Poly Base Layers Reinvented

Poly Base Layers Reinvented

Helly Hansen Life Flow 1
Veteran apparel-maker Helly Hansen was one of the first brands to introduce polypropylene into base layers, heralding in an age of quick-wicking synthetic fabrics that kept legions of skiers and riders comfortable. And next season, they look to reinvent that particular wheel with their new Life Flow fabric, which has been designed with an internal weave that’s said to rapidly extract the moisture from your skin and push it into the base layer’s wool or poly second layer. The Warm Flow Nigh Neck Half- and Full-Zip ($100) combines this inner layer with a 100 percent Merino exterior, which should soak up the sweat like a sponge while still keeping you dry and warm. But we’re really liking the retro look of the Warm Flow FZ Hoodie ($140; pictured below), which could become a cool a base layer/mid-layer hybrid with the same merino wool exterior and slightly more versatile details like a full-length zip and chest pocket.
—Nathan Borchelt

Helly Hansen Life Flow 2

post