Helly Hansen is one of the companies with the longest tradition and experience in technical, waterproof wear. It dates all the way back to 1877 when the Norwegian captain Helly Juel Hansen, together with his wife Margarethe, started producing the first Helly Hansen jackets. They were treated with linseed oil which made the first waterproof HH jackets. Just a year after starting the production, the Helly Hansen coats won their first product award at World Expo in Paris 1878.
Since its very beginning, the brand has been a marker for innovation and quality and is therefore recognized and preferred by thousands of professional athletes, sailors, workers, and mountaineers.