Time for a look at some ski jackets and Helly Hansen is our brand of choice for today. We have compiled a selection of seven of their best ski jackets, for men and women.
They are highly functional jackets, waterproof and with quality materials, that will make you wish you could ski all year round.
All of them are designed to perform perfectly, despite weather conditions, low temperatures and dangerous terrains, keeping you protected at all times, so you can spend the day carefree and enjoying yourself.
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1. Helly Hansen Ski Jackets for Men
Helly Hansen Fernie
Cutting to the chase, Fernie is the first Helly Hansen jacket for the men’s selection and it is not simply functional, but stylish too. It is made of 100% Nylon both in and out, with DWR treatment that makes the jacket fully waterproof. The fabric is 2-ply, highly breathable, aided by ventilation areas underneath the armpits, that can be opened and closed with zippers.
Seeing how it is necessary for a good ski jacket to withstand not only low temperatures but also cold air, this is a windproof jacket, with PrimaLoft Black insulation, 80g in the body and 40g in the sleeves. The main zipper is YKK, waterproof and easily accessible even with thick gloves on.
There are two hand warming pockets on the sides, two chest pockets, one inner pocket for goggles and one for your mp3 player or phone. There is a ski pass pocket as well, for easy access, when necessary. It has a snow skirt, to complete the insulation and adjustable hood and collar.
The cuffs are also adjustable, as is the hem of the jacket. There are RECCO reflectors, too, so you will be quickly saved if you get caught in an avalanche. The jacket comes in the colors: Ebony and Classic blue.
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Here is a video review of the Fernie jacket by Andrew Weibrecht:
Helly Hansen Blazing
Next, meet Blazing, a 100% Polyester jacket with 2-way dynamic stretch and Helly Tech performance fabric, that makes movement easier and comfortable, as well as protects the jacket from weather conditions.
It has elastic wrist gaiters, made of Polyester, which come with thumbholes that completely close off the jacket from wind, as do the outer Velcro-adjusted cuffs, the high collar and the fixed hood. This is a breathable jacket, with PrimaLoft insulation that provides and maintains warmth, without making the jacket bulky or heavy.
The breathability is made possible not just from the fabric, but also with the ventilation areas placed to the front, on top of the chest pockets. On both sides there are two hand warmer pockets and on the chest are also two zipper pockets. There are inner pockets as well, one of which with an earphone duct. It comes in three color options: Black, Deep blue and Evening blue.
Helly Hansen Express
Express is a lightweight ski jacket, made of 100% Polyester, with 2-ply Helly Tech performance fabric and fully sealed seams. This means that the jacket is both windproof and waterproof. The insulation is by PrimaLoft, placed on the sleeves and body, while under both armpits there are ventilation zippers.
It comes with a snap-button snow skirt and a high collar, with a fixed, adjustable hood. There are two zipper pockets on the sides and one chest pocket, suitable as a ski-pass pocket. On the inside there are two pockets as well, one for electronics and one mesh pocket for goggles.
The cuffs are Velcro-adjusted and have elastic wrist gaiters with thumbholes in them. There are many colors available: Alert red, Ebony, Evening blue, Magma, Paris green, Racer blue, Rock.
Helly Hansen Accelerate
Accelerate ends the men’s ski jackets for this selection and it is a functional, 100% Polyester jacket. The fabric is with Helly Tech performance and 2-ply, fully waterproof with sealed seams. This jacket is also windproof and highly breathable, with ventilation areas in the armpits. It has a snow skirt and a double-lined collar, to protect the neck.
The hood is attached, but can be tucked underneath the collar when not needed. It has adjustable cuffs and wrist gaiters with thumbholes, which protect the hands and prevent cold wind from getting through. It comes with four outer pockets and two inner pockets, for goggles and mp3 player. The color selection includes: Arctic grey, Black and Racer blue.
2. Helly Hansen Ski Jackets for Women
Helly Hansen Motion Stretch
For the women’s selection, we’re starting with Motion Stretch, a great ski jacket made of 100% Polyester, with PrimaLoft insulation and 2-ply Helly Tech performance fabric. This is a waterproof, windproof and highly breathable jacket, with H2Flow ventilation system, which provides the best temperature regulation.
It has a high collar, which closes up with a concealed, waterproof zipper, with chin guard placed on top, to protect the chin. The hood is fixed but can be easily tucked under the collar. There are two zipper pockets on the sides, lined to quickly warm up the hands and two zipper pockets on the chest.
On the inside there is a stash pocket and the jacket comes with a ski pass pocket, too. The hem is in a high-low design, while the cuffs are adjustable and have wrist gaiters. It comes in the colors: Black, Bright green, Evening blue, Sunburned purple, White.
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Helly Hansen Sundance
Sundance comes in a casual style and makes a really good sports jacket overall. It is 100% Polyester, with Helly Tech performance 2L fabric, fully waterproof, windproof and breathable. The collar is high, with a fixed hood and they are both adjustable for added protection.
This jacket has a slightly cut waist, and 2-way mechanical stretch fabric that allows for maximum flexibility in movement. The insulation is by PrimaLoft and the jacket comes with adjustable cuffs and mechanical ventilation. On the sides there are two zipper pockets and on the inside there is one stash pocket.
The hem is adjustable and the main zipper fully waterproof, with chin guard. There are many color options to choose from: Black, Deep steel, Racer blue, Azalea, Ebony, Pink glow, Princess blue, Silk blue, White.
Helly Hansen Spirit
We are ending this selection with a chic ski jacket, called Spirit. It is made of 100% Polyester, with fully sealed seams and Helly Tech performance fabric. This is a windproof and waterproof jacket, with PrimaLoft insulation, that will keep you protected and dry despite the challenging weather and low temperatures.
Helly Hansen’s Spirit is highly breathable, with mechanical ventilation under the armpits. There are two zipper pockets on the sides and two inner pockets, one of which with an earphone duct. To fully seal the jacket off, there are wrist gaiters, adjustable cuffs and a snow skirt inside, with snap buttons.
The collar is hooded, high and adjustable, with chin guard to prevent chafing. It comes in the colors: Princess purple, Black, Magenta, Pink glow, Rock.