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. Today, Helly Hansen gear is used by world-class sailors, travelers, adventurers and skiers who need durable performance clothing. Helly Hansen jackets are essential investments for year-round comfort and protection from the elements. Colorful rain jackets, ski jackets, fleece-lined and parka designs are expertly crafted for a fitted and hardwearing finish.