Fast-moving outdoor fans are catered for with Helly Hansen’s additions to its spring 2013 training collection.
The Speed Jacket is an ultra-lightweight windproof and breathable wind shell for the trail and road runner, available in a range of colourways.
The jacket has a strategically placed venting system in the back of the garment to enable air to flow freely between the skin and the garment, creating a cooling sensation and increased evaporation of sweat.
Additional features include 360-degree reflective detailing to increase visibility when running at night, and a chest pocket for an iPod or phone.
The Speed Jacket will retail at £120.
Also aimed at trail runners, the Pace ½ Zip LS has lightweight open synthetic mesh in the back of the garment and underarms for added comfort and air flow during high-intensity activities. The top sells at £50.
Complementing the top, the Pace Tights 2 and Pace ¾ Tights 2 are made from a supportive micro polyester and spandex fabric with mesh panels to minimise chafing and boost support whilst working out. Selling prices are £55 and £45 respectively.
Helly Hansen’s training collection is made using HH Cool, the company’s most advanced fabric for high-intensity workouts.
HH Cool pulls excess heat and moisture away from the skin to provide a cooling effect that Helly Hansen said is superior to any alternative polyester or natural fibres.
The fabric features two components: Helly Hansen’s Lifa Stay Dry Technology on the inside that is 40 per cent lighter and 60 per cent drier than alternative fabrics, it said; and a polyester exterior that wicks away moisture to keep the skin cool.
There are more details on the Helly Hansen website.