We recently had a SnowMan test out the Helly Hansen Vertex Stretch midlayer. SnowMan Sam wore this mid-layer beneath a shell on a bluebird day in Breckenridge, Colorado. He commented that he felt totally comfortable all day long on the black diamonds he conquered, as well as lounging around apres-ski. Keeping him happy all day is one of SnowGrrl’s main goals during his periodic visits to Colorado, so we consider the test quite successful.
It is no surprise that the top kept him so warm, since Helly Hansen gear is designed in Scandanavia. If you ever encounter a ski patrol or mountain safety employee at Vail resorts, you’ll notice that their gear is all made by Helly Hansen. Professional mountain guides, ski patrollers, and other enthusiasts love the brand for its rugged design, protection, and style.
Helly Hansen constructed the Vertex Stretch as a mid-weight zip jacket with a lightweight slick face fleece, perfect for intense activities. The fleece material contains air channels to ensure air circulation and improved moisture management. The slimmer cut and light construction is ideal for outdoor pursuits at increased speed. We found it perfect for Sam’s ski day. He hopes to wear his new Helly Hansen piece frequently on and off the slopes this winter, as well as using it in place of a cotton hoodie for cool summer nights.