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Helly Hansen Brings Warmth and Breathability to Mountaineers with New Verglas Light Jacket

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OSLO, Norway — July 14, 2017


Since 1877 Helly Hansen has worked closely with mountain professionals to create technical apparel built to withstand the harshest environments on the planet. Knowing that cold temperatures don’t only occur during winter months, Helly Hansen now brings its classic performance Verglas line of Allied-down filled jackets to the spring and summer months.

To accommodate the spring and summer mountain adventurer who values layering for temperamental days outside, Helly Hansen introduces the Verglas Light Jacket for men and women. This hybrid jacket with 800-fill Allied down in a 25D lightweight fabric and softshell mix is designed to offer warmth when needed, and allows for maximum breathability and quick release of excess heat during exertion. Hi vis detailing on the back hem and hood offer maximum visibility, slim cuffs with stretch binding allow for easy layering and mobility, and PFC-free DWR coating across the jacket allows for multi-use as a midlayer or outer layer.

With over 55,000 mountain professionals outfitted head to toe in Helly Hansen each year, the brand is able to incorporate user feedback and trusted technologies to create purposefully designed products that are relevant to the locations and conditions the apparel is used in. See all Verglas pieces this July at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.

Verglas Light Jacket

The Helly Hansen Classic performance Verglas series has been protecting outdoor professionals and enthusiasts for over a decade. It is of utmost importance to have a hybrid jacket which can be the bridge between high output activities and changing cold weather fronts, providing both protection and versatility.


— Down technology paired with key softshell panels provides outstanding outdoor versatility

— 25D down proof fabric is lightweight with DWR

— 90/10 Goose down with 800 fill power

— Softshell fabric is a double weave with DWR

— Seamless underarm construction provides exceptional range of motion and comfort under active use

— Stealth venting YKK® zippers

— Softshell hood with a sculpted fit and warm to the face front protection

— Hood has internal high visibility to be flipped outwards as required

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 H2Flow™ 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