11 Top Picks From the Helly Hansen Black Friday Sale

This sponsored post is brought to you by Helly Hansen. Head to HellyHansen.com to save up to 50% off past-season’s gear during the early access Black Friday Sale, which runs from 11/13 to 11/20 this year, and check back after 11/21 for even more deals through Cyber Monday. 

Those of you who spend a good portion of your winters searching for deep pow stashes at your local hill or are really into sailing are likely already familiar with Helly Hansen. The Norwegian brand has produced some of the best outerwear for extreme environments since its founding in 1877 — that’s before Edison invented the first commercial light bulb — and it is no stranger to keeping folks protected and comfy when  the wind whips and the rain pours.

Despite the undeniable quality, the weight and bulk of their apparel have limited their crossover appeal to the lightweight backpacking and thru-hiking community. However, Helly Hansen has the goods, and there’s a lightweight piece for every gear kit.

Save Up to a Whopping 50% Off Hiking Apparel

And now’s the perfect time to give their stuff a try. Take advantage of Helly Hansen’s Black Friday Sale, with early access running November 13-20. Check back on the 21st for even more deals that run through Cyber Monday on November 27. We’ve scoured the options, and narrowed it down to the lightest and best gear for backpacking. Take a look if you’re in the market for high-quality, versatile layers for your next thru-hike.

If nothing strikes your fancy in our selection, remember that this isn’t an exhaustive list. There’s plenty more, especially if you like skiing or sailing. Head over to Helly Hansen now through November 27 to check it out.

Shop the Helly Hansen Black Friday Sale Through 11/27

11 of Our Favorite Deals from the Helly Hansen Black Friday Sale

Up to 50% Off Women’s LIFA  Tech Lite Hoodie

Sale $43 (Reg. $85)

  • Material: HH LIFA Active fabric (83% Polyester, 17% Polypropylene)

This comfy mid-layer is a technical, lightweight hoodie for hikers or anyone who appreciates breathability along with their insulation. Designed to move moisture during high-output activities, this is a great piece to bring along on your next hike when it’s too cold for just a shirt. Don’t worry about sweating it out, either. This hoodie can handle it.

Up to 50% Off Men’s LIFA Tech Lite Pullover Hoodie

Sale $50 (Reg. $100)

  • Material: HH LIFA Active fabric (83% Polyester, 17% Polypropylene)

With slightly different styling than the women’s version, this hoodie brings all the same versatility and comfort to any activity. Focusing on lightweight, breathable warmth, Helly Hansen has created a layer that is as useful on an autumn hike as it is around the house.

Up to 50% Off Verglas Micro Shell Jacket (Women’s | Men’s)

Sale $90 (Reg. $180)

  • Features: Chest pocket
  • Weight: 8.8 oz women’s | 10.2 oz men’s

The Verglas Micro Shell is Helly Hansen’s lightest weatherproof jacket. It is stripped down to just the essentials, which helps to cut weight and keep it packable. But where it doesn’t skimp is the protection. The brand’s proprietary 2.5-layer construction combines with a PFC-free treatment to repel rain and keep you dry.

Up to 50% Off Loke Shell Jacket (Women’s | Men’s)

Sale $50 (Reg. $100)

  • Features: Hand pockets and pit zips
  • Weight: 10.2 oz women’s | 12.3 oz men’s

The Loke Shell is HH’s second-lightest rain jacket. If you value a few helpful features over the lowest weight possible, then this one has you covered. Hand pockets keep essentials accessible and pit zips help you dump heat when you want to stay dry while moving.

Up to 30% Off Blaze 3 Layer Shell Rain Pants (Women’s | Men’s)

Sale $196 (Reg. $280)

  • Weight: 15.9 oz women’s | 15.9 oz men’s

While the weight of these pants might exclude them from most fair-weather endeavors, there are some times when skimping on weather protection doesn’t fly. In these situations, rain pants don’t just need to block the rain — a garbage bag can do that — but they need to be comfortable all day. The Blaze 3 provides room for movement without being baggy, and boasts a long zipper down each leg for venting and easy on/off.

