As we step into a new year, it’s the perfect time to revamp your hiking gear and embrace the great outdoors with a fresh perspective. Whether you’re braving the winter chill or embarking on a spring adventure, having the right equipment can make all the difference. Here are some essential hiking gear recommendations from Helly Hansen, to consider testing out in the coming months. —Ashley Harris
Embrace sustainable warmth with this Odin Stretch Hooded Insulator 2.0 ($320), featuring 100% recycled face fabric, insulation, and lining. With a PFC-free DWR coating and bluesign certification, this hooded marvel can be worn as a cozy midlayer under a waterproof shell or as a standalone outer layer for versatile protection on any adventure.
Another excellent choice from the Odin series, this Odin Stretch Insulator Jacket 2.0 ($300) mirrors the eco-friendly features of its counterpart. With a design that seamlessly transitions from urban streets to mountain peaks, it’s perfect for those who seek performance without compromising style. Wear it as an insulator under a waterproof shell or as a standalone outer layer—your choice, your adventure.
For milder days that don’t demand excessive warmth, opt for the Odin Lightweight Stretch Hooded Insulator ($195). Crafted for both men and women, this jacket boasts 40g Primaloft insulation, ensuring optimal temperatures without the added bulk. It’s a go-to choice for those who value versatility and comfort on the trail.
Trek with confidence in the Blaze Softshell Pant ($190). Engineered for durability and flexibility, these pants provide reliable protection against the elements while allowing freedom of movement. From rocky terrains to wooded trails, these softshell pants are a reliable companion for any hiker.
Experience the perfect blend of comfort and functionality with the Blaze 7/8 Hiking Tight ($65). In addition to being super comfortable, these tights offer softshell reinforcements on the lower leg so you can trek through the underbrush without getting scratched or tearing in your gear.