Sourcing ski wear was something that was completely new to us and it wasn’t until we started looking, that we realised that there was a lot that we needed to get for each family member. Helly Hansen is a well known brand and one that we knew straight away would provide quality ski wear.
We were definitely very coordinated when it came to our colours and the boys outfits were ideal for spotting them on the slopes, especially so with the bright orange stripes on Tobias’ snowsuit.
Tobias wears the K Rider Insulated Suit which features high vis arms.
Elliot wears the JR Cascade Jacket which is also fully insulated with a high vis hood and the JR No Limits Pant to match his jacket. The salopettes are also insulated with reinforcement fabric and feature detachable and adjustable braces.
These outfits were my absolute favourites and I love that they’re matching but not matching. The snowsuit worked well for Tobias being a little bit younger, whereas Elliot preferred his being in two pieces.
I’m wearing the W Glory jacket which features ventilation zippers, insulation and stretch fabric. I loved that this jacket was so lightweight, yet it kept me really warm when out on the slopes.
The ventilation zippers proved to be a pretty essential feature. I found that it could get really hot at times and these helped me cool down fairly quickly. I really like the way that when fully zipped up it sits quite high around my face and that the arms are quite long – which is good for me as I have fairly long arms! As they fasten with velcro, it means that you can keep them snug around your wrists, even if they are a little too long for you. Rather long than short any day!
Like with all ski jackets, it has various zipped pockets for all of your essentials when skiing. I preferred the lift pass to be in the pocket in my arm, yet Alex favoured his tucked away in one of the breast pockets.
It also comes with the Recco® advanced rescue system. These work as reflectors that bounce back a directional signal to a detector if you find that you need rescuing in the snow. I think this is incredible to know that if you get into some real trouble when out and about, you have a good chance of being found easily.
I’m wearing the Merino Mid Graphic base layer top. It’s made of 100% pure Merino wool. I wore this when we went to the top of the glacier, knowing that it would be much colder up there! Being wool, it kept me really warm. So it’s definitely one for colder days and works well with a lightweight jacket like the Glory one here.
Alex wears the Signal ski jacket which is insulated with a weatherproof 4-way stretch Helly Tech® Professional fabric, Recco® advanced rescue system and plenty of pockets for storage. These are used by the professional skiers of the Finnish alpine ski team.
We found that we only needed to wear base layers underneath our jackets to keep us warm enough. Alex wears the Lifa Active Crew top here which has an advanced two layer construction with 100% Lifa® fibre next to skin and wicking technical fibres outside. This is so lightweight but designed to collect moisture, yet keep you comfortable.
Our new gear will see us far beyond our ski holiday though and I know that we’ll get so much use out of everything we have been given. With all of the recent cold weather, base layers have definitely come in very handy along with the jackets.
Nb. We were kindly gifted our ski wear from Helly Hansen to wear and feature whilst on our holiday. All views and opinions remainly entirely our own.