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Techy Drip: Winter Hike & Snow Apparel From Helly Hansen

No matter how steep your winter missions are, the latest apparel from Helly Hansen uses top-grade insulation and shell fabrics to keep you warm, dry, and cozy outdoors.

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Just as hiking is different from skiing and snowboarding, so too is the performance needed from specialized jackets and pants.

These highlights from the brand’s fall/winter lineup showcase the way Helly Hansen pairs insulation and shell tech to create a balance of breathability and warmth in different layers. Even within snowsports, some jackets are tailored to higher-output missions in the backcountry versus resort days.

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Hiking Apparel

Odin Stretch Hood Insulated — Men’s & Women’s: $269 & $260

This breathable hooded insulated jacket is a midlayer with an emphasis on warmth and performance through different temperatures. On its own, it should keep you warm and dry on hikes, mountaineering, and skiing in the backcountry.

In higher winds, a light shell can ward off wind and let the Odin’s breathable, synthetic insulation (PrimaLoft Gold Active +) trap more body heat. The jacket’s shell is made from a breathable and 100% recycled nylon ripstop fabric, making it both stretchy and durable.

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Isfjord Insulated Shacket — Men’s: $180

Our readers are familiar with the concept of a shacket, but Helly Hansen adds a premium touch to the Isfjord by using recycled PrimaLoft BLACK Eco insulation and organic cotton. It comes with hand pockets for keeping your digits warm and a chest pocket that snaps shut.

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Loke Pants — Women’s: $85

These outdoor pants offer breathable protection from the elements all year round. With a simple, yet classic fit, the Loke are made to be put on or taken off at a moment’s notice. And, they use the brand’s 2.5-layer waterproof shell with a DWR treatment to shed rain and snow.

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Skiing Apparel

Alpha 4.0 Jacket — Men’s: $475

The brand’s bestselling resort ski jacket sees some tweaks to its tech and content. The Alpha’s two-layer construction uses HELLY TECH PROFESSIONAL to create a waterproof/breathable and windproof jacket.

Body-mapped PrimaLoft Black Eco insulation targets the core and cold spots while allowing the limbs to be streamlined and breathe more. Helly Hansen’s unique H2Flow system lets you vent or retain body heat as needed. One new addition is the Life Pocket, made to keep smartphones warm and operational through severe cold.

Lastly, the Alpha has a detachable and helmet-compatible hood, a ski pass pocket, a stretch powder skirt, and wrist gaiters. Its insulation is made from 100% recycled content.

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Sogn Bib Cargo Pants — Men’s: $250

For freeride and backcountry days, these pants put a light layer of PrimaLoft BLACK Eco insulation behind the brand’s waterproof/windproof and breathable shell. The pants have an articulated cut and stretchy fabric with an added panel in the back for more range of motion.

Belt loops and suspenders let you adjust the fit while cargo pockets and a beacon-specific waist pocket help you carry essentials. Reinforced fabrics on the lower legs and hem help the pants withstand use and abuse.

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Bellissimo Jacket — Women’s: $450

For resort days, Helly Hansen made this jacket water-repellent and emphasized warmth with 100g PrimaLoft Black Eco insulation. Its retro looks and chevron baffles are stylish nods, but don’t let them hide the modern touches like two-way stretch fabric for greater mobility on the slopes.

Ski-friendly features include the helmet-compatible hood, adjustable powder skirt, a ski-pass pocket, an embedded RECCO reflector, and the brand’s Life Pocket for preserving the life of smartphone batteries.

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Powderqueen Pant — Women’s: $300

For warmth on deep powder days, these two-layer ski pants are made from a shell fabric with two-way stretch as well as an insulation lining of 40g PrimaLoft Black Eco. The main material of these pants is made of Bluesign-approved fabrics, which have articulated knees for mobility and back thigh zippers for ventilation.

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