Helly Hansen ULLR Insulated Anorak and Pants 2022 – 2023 | Review

The ULLR Insulated Anorak and Pants has been designed to keep the worst of weather at bay, and liberate your time on the mountains

Why we chose the Helly Hansen ULLR Insulated Anorak And Pants: Warm, unrestrictive, weatherproof 

Price: £320 (jacket), £180 (pants)

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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.

Covering this techy fabric system is a face fabric that’s made up from 100% recycled polyester, something we’re naturally very supportive of. Continuing the eco-friendly credentials, the planet-friendly Primaloft Black Eco insulation serves up some excellent lightweight warmth; making this an ideal outerwear setup for early to mid-winter conditions.

Features and Fit

We’re big fans of the fit and cut of these items which has, you guessed it, been designed with freeride skiing as its priority. As the name suggests, the ski jacket features a half zip to create an anorak style. Not only does this mean there’s less zipped areas for minimum heat loss, but it also means the jacket can be cut nice and loose to give maximum movement and fabric stretch where it’s required.

The pants also feature a two-way stretch, while an articulated cut gives you extra space for when you’re really laying the skis over.

Looking at the features, it’s got everything you’d expect to see on a freeride-specific outerwear setup. These include a Recco reflector, a large helmet compatible hood, plenty of chest and thigh pockets and adjustment both in the cuffs and hem.

A final comment must be made regarding the sick aesthetics of the jacket. It might become the Marmite of the skiing world but, here on Mpora, we’re big fans of brands cooking up some unique designs in the sometimes monotonous world of ski clothing.

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