Why we chose the Helly Hansen ULLR Insulated Anorak And Pants: Warm, unrestrictive, weatherproof
Price: £320 (jacket), £180 (pants)
The all-new ULLR Insulated anorak and pants have been designed, Helly Hansen says, to let you ‘feel the adrenaline, not the cold’. Made with freeride adventures very much in mind, and developed with the help of insight from professional skiers, it’s a setup which has been designed to keep you dry and comfortable in everything from powder storms to high alpine wind.
Fabrics and Construction
The Helly Tech Professional system (which features in the jacket), and Helly Tech Performance fabric system (which feature in the pants), play a big part in shielding you from the elements.
Helly Tech Performance fabric is Helly’s top of the range waterproof fabric technology. Utilising an extremely water repellent face fabric, you’re left with an almost impenetrable barrier to the elements. For times when water does begin to seep through, a waterproof membrane sits behind this to create a full waterproof barrier.
The pants have been cut from the more lightweight (yet slightly less durable) Helly Tech Performance. This less restrictive fabric has been used to help boost the freedom of movement and breathability in the areas where full-on waterproof protection isn’t as vital.
While the unique membrane design found within both fabric constructions has been optimised to keep water and wind at bay, it’s also more than capable of dumping air and moisture out – ideal stuff if you find yourself working for your turns.