The Helly Hansen story started in 1877. Spending many years at sea, Norwegian captain Hansen and his wife were inspired to produce oilskin jackets, pants and tarpaulins made from linen soaked in linseed oil. Realizing immediate success, the husband and wife duo pavéd the way for a much-loved outerwear brand built on founding traditions. Today, Helly Hansen gear is used by world-class sailors, travelers, adventurers and skiers who need fully protective performance clothing. Helly Hansen boots provide essential durability and comfort. Crafted from strong, ageless and supportive materials, boots are designed to be waterproof and warming during extreme weathers. Subtle design details, varying textures and simple hues lend themselves to a recognizable finish.