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New foul weather gear from Helly Hansen!

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hh-logoAfter 10 years and 40,000 miles of ocean sailing, our foul weather gear was due for replacement, so we were thrilled when Helly Hansen agreed to support our adventures!

Outer-wear has come a long way since Seth and I last bought foul weather gear at the start of our circumnavigation, and Norwegian company Helly Hansen has been one of the leading innovators of lightweight and breathable, yet waterproof, sailing garments. hh-olympic-coast-small

They offer a full range of base, mid, and outer layers for any type of adventure, from skiing to sailing, which – of course – really appealed to us since we love both snow and ocean!

Our old foul weather gear has stood up well to 40,000 miles of all kinds of conditions – everything from the harsh UV rays of tropical Australia to the freezing spray in the Alaskan Arctic. Our jackets in particular have kept us warm and dry throughout. But, being 10 years old, they’re also heavy and bulky, something that’s bothered both of us more and more over the years. And while our trousers are still waterproof, they’ve become rather itchy and uncomfortable. Plus, they’re bulky and (mine especially) have never fit properly. So we’ll say again how excited we are to update Celeste‘s hanging locker with beautiful, lightweight, and well-fitting Helly Hansen foulies!hh-olympic-coast-small-2

 

Author: Ellen

Circumnavigator, Arctic voyager, writer/photographer

8 thoughts on “New foul weather gear from Helly Hansen!

  1. It is so difficult to find foulies that fit a woman’s body well – we’re headed toward southern Australia…oh how I’d love some better foulies to bear the Bass Strait! ~Jessie

    • So true! I was so excited when I tried on my new foulie pants and they actually fit! First time in 10 years! Kind of a long time to live with an uncomfortable fit…. We’ll give them a review once we’ve tried them out on our passages down to California – should be a good test!
      Have fun Down Under and good luck with the Bass Strait!

  2. Nice! Love Helly Hansen gear

  3. cool, congratulations!! Would love to read your “review” after first couple of trips, especially in non-tropical areas. Is this something you have planned (review, I mean)?

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