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Helly Hansen

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 49 #3

You’ve reached the summit, the sun’s gone, the wind’s picked up… You know that cold, clammy feeling, especially on your lower back, whether it’s after a huffy-puffy skin uphill or you’ve just hoofed it up from the lower parking lot with all your gear. So do designers at Elemental Layer, and with fast-wicking, water-repellent fabric, … More »

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Groomers

Groomers photo Geoff Holman

  Powder may get all the press, but you know there’s nothing like the art and satisfaction of laying a perfect arc in an immaculate groomer. You might not admit it to your friends, but sometimes it feels better than powder. Cruising around the groomers, exploring the hill, hitting the gas pedal with confidence and … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – All-Mountain

As an All-Mountain skier, you’re pragmatic and easygoing—but not blown by the wind. When the lifts start spinning, you follow the soft snow wherever it takes you: early-morning groomers, bumps and jumps, or powdery back bowls. And where you go, you expect your gear to follow. That means it must be as versatile and adaptable … More »

Petroleum Improved Sheep

Merino is warmer, especially when wet, and more stink-resistant than petroleum-derived polyester and nylon. But those synthetic fibres are more durable and wick and dry faster. Historically, we’ve had to choose between them, but now Black Diamond and Helly Hansen are giving us the best of both. BD uses NuYarn, a super-thin merino wool fibre … More »

What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry

Trust is timeless What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry When Helly Hansen invited Erin Mielzynski to climb and ski big mountain lines in the Alps for Warren Miller Entertainment’s latest ski flick, she was confused. “I don’t think I’m your girl,” responded the Canadian World Cup slalom specialist. “I’m a … More »

Outerwear 2020

Outerwear 2020 Québécois cold or Coastal wet, what you wear on the outside is key to staying comfortable. For cold weather In the Alpha LIFALOFT Jacket and women’s Whitewall LIFALOFT Jacket Helly Hansen borrowed the breathable technology it developed for mid-layers and stuffed it into a resort-inspired shell. Thinner and lighter than synthetic insulation and … More »

From Space to the Slopes

    NASA used aerogel to keep astronauts alive in temperatures that make a cold day on the Prairies seem warm (a sunny day on the moon tops out around -127° Celsius). The foam-like substance is lighter and more insulating than down feathers or synthetic fibres. It’s been around since 1931, but new tweaks are making … More »

North of 70

Skiing and sailing Norway means practicing avalanche rescues as well as man-overboard drills Cameron’s and my plan to keep our cabin tidy went awry much faster than anticipated. As the only two sailors on board (apart from our 23-year-old skipper Mats), we agreed when we were assigned our diminutive cabin how important it was to … More »

Helly Hansen extends Alpine Canada partnership

Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and Helly Hansen have officially extended their partnership for another four years. Helly Hansen, the leading apparel provider for ski professionals around the world, will be outfitting ACA athletes, coaches and staff through the end of the winter 2022/2023 season, covering the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing and ACA’s 100th anniversary … More »

Helly Hansen

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 49 #3

You’ve reached the summit, the sun’s gone, the wind’s picked up… You know that cold, clammy feeling, especially on your lower back, whether it’s after a huffy-puffy skin uphill or you’ve just hoofed it up from the lower parking lot with all your gear. So do designers at Elemental Layer, and with fast-wicking, water-repellent fabric, … More »

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Groomers

Groomers photo Geoff Holman

  Powder may get all the press, but you know there’s nothing like the art and satisfaction of laying a perfect arc in an immaculate groomer. You might not admit it to your friends, but sometimes it feels better than powder. Cruising around the groomers, exploring the hill, hitting the gas pedal with confidence and … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – All-Mountain

As an All-Mountain skier, you’re pragmatic and easygoing—but not blown by the wind. When the lifts start spinning, you follow the soft snow wherever it takes you: early-morning groomers, bumps and jumps, or powdery back bowls. And where you go, you expect your gear to follow. That means it must be as versatile and adaptable … More »

Petroleum Improved Sheep

Merino is warmer, especially when wet, and more stink-resistant than petroleum-derived polyester and nylon. But those synthetic fibres are more durable and wick and dry faster. Historically, we’ve had to choose between them, but now Black Diamond and Helly Hansen are giving us the best of both. BD uses NuYarn, a super-thin merino wool fibre … More »

What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry

Trust is timeless What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry When Helly Hansen invited Erin Mielzynski to climb and ski big mountain lines in the Alps for Warren Miller Entertainment’s latest ski flick, she was confused. “I don’t think I’m your girl,” responded the Canadian World Cup slalom specialist. “I’m a … More »

Outerwear 2020

Outerwear 2020 Québécois cold or Coastal wet, what you wear on the outside is key to staying comfortable. For cold weather In the Alpha LIFALOFT Jacket and women’s Whitewall LIFALOFT Jacket Helly Hansen borrowed the breathable technology it developed for mid-layers and stuffed it into a resort-inspired shell. Thinner and lighter than synthetic insulation and … More »

From Space to the Slopes

    NASA used aerogel to keep astronauts alive in temperatures that make a cold day on the Prairies seem warm (a sunny day on the moon tops out around -127° Celsius). The foam-like substance is lighter and more insulating than down feathers or synthetic fibres. It’s been around since 1931, but new tweaks are making … More »

North of 70

Skiing and sailing Norway means practicing avalanche rescues as well as man-overboard drills Cameron’s and my plan to keep our cabin tidy went awry much faster than anticipated. As the only two sailors on board (apart from our 23-year-old skipper Mats), we agreed when we were assigned our diminutive cabin how important it was to … More »

Helly Hansen extends Alpine Canada partnership

Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and Helly Hansen have officially extended their partnership for another four years. Helly Hansen, the leading apparel provider for ski professionals around the world, will be outfitting ACA athletes, coaches and staff through the end of the winter 2022/2023 season, covering the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing and ACA’s 100th anniversary … More »

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