Today, Helly Hansen gear is used by world-class sailors, travelers, adventurers and skiers who need fully protective performance clothing. The idea for an outerwear brand was born at sea in 1877, when Norwegian captain Hansen and his wife were inspired to produce oilskin jackets, pants and tarpaulins made from linen soaked in linseed oil. Realizing immediate success, the husband and wife duo pavéd the way for a much-loved outerwear brand built on founding traditions. Helly Hansen coats provide unrivalled warmth and shelter from harsh weather conditions. Rain coats, long jackets, trenches, down coats and puffer designs are available in a wide range of colors and perfectly suited to extreme outdoor activities.