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Helly Hansen Gilets

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      A work vest or gilet has been a classic workwear staple for many years. Wearing Helly Hansen Gilets at work can achieve many of the body-warming benefits of wearing a work jacket, however, the sleeveless design of gilets and work vests has the added practical benefit of allowing unrestricted field of arm motion, something that can come in very handy while on the job.

      Aside from the utility of increased arm movement capabilities, there is also the ventilation this form factor provides. A Helly Hansen gilet is great on cooler evenings in the summer or in the interim seasons of spring and autumn. In addition, to account for the opposite extreme, there are also Helly Hansen thermal work vests that excel in colder conditions that call for the flexibility that a Helly Hansen vest provides, explaining why you would opt for a sleeveless garment in winter as well. These Helly Hansen fleece gilets utilise Primaloft insulation to ensure this warmth.

      The features of Helly Hansen Gilets and Vests

      We’ve discussed the initial benefits of wearing a work vest or workwear gilet, but there are so many more advantages to Helly Hansen gilets than just these factors. For example, the Primaloft insulation deployed across the Helly range consists of ultra-fine fibers that are able to trap moisture and control the temperature of the wearer. Primaloft is also inherently water repellant.

      Helly Hansen has made several variants of their work vests in various hi vis colours and with reflectors to heighten your visibility, in order to help keep you seen all the working day. A good example of a Helly hi vis vest is the Alna 2.0 Hi Vis Construction Vest which has the EN ISO 20471:2013 safety certification, proof that it delivers and is officially recognised as a hi vis garment. The Advis hi vis short sleeve vest also serves as a great example of a hi vis vest at its core.

      To amplify the existing freedom of movement provided by a work vest’s form factor, Helly has utilised stretch material across their range, which has the added benefit of making both more ‘fitted’ in style and also a degree more comfortable than otherwise. This comes in the form of two-way stretch material, as seen in the previously discussed Alna vest.

      As with most of their workwear, Helly ensures to add all the relevant pockets and holders into their work vests range, including hanging nail pockets that have been reinforced with Cordura, phone pockets and more.

      The materials of Helly Hansen Vests

      Something that's of importance with any piece of clothing, not just workwear, is the material it is made of. Is it comfortable? Does it allow the wearer to carry out their tasks? Helly Hansen gilets are often made from a polycotton blend, which gives the garment the strength of polyester yet also the comfort afforded by cotton. Elastane and stretch material improve the fit and flexibility of the garment, which is a godsend for many workers. And items like the Kensington Lifealoft vest are made using softshell material to give them a water repellant appeal.

      Helly Hansen Gilets and Vests Delivered Worldwide

      At Workwear Gurus, we deliver Helly Hansen work vests, gilets and more to a wide variety of locations across the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, Singapore, India, and the UAE. In fact, we send them Europe-wide and across most of the globe.

      Have a look at our main Workwear Gurus collection to see our entire range of thousands of different work vests from all the top brands.