Helly Hansen Wool LS Review

The Helly Hansen Wool LS is a base layer that is stylish and comfortable, that will keep you warm and dry on the mountains.

It is hard to get excited about base layers but they are an essential piece of kit for skiing / snowboarding. It is not something you want to skimp on because if you get it wrong you may be left feeling cold and uncomfortable for most of day.

The Helly Hansen Wool LS is extraordinarily comfortable. The pure Morino wool feels soft on the skin and incredibly warm. It is also lighter than other Morino wool base layers I have tried and is snug on the skin without being suffocatingly tight. The style is fashionably understated and dark grey in colour.

Being Morino wool, this type of base layer is more suited for those colder days as it does not have a moisture management system that you would need for those warm bluebird spring days on the mountain. Having said that, I wore the top in quite mild conditions and didn’t have any problems with overheating at all.

At £60 for the set it is not the cheapest on the market, but considering it is pure Morino wool, it is certainly not the most expensive either.

Overall, I consider the Helly Hansen Wool LS base layers good value for money and highly recommended.

Specifications

100% Merino wool
Flatlock stitching

Review Summary

Helly Hansen Wool LS Base Layer reviewed by Snow.Guide
Gender: Mens
Good for: Colder days when moisture management is not required.
Price: £60
Rating: 9 out of 10
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Mark Barber

Snowboard Editor at Snow.Guide

Firmly established within the snow sports industry, Mark Barber is Snowboard Editor of snow.guide, digital content manager of The Ski Trade, an international published author and content editor of the extreme sports website extremestunts.co.uk.

Mark is also an athlete agent and looks after professional snowboarders Zoe Gillings-Brier, Jamie Barrow and Nate Kern.

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