wear
  • Premium Quality Leather And Suede

Follow the link below to the Helly Hansen website for further details:

Razora Mid HT

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