Helly Hansen Wins ISPO Award for Escape Down H2Flow™ Parka

Helly Hansen is honoured to be recognised with an ISPO Award for the new Escape Down H2Flow™ Parka, available for Fall/Winter 2024. Drawing on insights from Arctic scientists and field experts, the Escape Down H2Flow™ Parka is a versatile and practical lifestyle parka built to protect against the coldest winter conditions. Closely reviewed and evaluated by an international jury of outdoor experts, the award acknowledges the parka’s innovation rooted in merging technical design with a high-end consumer collection.

Inspired by the demands of harsh winters in Norway and the Artic Region, the Escape Down H2Flow™ Parka is a highly technical piece of protective apparel that is adaptable to city environments. The parka features Helly Hansen’s H2Flow™ technology – developed with professionals to offer versatility and comfort in changing weather conditions and fluctuating activity levels. The technology enhances air circulation and heat distribution through strategically placed insulation and ventilation zippers, keeping you warm by storing hot air, and supporting efficient cooling when needed. This is a bluesign® product, is PFC-free and uses RDS-certified down. Additionally, the parka offers design innovations including:

• Hybrid insulation of ALLIED Feather & Down and
PrimaLoft® Black Eco to provide optimal comfort,
warmth, and functionality
• HELLY TECH® Protection enables waterproof, windproof and breathable performance
• H2FLOW™ temperature regulation system
• Fold-up reflective details increase safety in dark conditions
• Multiple pockets and an adjustable hood for additional versatility

“We are thrilled to receive the ISPO Award for the Escape Down H2Flow™ Parka,” said Kristoffer Ulriksen, VP of Lifestyle & Collaborations at Helly Hansen. “We have a longstanding relationship with scientists based in the Arctic to design outerwear that meets the demands of their work in harsh and changing climates. The Escape Down H2Flow™ Parka is inspired by the conditions these Arctic scientists endure, with the motivation to keep consumers dry, warm, and protected during winter’s most frigid conditions.”

Statement from the ISPO Awards jury: “The Escape Down H2Flow™ Flow Parka is an excellent example of how technical features from your high-end collection can be transferred to a consumer product for specialists. Helly Hansen has managed to find a reasonable price-performance ratio.” The Escape Down H2Flow™ Parka will be available in men’s and women’s styles. To learn more about the existing Arctic Patrol collection or Helly Hansen technologies, please visit www.hellyhansen.com