Up to 30% Off Men’s Roam Shorts

Sale $46 (Reg. $65)

  • Material: 86% recycled Ocean Bound polyester, 14% elastane
  • Weight: 7.1 oz

Comfort is the name of the game with these shorts. 4-way stretch fabric allows you to move free from restrictions and the lightweight, soft material moves moisture, and thus helps resist chafing. It’s also cool that 86% of this fabric is derived from plastic collected near coastlines that might otherwise have ended up floating in the ocean.

And if you like the look of these shorts, but want them longer, Helly Hansen also makes full-length Roam Pants.

Up to 25% Off Women’s Roam Short Trail Tights

Sale $45 (Reg. $60)

  • Material: 75% Polyamide, 25% Elastane
  • Weight: 11.5 oz

If you like a tighter fit than the shorts above, then check out these short tights. Stretchy fabric and generous coverage make these comfortable for all-day jaunts and protect the inner legs from chafe. For colder trips or more protection, these are also available as full-length Roam Trail Leggings.

Up to 25% Off Cascade Low-Cut Helly Tech Hiking Shoes (Women’s | Men’s)

Sale $105 (Reg. $140)

  • Weight: 11.6 oz women’s | 14 oz men’s

If you find trail runners too soft and hiking boots too confining, then you might find these hiking shoes to be just right. Offering more protection than your typical Altra and lighter freedom than Merrel Moab’s, the Helly Hansen Cascade Low is designed to keep you comfortable and protected all day. This includes their proprietary waterproof membrane, which is perfect for keeping your feet dry and comfortable during slush season.

Up to 50% Off H1 PRO LIFA Seamless Half-zip Base Layer (Women’s | Men’s)

Sale $75 (Reg. $150)

  • Material: 50% Wool, 25% Polyamide, 22% Polypropylene, 3% Elastane
  • Weight: 7.8 oz

A fabric blend incorporating the thermo-regulating properties of wool works hard to keep you warm and comfortable by wicking sweat away from your skin during high-intensity activities. And with laser-cut holes located at your sweatiest spots, this base layer is ready to work with you. ‘Tis the season for the humble base layer, which just so happens to be one of Helly Hansen’s specialties.

Up to 50% Off H1 PRO LIFA Seamless Base Layer Pants (Women’s | Men’s)

Sale $55 (Reg. $110)

  • Material: 50% Wool, 25% Polyamide, 22% Polypropylene, 3% Elastane
  • Weight: 8.1 oz

Here is the accompanying bottom layer to the Half-zip above. Bring that same heat and moisture management downtown to the often neglected legs. We hikers love to forget that our lower half does all the hard work, so do something nice for a change, and keep your gams warm on that next cold hiking day or while you sleep.

Up to 30% Off Men’s Odin Pro Shield Hybrid Softshell Jacket

Sale $154 (Reg. $220)

  • Type: Fleece-insulated softshell jacket
  • Weight: 22.9 oz

This is one of those items that probably doesn’t fit in a thru-hiker’s gear list. The Odin Pro is too bulky and heavy to justify carrying unless you’re planning on wearing it a lot. But if you are, then you won’t be disappointed. Designed with input from Search and Rescue professionals, this jacket brings durable comfort to the most challenging situations. Combining fleece with breathable softshell material, the Odin Pro will keep you comfortable when the road gets rugged.

Save Up to 50% Off Helly Hansen Apparel

Don’t see something you like in the list above? Well, we did our best, and remember that this isn’t an exhaustive list. Helly Hansen makes a wide selection of top-quality apparel for any gear list. And if you like lounging at home (who doesn’t?), then HH has you covered. High-quality comfort is as important on the couch as it is on the trail, so treat yourself to something soft this winter. Head over to Helly Hansen to find it now with early Black Friday access through November 20, then again from November 21-27 for even more deals.

Shop the Helly Hansen Black Friday Sale Through 11/27

Featured image: Graphic design by Zack Goldman.

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