The Helly Hansen story began in 1877 after Norwegian sailor Helly Juell Hansen and his wife returned from sea with a desire to establish an expert maritime brand. The pair started out producing oilskin jackets, trousers, sou'westers and tarpaulins, but Helly Hansen is perhaps best known today for its 3-Layer-System products, which utilize a thin sheet of translucent PVC sewn into waterproof wares. As the oilskin sector of the Helly Hansen portfolio shrank, the innovative, layered pieces became the must-have, protection piece for outdoor types. A practical, dependable brand, which is good-looking to boot, Helly Hansen is the go-to for a variety of world-class skiers, sailors and adventurers. When the weather throws a wobbly, reach for men's Helly Hansen jackets and keep warm, dry and looking your best during all your outdoor pursuits.