Helly Hansen’s New Foil Shell Jacket 2.0 a fully featured inshore sailing jacket designed by and made for women

Leading global sailing brand, Helly Hansen, takes insights from professionals around the world and introduces the new women’s Foil Shell Jacket 2.0 (SRP £370) for Summer 2023 – a sailing jacket with a feminine cut and fit, without compromising on function and performance.


Developed together with professional sailors, including solo sailors, Pip Hare and Joan Mulloy, and Olympic sailing team members, Helene Næss and Marie Rønningen. The team of female designers wanted to create a jacket with a customised feminine fit and aesthetic, while still delivering the aerodynamic performance that the HP Foil Pro collection is known for.


The new women’s Foil Shell Jacket 2.0 features a shorter and modern silhouette, specifically designed to fit the female figure and hip size. This allows female sailors to have optimal flexibility and mobility without having to constantly pull down the jacket, and enables multiple layering options without restricting arm movement.


Adding to the jacket’s mobility and aerodynamic design, it is made with two-way mechanical stretch fabric for maximum freedom of movement while also featuring HELLY TECH® Professional three-ply lamination and fully sealed seams to provide the highest level of waterproof/breathable protection. Additional features of the jacket include a hi-vis zip-off hood, specifically designed with Pip Hare’s feedback, as well as a high and protective fleece-lined collar, water-sealed inner cuffs for added protection and adjustable outer cuffs and hem for a customised fit.


Ida Gullhav, Senior Designer for Sailing at Helly Hansen, comments, “We are fortunate to work closely with female professional sailors from all over the world who help us to develop gear that specifically meets their needs. With the new women’s Foil Shell Jacket 2.0, we listened to their feedback to design a performance-driven jacket that suits the modern aesthetic and fit they were looking for without compromising on function.”


The women’s Foil Shell Jacket 2.0 will be available in-store and online from March 2023. To learn more about Helly Hansen’s existing HP Foil Pro collection, please visit www.hellyhansen.com/en_gb.