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Hey, Helly Fans! 

Sometimes April showers just bring more showers in May. Don’t worry the flowers will arrive in their own time. Meanwhile, Helly Hansen is here at Everything Summer Camp to keep you dry when the world gets wet! We have excellent rain gear to seal the rain out while remaining breathable and delivering lasting comfort! 

I wrote about their protective products in a previous post, but for today, let’s just talk about the brand and learn a little about the Helly Hansen story. It’s been in the making for over 140 years when Captain Helly Juell Hansen perfected protective apparel against the harsh elements of Norway. By 1877, the sea captain with his wife Margrethe went into production of waterproof jackets, trousers, and more. 

Mr. Helly Himself
The weather of Northern Europe is merciless and life at sea only asked for the worst. The Hansens found that linseed oil applied to cotton canvas created limber, waterproof clothing. In 1878 their “oilskin” apparel won an award at the World Expo in Paris and achieved immediate success. 

Waterproof Ways
Seventy years later, the world saw a revolution in waterproof technology with helox fabric which featured a thin sheet of translucent PVC plastic sewn into the coats. This new means of waterproof defense became the new must-have protection for outdoor use. 

Helly Tech
Fast forward another thirty years or so to the 1980’s when Helly Hansen’s technology made another giant leap forward, introducing their new Helly Tech® waterproof and breathable technology. Their new methods gave birth to more award-winning products that set new standards in protective performance apparel. 

Captain Hansen’s legacy lives on through the continual advancements and construction methods to create apparel that stands up to the harshest conditions Mother Nature has to offer. Shop all of our rain gear options, available here on our online store and stay dry out there! As always, thanks for reading and happy camping! 


- John

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