Our Favorite Gear from Helly Hansen's New Fall Collection

Autumn is now upon us. The leaves are changing, the air has got a chill to it, and those endless summer nights are quickly dwindling. However, the changing weather needn’t spook you out of your outdoor adventures! As the old adage goes, there is no bad weather, only bad clothing.

Fortunately, there are some brands making great weather-worthy gear to help you take full advantage of your favorite activities this autumn. Helly Hansen, known for a long history of serious waterproof gear, has launched its 2022 autumn collection, and they have kept the bar high.

We’ve got the top five new items from this drop to help get you outfitted for fall.


Helly Hansen Verglas Insulated Down Coat

No outdoor person’s autumnal gear-drobe is complete without a down coat. The warmth-to-weight ratio cannot get any better, making these coats extremely worthwhile. This Verglas Down Insulated Jacket is warm enough to be a standalone jacket in the fall, or it can be used as a mid-layer under a shell when the weather gets serious.

Helly Hansen has equipped this jacket with wind-blocking plackets, an elastic hemline, and responsible PFC-free DWR treatment. Plus, it has been stuffed with responsibly sourced European goose insulation containing 85% goose down and 15% goose feather. If you need further convincing, this coat also comes in a plethora of eye-catching colors!

See the men's Verglas Down Insulated Jacket See the women's Verglas Down Insulated Jacket


Helly Hansen Transistor Backpack
Have you ever wished for the functionality of a larger pack but chose to scale down due to needing a smaller and lighter size? Here is the answer to your prayers, friend. The 30 Liter Transistor Backpack was created to solve this exact dilemma. It is fully hydration compatible (praise be) and has two attachments for ice axes or trekking poles—a feature you won’t find on many smaller packs!

The Transistor has been fitted with 3D air-mesh ventilation on the back panel to prevent the dreaded back sweat. Additionally, it has a security pocket with a key clip and several more pocket options so you can organize your gear just how you like it. There’s a lot going on inside this small package!

See the Transistor Lightweight Backpack


Helly Hansen Verglas Infinity Shell Pants

Much beloved by mountaineers, Helly Hansen’s Verglas Infinity Shell Pants just got even more lovable. Like many items in this drop, Helly Hansen is upgrading their best sellers to be lighter on the environment. These highly technical, rugged, and durable shell pants are now constructed with a 50% recycled face fabric and feature a PFC-free durable water repellent treatment. They’re perfect for autumnal exploration.

The Verglas Infinity Shell Pants hit that perfect balance of being extremely water and windproof while still maintaining breathability. Additionally, they’re good for layering and have side zippers that help alleviate the awkward in-and-out process. Zip pockets, an adjustable waist, and adjustable ankle cuffs round these pants out—they’re sure to be a long-lasting and big bang-for-your-buck purchase.

See the women's Verglas Infinity Shell Pants See the men's Verglas Infinity Shell Pants


The Helly Hansen Cascade series trail shoes are one of those feats (or should we say “feets”) of engineering that every gearhead outdoorsperson longs for. Want stability, support, waterproofing, and protection, but don’t want to compromise on weight? You’re looking at the right shoe for you.

These hardy hiking shoes are completely waterproof, have a serious multi-directional tread, and also have a toe cap to protect those digits. They’ve got a cushy insole, so in addition to all of the above, there won’t be any sacrifice on comfort. Plus, this series comes in mid-height and low-cut, so there is a match for your preference. Supportive, breathable, light, excellent tread, PFC-free, and with antimicrobial treatment to reduce any funkiness, these are solid trail shoes.

See the women's Cascade Mid Height Hiking Shoe See the men's Cascade Low Cut Hiking Shoe

Odin 9 Worlds 2.0 Shell Jacket


Outdoor gear doesn’t get much sharper looking than this jacket. The Odin 9 Worlds 2.0 Shell Jacket is a serious shell that you can wear on the mountain ridge in rough conditions and rock on your way to dinner in town afterward. This jacket uses the HELLY TECH® PERFORMANCE 3-layer weatherproofing system, making it watertight and windproof, yet it still manages to be highly breathable with the help of underarm ventilation zippers.

The hood, hem, and cuffs are all adjustable to help with the fit, and in the case of horizontal rain, it won’t be getting into any of your nooks or crannies! This jacket also has a helmet-compatible hood as well as pockets designed to be accessed while wearing a pack, plus a RECCO® rescue system transponder. Additionally, Helly Hansen is making a big effort to reduce the environmental impact of its new products, and this jacket is no exception. It is a bluesign® product and PFC-free.

Highly technical, stylish, and responsibly made. What more could we ask for? This jacket does it all, and then some. You’ll want this level of protection wrapped around you during any foul-weather fall days

See the women's Odin 9 Worlds 2.0 Shell See the men's Odin 9 Worlds 2.0 Shell 

This post is sponsored by Helly Hansen.

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Fi Luray

Fi is a writer, composer, songwriter, and outdoor enthusiast living in Scotland.

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