This Is The Story Of Helly Hansen
From our home in Norway, Helly Hansen has been making professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive for over 140 years. It all started in 1877 when sea captain Helly Juell Hansen found a better way to stay protected from the harsh Norwegian elements. Captain Hansen and his wife Margrethe launched a business producing waterproof oilskin jackets, trousers, sou’westers and tarpaulins made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil – and the legend was born!
Helly Hansen gear is trusted by professionals on oceans, mountains and worksites. As the apparel brand for Ski Professionals, you’ll find HH at more than 200 ski resort and guiding operations around the world, and worn by more than 55,000 ski professionals. Our sailing gear is worn by world-class sailors across all five oceans, and we’re a proud partner for some of the sport’s most iconic regattas and sailing associations. We continue to support Captain Hansen’s legacy through a long list of first-to-market innovations.