Helly Hansen HP HT SHORTS & MATCH POLO

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HP HT SHORTS - Hydro Power HT shorts for men are ideal for warm-weather sailing when you still need to be protected against water on deck. Helly Tech® Performance fabric is waterproof, breathable and windproof and guaranteed to keep you dry and comfortable during warm and wet sailing conditions. The shorts have a semi-high waist to protect against unpredictable waves or the occasional rain shower.

Features

  • HELLY TECH® PERFORMANCE
  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • 2 ply fabric construction
  • Fully seam sealed
  • Durable Water Repellency treatment (DWR)
  • Lined for comfort
  • Quick dry lining
  • Extra durable seat protection

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MATCH POLO – Inspired by the Helly Hansen racing team this cotton pique polo with race inspired design will give you a stylish and sporty look on your sailing and yachting adventures. Cut for ease of movement with raglan sleeves and moved sideseams.

Features

  • Cotton pique 200 g/m²
  • Double layer self fabric collar
  • Raglan sleeves for freedom of movement
  • Placket with Helly Hansen rubber button closure
  • Contrast piping inside neck
  • Sideseams moved towards front for comfort and ease of movement
  • Printed Helly Hansen logo on sleeve
  • Printed HH® at center back
  • Fitted

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We Say – I’ve been using these shorts for canoeing all summer, and the polo top for general travel and casual wear. There have been no surprises, with Helly Hansen you know you’re getting well made, hard wearing gear that you can trust.

The shorts have got wet over and over again – and used day after day on camping/canoeing adventures - yet I’ve never felt uncomfortable regardless of their condition. Sitting around in camp on wet grass is no issue thanks to the waterproof and double lined seat and although they get as dirty as any other clothes are a few days travel around muddy estuaries they wash up well. 

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I especially liked and made good use of the front right hand pocket. Large enough for A5 paper – or in my case folded up photocopies of estuary maps – this is a handy pocket, easily accessed whilst canoeing and secure as well as waterproof. For spring through to autumn warmer weather (above 15 c I’d say) canoeing or sailing, these shorts are a good choice.

The Polo shirt is stylish and comfy. I’ve used it over the past 3 months for travel…

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…or lounging around at BBQ’s…

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It washes up well and I’ve found that as long as I fold it as soon as it comes off the washing line it doesn’t need an iron either. Which is great for when I’m on the road. I just hand wash it, hang it up by the radiator or towel rail and it’s good to go as soon as it’s dry. In fact, in all of the photos on this review, the polo hasn’t been ironed beforehand. This is how it looks straight out the wash. Pretty good, I’d say.

If you’re looking for a hard wearing, comfy polo that also looks good, from a brand that carries a certain gravitas among those who understand outdoors clothing, you might consider this Match Polo.

To discover more about the HT Shorts, please see http://shop.hellyhansen.com/gb/item/hp-ht-shorts-31810/?t_type=src&COLOR=980%20EBONY&t_type=cat

To discover more about the Match Polo, please see http://shop.hellyhansen.com/gb/item/hp-match-polo-54217/?t_type=src&COLOR=222%20ALERT%20RED&t_type=cat

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