Helly Hansen’s Ægir Ocean Smock Excels in World’s Toughest Sailing Race

Sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race endure extreme conditions from pounding seas and relentless winds for months on end as they navigate around the world. The race is the ultimate proving ground for Helly Hansen’s Ægir ocean racing collection where the fabrics and construction must perform to a fault in life-or-death situations.

The new Ægir Ocean Smock proved its worth with Team MAPFRE in the 2017-18 edition of the race keeping the sailors dry and warm in treacherous conditions while crossing the Southern Ocean. The smock features an all-new Helly Tech® 5-ply fabrication boasting the highest waterproof rating in the company’s 140-plus-year history. Helly Hansen tested five versions of the waterproof-breathable fabrics in order to perfect the construction with the crew’s input as they sailed from port to port. When staying dry is imperative the Ægir Ocean Smock ensures unlimited comfort with a latex high collar neck seal and cuffs and inside neoprene adjustable waist seal. SOLAS-approved reflective elements are strategically placed on the shoulders and sleeves to enhance visibility.

The Smock is complemented by the Ægir Ocean Trouser with the same 5-ply Helly Tech® construction, thigh cargo pockets, knee shock absorbing pads and Cordura® reinforcements in the seat and knees. Helly Hansen’s Ægir collection, tested and developed by professionals, will be available in spring 2019.

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