A wind of change in the Offshore Sailing Gear.

A wind of change in the Offshore Sailing Gear.

As the ISORA season is fully on, we decided it was time we gave you a review of the new Helly Hansen offshore sailing jacket.

For many year’s Musto has been leading the offshore market with their MPX range, however the winds seem to have turned and Helly Hansen has developed an offshore racing range that is worth talking about.

 

Helly Hansen Aegir Race Jacket: Light but sturdy.

Designed by and for professional sailors the Aegir sailing range is named after the Norse god of the ocean.

 

Build with Helly Tech® 3ply fabric technology with composite membrane lamination, the Aegir Race Jacket is 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable. It is perfect for Offshore racing offering full protection from wind and punishing waves.

 

What we like about the jacket:

Amazingly light but also super sturdy, it has clearly been designed for the harshest sailing conditions.

Its Polartec® fleece collar comes real high and creates a nice cocoon for the long cold night at the helm.

As you would expect, the hi-vis hood is fully adjustable and folds into the neck of the jacket easily. Its nose piece is lined with a micro fleece fabric and the velcro on the outside allow to block it away from your face when not in use.

Helly Hansen Aegir jacket - Viking Marine

 

This jacket comes at a very reasonable price. It costs €499.95 where the equivalent Musto MPX costs €599.95

Combined with the Aegir Race Salopettes (€399.95), you get an exceptional offshore set for under €900.

 Helly Hansen Aegir Race Salopette- Viking Marine

What we would like to see on this jacket:

The only thing we found is missing on this jacket is the big cargo pockets the Musto MPX is offering. That said it is designed as a racing jacket and therefore, these pockets are not a must have.

 

Who is this jacket for:

Ideal for any ISORA racers and any other offshore racers. We’d recommend you try one this season and bring it along for next year's Round Ireland Race.


Main features:

  • Ultra Waterproof
  • 3 ply fabric construction
  • Fully seam sealed
  • Durable Water Repellency treatment (DWR)
  • 3/4-length
  • High collar
  • Polartec® fleece collar
  • Adjustable hood
  • EN 471 hi-vis hood fabric
  • Double storm flap
  • YKK® zippers
  • Adjustable double cuffs
  • Adjustable waist
  • Solas reflective
  • Polartec® hand warmer pockets
  • Chest pockets
  • Articulated sleeves
  • One hand adjustable hem
  • Hanger loop

 

 


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